Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. AHRQ: These 12 states ranking in the lowest quartile for quality care

    HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released its 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report consisting of data from 2014 to 2015. In the report, the agency measured U.S. healthcare quality on a quartile scale.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 20 states with the most 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 most ASCs, as of 2016.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 23 statistics on physician practice efficiency

    Medscape released the Medscape Practice Workflow Report 2017: Physicians' Bottlenecks, Challenges and Time report, addressing challenges and opportunities to improve physician practice efficiency.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. How anesthesia practices are weathering 'surprise' billing laws — 6 insights

    Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira penned a blog post on how practices are adapting to recently passed balance billing laws.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 15 anesthesiologists making headlines — August 2017

    Here are 15 anesthesiologists that made headlines in August 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Leadership appointments, new services & more: 3 GI practices in the news

    Here are three practices with gastroenterology services making news.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Endoscopy device market to hit $41B by 2021 — 6 market insights

    Zion Market Research analysts believe the endoscopy device market will rocket between 2016 and 2021 growing at a compound annual growth rate of 6.12 percent.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Penn Medicine taps Dr. Ben Stanger for Penn Pancreatic Cancer Research Center — 4 insights

    Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine appointed Ben Stanger, MD, PhD, director of the Penn Pancreatic Cancer Research Center.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 56 statistics on ASC operating expenses per case

    VMG Health released the VMG Health’s Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2017, including statistics on ASC operating expenses per case.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 8 trends on US healthcare coverage in 2016 — uninsured rate drops to 8.8%

    Healthcare coverage in the U.S. evolved over the past half-decade with the implementation and slow demise of the ACA. Here are key trends from the U.S. Census Bureau's report "Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2016."  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Physicians Realty Trust acquires building with ASC for $10M — 3 insights

    Physicians Realty Trust purchased a medical office building in Cool Springs, Tenn. with an ASC for $10 million, The Nashville Post reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Anchor Health Properties acquires medical building with ASC for $23M — 4 insights

    Anchor Health Properties acquired Norwalk, Conn.-based Cross Street Medical Center for $23 million from Marcus Partners, The Hour reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites performs Massachusetts' 1st total hip replacement

    Newton, Mass.-based Atrius Health physicians James Phillips, MD, and Georges Almacari, MD, performed Massachusetts' first total hip replacement in a freestanding ASC at Waltham, Mass.-based Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. ASC leader to know: Tom Jacobs of MedHQ

    Tom Jacobs is the CEO and cofounder of MedHQ, a healthcare business services and management and credentialing company.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. PhyMed taps former CHS exec Marty Bonick as CEO — 4 key notes

    Nashville, Tenn.-based PhyMed Healthcare Group named Marty Bonick its CEO.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. AHRQ: These 12 states provide the highest quality healthcare

    HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released its 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report consisting of data from 2014 to 2015. In the report, the agency measured U.S. healthcare quality on a quartile scale.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. The Joint Commission tables telehealth standards for ASCs, hospitals

    The Joint Commission put out for public comment, proposed telehealth standards for TJC accredited ambulatory and hospital programs, Lexology reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Takeda doubles down on R&D — 5 key notes

    Chemistry World reported on Takeda's vision for the future; it involves a move away from generics and over-the-counter businesses into pharmaceutical research and development.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Drug designations, product launches & more — 4 GI company key notes

    Here are four updates on GI companies from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  9. The Joint Commission rarely revokes accreditation — 5 key notes

    An investigation in The Wall Street Journal discovered The Joint Commission rarely downgrades an accredited healthcare facility once it awards its "Gold Seal of Approval," ARS Technica reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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