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BECKER'S ASC REVIEW Will outpatient total joint replacement become the norm? J. David Evanich, MD, partner at Flower Mound, Texas-based Orthopedic Associates and board presi- dent of Texas Health Orthopedic Surgery Center in Flower Mound, an affiliate of Surgical Care Affiliates, discusses the future of outpatient total joints. CMS proposes 2% ASC pay increase in 2019: 5 key notes CMS released the 2019 proposed payment rule for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments, ad- dressing payment factors and potential changes in quality reporting for ASCs. Five ASC administrators from across the country discuss the healthcare landscape and where they see the best opportunities for their centers to thrive. e administrators touch on growing ASC volume, expanding their facilities, bundled payments and more in this informative article. continued on page 50 continued on page 70 continued on page 13 The best opportunity to improve ASC profitability in 2-3 years Inside the issue: SurgCenter Development performs 30k outpatient joint replacements — 4 insights p. 52 Allstate files $2M suit against ASCs, orthopedic surgeons and others: 4 things to know p. 46 15 statistics on GI starting salary p. 37 Orthopedic surgery tops specialties for industry payments at $258M p. 52 Top challenges for 6 ASCs today p. 10 Cardiovascular surgery center opens in Kansas: 4 things to know p. 15 Physicians Endoscopy names new president: 4 insights p. 35 12 key articles on orthopedics & GI in ASCs September/October 2018 • Vol. 2018 No. 5 50+ ARTICLES INSIDE INSIDE THE ISSUE Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting June 13-15, 2019 | Swissotel Chicago Keynotes from George Foreman, Bob Woodward, and Sarah Kliff Call 1.800.417.2035 or email, or REGISTER TODAY 230 + speakers, includ- ing 140 + spine and orthopedic surgeons and pain management physicians 1 7 th Annual Future of Spine + The Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference

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