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  1. SCA Health's last 5 years: A recap

    Deerfield Ill.-based SCA Health, formerly Surgical Care Affiliates, is one of the largest ASC chains in the country and operates under parent company Optum.
  2. USPI's last 5 years: A recap

    United Surgical Partners International, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare's ASC chain, has seen huge growth in the last five years, becoming the largest chain in the country. The company has added more than 160 ASCs since 2015, when they had 249 centers.
  3. Washington U researchers improve colorectal cancer imaging

    A biomedical engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis has begun research on improving colorectal cancer screening tools by combining machine learning and optical coherence tomography. 

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  1. Pittsburgh healthcare logistics platform receives patent approval for endoscope storage

    Pittsburgh-based logistics platform Mobile Aspects has received patent approval for its iRIScope system, an endoscope storage cabinet that uses automated-channel drying and RFID technology. 
  2. Cyberattack cost Tenet $100M in Q2

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare estimates the cyberattack it suffered in April cost the company about $100 million during the second quarter, CEO Saum Sutaria, MD, said during a July 22 earnings call, according to Seeking Alpha.
  3. ASC and other health deals slow in second quarter

    Healthcare deals and transactions are down in the first half of 2022 by 23 percent compared to the same time last year, according to an Aug. 4 report from Bloomberg.
  4. Physician group opening ASC in Roswell, New Mexico

    A physician group is opening an independent ASC in Roswell, N.M., the Roswell Daily Record reported Aug. 4.

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  1. UAB Medicine opening joint venture ASC

    Winfield, Ala.-based Northwest Regional Health and UAB Medicine, based in Birmingham, are partnering for a new surgery center.
  2. Ohio medical office complex with ASC sold

    A three-building medical office complex in Toledo, Ohio, has been sold, ReBusiness Online reported Aug. 3.
  3. HCA Healthcare's last 5 years: A recap

    Nashville,Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare operates 184 hospitals and about 2,000 sites of care, including ASCs, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers and physician clinics in 21 states and the United Kingdom.
  4. Cost of colonoscopy with biopsy by state

    Iowa is the least expensive state in the U.S. to undergo a colonoscopy with a biopsy, according to Sidecar Health's care calculator.

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  1. USPI, Surgery Partners & more: 5-year growth breakdown of ASC companies

    Here's a growth breakdown of five of the largest ASC chains in the last five years:
  2. $38M healthcare fraud scheme lands Miami physician in prison

    A Miami physician has been sentenced to federal prison for committing a $38 million healthcare fraud scheme scheme, the Justice Department reported Aug. 3.
  3. SurgiCare of Miramar debuts robotic-assisted surgery line

    SurgiCare of Miramar (Fla.) introduced a new robotic-assisted surgery line that uses the da Vinci surgical system. 
  4. Virginia endoscopy center recognized by GI society

    VHC Health, an Arlington, Va.based health system, has been recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for its commitment to quality and safety as part of a designation program dedicated to promoting quality endoscopies. 
  5. Top 6 hot spots for private equity-owned physician practices

    Washington, D.C., Arizona and New Jersey are the top three hot spots for private equity firms acquiring physician practices, according to a study published in JAMA Health Forum. 
  6. Gas price drop brings relief to consumers, businesses

    U.S. gas prices have dropped for seven weeks from $5 per gallon mid-June to near $4 per gallon, the Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 3. 
  7. CVS Health wants a piece of primary care market

    CVS Health plans to enter the primary care market by the end of this year, CNBC reported Aug. 3.
  8. 10 ASC administrators to know

    Here are 10 ASC administrators to know:
  9. 9 changes surgeons say will spur adoption of spine bundled payments

    As reimbursement continues to decline and the cost of running a practice becomes more challenging amid rising inflation and staffing difficulties, more independent practices are anticipated to dip their toes into the world of value-based care, seen by the federal government as a viable route to reduce national healthcare spending.

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