7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — Feb. 22, 2018

Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to know for Feb. 22, 2018.

SSI launches analytical product for ASCs
Revenue cycle management company SSI launched ASC Analytics, an analytics product for ASCs. The software will provide insights into case management, clinical operations, financial performance, cost analysis and scheduling.

Former Surgery Partners CEO Michael Doyle resigns from board
Former Surgery Partners CEO Michael Doyle resigned from the company's board of directors Feb. 16 after more than a decade of service. Mr. Doyle stepped down as CEO in September 2017. Surgery Partners appointed Wayne DeVeydt its new CEO in January.

Driscoll Children's Hospital raises $980k for new pediatric ICU, outpatient surgery center
A Jan. 26 fundraiser for Corpus Christi, Texas-based Driscoll Children's Hospital raised more than $980,000. The money will go toward the hospital's new North Pavilion, which will house a new pediatric intensive care unit and a new outpatient surgery center.

How the AAAASF, Nebula Data Intel partnership can transform your ASC
The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities and Nebula Data Intel are starting a new data initiative that will collect clinical and operational data to give outpatient surgical centers an all-encompassing look at their center's performance compared to other centers through a preference card. 

Specialty Orthopedic Group building facility with surgery center
Tupelo, Miss.-based Specialty Orthopedic Group is building a 33,000-square-foot facility scheduled to open in February 2019, according to the Daily Journal. Specialty Orthopedic Group CEO Sparky Luster said 12,000 square feet of the new facility will be dedicated to a surgery center with four operating rooms.

Carolinas Centers for Sight offers $3k procedure to treat presbyopia
Howard Greene, MD, is one of three ophthalmologists in South Carolina to perform Kamra Inlay, a surgery that improves blurry reading vision and helps the eye focus on nearby objects, according to The Sumter Item.

ICD-11 is on its way
WHO has published a beta draft of the ICD-11 that includes new chapters and changes to code structures. With up to 13 dimensions, the ICD-11 is designed as an EHR-compatible database. It will link with the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine — Clinical Terms, which is currently a component of many EHRs. When officially released, ICD-11 may help U.S. specialty groups build codes that more accurately describe conditions.

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