7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Jan. 8, 2018

Here are seven things ASC leaders should know:

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute names Dr. William J. Robb III orthopedic director, CMO
Gurnee-based Illinois Bone & Joint Institute promoted William J. Robb, III, MD, to orthopedic director, CMO. Dr. Robb joined IBJI in 1995. He has 40 years of surgical experience and specializes in adult knee disorders.

Prominent anesthesiologist missing after plane disappears over Gulf of Mexico
A plane piloted by prominent Oklahoma City-based anesthesiologist John William Kinsinger, MD, went missing over the Gulf of Mexico Jan. 3.

CMS launches new quality payment program data submission system
CMS launched a new data submission system for physicians to submit 2017 performance data for CMS' Quality Payments Program. Click here to find out more.

Inland Real Estate purchases 2nd medical office building with ASC this week
Oak Brook, Ill.-based Inland Real Estate Acquisitions closed the purchase of a medical office building in Dallas. The property includes the Dallas-based Walnut Hill Surgery Center and is the second medical office building featuring an ASC that the real estate group has closed on this week.

AAAHC report identifies top deficiencies in standards compliance
A new report from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care highlighted the top deficiencies in standards compliance across the ambulatory healthcare delivery line.

Hospital that closed Skyhaven Surgery Center delayed billing for 10 months due to EHR rollout
Rochester, N.H.-based Frisbie Memorial Hospital delayed billing patients for more than 10 months as it rolled out a new medical records system. The hospital delayed sending out 10,000-plus bills. Fisbie's President John Marzinzik said the delay was by design to ensure all the bills were accurate while the new system was being installed. Hospital staff members sent an anonymous letter to a news organization outlining concerns about the hospital's finances and its administration as a result of the delay.

Real estate group acquires Edward-Elmhurst Health Center
Oak Brook, Ill.-based Inland Real Estate Acquisitions purchased the Edward-Elmhurst (Ill.) Health Center. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

More articles on improving performance:
AAAHC report identifies top deficiencies in standards compliance — 4 key findings
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute names Dr. William J. Robb III orthopedic director, CMO — 4 things to know
Inland Real Estate purchases 2nd MOB with ASC this week

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