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  1. Roanoke Valley Center for Sight submits letter of intent for $1M ASC: 3 things to know

    Salem, Va.-based Roanoke Valley Center for Sight aspires to build an ophthalmic ASC in Martinsville, Va., according to The Roanoke Times.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 10 statistics on orthopedic surgeon practice setting — 35% in private practice groups

    According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2016 Census, 35 percent of orthopedic surgeons are in a private practice group.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 15 statistics on young physician compensation by specialty — urology leads with $356k

    Medscape released data on earnings for physicians under 40 years old by specialty.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — July 13, 2017

    Here are seven updates:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Evolving from competitor to partner: Key thoughts on hospital-ASC partnerships

    David Hohl, chief administrative officer of Hibbing, Minn.-based Fairview Range and CEO of Virginia, Minn.-based Northwoods Surgery Center, spoke with Becker's ASC Review about the changing climate between ASCs and hospitals and why partnerships are gaining traction in the industry.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. UVA Health System opening new endoscopy center after 3 years — 3 insights

    Charlottesville, Va.-based UVA Health System is opening its 23,000-square-foot Endoscopy Center in Charlottesville, CBS19 reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. North Dakota surgery center breaks ground — 3 key notes

    Grand Forks, N.D.-based Valley Bone and Joint and North Dakota Eye Clinic are building a new surgery center in Grand Forks, the Grand Forks Herald reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. CMS: 50 statistics on 2016 industry payments to physicians, teaching hospitals by state

    In 2016, companies made $8.18 billion in payments to physicians and teaching hospitals, according to CMS' Open Payments data.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Saint Thomas Health submits CON to invest $16.2M in ASC: 4 key notes

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Saint Thomas Health submitted a certificate-of-need to invest in a new ASC in Murfreesboro, Tenn., according to Daily News Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Every person must buy-in — Dr. Nishant Shah on how to build an excelling outpatient total joint program

    Outpatient total joint replacements will leap 77 percent over the next decade, while inpatient total joints will only see a 3 percent growth over that period, according to Sg2.  By Megan Wood -
  4. Allergan releases Viberzi data & more — 7 GI company key notes

    Here are seven updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Lake Regional Hospital opens surgery center to strengthen outpatient services remodel: 4 notes

    Osage Beach, Mo.-based Lake Regional Hospital opened the Lake Regional Diagnostic and Surgery Center in Osage Beach as part of the hospital's outpatient services remodel, according to Lake News Online.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. ASC leader to know: Dr. Robert Bray of DISC Sports & Spine Center

    Robert Bray, MD, founded Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Sports & Spine Center in 2006. In an interview with Becker's ASC Review, Dr. Bray said he founded the practice due to his frustrations in the hospital environment.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Outdated colonoscopies performed at Oregon VA hospital prompts country-wide changes — 4 key notes

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general is initiating system-wide changes after determining the Roseburg (Ore.) Veterans Affairs Medical Center performed colonoscopies using outdated methods, The News-Review reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Florida building with ASC sells for $7.2M: 5 takeaways

    A real estate investment trust company purchased a medical office building in Riverview, Fla., for $7.2 million, according to Commercial Property Executive.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. Novant Health UVA Health System names new CEO: 4 things to know

    Culpeper, Va.-based Novant Health UVA Health System appointed Maggie Gill as CEO, according to Potomac Local.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. 2-level spinal fusions safe in outpatient settings, new study finds: 5 things to know

    A new study published in Spine examines whether outpatient spinal fusion cases are safe.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Xenco Medical launches spine system for ASCs nationally: 5 things to know

    Xenco Medical expanded delivery for its ASC CerviKit, a compact delivery and storage platform for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures designed for the ASC setting.  By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Influencing the bottom line — Dr. Allston Stubbs on diversified caseloads, growth and major specialties

    Several aspects go into successful ASCs, but offering a diversified caseload is among the most important.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Breaking down concurrent surgeries — can a practice thrive without them?

    As controversy around concurrent surgeries continues to brew, The Washington Post ran a Kaiser Health News story breaking down concurrent surgeries.  By Eric Oliver -

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