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  1. The top 3 strategies ASCs can use to increase revenues on payer contracts

    ASCs have an inherent value proposition when negotiating new contracts or renegotiating existing contracts, according to Healthcents CEO Steve Selbst.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. ORHub will launch platform for surgical analytics at 3 health systems: 4 insights

    ORHub plans to implement its Surgical Spotlight data analytics platform across three health systems in California and Florida.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. East Columbus Surgery Center performs iStent inject procedure — 3 key insights

    East Columbus (Ohio) Surgery Center completed its first iStent inject series, according to Glaukos Corp. Senior Regional Business Manager Andy Wright.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. ASC, anesthesia provider relationships risk violating anti-kickback laws — 3 insights

    Certain relationships between ASC and anesthesia service providers create compliance issues related to anti-kickback laws, according to healthcare law firm Nelson Hardiman.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Developer makes case for ASC in New Jersey — 3 notes

    A proposed ASC in Marlboro Township, N.J., could benefit community members, according to developer Frank Festa.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Aurora BayCare Medical Center has plans for ASC, clinic facility on 17-acre site — 3 notes

    Green Bay, Wis.-based Aurora BayCare Medical Center plans to build a 72,000-square-foot facility featuring a clinic, an ASC and an urgent care center, the Post Crescent reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Former surgery center operator: 5 tips for boosting staff satisfaction, trimming turnover

    Inflection 360 Managing Partner Michael Roub, who has experience building and operating surgery centers, shared five strategies for keeping employees happy and reducing turnover.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Surgery Partners on a hiring spree for multiple facilities — 3 insights

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners plans to hold a multifacility job fair Dec. 5 in Tampa, Fla., encouraging medical professionals to kickstart their careers before the New Year.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. ASC administrator details experience on One World Surgery mission trip in Honduras: 4 details

    This past March, Cindy Young, RN, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association member and administrative director of the Surgery Center of Farmington (Mo.), traveled to Honduras with One World Surgery to kick off the ASCA Foundation's scholarship program, according to an article by ASCA CEO William Prentice published in OR Today.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. The 9 ASCs, outpatient facilities affected by data breaches in 2018

    Here are the nine ASCs and outpatient facilities that experienced data breaches in 2018:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 108 statistics to know on common ASC, outpatient services

    Here are 108 statistics to know on common services performed in ASCs and outpatient settings from a variety of sources in the industry.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Do CON laws affect total hip arthroplasty incidence? 4 study insights

    Research published in the Journal of Arthroplasty examined the impact certificate of need laws might have on total hip arthroplasty volume.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 5 ways for ASCs to prepare for accreditation surveys

    Checklist Boards Corporation, a provider of surgical safety checklists to healthcare organizations, outlined five tips ASC staff can follow in preparation for an accreditation survey on the company's website.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Kleinert Kutz Surgery Center receives 3-year AAAHC accreditation: 3 details to know

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care accredited New Albany, Ind.-based Kleinert Kutz Surgery Center for three years, according to a post on LinkedIn.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. The 4 essential phases to establishing a successful ASC

    With outpatient surgical volume expected to grow 15 percent in the U.S. in the next decade, both health systems and physicians are creating outpatient strategies, according to Birmingham, Ala.-based Practice Partners in Healthcare.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. Tax incentives approved for Texas County Memorial Hospital's surgery center — 4 insights

    The Houston City Council approved a community improvement district to fund Houston, Mo.-based Texas County Memorial Hospital's proposed on-campus surgery center, the Houston Herald reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center building $70M surgical pavilion — 4 insights

    Baltimore-based MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center took the first step on its new $70 million outpatient surgical pavilion, breaking ground Dec. 3, the Baltimore Sun reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Federal agencies target CON laws in Trump administration plan for healthcare reform — 4 insights

    The Trump administration released a proposal centered on offering quality healthcare at affordable prices, suggesting changes to certificate-of-need laws to promote choice and increase competition.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Trump administration recommends Congress lift physician-owned hospital ban

    The Trump administration released a lengthy document examining the healthcare industry and making recommendations for changes going forward.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Chicago ASC physician convicted in $3.5M billing fraud scheme: 5 things to know

    Paul Madison, MD, was convicted of healthcare fraud, aggravated identity theft and lying about medical treatment delivery after directing staff to fraudulently bill for procedures at the surgery center where he practiced, according to a Chicago Sun Times report.  By Laura Dyrda -

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