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  1. 5 key trends for self-employed physicians in 2018

    The average physician salary was $299,000 in 2017, according to the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2018. However, the physician's specialty, geographic location and employment status makes a difference.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 10 things to know about Compass Surgical Partners

    With more than 15 strategic partnerships throughout the Southeast, Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners acquires, manages and develops ASCs, including hospital joint ventures, turnarounds and de novo ambulatory care centers.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Machine learning can improve hand hygiene performance in the outpatient setting, save costs: 4 insights

    Machine learning technology with real-time hand hygiene notification could be a cost-effective way to improve hand hygiene in outpatient settings, according to a study in the Journal of Hospital Infection.  By Shayna Korol -

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  1. Physicians perform TKR surgery sans opioids at Frederick Surgical Center — 7 insights

    A group of physicians in Frederick, Md., completed their first total knee replacement surgery without narcotics, Frederick News Post reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Proposed bill would allow California to set prices for private insurers: 6 insights

    A new California bill would allow the state to set prices for hospital stays, physician visits and other healthcare procedures covered by commercial insurers, the LA Times reports.  By Shayna Korol -
  3. Drs. Robert DeMaagd, Thomas Matelic perform outpatient joint replacement at Metro Health OAM Surgery Center

    Robert DeMaagd, MD, and Thomas Matelic, MD, have performed almost a dozen outpatient joint replacement surgeries at Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Metro Health OAM Surgery Center since October 2017, the Grand Rapids Business Journal reports.  By Shayna Korol -
  4. 4 things to know about Pentax Medical USA

    Pentax Medical USA, based in Montvale, N.J., is the American division of Tokyo, Japan-based endoscopic imaging company Pentax Medical.  By Shayna Korol -

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  1. Meet Motus GI's new medical advisory board member, Dr. Seth Gross — 5 insights

    Motus GI added Seth Gross, MD, to its medical advisory board.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Tenet all in on outpatient shift — 6 statistics behind it

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. has sold nine hospitals since August, Worcester Business Journal reports. Meanwhile, the company has significantly increased its investment in ambulatory care centers.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Strike a balance with technology integration

    Prodigo Solutions Executive Vice President of Operations Michael DeLuca has 17 years of experience with supply chain systems and e-business integrations in healthcare, manufacturing, software and consulting services.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 8 things to know about NueHealth Holdings' new executive chairman John Palumbo

    NueHealth Holdings selected seasoned healthcare leader John Palumbo as executive chairman.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. 5 ASCs & outpatient facilities achieving certification and accreditation — March 2018

    Here are five outpatient centers that achieved accreditation, reaccreditation or certification in March 2018.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Modernizing Medicine takes the crown in specialty-specific EHR systems survey — 4 insights

    Black Book conducted a survey of specialty-specific EHRs for its Black Book Physician Practice & Ambulatory Solutions top EHR list, finding Modernizing Medicine systems ranked first in six specialties.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 30 statistics on ASC payer mix as a percent of cases

    Here are 30 statistics on ASC payer mix as a percent of cases from VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 5 statistics on gender pay disparities in healthcare

    Medscape released its 2018 Medscape Physician Compensation Report examining a variety of compensation-related factors throughout the industry.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Physicians Realty Trust fastest growing public company in Wisconsin — 3 insights

    The Milwaukee Business Journal developed a list of fastest growing public companies in Wisconsin and Milwaukee-based Physicians Realty Trust took top billing.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: April 9-13

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of April 9 to April 13.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — April 16, 2018

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for April 16, 2018.   By Eric Oliver -
  8. Gastroenterologists rank No. 4 highest compensating specialty at $408k

    Gastroenterologists ranked among the top five highest compensated physician specialists, according to the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2018.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. DOJ cracks down on health system performing outpatient surgeries as inpatient; Banner Health to pay $18M+ settlement: 5 things to know

    The DOJ is targeting hospitals and health systems for performing outpatient procedures in the inpatient setting, where they can charge a higher rate.  By Laura Dyrda -

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