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  1. Ex-Tenet executive claims kickback charges 'legally flawed' — 5 insights

    A former Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare executive — who the U.S. Department of Justice alleged was involved in a $400 million kickback scheme — filed a motion calling his indictment "legally flawed," Reuters reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Prevalence of freestanding ASCs on hospital campuses could affect interpretation of studies — 5 takeaways

    The percentage of freestanding ASCs located within 250 yards of main hospital buildings is large enough to influence analyses of observational studies using ambulatory surgery datasets, researchers found.   By Angie Stewart -
  3. Payer mix at ASCs in 6 US regions — 42 statistics

    Commercial payers account for the greatest share of payer mix in the South, according to VMG Health's 2018 Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. ICD-11 contains nearly 4x as many codes as ICD-10: Here's what WHO has to say

    The World Health Organization's fully-electronic 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases contains 55,000 codes, compared to the 14,400 in ICD-10, Medscape reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 4 coding & billing Qs with Tranquilmoney's Dr. Karun Philip

    Insurance companies will reject claims for even the smallest mistake, according to Tranquilmoney President and Co-founder Karun Philip, PhD.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Top challenges for 6 ASCs today

    Six ASC administrators and executives discuss the top challenges facing their centers today and steps they're taking to build a strong foundation for the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. USPI-affiliated surgery center among 1st in US to install spine surgery robot & more — 6 ASC company key notes

    Here are six updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. New system for outpatient total hip replacement launches: 4 insights

    OrthoGrid Systems launched its new patent-protected HipGrid Nine System for outpatient total hip replacement.  By Shayna Korol -
  2. Oh baby! The 5 best healthcare & pharmaceutical companies for new dads

    While 20 tech companies made Fatherly's ranking of the 50 best places for new dads to work, only five healthcare and pharmaceutical companies were included.   By Angie Stewart -
  3. Hamilton Eye Institute provides 50 free cataract surgeries in 2 days: 4 highlights

    Memphis, Tenn.-based Hamilton Eye Institute provided free cataract surgery to about 50 patients at its Cataract-A-Thon June 15 and 16, Commercial Appeal reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Researchers complete 1st successful robotic eye surgery test on humans: 5 insights

    Oxford, England-based University of Oxford researchers completed the first successful trial of robot-assisted retinal surgery at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital, Medical Xpress reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Grand Valley Surgical Center achieves AAAHC accreditation — 3 quick facts

    Grand Junction, Colo.-based based Grand Valley Surgical Center recently achieved accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Hunterdon Healthcare unveils ASC in former Bank of America space — 4 highlights

    Flemington, N.J.-based Hunterdon Healthcare held a ribbon cutting ceremony June 14 for its new ASC in Bridgewater, N.J., according to DMR Architects.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Oversights & challenges in healthcare acquisitions — 11 statistics

    The biggest oversight made during due diligence is a mismatch in work cultures, according to a West Monroe Partners and Mergermarket report.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: June 11-15

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of June 11 to June 15, 2018:  By Eric Oliver -
  5. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — June 18, 2018

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for June 18:  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 8 dos and don'ts to improve coding for cataracts

    Correct coding for any surgical service provided in an ASC is critical to ensuring proper reimbursement, reducing denials and avoiding potential compliance issues. One could argue that the stakes are even higher when the service is far and away the most frequently provided service in ASCs, with even small errors having potentially large implications on a facility's bottom line.  By Mandeara Frye, Assistant Director of Coding & Auditing, Surgical Notes -
  7. 5 major developments in the U.S. medical device industry

    The medical device industry's global annual sales are projected to grow more than 5 percent annually and reach almost $800 billion by 2030, NASDAQ reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Employment vs. self-employment — What do younger & older physicians choose?

    While slightly more than one-quarter of all physicians are self-employed, the trend is leaning away from private practice, according to Medscape's Young Physician Compensation Report.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. WHO to unveil all-electronic ICD-11, over a decade in the making: 6 details

    The World Health Organization is releasing its new International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11.  By Angie Stewart -

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