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  1. California pain physician to stand trial in self-referral to lab, ASC case

    Sanjoy Banerjee, MD, a pain management physician, will stand trial in California on allegations of self-referral, according to a report on My News LA.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Private equity, physician-owned centers & more: Dr. Michael Rivers on ASC trends

    Michael Rivers, MD, director of EMA Ophthalmology for EHR developer Modernizing Medicine, weighed in on the key ASC trends this year.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 6 surgery centers achieving total joint milestones

    Six surgery centers recently announced a milestone number of total joint replacements:  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. The top physician search assignment settings —- Hospitals take No.1 spot

    Hospitals are the top search assignment setting, according to the Merritt Hawkins 2019 review of physician and advanced practitioner recruiting incentives.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Minnesota hospitals challenge Blue Cross policy shifting services to ASCs

    The Minnesota Hospital Association is accusing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota of breaking the law through policies that limit access to colonoscopies and other services in hospitals in favor of having them in lower-cost settings, like ASCs, according to a letter from the association cited by the Minneapolis StarTribune.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Thumbs-up: 1st surgery performed at new $22M Georgia ASC

    A surgeon at the WellStar Acworth (Ga.) Health Park outpatient surgery center recently performed its first procedure, according to the Cobb Business Journal.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Texas practice adds physical therapy & rebrands months after ASC acquisition

    Austin, Texas-based Spindletop Pain Management Holdings and San Antonio-based Tricity Pain Associates acquired Barnes Physical Therapy in San Antonio and rebranded as Phase Four Physiotherapy.   By Angie Stewart -

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  1. 8 NueHealth ASCs earn center of excellence designation — 3 insights

    Eight NueHealth ASCs earned ValueHealth's Ambulatory Center of Excellence designation.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. North Carolina legislature considers altering CON process for ASCs — 3 insights

    The North Carolina legislature may soon reform its certificate of need system, WRAL.com reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Regent Surgical Health, Conformis partner to cut ASC joint replacement costs

    Medical technology company Conformis has entered into a partnership focusing on outpatient joint replacements with ASC developer Regent Surgical Health.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Covenant Surgical continues acquisition spree with Arizona GI practice

    Covenant Surgical Partners entered into a partnership with Phoenix-based Arizona Centers for Digestive Health, adding 11 practices to its portfolio.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Judge advances former Laser Spine Institute employee lawsuit & more — 9 ASC industry notes 

    Here are nine updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Tennessee hospitals, ASCs & physician practices compete for nurses

    CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn., is struggling to recruit and retain nurses as it competes with ASCs, physician practices and other hospitals for talent, according to the Times Free Press.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Pediatric Specialists of Virginia promotes Dr. Rupa Dainer

    Anesthesiologist Rupa Dainer, MD, was named chief surgical officer of Fairfax-based Pediatric Specialists of Virginia.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. California management company acquires 4 surgery centers

    Bay Area Oral Surgery Management acquired four surgery centers in California.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. What physicians & healthcare organizations can do right now to reduce burnout: Dr. Geeta Nayyar weighs in

    Geeta Nayyar, MD, chief medical officer of Tampa, Fla.-based Greenway Health, shared her insights on the key ways health systems and ASCs can reduce physician burnout.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Gamify supply chain education

    Educating ASC staff on supply chain best practices can be fun, according to Quorum Purchasing Advantage Vice President Tony Bramer.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. The 5 states most & least likely to face a physician shortage

    States in the West and South may be more likely to face a physician shortage than those on the East Coast, according to a survey by the Senior List cited by Merritt Hawkins.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. These are the states where nurses, PAs earn the most

    Physician assistants and nurses working in the West and on the East Coast earn more than those working in other parts of the U.S., according to May 2018 mean salary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. 4 new joint-venture ASCs — June 2019

    Here are four joint-venture ASCs opened or announced in June:  By Eric Oliver -

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