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  1. Medical University of South Carolina breaks ground on $50M ambulatory campus: 4 takeaways

    Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina broke ground on a pediatric ambulatory campus in Charleston, according to Palmetto Business Daily.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Dr. Michael Marin helps build ASC in rural Uganda village — 4 key notes

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Medical Center's Chairman of the Department of Surgery Michael Marin, MD, partnered with a private donor to build a stripped-down ASC in the rural Ugandan village of Kyabirwa, Architectural Record reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 4 updates on SCA's Q4 sentiment report

    Surgical Care Affiliates' institutional sentiment fell in the fourth quarter last year, according to Weekly Register.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. New Hampshire ASC receives approval for 1.7k-sq-ft expansion: 5 things to know

    Bedford (N.H.) Ambulatory Surgical Center received approval to expand and renovate its facility, according to New Hampshire Union Leader.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. ASC leader to know: Jon Vick of ASCs Inc.

    With extensive experience in the ASC industry, Jon Vick is a partner at ASCs Inc., a company providing consulting services for physician-owned ASCs and other practices. Mr. Vick has consulted on more than 500 transactions for physician-owned ASCs as well as gastroenterology centers, heart centers, surgical hospitals and associated real estate.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. CMS: Companies made $8.2B in payments to physicians, teaching hospitals in 2016

    CMS recently released its Open Payments data for 2016, which detailed the payment amounts companies made to physicians and teaching hospitals in 2016.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 5 key points on Greenway Surgery Center's Dr. Lance Silverman; 1 of the first in Minnesota to perform synthetic cartilage joint replacements on toe

    Orthopedic surgeon Lance Silverman, MD, was among the first surgeons in Minnesota to perform synthetic cartilage joint replacements on a patient's big toe, according to Sun Current.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Build an ASC revenue cycle on accuracy, efficiency & accountability

    The revenue cycle management process is becoming increasingly more complicated as CMS adds codes to reflect the industry's transition into a value-based arena.  By Megan Wood -
  2. Cleaning up with an environmental cleanliness strategy in an ambulatory setting

    Although a major element of a complex infection control strategy, environmental cleaning is often overlooked in outpatient facilities. These facilities often do not have the proper infrastructure or resources necessary to implement a complex or standardized environmental cleaning program.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Allergan settles alleged kickback suit for $13M — 3 insights

    Allergan will pay the federal government and 19 U.S. states $13 million to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit alleging it participated in a kickback scheme.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Effector, Pfizer, Merck partner to test novel immuno-oncology agents in CRC — 4 key notes

    Effector Therapeutics is partnering with Pfizer and Merck to evaluate two immuno-oncology agents in patients with microsatellite stable colorectal cancer.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Analysts predict 21% CAGR for ingestible sensor market through 2022 — 3 key notes

    The global ingestible sensors market is poised for substantial growth, according to ReportsNReports analysts.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. The state of the ASC Industry: Key challenges, opportunities & 5 observations from Andrew Hayek

    The U.S. spends 18 percent of gross domestic product on healthcare — much higher than other industrialized nations. And healthcare spending continues to increase. However, the U.S. has a below average health status, more chronic disease and shorter lifespan than other industrialized nations.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 6.45% of physicians plan to make career changes: 5 statistics on physician career status

    The Medicus Firm reported on the percentage of physicians considering a career change or status update for the near future in the 2017 Physician Practice Preference & Relocation Survey. The 14th annual survey received responses from 2,351 medical professionals across the country.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Middlesex Center for Advanced Orthopedic Surgery hosts CT's 1st MACI knee cartilage procedure: 5 key notes

    Michael Kuhn, MD, of Orthopedic Associates of Middletown performed the first outpatient MACI knee cartilage procedure in Connecticut at the Middlesex Center for Advanced Orthopedic Surgery in Middletown, according to Zip 06.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — July 6, 2017

    Here are seven updates:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. Standing out in a loaded field — Medarva Healthcare's Eddie Edwards on marketing an independent surgery center

    Independent surgery centers like Richmond, Va.-based Medarva Stony Point Surgery Center face several unique challenges when it comes to standing out from the competition.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 124+ ASCs performing total joint replacements

    Here are more than 124 ambulatory surgery centers that offer total joint replacement services.  By Eric Oliver and Anuja Vaidya -
  8. Compass Surgical Partners adds Scott White as Florida market president: 4 notes

    Scott White is the Florida market president of Compass Surgical Partners, an ASC management and development company.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Payers and urgent cares must be partners in value-based model

    As healthcare payment models shift their focus from volume to quality of service, healthcare providers and payers are facing increased pressure to improve patient outcomes in an efficient, cost-effective way.  By Laurel Stoimenoff, PT, CHC -

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