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  1. 4 key points on complication risk for outpatient total joint replacements

    A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examined outpatient total knee replacement risk for complication.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 10 states with the highest HMO enrollment

    Here are the top 10 states for HMO enrollment, as of January 2016, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 10 top reasons for lawsuits against physician specialists

    The top reason for lawsuits against physician specialists is complications from surgery or treatment, according to the Medscape Malpractice Report 2017.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Stock market week-in-review for 4 large ASC chains — Dec. 4-8

    Here is how four major, publicly traded ASC chains fared in the stock market for the week of Dec. 4 to Dec. 8.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Virginia health system opens $11.5M joint venture surgery center — 4 insights

    The new Valley Health Surgery Center in Winchester, Va., accepted its first patients Dec. 4, the Hampshire Review reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Medtronic acquires GI device maker for $45M — 4 insights

    Medtronic acquired Crospon Limited, a gastrointestinal device marker, for $45 million, FORA reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: Dec. 4-8

    Here are five of the most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of Dec. 4 to Dec. 8, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Dec. 11, 2017

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for Dec. 11, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Carolina Orthopaedics' Dr. Michael Bohan urges ASCs to embrace TJRs

    Michael Bohan, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and co-founding partner at Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based Carolina Orthopaedics and Carolina Coast Surgery Center, shared his thoughts with Becker's ASC Review about total joint replacement in the ASC setting and his own center's experience with them.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 8 benchmarks for YAG laser posterior capsulotomy in ASCs

    The following is based on a benchmarking study from AAAHC on clinical findings for YAG laser posterior capsulotomy in the ASC based on data from 28 organizations that perform a combined total of 15,509 YAG laser posterior capsulotomy procedures annually.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 75 ASCs, outpatient centers opened and announced in 2017

    Here are 75 ASCs and outpatient centers that were opened or announced over the past year.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. 9 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs — November 2017

    Here are nine hospitals and health systems that have opened or announced plans for ASCs in November.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 5 things to know about new BCBS Association Board President Paul Markovich

    Paul Markovich was elected chairman of the BCBS Board Association Dec. 5.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Same-day discharge vs. inpatient surgery for joint replacement: 4 key findings on readmissions, complications & more

    A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery compares readmissions for same-day discharge for knee and hip replacements with inpatient hospitalization.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 6 trends in spending on physician services, up 5.4% in 2016

    Spending growth on physician services has slowed, although it remains strong, according to a report in Health Affairs.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Physicians, Bingham Memorial Hospital collaborate on Idaho-based Cardio Renal Centers of America: 4 key notes

    Physicians in Idaho are working together to build a new medical facility — Cardio Renal Centers of America, according to the Post-Register.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. EyeSouth Partners expands in Atlanta through partnership with Georgia Ophthalmology Associates — 3 insights

    Atlanta-based EyeSouth Partners entered into a strategic partnership with Decatur-based Georgia Ophthalmology Associates to expand its presence in the Atlanta metropolitan area.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies seeking $1M+ in payments from VA, 3rd party payer

    Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies in Fort Collins, Colo., has resorted to desperate measures to recover unpaid claims from the VA for treatment that occurred up to two years ago, ABC 7 Denver reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Drs. Ripple Sharma, Gurunath Reddy & more: 14 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are 14 gastroenterologists that made headlines this past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Columbus Surgery Center and Eye Physicians falls victim to ransomware attack: 5 things to know

    Cyber attackers targeted Columbus (Ohio) Surgery Center and Eye Physicians in a ransomware attack, according to The Columbus Telegram.  By Laura Dyrda -

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