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  1. Physicians Endoscopy names new VP — 3 quick points

    Jamison, Pa.-based Physicians Endoscopy named Raymond Hino its new vice president of operations for the West Coast.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Medical property with ASC sells for nearly $6.3M

    A medical plaza housing a rare off-campus ASC in Surprise, Ariz., was sold for nearly $6.3 million, according to Mindy Korth, executive vice president of investment properties at Colliers International.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. How Beacon Orthopaedics boosts TJR cases with new anesthesia techniques — 3 takeaways

    Cincinnati-based Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is moving into shoulder arthroplasty after performing outpatient hip and knee replacement for years, surgeon Andrew Razzano, DO, told local news outlet WLWT Cincinnati.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. 3 expert insights on establishing outpatient total joint programs at ASCs

    Here are three key insights to establishing an outpatient total joint program at ASCs from experts interviewed by Becker's ASC Review:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Spine & pain management ASC opens in Georgia

    Alliance Spine and Pain Centers opened an ASC at its location in Woodstock, Ga.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Inpatient vs. outpatient coding for lumbar spinal fusion — 3 things to know

    Coding for lumbar spinal fusion procedures in ASCs or outpatient centers is much different than coding for spinal fusion in the inpatient setting, according to the American Academy of Professional Coders.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. ASC nurse manager receives $5K scholarship

    Peggy Powell, BSN, RN, a nurse manager at Rockford (Ill.) Ambulatory Surgery Center, received a $5,000 scholarship Oct. 10, Patch reports.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. How a Delaware ASC handled EHR adoption: Big challenges, best practices & lessons learned

    Wilmington, Del.-based American Surgery Center's Kemal Erkan, board chairman, spoke to Becker's ASC Review about the importance of EHR adoption in ASCs and how his center approached it.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Yearly average salaries for 5 physician specialties

    PayScale reports real-time salary data from over 54 million reports from job seekers, fact checking the data against private and public compensation data.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Developing an ASC total joint program: Administrator Cami Love weighs in

    Physicians at the Arkansas Specialty Surgery Center in Little Rock recently completed the center's first outpatient knee replacement. Administrator Cami Love described the process of developing the program for Becker's and shared how she expects the specialty to grow.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Recruit a 'supply chain champion'

    ASCs that want to control costs should involve all stakeholders in the effort, but they should also have a go-to person to lead those efforts, according to Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. ASCs see increase in medical payments for workers' comp claims

    Medical payments per workers' comp claim have increased for ASCs, new research shows.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASC advocates take issues to Capitol Hill

    The ASC division at Medline recently participated in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's National Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., to speak to members of Congress about the challenges facing the industry.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Medtronic launches AI-powered colonoscopy system — 3 insights

    Medtronic launched GI Genius, an endoscopy module that uses artificial intelligence to detect colorectal polyps.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 5 recent CRC developments

    Here are five recent findings and guidelines related to colorectal cancer:  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Ohio health system building orthopedic, robotic surgery center — 3 insights

    Chillicothe, Ohio-based Adena Health System will break ground on its Orthopedic and Robotic Surgery Center Oct. 23, the Circleville Herald reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Private practice ophthalmologist joins PE-backed platform — 3 insights

    Howard Jacobson, MD, the owner of a Washington D.C.-based private, non-surgical ophthalmic practice, partnered with Eyecare Services Partners Management on Oct. 10.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. States where Medicare-certified ASC numbers stayed flat from 2017-18

    In 14 states, there was no change in the number of Medicare-certified ASCs from June 2017-18.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Advancing quadruple aim performance: Impact of alignment, standardization and sole source arrangement

    The quadruple aim is a hallmark of how many ASCs do business. For years, administrators have paid close attention to care quality, cost and patient satisfaction. Many surgery centers also prioritize surgeon experience, creating an efficient and effective surgical environment.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Use data to improve your practice

    Using data can make your practice more efficient, according to Scott McDade, McKesson Medical-Surgical's general manager of health systems.  By Rachel Popa -

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