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  1. White Fence Surgical Suites passes 5.5k TJR milestone — 5 things to know about the outpatient center

    New Albany, Ohio-based White Fence Surgical Suites, a freestanding ASC, has completed more than 5,500 outpatient total joint replacement procedures.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Orthopedics, self-pay bundles & more — How OSS Health Ambulatory Surgery Center is rising above the competition

    York, Pa.-based OSS Health Ambulatory Surgery Center Administrator Michele Bossi is helping her orthopedic surgery center pull away from the competition through self-pay.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Navigating the healthcare reimbursement landscape — OMNI Surgery Center administrator John Paoni on out-of-network reimbursement and the future of healthcare

    New York City-based OMNI Surgery Center Administrator John Paoni is passionate about ASC reimbursement.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Outpatient surgery driving MIS spine market — 5 things to know

    The minimally invasive spine market is thriving, with the market likely to total $842.2 million by 2023, a ReportsnReports analysis found, according to medGadget.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 5 updates on Marshfield Clinic's conditional use permit for hospital with surgery center

    Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic received approval to hire outside legal counsel regarding an appeal for its conditional use permit request, according to Star Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. 4 strategies to boost physician engagement

    A disengaged physician can harm a practice's success in the value-based payment world. However, a practice can employ various strategies to increase physician engagement, according to Strategies for Nurse Managers.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Providers lackadaisical approach to stethoscope cleaning could up infection risk — 6 insights

    A study, published in the American Journal of Infection Control, found that providers do not clean their stethoscope between patient encounters, although it contributes to infection prevention.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Baylor Scott & White center with ASC progressing — 3 insights

    Construction is progressing on Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White's Sports Therapy and Research Center in Frisco, Texas, WBAP reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Allegheny Health Network, Highmark establish surgical center — 4 key notes

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network and Highmark, an insurance company, partnered to create a 23,000-square-foot surgical center, Trib Live reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. ASC leader to know: Dr. Sukdeb Datta of Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery & Pain Center

    Sukdeb Datta, MD, is the medical director of New York City-based Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery & Pain Center. Previously, Dr. Datta was the director of Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University's interventional pain management program.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. USPI signs agreement with Casetabs for ASCs: 3 key notes

    United Surgical Partners International entered into an agreement use Casetabs' cloud-based surgery coordination application at its ASCs.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. New report urges health systems to create ASC strategies — before it's too late

    A whitepaper from ECG Management Consultants urges health systems to establish ambulatory surgery strategies.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Valeant's valuation overblown & more — 5 GI company key notes

    Here are five updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. FDA approves Gilead's HCV treatment as 2nd line therapy — 4 insights

    The FDA approved Gilead Sciences' Vosevi as a second line therapy for chronic hepatitis C.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Colorectal cancer treatment market to reach $5.03B by 2021 — 4 notes

    The colorectal cancer treatment market could reach $5.03 billion by 2021, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 2.21 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to Market Data Forecast analysis.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Dr. Vincent Galan: Pain management advancements shaping the ASC arena

    The healthcare market has witnessed advances in both surgical techniques and pain management, which have propelled surgeons to perform more cases in ASCs.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. 10 recommendations for managing workers' compensation claims in ASCs

    One of the most challenging claims for an ASC billing office to process are workers' compensation claims. It is equally challenging to provide universal recommendations to ease the process since workers' compensation claims regulations vary from state to state. Therefore, the most important recommendation is to know your specific state rules and regulations for billing workers' compensation.  By Angela Mattioda, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management Services, Surgical Notes RCM -
  7. Avoiding 10 common billing mistakes that slow the ASC revenue cycle

    Effective revenue cycle management is the most important factor in maintaining the financial health of an ambulatory surgery center. The revenue cycle is comprised of several codependent processes that rely on both ASC software technology and billing expertise. The revenue cycle process begins with the capture of patient information at the time of scheduling. A complete solution also includes timely transcription services, precise coding, claims management, collections, managed care contracting, and strong business intelligence analytics. A mistake made at any point throughout the revenue cycle process can negatively impact a facility’s bottom line.  By Angela Mattioda, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Services, Surgical Notes RCM -
  8. Increased merger and acquisition activity in the ambulatory surgery center market … What does it all mean?

    Merger and acquisition activity in the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) arena has drastically increased in the past two years. This flurry of activity has left many in the ASC market wondering what this might mean for their centers, as well as what it might mean for the broader ASC market, in the upcoming years.  By Nader Samii, Chief Executive Officer, National Medical Billing Services -
  9. Solutions for every setting — Gastroenterologist Dr. Michael DiMarino on the gMed™ suite

    Five years ago, Michael DiMarino, MD, of Woodbury, N.J.-based DiMarino-Kroop-Prieto Gastrointestinal Associates, began using gMed's products to assist with the value process. He reported he has never experienced such a simplified, user-friendly platform.  By Megan Wood -

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