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7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Dec. 4, 2017

Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for Dec. 4, 2017.

NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Bay Ridge opens orthopedic ASC
New York City-based NYU Langone Health opened the first phase of its new multispecialty practice that includes an orthopedic and sports medicine ASC.

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital physician owners to open urgent care hospital
Sioux Falls (S.D.) Urgent Care Specialty Hospital, a physician-owned facility, is expected to open its doors in early December. The facility accommodates walk-in patients and services those who don't require an emergency room visit.

Idaho women's clinic affiliates with Bingham Memorial Hospital, includes Skyline Surgery Center
Pocatello (Idaho) Women's Health Clinic affiliated with Blackfoot, Idaho-based Bingham Memorial Hospital, and the affiliation will include Pocatello-based Skyline Surgery Center.

NC eye surgeon surrenders medical license amid sexual harassment suit
Jonathan Christenbury, MD, a Charlotte, N.C.-based eye surgeon, surrendered his medical license yesterday amid sexual harassment allegations. Two former employees at Dr. Christenbury's clinic, Christenbury Eye Center, filed a lawsuit against him in July alleging sexual harassment and a hostile workplace. The lawsuit also claims Dr. Christenbury retaliated against women who rejected him by not paying them or making late payments.

30-day vs. 90-day total joint replacement episodes — which best captures readmissions?
A new study published in the Journal of Arthroplasty examines whether 30-day or 90-day readmission reporting for primary total joint replacement is sufficient.

32 statistics on ASC FTE staffing by location
VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2017 compiled ASC full-time employee staffing in its annual survey. For more information, click here.

Will Amazon enter pharmacy?
Amazon is in talks with generic drug companies about entering the pharmaceutical space. Preliminary talks between Amazon and generic drug makers, including Mylan and Novartis' Sandoz, indicate the company could enter the pharmacy space, although Amazon's plans aren't clear yet.

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