Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. How will Biden's $1.9 trillion plan affect ASCs? ASC leaders weigh in

    Some ASC leaders think President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan could be a win for ASCs. 
  2. Leapfrog, AARP pushing for required reporting of COVID-19 infections in ASCs

    Leapfrog Group and AARP are currently advocating for Congress to pass a policy requiring ASCs to report their COVID-19 infection rates on an ongoing basis. 
  3. ENT surgical volume saw quick rebound after abrupt dip in 2020

    Inpatient and outpatient surgical volume for ENT procedures in the U.S. dropped at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, but saw a relatively quick rebound, according to research published in JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery.

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  1. GI procedures and devices: 6 updates

    Here are six recent updates on gastroenterology procedures and devices:
  2. 3 Compass Surgical Partners moves in 2021

    Raleigh, N.C.-based ASC developer Compass Surgical Partners has opened or announced three ASCs in the past few months, bringing their total partnered ASCs to 19. 
  3. Pennsylvania dermatology practice plans cancer surgery center

    Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners in King of Prussia plans to open a cancer surgery center on the third floor of its new location, according to an April 9 press release.  
  4. What NorthStar Anesthesia did so far in 2021

    Irving, Texas-based NorthStar Anesthesia kicked off the year completing its expansion to serve seven facilities in Michigan. The company is continuing that momentum, growing its footprint in four other states so far in 2021.

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  1. Elective surgeries postponed at Michigan hospitals: What will it mean for ASCs?

    When hospitals began canceling and postponing elective surgeries to focus on COVID-19 patients in early 2020, many surgery centers limited capacity or temporarily closed their doors to keep patients safe and redirect resources to the hospital.
  2. Illinois health system gets licensure to seek AAAHC accreditation

    Quincy (Ill.) Medical Group is one step closer to opening its surgery center.
  3. ValueHealth developing total joint surgery center in Florida

    Leawood, Kan.-based ValueHealth is developing a total joint-focused surgery center in Pompano Beach, Fla., with Muve Health.
  4. Physician accused of pocketing nearly $300K in COVID-19 relief funds: 4 details

    The federal government has charged a Colorado physician with misappropriating thousands of dollars in COVID-19 relief funds from his practice for personal use.

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  1. Anterior hip replacements gaining steam

    Anterior hip replacements are increasing in popularity as a less invasive procedure than traditional open hip surgeries, according to a report in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  2. GI partnerships, acquisitions and openings: 9 industry updates

    GI companies have been busy in the past month, from ASC acquisitions to partnerships. 
  3. Lawsuits & expansions: 7 anesthesia updates

    U.S. Anesthesia Partners filed a lawsuit against UnitedHealthcare, and a hospital is replacing anesthesiologists with certified registered nurse anesthetists. 
  4. Michigan church converting to surgery center and spine clinic

    A church in Port Huron, Mich., is being converted into a medical center with a neurology and spine clinic, open MRI center and outpatient surgery center, local radio station WGRT reports.
  5. Remote cardiology visits expand access for underserved patients during COVID-19

    New research shows underserved patient groups were more likely to use remote ambulatory cardiology visits during the pandemic, but these visits also saw less frequent testing and prescribing, HCPLive reported April 7. 
  6. J&J to oversee Emergent BioSolutions plant; Moderna vials can have 15 doses & more: 6 updates on the COVID-19 vaccine

    Here are six updates on the COVID-19 vaccine over the past week:
  7. 11 states projected have the most new colon, rectum cancer cases in 2021

    The American Cancer Society estimates 11 states will have more than 4,000 new colon and rectum cancer cases this year, according to its Cancer Facts & Figures 2021 report.
  8. Physician, wife and grandchildren shot, killed in South Carolina home

    A South Carolina physician and members of his family died from gunshot wounds April 7, according to a report from WCNC Charlotte, an NBC affiliate.
  9. Maine HHS board rejects $14M ASC proposal

    A proposed ASC from Lewistown, Maine-based Central Maine Healthcare won't get a recommendation for a certificate of need, The Times Record reported April 7.

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