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  1. Platinum Dermatology Partners adds 3rd Arizona practice — 4 insights

    Dallas-based Platinum Dermatology expanded its Arizona network by adding Paradise Valley, Ariz.-based Van Dyke Aesthetics.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Trilliant Health closes $12M funding round — 3 insights

    Healthcare analytics company Trilliant Health closed a $12 million funding round to continue building its analytics platform, the Nashville Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Former SCA executive Kelly Ruiz joins California hospital — 4 insights

    Laguna Hills, Calif.-based MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center named Kelli Ruiz vice president of business development.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 190+ ASCs with total joint replacement by state

    Here are more than 215 surgery centers that perform total knee and hip replacements, arranged by state.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. The political and regulatory landscape for ASCs: 5 key questions with ASCA CEO William Prentice

    CMS released the 2019 proposed payment rule for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) in late July, with the comment period open through Sept. 24. Among the changes, CMS proposed increasing ASC reimbursement by 2 percent and aligning the update factors between ASCs and HOPDs. The update also would:  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Dr. William Karnes: Key trends and challenges in GI today

    William E. Karnes, MD, a gastroenterologist with the University of California, Irvine, discusses the biggest challenges and opportunities for gastroenterologists today.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 'On demand' extends to healthcare: Consumers want one-stop shopping

    One of many trends emerging in healthcare today is an increasing preference among consumers for convenience – in addition to care that is both competent and affordable. Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) provide an efficient and convenient alternative to a hospital stay for many patients and give health professionals more flexibility as well. And as the number of procedures that can be done in an ASC expands, so does consumer demand, underscoring how important it is for health systems to develop robust ambulatory platforms.  By Chris Bishop, CEO of Regent Surgical Health -

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  1. Male internists earn on average $50K more than females: 4 study facts

    New research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found there is a significant wage gap between male and female internists.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Doylestown Health to begin construction on outpatient pavilion, ASC this fall

    Construction on Doylestown (Pa.) Health's Richard A. Reif Heart Institute is underway, and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2019, Bucks Local News reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 3 things to know about Sussex Vision Center's partnership with Blue Sky Vision

    Coldwater, Mich.-based Sussex Vision Center, a multi-site optometry practice, partnered with Blue Sky Vision.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. ICD-10-CM guidelines for 2019 are here — These are the changes

    CMS and the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics released changes to the ICD-10-CM guidelines for fiscal year 2019.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Regent Surgical Health: 6 trends for ASCs to watch

    Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health predicted several trends for ASCs in 2018, including growth in value-based care strategies, new payment models and a shift of high acuity cases to the outpatient setting.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 10 states with the lowest & highest Medicare acceptance rates

    North Dakota has the highest physician Medicare-acceptance rate, while Hawaii has the lowest, according to WalletHub.   By Angie Stewart -
  3. Northwell Health plans to convert $232M property into medical facilities, ASC

    Great Neck, N.Y.-based Northwell Health will develop a medical complex on The University Financing Foundation's $232 million property, The Real Deal reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Erlanger won't fight denial of $9.8M ASC — 4 insights

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System won't appeal its denied request for a $9.8 million surgery center and radiation oncology services in North Georgia, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Northside Hospital plans $29M outpatient surgery relocation — 4 facts

    Sandy Springs, Ga.-based Northside Hospital filed a letter of intent to shift outpatient surgery services to its new building in Midtown, Ga., Atlanta Business Chronicle reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. MetroHealth Brecksville Health & Surgery Center recognized for design — 5 details

    Healthcare Design Magazine featured MetroHealth Brecksville (Ohio) Health & Surgery Center in its 2018 Healthcare Design Showcase.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. The 10 states with the most, fewest physicians per capita

    WalletHub released its 2018 Best & Worst States for Health Care study, analyzing several relevant metrics to determine which states had the best healthcare systems.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Strong ambulatory growth drove Tenet Healthcares Q2 earnings — 6 insights

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare posted $24 million in second-quarter 2018 net income, compared to $56 million in net losses in the second quarter of 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. AmSurg reports 3% Q2 revenue increase to $328M, KKR acquisition expected to close in Q4: 5 key notes

    Envision reported net revenue at $2.07 billion for the second quarter of 2018 — its first quarterly report since KKR agreed to acquire the company.  By Laura Dyrda -

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