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  1. Orthopedic surgery driving European ambulatory surgical & emergency center services market: 4 things to know

    The global ambulatory surgical and emergency center services market is set to reach $42.8 billion by 2020, with Europe experiencing substantial growth, according to a Transparency Market Research report.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. ASC leader to know: Dr. Robin Fowler of Alliance Spine and Pain Centers

    Currently serving as Alliance Spine and Pain Centers' chairman and medical director, Robin Fowler, MD, founded the physician-owned ASC management and development company. Since 2005, Dr. Fowler has practiced as a pain physician in the Atlanta area and has American Society of Anesthesia in Anesthesiology and Pain Management certification.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Average surgical duration for 5 ASC procedures: Endoscopy totals 14 minutes

    The CDC outlines the surgical duration for the following five procedures in ASCs in 2010.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. How can your ASC reduce waste by 5% & accrue savings? Manage your inventory

    ASC staff members have a multitude of tasks on their plates, and inventory management can often fall low on an ASC's list of priorities. However, leaders are increasingly learning the value of inventory management to yield major savings as well as limit the amount of waste they produce.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Malpractice fears spur overtreatment, according to physicians: 5 insights

    PLOS One published a report detailing why physicians believe overtreatment is common throughout the industry, according to Medical Express.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. KKR to finance Covenant Surgical Partners acquisition through $195M loan

    Private equity firm KKR secured a $195 million loan for its Covenant Surgical Partners acquisition, according to Nasdaq.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. ACA repeal round 3 — GOP promises bipartisan bill soon

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said a bipartisan healthcare bill could be introduced "within 10 days or so," CNN reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Optim launches ENTity VL Video Endoscopy System — 4 key notes

    Optim recently launched its first video-based imaging product in the ENT field, its ENTity VL Video Endoscopy System.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Welp — Online ratings not an accurate predictor of clinical performance, study says

    A study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, examined online rating systems to determine if the ratings were clinically accurate.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. AANA awards Arthur Zwerling its highest honor — 6 insights

    The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists awarded the late Arthur Zwerling, DNP, DAAPM, MSN, MS, CRNA, its highest honor, The Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 10 most-read ASC articles: Sept. 4-8

    Here are the 10 most-read articles Becker's ASC Review featured during the week of Sept. 4 to Sept. 8, 2017.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Business columnist Mitchell Schurman: How Tenet is avoiding a 'proxy fight' with major investor amid leadership changes

    Former Tenet Healthcare Chairman and CEO Trevor Fetter made headlines last week when he announced plans to step down from his roles once the company appoints a successor or by March 15, 2018. Business columnist Mitchell Schurman published an article in Dallas News dissecting the timing of Mr. Fetter's exit and how that aligned with the company's falling stock prices and issues with stakeholders.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. University Orthopedics building facility with ASC in Rhode Island: 4 things to know

    Providence, R.I.-based University Orthopedics is expanding through a new 88,500-square-foot building in East Providence, R.I., according to nerej.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Drs. Avi Ketwaroo, Nitin Kumar & more: 10 GI physicians making news

    Here are 10 gastroenterologists making news this past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Research finds Vermont CON regulations lower quality of care: 3 key points

    Fairfax, Va.-based George Mason University researchers found Vermont's strict certificate-of-need laws increase cost and restrict healthcare access for state residents, according to VT Digger.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. 16 ASC industry leaders to know

    Here are 16 leaders within the ASC industry to note:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. 150+ Texas ASCs comment on CMS OPPS rule; support moving cardiac procedures to ASCs

    In its 2018 Outpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule, CMS stated it was open to considering adding some cardiac catheterization services, cardiac device programming services and electrophysiology services to its covered surgical procedure list, according to an article Ronald Hirsch, MD, published in RAC monitor.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. Capitol Pain Institute receives investment to expand practice, ASC: 5 key notes

    A New State Capital Partners affiliate made a significant investment in Austin, Texas-based Capitol Pain Institute to support the expansion of its practice and surgery center.  By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Is independence a viable option for physicians today?

    Practicing independently is becoming increasingly challenging for physicians, as operating margins grow slimmer and reimbursement per case trends lower. Despite the growing list of obstacles taking hold, many physicians are maintaining their independence and have employed strategies to move forward in the tumultuous landscape.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Applied Genetic Technologies Corp. names ophthalmologist Dr. Matthew Feinsod interim CMO

    Applied Genetic Technologies Corp. appointed opthamologist Dr. Matthew Feinsod its interim CMO.  By Eric Oliver -

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