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  1. 19 most-recruited physician specialties

    Healthcare recruiting activity is shifting toward medical specialties, with this category representing 78 percent of Merritt Hawkins' physician search engagements in a year's time.
  2. Hybrid ASC is up and running with 43 cardiac partners: 6 things to know

    After acquiring an ASC earlier this year, US Cardio Partners equipped it with a catheterization lab. The hybrid facility is now open to patients, CEO Cliff Crossett said in a phone interview with Becker's ASC Review.
  3. Florida ASC closes real-estate sale-leaseback transaction: 4 details

    ASCs Inc. and J.H. Winokur closed an ASC real estate sale-leaseback transaction for Sunrise, Fla.-based Baptist Eye Surgery Center.

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  1. How Tenet, HCA Healthcare and Surgery Partners' shares performed this week

    Here's how Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and Nashville-based Surgery Partners' shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  2. Wisconsin health system opens medical facility; surgery center still under development

    Aurora BayCare Health Center in Green Bay, Wis., opened a medical facility in Kaukauna, Wis., July 13, the Post Crescent reports.
  3. Ohio health system acquires surgery center for $21M

    Cincinnati-based TriHealth paid $21 million to acquire an outpatient surgery center in Anderson Township, Ohio, in a cost-reducing move, the Cincinnati Business Courier reports.
  4. Florida health system increases elective procedure delays

    Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System is expanding its elective surgery ban at more hospitals in Florida as COVID-19 cases continue to spike, the health system announced July 13, Catalyst reports.

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  1. 2 Texas health systems suspend surgeries, others don't

    Dallas-based Medical City Healthcare and Arlington-based Texas Health Resources both announced they'd suspend elective surgeries for a temporary period July 13, but other systems in the state feel they can still be performed safely, the Dallas News reports.
  2. Out-of-network billing rates for outpatient, inpatient visits in 6 specialties

    Most specialty providers who bill out of network do so less than 10 percent of the time, according to a recent analysis by the Health Care Cost Institute, an independent, nonprofit research institute.
  3. 10 GI groups growing in 2020

    Ten gastroenterology groups with plans to grow their footprint, workforce or services in 2020:
  4. 11 hospitals, health systems adding or expanding GI services

    Eleven hospitals and health systems that have revealed plans to add or expand gastroenterology services so far this year:

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  1. 425 surgery centers received PPP funds & more — 12 ASC industry notes

    Here are 12 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:
  2. Anesthesiologist compensation in 2020: 5 things to know

    Anesthesiologists earn $398,000 a year, on average, according to Medscape's "Anesthesiologist Compensation Report 2020."
  3. Patient payments up 1.6% for surgical RCM company: 4 contributing factors

    Mnet Health, a company providing revenue cycle management services to the surgical industry, reported a 1.6 percent year-over-year increase in patient payments in June, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. Another round of elective surgery suspensions: 5 updates for ASCs

    Facing climbing rates of COVID-19, some states have reinstated bans on elective procedures while healthcare operators in other areas have voluntarily halted elective cases.
  5. ASC manager, developer taps VP of business development

    Dave Ewing was named vice president of business development at Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners, according to a July 1 announcement.
  6. Montana surgical practice to triple in size with new facility — 3 details

    Great Falls-based Northern Montana Oral Surgery is expanding with an 11,400-square-foot facility, according to Fusion | architecture + design, a firm involved in the project.
  7. Stryker's ASC-focused business: 3 things to know

    Earlier this year, Stryker launched an ASC-focused business.
  8. 17 new joint-venture ASCs in 2020

    Becker's ASC Review reported on 17 joint-venture ASCs that were opened or announced in the first half of 2020:
  9. Florida digestive health clinics merge — 3 insights

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Borland Groover partnered with GI Associates of St. Augustine (Fla.) to expand its reach into Northeast Florida.

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