7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — June 18, 2018

Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for June 18:

Price transparency can increase ASC volume, revenue and patient satisfaction, study shows
Adopting price transparency for ASC services can increase surgical volume, revenue and patient satisfaction. Read more.

UPMC opens $19M outpatient center
Pittsburgh-based UPMC opened its $19 million outpatient center near Ebensburg, Pa. The outpatient center is approximately 45,000 square feet and will provide outpatient, primary and specialty care services.

Custom Ultrasonics' controversial automated endoscope reprocessor receives limited duodenoscope approval
The FDA granted Custom Ultrasonics' System 83-plus Automated Endoscope Reprocessor approval to reprocess Olympus TJF-Q180V and Pentax ED-3490TK duodenoscopes. Custom Ultrasonics completed a series of validation tests, confirming System 83 can successfully clean and disinfect these models to a high degree.

Ambulatory Surgery Center of Western New York wins 'Brick by Brick' award
Business First of Buffalo named Amherst-based Ambulatory Surgery Center of Western New York the medical complex category award winner at its 16th annual Brick by Brick Awards program.

Wake Forest Baptist Health breaks ground on $31.5M surgical facility
Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington (N.C.) Medical Center broke ground on its 26,500-square-foot surgical facility June 13.

American Vision Partners acquires Miles Eye Center, eyes other practices
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. Miles Eye Center will now operate as Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center.

GNS Surgery Center installs robot for spine surgery
Athens, Ga.-based GNS Surgery Center, a United Surgical Partners International affiliate, installed the Mazor Robotics Renaissance system and completed the first procedure using the system.

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