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  1. Practice Partners in Healthcare, Atlanta Orthopaedic Institute Surgery Center partner on ASC & more — 4 ASC company key notes

    Here are four updates on ASC management companies for healthcare leaders to note from the past week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 5 questions to ask before jumping into an ASC-hospital JV

    Lisa Cooper, principal of Advocare+ and CEO of Santa Cruz (Calif.) Surgery Center, dives into how surgery centers can successfully joint venture with hospitals and the core questions both parties should consider before forming such a partnership.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Male physicians paid more from pharma, medical device companies for speaking, consulting services — 6 key notes

    Medical device and pharmaceutical companies paid male physicians for speaking and consulting services more than their female counterparts, according to ProPublica analysis published through The New York Times.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Hernia Center of Southern California relocating offices in Pasadena — 4 key notes

    The Los Angeles-based Hernia Center of Southern California's Pasadena, Calif.-based location is moving to a freestanding surgery center also in Pasadena, Pasadena Now report.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Iowa hospital opening ASC to attract patients — 3 insights

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Mercy Medical Center is opening an ASC in Hiawatha, Iowa, The Gazette reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. The 6 procedures CMS could pay for in ASCs — cervical disc replacement, total knee replacement & more

    CMS released the 2018 proposed rule for hospital outpatient departments and proposed adding three procedures to the ASC payable list; the agency is seeking comment on whether three others can be added as well, according to ASCA.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Florida's 1st freestanding ASC is closing: 4 key notes

    Hollywood, Fla.-based Memorial Same Day Surgery Center is closing its doors next month, according to Sun Sentinel.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. New Jersey ASC performs 100th TJR — 4 things to know

    Lawrenceville, N.J.-based Mercer County Surgery Center surgeons performed the ASC's 100th total joint replacement this July.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. ASC leader to know: Luke Lambert of ASCOA

    Joining Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America in 1997 as CFO, Luke Lambert took on the CEO role in 2002. Since its inception, ASCOA has operated more than 70 surgical centers.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 7 things to know about World Health Organization

    World Health Organization's overall mission is to fight diseases plaguing citizens spanning the globe.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Montana ASCs saved Medicare $304k for these procedures: 3 things to note

    Performing procedures at ASCs can yield tremendous savings, according to ASCA.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Stock market week-in-review for 4 large ASC chains — July 10-July 14

    Here is how four major, publicly traded ASC chains fared in the stock market for the week of July 10 to July 14.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. A regional breakdown of multispecialty ASC caseloads — GI makes up what %?

    VMG Health completed a regional analysis of case volume per specialty as a percent of total cases at multispecialty ASCs through its VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: July 10-July 14, 2017

    Here are the five most read gastroenterology/endoscopy stories from July 10 to July 14, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — July 17, 2017

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for July 17, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. 5 ASCs in Kansas with the most surgeons

    The Kansas City Business Journal ranked the top five ASCs by the number of active surgeons at the center.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Patricia Peterson to take over as administrator of Monocacy Surgery Center: 5 key notes

    Patricia Peterson will be the next administrator of Frederick, Md.-based Monocacy Surgery Center.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. 13 ASC industry leaders to note

    Here are 13 ASC industry leaders featured on Becker's ASC Review between June 26 and July 13.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. NYU Langone ASC receives $5M donation: 4 key points

    The Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Foundation provided New York City-based NYU Langone a $5 million gift for its new plastic surgery center.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Massachusetts ophthalmology ASC celebrates 20 years: 5 things to know

    Adams, Mass.-based Cataract and Laser Center commemorated 20 years, according to The Berkshire Eagle.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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