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  1. Would President Trump's budget proposal bring us closer to site-neutral payments?

    President Donald Trump's White House proposed a new tax spending plan, outlining his priorities for the coming year in time for Congress to consider spending bills. The plan would increase military spending as well as fund the president's much-discussed border wall with Mexico, according to the Santa Fe Mexican.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Regent Surgical Health opens new joint venture ASC & more — 6 ASC company key notes

    Here are six updates on ASC management companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. All 71 new 2017 ASCs by specialty

    There were around 15 new orthopedic-driven ASCs and six GI centers that opened or were announced in 2017; however, most centers were multispecialty.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. 14 key points on total joint replacements in ASCs for 2018

    The number of ASCs providing total joint replacements continues to increase, and some administrators are seeing insurance companies become more willing to reimburse for the procedure. However, outpatient total joint replacements remain a relatively novel concept in many parts of the country.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Inpatient vs. outpatient spinal fusions: 5 findings on complication rates

    A new study published in Clinical Spine Surgery compares outpatient single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion to inpatient cases.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 7 statistics on orthopedics net revenue at ASCs

    Here are seven statistics on net revenue per case for orthopedics procedures at ASCs, based on data from VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker Study 2017.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Louisiana pursues Medicaid work requirements — 9 things to know

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to propose Medicaid work requirements in a special session beginning Feb. 19, according to The Advocate. Here's what you should know:  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. OxyContin manufacturer Purdue to stop marketing opioids to physicians, laid off half of sales staff: 7 key insights

    OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma will stop marketing opioid drugs to physicians, bowing to lawsuits that blame the company's sales efforts for helping trigger the current opioid epidemic, the Chicago Tribune reports.  By Shayna Korol -
  2. Providence Health & Services will begin construction on ASC in partnership with Surgical Care Affiliates: 5 things to know

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services will begin construction on a new ASC at its St. Vincent Medical Center campus in April. This will be Providence's fifth outpatient surgery center in the Portland, Ore., area, according to Portland Business Journal.  By Shayna Korol -
  3. 6 GI physicians making headlines — January 2018

    Here are six gastroenterologists that made headlines in January 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. How to weather the rocky healthcare reimbursement environment

    Improving reimbursement is central to the success of any ASC, especially in a changing healthcare environment dictated by shifting CMS policies.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. 7 outpatient spine stories — Feb. 12

    Here are seven recent stories on outpatient spine trends and news articles.  By Megan Wood -
  2. 3 coding tips from Medical Bill Consultants' CEO

    Beth Morgan, president and CEO of Medical Bill Consultants, has over 40 years of experience coding and billing for various providers and facilities. She provided these three tips:  By Angie Stewart -
  3. The doctor will tweet you now — Dr. Austin Chiang on patient education & social media

    Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University Hospital gastroenterologist and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Public and Member Outreach Committee member Austin Chiang, MD, spoke to Becker's ASC Review on the importance of public awareness of gastroenterology.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Common deficiencies cited by AAAASF and how to fix them — emergency preparedness

    In our ongoing series, Becker's ASC Review spoke with American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities’ Director of Accreditation Jeanne Henry about the organization's commonly cited deficiency related to emergency preparedness.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. 6 things to know about newly appointed AGA Institute Board Vice President Dr. Bishr Omary

    Bishr Omary, MD, PhD, is joining the American Gastroenterological Association Institute's board as its vice president, effective in June 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. The 10 healthiest, unhealthiest cities in America | 2018

    WalletHub updated its list of the 10 healthiest and unhealthiest U.S. cities for 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: Feb. 5-9

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of Feb. 5 to Feb. 9, 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Feb. 12, 2018

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for Feb. 12, 2018.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Maximizing the value of your surgery center in 2018

    Some physician-owners of surgery centers wonder: Why do some centers command values well above other similar centers? How can I maximize the value of my center?  By Jon Vick, President, ASCs Inc. -

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