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  1. American Vision Partners acquires Miles Eye Center, eyes other practices — 5 facts

    American Vision Partners affiliate Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center in Phoenix partnered with Show Low, Ariz.-based Miles Eye Center to expand vision care services in Show Low and Lakeside, Ariz.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Considering a sale? 4 key questions on the human side of ASC transactions

    Michelle Davis, president of Healthwise Consultants, discusses the human side of the deal and how physician owners can best prepare emotionally for a sale.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 7% of physicians personally experienced sexual harassment: 4 statistics

    Seven percent of physicians were subject to some form of sexual harassment within the past three years, compared to 11 percent of nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, according to Medscape.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. GNS Surgery Center installs robot for spine surgery — Among 1st ASC of many?

    Athens, Ga.-based GNS Surgery Center, a United Surgical Partners International affiliate, installed the Mazor Robotics Renaissance system and completed the first procedure.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Spine surgery in physician-owned hospitals vs. community hospital: 5 key notes on outcomes

    A new study published in Clinical Spine Surgery examines whether anterior cervical discectomy and fusion patients are treated differently at physician-owned hospitals than other hospitals.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Custom Ultrasonics, Cantel Medical & more — 7 GI company key notes

    Here are seven updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Custom Ultrasonics' controversial automated endoscope reprocessor receives limited duodenoscope approval — 4 insights

    The FDA granted Custom Ultrasonics' System 83-plus Automated Endoscope Reprocessor approval to reprocess Olympus TJF-Q180V and Pentax ED-3490TK duodenoscopes.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Former Duke anesthesiologist sues health system alleging discrimination — 5 insights

    Michael Shaughnessy, MD, is suing Durham, N.C.-based Duke University over alleged discrimination, the Duke Chronicle reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Aurora Health Care's $130M surgery center, office building project receives approval — 5 insights

    Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care received approval from the Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission for its $130 million ASC and office building development in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., the Kenosha News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Looking for an easy way to increase ASC case volume? Be transparent with your prices — 4 insights

    Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers studied ASCs across the U.S., examining if price transparency had an effect on caseload, revenue and/or patient satisfaction, according to a study published in The American Surgeon.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 6 tips for effectively communicating patient financial responsibility

    With the rapid rise in deductibles and co-pays, coupled with declining reimbursement and increased expenses, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are under great pressure to collect all the money patients owe for their surgical care. Faced with such tight margins, even leaving a small percentage of a patient's responsibility on the table could eliminate the profitability from a procedure.  By Randy Bishop, Partner, Surgical Funds -
  1. 5 ASCs report 50% patient volume boost 1 year after posting prices online: 7 findings

    ASCs saw increased business, revenue and patient satisfaction one year after posting prices for surgical procedures online, according to a study published in The American Surgeon.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. How a Michigan-based ASC is tackling utilization issues

    Administrator of Grand Rapids-based Surgical Center of Michigan Kris Kilgore discusses the biggest technical challenges for ASCs with out EMR.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. KKR will have about 300 ASCs in its portfolio after Envision acquisition

    KKR plans to acquire Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare for around $9.9 billion, adding to the global investment firm's portfolio.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Skyway Surgery Center launched its 1st bundled payment agreement in early 2018 — Why it won't be their last

    Raymond Hino, administrator of Chico, Calif.-based Skyway Surgery Center, discusses the best opportunities for ASCs right now.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. 15 statistics on GI starting salary

    Merritt Hawkins released its 2018 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives report documenting the salaries of several healthcare specialties.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. The 2019 diagnosis code changes are here: 6 things to know

    The CDC published the ICD-10-CM code changes June 11 for fiscal year 2019.   By Angie Stewart -
  7. New Twin Cities Orthopedics clinic with ASC opens its doors — 3 quick facts

    Minneapolis-based Twin Cities Orthopedics opened a 48,000-square-foot facility in Blaine (Minn.) June 11.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Hiring spree in the works at Ohio State's College of Medicine — 5 insights

    In the midst of a medical campus development that will include a hospital and an ambulatory center, Columbus-based The Ohio State University College of Medicine plans to hire 500 faculty members.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Physical records were top target for hackers in Q1 — 8 statistics

    Hackers breached protected health information most often through physical records in the first quarter of 2018, HIPAA Journal reports.   By Angie Stewart -

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