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  1. Physicians urged to stop prescribing PPIs & more: 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories — Sept. 11-15

    Here are the five most popular gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of Sept. 11 to Sept. 15, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Sept. 18, 2017

    Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for Sept. 18, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. How can your ASC, hospital navigate the healthcare arena today? Adopt best demonstrated practices

    Success in the current healthcare landscape is often intertwined with a practice's ability to adapt to change. To navigate the many tides of the industry, ASCs and surgical hospitals must learn best practices crucial to driving superior clinical, operational and financial performance. During a webinar sponsored by Cardinal Health, leaders within the healthcare sector can learn how to identify such practices and implement them at their respective organizations.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. Kentucky hospital breaks ground on $10M ASC: 5 things to know

    Bowling Green, Ky.-based TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital broke ground on TriStar Greenview Surgery Center in Bowling Green, according to Bowling Green Daily News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Who is the physician who worked with Madonna to open Malawi surgery center?: 5 key points

    American artist Madonna opened a surgery center, Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, this past July. Madonna has worked alongside pediatric surgeon Eric Borgstein, MD, on the surgery center with future expansion plans hopefully coming down the pipeline, according to an interview CBS News conducted with Dr. Borgstein and Madonna.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. ASC leader to know: Steve Cornelius of Meridian Surgical Partners

    With more than 20 years of information technology experience, Steve Cornelius is the director of information technology for Meridian Surgical Partners. Mr. Cornelius has spent nearly four years in the healthcare sector. He specializes in cloud-based technologies, data analytics, enterprise architecture and software architecture.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Anthem policy drives outpatient imaging services out of hospital-owned facilities; will other services follow?

    A new Anthem policy that took effect July 1 for local plan members in Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin drives patients who need outpatient imaging services to freestanding facilities. The policy went into effect for members covered in Ohio on Sept. 1.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. 20 states with the fewest ASCs

    Avanza Healthcare Strategies developed an interactive map showcasing the number of Medicare-certified ASCs in each state. Here are the 20 states with the fewest ASCs, as of 2016.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. ASC leader to know: John C. Wilson Jr. of Meridian Surgical Partners

    John C. Wilson Jr., is the CEO of Meridian Surgical Partners, an ASC acquisition, management and development company.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Top 20 cities, states with highest, lowest insured rate

    WalletHub analyzed the uninsured rate among U.S. cities and states in its "2017's Uninsured Rates By City and By State" report.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Illinois health system opens new surgery center — 4 insights

    Edward-Elmhurst (Ill.) Health opened a $3.1 million health center dedicated to gastroenterology, internal medicine and family medicine, MySuburbanLife reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Operations resume at Crane Creek Surgery Center following Hurricane Irma — 4 insights

    First Choice Healthcare released a statement saying none of its seven facilities, including Melbourne, Fla.-based Crane Creek Surgery Center, experienced structural damage in the wake of Hurricane Irma, but has reopened.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Facing shareholder pressure, Tenet leadership weighs sale — 5 key insights

    The Wall Street Journal reports Tenet Healthcare is exploring several strategic options including the possible sale of its hospital company.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Pentax's new duodenoscope with disposable elevator cap receives CE mark — 4 insights

    Pentax Medical obtained a CE mark for its DEC Duodenoscope.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 4 things to know about the new US Multi-Society Task Force CRC screening guidelines

    The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force released new guidelines on colorectal cancer screening, Clinical Oncology reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Nobilis Health acquires DeRosa Medical for $915k — 4 insights

    Houston-based Nobilis Health acquired Phoenix-based DeRosa Medical, a trio of primary care practices, for $915,000.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Technology provides unexpected benefit to surgery centers during Hurricane Harvey

    Corpus Christi bore the brunt of hurricane Harvey’s fierce 130+ mile an hour winds.  By Gavin Fabian, CEO of Casetabs -
  7. ASC leader to know: Erin Petrie of Regent Revenue Management

    Erin Petrie is the director of revenue cycle management at Regent Revenue Management. She and her team are responsible for serving clients and delivering revenue cycle solutions.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Medtronic launches StealthStation ENT — 5 key notes

    Medtronic globally launched StealthStation, its surgical navigation system for ENT procedures.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Billing Clinic expands to new space — 5 insights

    Billings (Mont.) Clinic Facial Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa expanded to a new space also in Billings, the Billings Gazette reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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