7 things for ASC leaders to know for Tuesday — Jan. 2, 2018

Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for Jan. 2, 2018.

Iowa ASC sues physician group, physicians over building $37M Nebraska ASC, allege non-compete violations
Sioux City, Iowa-based Pierce Street Same Day Surgery filed a lawsuit against several of its physician owners to enforce a non-compete clause in their contracts and prevent them from moving forward with plans to open another ASC across the border in Nebraska.

The Joint Commission to release 2 new infection control guides for ASCs in 2018
The Joint Commission and the CDC have been collaborating since 2015 to adapt, enhance and disseminate current CDC guidelines related to infection control in the ambulatory space. As a result of this project, The Joint Commission is going to introduce two new infection control guides in the ambulatory space for 2018.

Physician Partners of America promotes Tracie Lawson to president, COO
Physician Partners of America named Tracie Lawson president and COO. Ms. Lawson joined PPOA in 2014 and was promoted to COO in 2015. In her new role, she will oversee the daily operations and development of PPOA and affiliated facilities.

Mary Bird Perkins, Woman's Hospital's new cancer pavilion features outpatient surgery center
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and Woman's Hospital are building a $25 million Breast and GYN Cancer Pavilion which will feature an outpatient surgery center. Both organizations are based in Baton Rouge, La.

These 20 states spend the most, least on Medicaid
MACPAC released its 2017 report on Medicaid for fiscal year 2016. Click here for more information.

CMS grants 10-year Medicaid waiver extension to Mississippi
CMS approved a 10-year extension of a Medicaid 1115 demonstration waiver to the state of Mississippi. A typical extension is for five years.

Emmy partners with The Endoscopy Center of New York, Westside GI Center
Emmy, a platform that connects individuals to surgery patients to accompany them on their return home after surgery, partnered with The Endoscopy Center of New York and Westside GI Center. Both organizations are based in New York City.

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