Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. M&A activity, government expenditures driving $2.2B ambulatory care services market: 5 things to know

    Despite the ambulatory care services market expanding throughout the years, a Hexa Research report found the market will experience a "moderate" compound annual growth rate of 6 percent through 2024, according to medGadget.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Colorado officials approval new hospital; ASC plans coming down pipeline

    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment granted Longmont, Colo.-based UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital a license to operate, according to the Daily Camera.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. How 2 ophthalmologists expanded Eye Center South into a multistate practice

    Ophthalmologists Marnix Heersink,  MD, and his son Sebastian Heersink, MD, have expanded their practice throughout the years, with plans to open a new medical complex in 2018, according to Dothan Eagle.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. ASC leader to know: Dirk McMahon of Optum

    In his role as president and COO of Optum, Dirk McMahon oversees the entire enterprise's performance. Throughout his 14 years at Optum, he has held numerous leadership positions include COO of OptumRx.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Millennials choose lifestyle changes over opioids — 6 key notes

    A survey, conducted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, said millennials are changing their lifestyles instead of using opioids to manage chronic pain, Science Daily reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Taylor Station Surgical Center joins National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable & more: 4 GI practices in the news

    Here are four practices with gastroenterology services making news:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Allergan's Truberzi 1st treatment reviewed & recommended by NIH — 4 key notes

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommended Allergan's Truberzi for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, making it the first such treatment to be recommended for use by the agency, Pharma Times reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 30 things for ASC leaders to know for August 2017

    This month comprised a slew of healthcare news, including major acquisitions and legislative updates.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 24 statistics on ASC staff wages by geographic region

    The VMG Health Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2017 reported staff hourly wages by position in five regions across the country.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 15 markets that would save the most with 80% ASC market penetration — Cleveland tops the list at $1.08B

    If the top 50 markets in the U.S. achieved 80 percent market penetration, the healthcare system would realize a huge cost savings. In a report titled "Disruption in the Surgical Care Marketplace," Franklin Trust Ratings reported the healthcare system could save $10.5 billion by meeting this benchmark.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. ASC leader to know: Jeffrey Simmons of Regent Surgical Health

    Jeffrey Simmons is the development leader and a partner at Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Roanoke Valley Center for Sight, Vistar Eye Center open ASC — 4 key notes

    Salem, Va.-based Roanoke Valley Center for Sight and Salem-based Vistar Eye Center opened an ASC and medical building in Roanoke, Va., the Roanoke Star reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Optum acquires The Advisory Board's healthcare business for $2.58B — 5 insights

    Optum entered into an agreement to acquire The Advisory Board's healthcare business for $2.58 billion.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Cherokee Nation constructing health campus with ASC — 4 insights

    Cherokee Nation is in the midst of constructing the Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center in Tahlequah, Okla.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. These 20 specialties are in the highest demand — Anesthesiology returns after 7 years off list

    Merritt Hawkins, a healthcare search and consulting firm specializing in recruitment, released its 2017 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives report.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Immuron begins clinical study for C. diff infection treatment — 5 things to know

    Immuron Limited began its phase I/II clinical study of IMM-529, a Clostridium difficile infection treatment.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. 5 statistics on U.S. health insurance coverage through Q1 2017

    The National Center for Health Statistics released updated health insurance estimates for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. AzurRx BioPharma's clinical trial hits midway point & more — 3 GI company key notes

    Here are three updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 1st outpatient total joint bundles in NC to be performed at Surgical Center of Greensboro

    After participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement program at his local hospital, a group of total joint surgeons in Greensboro, NC realized they could implement similar bundled payments with their Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) surgery center. They hatched the idea 18 months ago while building a brand new surgical center; now the center is open and they plan to perform the first total joint replacements there at the end of the month.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. New HHS pain management task force seeks nominations — 4 key notes

    HHS is in need of members for its new pain management task force, Pain Medicine News reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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