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  1. Dr. Evgeny Krynetskiy clinches excellence designation — 3 highlights

    Two years after performing his first Lapiplasty bunion surgery at Naples, Fla.-based Seaside Surgery Center, Evgeny Krynetskiy, MD, was awarded the "Center of Excellence" designation by Treace Medical Concepts.
  2. The state of staffing in ASCs — 5 key insights

    Thirty percent of ASC leaders reported layoffs of direct care staff in the past year, up from 4 percent in 2019, according to OR Manager's "2020 Career & Salary Survey."
  3. Dr. Richard Rosa debuts patient-specific knee surgery

    Richard Rosa, MD, used Conformis' patient-specific knee replacement technology for the first time in an ASC, according to a company announcement.

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  1. Meet AmSurg's new president: 3 quick facts

    Jeff Snodgrass was tapped to serve as president of Nashville, Tenn.-based AmSurg, one of the country's largest ASC operators and the ambulatory division of Envision Healthcare.
  2. 4-step plan to cutting ASC supply costs

    To reduce expenses, ASC administrators should understand that 80 percent of costs are driven by the top 20 percent of spend, according to Encompass Healthcare Data Solutions.
  3. Surgical Care Affiliates to open surgery center in $20M development: 3 details

    A new medical office building in St. Louis Park, Minn., will house a surgery center and an ENT practice, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
  4. Top 20 jobs in healthcare for 2020

    Medical Technology Schools developed a list of the top healthcare careers for 2020 based on career growth trajectory, salary, flexibility and return on investment.

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  1. COVID-19 vaccine could come in November, CDC says: 8 quick facts

    The CDC sent documents to states saying a COVID-19 vaccination will be available as early as late October or early November, according to a New York Times article.
  2. Value-based care + addressing racial disparities: 3 strategies

    Value-based care, which emerged more than two decades ago, has had a limited effect on racial health disparities in the U.S., according to a Sept. 3 article in Health Affairs.
  3. 30 new GI centers in 2020 so far

    Thirty surgery centers or practices with gastroenterology services opened or were announced in 2020:
  4. Dignity Health surgery centers back in network with Cigna after 9-month feud

    San Francisco-based Dignity Health and Cigna reached a multiyear agreement after a nine-month renegotiation process, the San Francisco Business Times reports.

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  1. Nebraska practices open joint venture cardiology surgery center

    Lincoln, Neb.-based providers Pioneer Heart Institute and Advanced Medical Imaging are jointly owning and operating a 10,000-square-foot surgery center in Lincoln, the Lincoln Journal Star reports.
  2. Chicago real estate firm acquires Arkansas surgery center

    Chicago real estate firm Stage Equity Partners acquired Little Rock-based Endoscopy Center of Arkansas, a 10,000-square-foot surgery center, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports.
  3. ACC awards Kansas hospital platinum performance award

    The American College of Cardiology recognized Kansas HaysMed with an NCDR Chest Pain MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, the Hays Post reports.
  4. Physicians see overall pay boost, but GI compensation falls most among any specialty

    While physician compensation increased in general from 2018-19, increases in compensation per work relative value unit weren't as pronounced as other years, according to AMGA's 33rd "2020 Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey."
  5. Dr. Jaime Hernandez pioneers TKR robot in California ASC

    The Center for Orthopedic Surgery in Van Nuys, Calif., recorded the country's first ASC-based total knee replacement using the CORI Surgical System Sept. 3.
  6. 3 GIs joining practices this week

    Three gastroenterologists joined a new practice this week: 
  7. 5 key regulatory updates for ASC leaders

    Five key regulatory updates for ASC leaders to know:
  8. ASCs subject to new information blocking rules, penalties — 6 things to know

    ASCs engaging in "information blocking" practices could be subject to penalties under a new rule from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, according to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.
  9. Commercial payer spend on GI procedures in HOPDs vs. ASCs — 6 statistics

    Consumers save as much as $5 billion a year in out-of-pocket costs by having procedures performed in ASCs instead of hospital outpatient departments, according to Anthem.

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