Providing High Acuity Orthopedic and Spine Cases

Strategies for success lie in pre- and postop care

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Boston Calling

Where can you find thousands of your peers, ASC industry leaders, cutting-edge technology, the Green Monster, chowder and duck tours all in one place? Boston, Massachusetts, of course, between April 11 and 14, when ASCA 2018 convenes at the Hynes Convention Center. Need some more reasons why you need to be at this meeting? Read on.

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HIPAA Biannual Update

Since our last update in September, health care organizations across the country posted 180 breaches of protected health information (PHI) affecting 500 or more individuals.

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Study Proves ASCs Can Provide Value-Based Orthopedic Surgery

An ASC chain partnered with ValidCare for a multi-year, multi-phase pilot that began in 2016 to determine whether specific orthopedic and spine procedures, which had historically been in-patient procedures, could be performed at its ASCs at a lower cost while maintaining or improving the quality of outcome and patient satisfaction.

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Focus on Members

What steps does your ASC take to ensure patient satisfaction?

Tracy Hoeft-Hoffman

"Patient satisfaction starts with hiring the right team! Hire winners, not whiners. Next, you have to take care of..."

—Tracy Hoeft-Hoffman, Kearney Ambulatory Surgical Center, dba Heartland Surgery Center

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Names in the News

Cedar Rapids ASC Completes 100,000 Procedures

FEBRUARY 12, 2018

On February 14, 2018, Surgery Center Ceder Rapids in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will perform its 100,000th procedure, according to a press release.

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Surgery Center of Chesapeake Performs First TJR

FEBRUARY 2, 2018

The Surgery Center of Chesapeake in Chesapeake, Virginia, performed a total joint replacement (TJR) surgery on January 24, 2018, and became the first ASC in the South Hampton Roads region to perform a TJR, according to a release.

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NJ Governor Signs Bill into Law Before Leaving Office

JANUARY 15, 2018

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) signed NJ S278 into law during his last days in office.

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