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  1. Avoiding opioids just got easier: Aetna, Pacira partner to help patients find alternatives

    Aetna's online provider directory now allows members to search for surgeons who use low- or no-opioid pain management techniques.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 9 recent leadership updates for ASC professionals to know

    Here are nine updates on leadership news over the past month:  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Ophthalmologist: Value-based care must be repealed — 5 insights

    Kristin Held, MD, penned a column for the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons calling for CMS to repeal value-based care.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Price transparency can increase ASC volume, revenue and patient satisfaction, study shows: 5 insights

    Adopting price transparency for ambulatory surgical center services can increase surgical volume, revenue and patient satisfaction, according to a study in The American Surgeon.  By Shayna Korol -
  2. Drs. Sheila Crowe, Larry Kosinski & more: 4 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are four gastroenterologists that made news recently:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. UPMC opens $19M outpatient center — 4 insights

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC opened its $19 million outpatient center near Ebensburg, Pa., The Tribune-Democrat reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 3 new joint venture ASCs — May/June 2018

    Here are three new joint venture ASCs announced or opened in the past couple months.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. 2 ASCs & outpatient facilities achieving certification and accreditation — May 2018

    Here are two outpatient centers that achieved accreditation, reaccreditation or certification in May 2018.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Medical University of South Carolina ASC's OR design wins awards — 3 insights

    Operating room plans for Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina's forthcoming ASC won two awards at the Healthcare Design Expo + Conference, Nov. 11 to Nov. 14 in Orlando, Fla., Clemson World reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Here's what to expect when replacing an ASC volume leader — 5 challenges

    If a surgeon retires or suddenly departs due to death, illness, relocation or hospital employment, ASC administrators can find themselves scrambling to recoup the case volume loss.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. How will states' healthcare spending compare to other services in 2025? — 21 statistics

    U.S. state and local governments devoted 30.7 percent of their budgets to healthcare and social services in 2015, up from 27.6 percent in 2005, Market Watch reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Ambulatory Surgery Center of Western New York wins 'Brick by Brick' award — 3 quick facts

    Business First of Buffalo awarded Amherst-based Ambulatory Surgery Center of Western New York the medical complex category award winner at its 16th annual Brick by Brick Awards program.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Illinois Gastroenterology Group, Hennepin Healthcare & more: 3 GI practices in the news

    Here are three practices and hospitals making headlines this past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Wake Forest Baptist Health breaks ground on $31.5M surgical facility — 5 insights

    Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington (N.C.) Medical Center broke ground on its 26,500-square-foot surgical facility June 13, The Dispatch reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 7 anesthesiologists making headlines — May 2018

    Here are seven anesthesiologists that made headlines in May 2018:  By Eric Oliver -
  5. 5 organizations vie in North Carolina for CONs — 5 insights

    Five North Carolina-based healthcare organizations are seeking certificates of need from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to build or add operating rooms in state, the Triad Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — June 14, 2018

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to know for June 14, 2018.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. Johnson & Johnson, Aetna CEOs land among the 46 top-earning execs

    Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky is the highest paid CEO in New Jersey, and Aetna CEO Mark T. Bertolini is the highest paid in Connecticut, according to a study by Equilar and the Associated Press.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Ophthalmology ASC acquisitions exploded in 2017: 4 key transactions in the Northeast

    The Northeast market is one of many that saw significant ophthalmology investments in 2017, and new platforms will likely enter areas such as Western Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, according to PhysiciansFirst Healthcare Partners.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Amazon wants to disrupt traditional healthcare purchasing — Here's how

    Amazon launched its Amazon Business platform three years ago, providing an avenue for healthcare providers to order online, Home Health Care News reports.  By Angie Stewart -

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