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  1. How ASCs can develop a stellar preauthorization process — 5 tips

    ASCs should closely and continually examine processes for preauthorization of the patient's procedure, a crucial step in the revenue cycle process, according to Surgical Information Systems Revenue Cycle Services Director Jessica Nelson.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Riverview Surgery Center under construction: 5 highlights

    Construction is underway on the South Sioux City, Neb.-based Riverview Surgery Center, according to Curtis Group Architects.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. How 5 ASCs are preparing for outcomes-based reimbursement

    Five ASC leaders discuss value-based care and what their centers are doing to prepare for outcomes-based reimbursement in the future.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. 5 most-read GI/endoscopy stories: July 26-August 1

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of July 26 to August 1, 2018.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Entyvio drives Takeda's Q1 revenue growth: 6 things to know

    Takeda released its first quarter 2018 revenue numbers.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 5 takeaways from ACG's new Crohn's disease recommendations

    The American College of Gastroenterology released new recommendations for the treatment and management of Crohn's disease in adults, Medscape reported.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. University of Maryland Shore Regional Health proposes $75M medical campus with ASC — 4 insights

    Dorchester-based University of Maryland Shore Regional Health proposed a new $75 million medical campus in Cambridge, Md., Dorchester Star reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Nashville health system moving total joints to ASC space — 4 insights

    Nashville-based Saint Thomas Health is transitioning total joint replacement procedures from its three main hospitals to a portion of its 17 ASCs in the region, the Nashville Post reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 7 tips for choosing an ASC for your practice

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Advanced Ambulatory Surgery Center published tips to help physicians chose a surgery center.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Be strategic about ordering

    Surgery centers should develop an ordering strategy rather than placing orders on demand, according to Medline's Antonia Finlayson, vice president of marketing for specialty sales.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Dr. William Andersen completes 1st TKR procedure at Holly Springs Surgery Center: 4 details

    Holly Springs (N.C.) Surgery Center completed its first total outpatient knee replacement surgery case in June.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Anesthesiologist alleges UPMC fired him for reporting illegal activity — But UPMC tells a different story

    Anesthesiologist Nicholas Bircher, MD, filed a lawsuit against Pittsburgh-based UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Physicians and UPP, alleging he was fired for complaining about unlawful activity, the Penn Record reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. American Academy of Ophthalmology debuts new journal — 4 insights

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology revealed its new scientific journal, Ophthalmology Glaucoma.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Exact Sciences missed Q2 expectations tanks stock — 7 insights

    Exact Sciences posted $102.9 million in second quarter 2018 revenue, missing investor predictions by $1.8 million, or 1.7 percent, causing its stock to fall 18.75 percent.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 6 quotes from Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy on Q2 results

    Exact Sciences released its second-quarter earnings Aug. 1, posting revenues of $102.9 million.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Staying in step with contractual and coding changes

    Change is never-ending for ambulatory surgery centers (ACSs). ASCs need to always stay on top of the seemingly nonstop influx of contractual and coding changes, which can have a direct impact on cash flow.  By Jessica Edmiston, Senior Vice President Coding, BS, CPC, CASCC,AHIMA-approved ICD-10 trainer, National Medical Billing Services; and Scott Allen. Vice President Managed Care Contracts, National Medical Billing Services -
  6. Why flexibility is a key quality for ASCs today

    CEO of Arlington, Texas-based Central Park ENT & Surgery Center Stephen Blake discusses how the changing healthcare landscape affects his surgery center.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Pentax, Takeda & more — 6 GI company key notes

    Here are six updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Construction begins on medical office building, 22K-square-foot multispecialty ASC: 3 key details

    Albany ENT & Allergy Services, St. Peter's Hospital and OrthoNY broke ground on a 54,000-square-foot medical office building and 22,000-square-foot multispecialty ASC in Colonie, N.Y., Healthcare Design magazine reported. All organizations are based in Albany, N.Y.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. Outpatient volumes not enough to offset operating losses for New York health system — 3 insights

    Despite a 61 percent increase in outpatient surgical volume, Massena (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital posted a $1.4 million loss, North Country Now reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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