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  1. Iowa ophthalmologist receives CON for ASC on 5th try: 5 things to know

    Lee Birchansky, MD, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based ophthalmologist received state approval to open an outpatient eye center on his fifth attempt in more than 10 years, according to The Gazette.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. CBO: 32M Americans to lose coverage under ACA repeal by 2026

    Recent Congressional Budget Office estimates said up to 32 million Americans will lose their coverage by 2026 if officials repeal the ACA.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Tampa Surgery Center suffers data breach: 5 things to know

    Last month, officials told Tampa Bay Surgery Center an unauthorized third party posted patient data to a public online file-sharing site, according to Health IT Security.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. ASC leader to know: Robert Westergard of ASCOA

    Robert Westergard is the CFO of Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America. He was a controller for Truman Capital Advisors prior to joining ASCOA.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Man accused of stabbing at Texas ASC to stand trial: 3 notes

    In 2013, then 22-year-old Kyron Rayshawn Templeton allegedly stabbed four people at Longview, Texas-based Good Shepherd Ambulatory Surgical Center, according to  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. How this California ASC makes limiting wrong-site surgeries and infections a priority

    Patrick Haley, administrator of Freedom, Calif.-based Central Coast Surgery Center, details what his surgery center staff members do to reduce the probability of wrong-site procedures and infections.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — July 20, 2017

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to note for July 20, 2017.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. Physician Partners of America buys Florida ASC: 3 things to know

    Medical organization Physician Partners of America acquired Boynton Beach, Fla.-based Bethesda Outpatient Surgery Center.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -
  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 -
  5. 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 -
  6. 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 -
  7. 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 -
  8. 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 -
  9. 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 -

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