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  1. DuPage Medical Group begins outpatient lumbar fusion program

    Downers Grove, Ill.-based DuPage Medical Group has launched an outpatient lumbar fusion program at its ASC in Westmont, Ill., which opened in January.
  2. $70M medical center with ASC nears completion in Colorado

    Vail (Colo.) Health in November is expected to open a $70 million medical center with an ASC that specializes in orthopedic and pain management procedures, Summit Daily reported Aug. 28.
  3. 9 procedures CMS plans to keep on office-based payable list 

    The proposed 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System, released July 19, outlined nine procedures slated to temporarily remain on CMS' office-based payable list in 2022.
  1. Kentucky pain group applies for new ASC

    Bowling Green, Ky.-based Interventional Pain Specialists has seen rising demand for its services after the trend away from opioid prescriptions, and now the company is looking to open an ASC focused on non-narcotic pain treatments, according to The Bowling-Green Daily News.
  2. CMS pay for 10 cardiology procedures at ASCs vs. HOPDs

    CMS' procedure price look-up tool allows users to compare average pay for procedures in ASCs and hospital outpatient departments.
  3. OCLI Vision adds Pennsylvania ophthalmology practice

    Oceanside, N.Y.-based OCLI Vision has added Philadelphia-based Keystone Eye Associates to its network.
  4. Surgical Care Affiliates taps new VP of clinical quality to lead company-wide initiatives

    Surgical Care Affiliates has appointed Lisa Sinsel vice president of clinical quality to oversee companywide initiatives.

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  1. 2 ASCs pilot patient-reported outcomes platform

    Two California-based ASCs are piloting a patient-reported outcomes platform developed by the NFL Alumni Association.
  2. What 3 ASC execs do when unexpected costs hit

    It can be a challenge to develop a strong ASC budget, especially amid uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. Former New York physician gets 15 years in prison for unlawfully prescribing pain pills

    A former New York physician was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison Aug. 26 after pleading guilty to unlawfully distributing oxycodone in 2019, according to a Justice Department report.
  4. Outlook for ophthalmology in 5 years

    Ophthalmologists expect to see a large growth in new technology and surgical offerings, recruitment challenges and continued consolidation of practices over the next five years.

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  1. Outlook for cardiology over next 5 years

    Staffing challenges, patient demographic changes and new technology are among the top changes cardiologists expect to see in the field over the next five years.
  2. 4 recent ASC exec moves

    Tenet Healthcare, the parent company of United Surgical Partners International, has named a new CEO. 
  3. 2 payer policy trends one CEO is watching

    Steve Eisentrager, president of Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital in Springfield, spoke with Becker's ASC Review on the payer policy trends to which he's paying attention.
  4. 3 recently accredited ASCs

    From Michigan to Tennessee, here are three ASCs that were recently accredited:
  5. 14-physician ASC opens in Montana

    A ribbon cutting ceremony took place Aug. 25 for an ASC in Bozeman, Mont.
  6. Arizona ASC property sold for $5.4M

    Property housing the Chandler, Ariz.-based Sonoran Desert Surgery Center was sold for $5.4 million. 
  7. Eye Health America acquires Florida practice, ASC

    Eye Health America acquired a Fort Myers, Fla.-based physician practice with an ASC, the company said Aug. 26. 
  8. What happened when an insurer rescinded surgery approval after the case started

    Anthony Romeo, MD, executive vice president of the Musculoskeletal Institute of DuPage Medical Group in Downers Grove, Ill., was ready to perform orthopedic surgery on a sedated patient earlier this summer when his office received a surprising call.
  9. Tennessee hospital uses ASC to accommodate nonemegerent surgeries

    Kingsport, Tenn.-based Holston Medical Group is accepting new patients at its ASC after a nearby hospital postponed nonemergent surgeries, NBC affiliate WCYB reported Aug. 26. 

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