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  1. Dartmouth-Hitchcock opens $62M ASC: 4 details

    Dartmouth-Hitchcock's newest ASC in Manchester, N.H., is set to open for same-day surgeries at the end of April.
  2. How one health system met patient demand during the pandemic 

    Davin Lundquist, MD, chief medical information officer of ambulatory services in the Ventura market at Dignity Health and CommonSpirit, joined "Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast" to talk about how his company adapted its structure to maintain demand and serve sick patients. 
  3. A day care, a church, and a bar and grill: 6 spaces being converted to ASCs

    ASC developers are turning to churches, malls and restaurants to open new centers. Here are six buildings being converted to ASCs:

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  1. Timeline of One GI's year of growth

    One GI, a gastroenterology platform, was established in April 2020 by a partnership between private equity firm Webster Equity Partners and Memphis, Tenn.-based Gastro One. 
  2. Atlantic Health System building ASC in medical center

    Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System is building an ASC in the Morristown Medical Center's Health Pavilion in Rockaway, N.J., according to an April 22 LinkedIn post by Buckl Architects, the renovation's architect. 
  3. 8 updates for cardiology ASCs

    Cardiology-driven ASCs only make up 2 percent of single-specialty ASCs, but there has been an increasing trend of cardiology procedures being performed in an outpatient setting. 
  4. Dermatology ASCs: 5 updates in 2021

    Dermatology-focused surgery centers make up 4 percent of single-specialty ASCs, according to MedPAC's 2021 Report to Congress. 

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  1. 4 ASC quality reporting resources

    There are several resources available for ASCs to measure their quality through surveys and evaluations. 
  2. Legislation could lower tax burden on ASCs

    Congress is considering a new bill that would ease the tax burden on healthcare providers, including ASCs.
  3. OptumCare is changing physician pay to drive revenue growth

    OptumCare, part of OptumHealth, is transitioning physicians to value-based payment models in an effort to reach its goal of becoming a $100 billion business, according to an Insider report.
  4. CRH Medical acquired for $372.9M

    Gastroenterology products and services provider CRH Medical has been acquired by Well Health, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based company focused on consolidating clinical and digital assets in the healthcare industry.

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  1. 3 ASCs included in $1.9B Mass General expansion plan

    Boston-based Mass General Brigham is seeking approval to build three outpatient surgery centers across Massachusetts, MSN.com reported April 22.
  2. 10 states with the fewest employed physicians

    South Dakota has the fewest employed physicians, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics occupational employment statistics survey.
  3. USPI added 530 physicians in Q1, 5 more earnings call notes

    Dallas-based Tenet has big plans to grow its ASC business, United Surgical Partners International, and it began the year by adding hundreds of physicians.
  4. Comparing HCA's first quarter in 2021 vs. 2020

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare saw an uptick in outpatient revenue and outpatient case volume, but a dip in the number of ASCs in the first quarter of 2021. 
  5. 9 ASC moves in Pennsylvania so far in 2021

    Here are nine ASC updates in Pennsylvania that Becker's ASC Review has reported on in 2021:
  6. One GI expands into Kentucky and Indiana

    Memphis, Tenn.-based One GI acquired Gastroenterology Health Partners, a group with practices in Louisville, Ky., and Southern Indiana, the company announced April 22
  7. Why ASCs are the key to orthopedic success: Q&A with Dr. Mark Kerner

    As traditional areas of profit for orthopedic surgeons are in flux, some orthopedic surgeons think an ASC focus is the way to maintain profit.
  8. 10 more ASC administrators to know

    Here are 10 ASC administrators to know who are leading their centers through the pandemic:
  9. PE-backed Midwest Vision Partners teams up with Detroit groups

    Chicago-based, private equity-backed Midwest Vision Partners announced a partnership with three different ophthalmology groups in the Detroit area.

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