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  1. White House continuing subsidy payments through at least August — 4 key notes

    The White House announced ACA-related subsidy payments would continue through August, with a decision about 2018 payments imminent, CNBC reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Methodist Craig Ranch Surgery Center to open in Dallas — 5 key notes

    McKinney (Texas) Methodist Hospital announced plans to open the Methodist Craig Ranch Surgery Center in McKinney, the Dallas News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Insight Imaging acquires LG Medical Technology assets — 4 insights

    Insight Imaging acquired the assets of LG Medical Technologies to expand its fleet of mobile MRI and CT systems, DotMed reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Providence Medical Group adds a new physician & more: 4 GI practices in the news

    Here are four practices with gastroenterology services making news this past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Contaminated scopes used in 500+ patients at Buffalo VA — 4 key notes

    The Buffalo (N.Y.) Veterans Affairs Medical Center is notifying 526 patients a procedure they received was performed with an improperly cleaned endoscope, the Buffalo News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Florida jury finds gastroenterologist not liable in alleged 'slapdash colonoscopy' trial — 6 insights

    A jury in a Florida state court cleared David Vastola, MD, on Aug. 16, of all responsibilities in a case a patient brought against him, CVN reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. How CON and out-of-network affects ASC valuation: 4 key points

    ASCs located in states with certificate-of-need legislation and centers with a high percentage of out-of-network cases require valuation adjustments, according to the 2017 HealthCare Appraisers ASC Valuation Survey. Respondents include ASC chains representing more than 700 surgery centers across the U.S.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. NJ real estate firm to develop building with ASC: 3 things to know

    New Jersey real estate portfolio company Regent Medical Properties has its sights on a new project in Flushing, N.Y., according to Commercial Property Executive.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — Aug. 17, 2017

    Here are seven updates for healthcare leaders to note from the past week:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Looking to the future in a saturated market, what's next for ASCs?

    The ASC market's future is crowded with surgery centers competing for patients and health systems acquiring practices, many centers are looking for ways to standout.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Consensus Orthopedics' wearable aims to improve total knee replacements — 3 key notes

    El Dorado Hills, Calif.-based Consensus Orthopedics created the TracPatch to help providers monitor a patient's post-total knee replacement recovery.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute approves $9.8M for studies on opioid practices — 4 insights

    The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute approved approximately $9.8 million to fund two studies centered on reducing unsafe opioid prescribing practices.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Become a better grant writer with these 10 tips

    The American Gastroenterological Association compiled 10 tips on research grant writing from former AGA Research Scholar Grant award winners.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Surgery Partners to close National Surgical Healthcare deal in nearly 2 weeks

    Surgery Partners set Aug. 31 as the date it will close on its deal to acquire National Surgical Healthcare.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Greenville Surgery Center submits $1.2M in equity financing: 3 key points

    Dallas-based Greenville Surgery Center submitted form D for $1.21 million in equity financing, according to Weekly Register.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. CBO: Eliminating cost-sharing reductions would increase federal deficit by $194B over 9 years: 6 findings

    Along with the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Congressional Budget released a report detailing the consequences of government officials implementing a policy that would terminate the ACA's cost-sharing reductions.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. How can your ASC achieve a 75% hand hygiene compliance rate?

    Patients have an important part to play in increasing hand hygiene compliance rates among providers, as found in a study conducted by Morgantown-based West Virginia University School of Medicine, according to Science Daily.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. ASC leader to know: Dr. Jon Kimball of Laser Spine Institute

    Jon Kimball, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon practicing at Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute. A member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society and Society for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Dr. Kimball has certification from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology joins QualDerm Partners — 3 insights

    Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology joined QualDerm Partners, a dermatology practice development company, as an affiliate practice. Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology has locations in Hermitage, Tenn. and Lebanon, Tenn.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Montana hospital building $12.9M Digestive Health Institute — 5 key notes

    Kalispell (Mont.) Regional Healthcare is in the midst of constructing a new gastroenterology center, the Digestive Health Institute, the Daily Inter Lake reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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