Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Surgical Care Affiliates secures compliance management platform for 220+ ASCs

    Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates has chosen HOTB Software's compliance management platform, SCT|CoreCompli, to provide survey data management for its more than 220 ASCs.
  2. Private equity thriving in gastroenterology: 9 updates

    Private equity has seen consistent success in gastroenterology, with firms like One GI acquiring at least three firms since the start of 2021. 
  3. 10 ophthalmology industry updates for ASC leaders

    Two ophthalmology clinics are opening in North Carolina, and private equity-backed ophthalmology companies are expanding. 

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  1. Former ASCA exec named Biosimilars Council director

    Steven Selde, former assistant director of government affairs for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, was named director of the Association for Accessible Medicines' Biosimilars Council. 
  2. Medical assistant sentenced for embezzling $11K from Pennsylvania practice

    A former employee at a physician's office in DuBois, Pa., was sentenced to jail for admitting to embezzling over $11,000 from the practice, according to a report in The Progress, a Community Media Group publication.
  3. Laser Spine Institute founder sues former attorneys, says they caused $400M in losses

    Tampa, Fla.-based Laser Spine Institute founder James St. Louis, DO, claimed in a lawsuit his former lawyers caused him to lose more than $400 million in a judgment by not communicating with him and breaching its fiduciary responsibilities.
  4. Docbot raises $4M in series A funding, appoints new CEO

    Artificial intelligence company Docbot raised $4 million in series A funding and selected Andrew Ritter as its CEO, according to a May 24 press release.

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  1. Florida court orders ASC to show patient billing records

    A Florida appeals court ruled May 21 that Orlando-based Sand Lake Surgery Center must produce relevant billing records for the treatment of two personal injury plaintiffs, even though it already sold its stake in the case to a litigation funding company.
  2. North Carolina ophthalmic practice opening $7.5M ASC

    Wilmington (N.C.) Eye is opening an ophthalmology ASC in late 2021, estimated to cost $7.5 million. 
  3. 4 opportunities for post-pandemic ASC growth

    While the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the ASC industry, some have found it has also created opportunities for growth. 
  4. AmSurg, Mount Sinai partner on CRC research

    AmSurg and Mount Sinai Health System recently released new research that supports new recommendations to lower the screening age for colorectal cancer from 50 to 45, according to a May 24 press release.

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  1. Top 10 states for physicians to practice

    Minnesota and four other Midwestern states were among the top 10 places for physicians to work, according to Medscape's Best & Worst Places to Practice 2021 list.
  2. Work progressing on UM Shore Regional Health's campus with surgery center

    University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is making progress on its healthcare campus in Dorchester County, according to a May 24 LinkedIn post.
  3. AdventHealth invests $256M for another Florida surgical center

    AdventHealth is expanding its Tampa Bay (Fla.) campus with a $256 million surgical tower. 
  4. Idaho health system opens ASC

    Nampa, Idaho-based Saltzer Health opened an ASC on May 24, according to a LinkedIn post by the health system. 
  5. California neurosurgeon gets 15 months in prison for taking kickbacks

    Neurosurgeon Jeffrey David Gross, MD, was sentenced May 22 for his role in a scheme that referred patients to Pacific Hospital in Long Beach, Calif., in exchange for kickbacks, according to a Sierra Sun Times report.
  6. Orthopedic surgeons countersue Adena in contract dispute

    Three orthopedic surgeons have filed a countersuit against Adena Health System in Chillicothe, Ohio, alleging the system retaliated against them and breached their employment contracts, according to a May 23 report in Chillicothe Gazette.
  7. SCA's joint-venture ASC breaks ground in Minnesota

    Developers broke ground May 20 on Surgical Care Affiliates' surgery center in partnership with Minneapolis-based Allina Health, CCX Media reported.
  8. Employed vs. independent physician pay for 7 ASC specialties

    Independent physicians report higher average compensation for the specialties most essential to ASCs, according to the Medscape Orthopedics Compensation Report 2021.
  9. Meet the Florida ASC administrator who 'exceeds all expectations'

    The administrator of Pensacola-based North Florida Surgical Center, Jessica Sorsby, has only held her position since July 2020 — but her colleagues say she already has made distinct and sustainable improvements in her center's revenue generation and work culture.

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