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  1. SCA, Texas Health Resources, physicians building Texas ASC

    MedCore Partners is developing a joint-venture multispecialty ASC in Denton County, Texas.
  2. 4 insights into cardiology compensation

    Median salaries for physicians specializing in cardiology are rising throughout the U.S., according to a survey from MedAxiom, which is associated with the American College of Cardiology.
  3. 20 bold predictions about the ASC industry over the next 5 years

    Twenty ASC owners, administrators and operators share one bold prediction about new specialties and procedures, mergers and acquisitions, and overall outlook for the ASC industry.

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  1. How Illinois Pain Institute is targeting a possible rise in opioid reliance: 3 details

    Shutdown-related gaps in care could exacerbate the opioid epidemic, according to the Illinois Pain Institute, an independent pain practice with seven locations in the Chicagoland area.
  2. Chicago surgery center improves financial performance

    Rush SurgiCenter Chicago saw its financial performance increase after using the SNBilling revenue cycle management service, according to a study released by Surgical Notes.
  3. 79% of specialists increased telemedicine use during COVID-19

    Specialty physicians pivoted hard to telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, with some 79 percent of specialists reporting utilization increases, according to GlobalData.
  4. Texas ASC deploys automated COVID-19 screening for visitors

    Austin, Texas-based Personique Surgery Center installed a contactless kiosk to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, as well as other transmittable viruses and diseases.

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  1. Wisconsin system onboards executive director of ASCs: 5 details

    Milwaukee-based Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin installed industry veteran LoAnn Vande Leest, BSN, as executive director of ASCs.
  2. Hurricane Laura: Texas system closes ASC, 30 outpatient facilities

    Harris Health System closed 30 facilities, including the Houston-based Ambulatory Surgery Center at LBJ, in preparation for the landfall of Hurricane Laura.
  3. 8 states with the most new surgery centers in 2020 so far

    There have been 109 new surgery centers that have either broken ground or opened in 2020 so far.
  4. Indiana hospital opening surgical clinic

    Jasper, Ind.-based Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center will open Memorial Surgical Associates, a surgical clinic, Sept. 1, The Herald reports.

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  1. Cardiothoracic surgeon fired after allowing CEO to make first incision in surgery

    Kingsport, Tenn.-based Ballad Health's Bristol Regional Medical Center fired cardiothoracic surgeon Nathan Smith, MD, after he offered and let the CEO of Bristol Regional make the first cut in a surgery, local NBC affiliate WCYB reports.
  2. Physician self-referral final rule timeline extended to August 2021

    HHS extended the timeline for publishing the final rule clarifying the physician self-referral regulations.
  3. Abbott's $5 COVID-19 test gives results in 15 minutes: 8 quick facts

    Abbott received the FDA's emergency use authorization clearance for its rapid COVID-19 detection test BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card.
  4. ASCs will 'have an accelerator like never before': ValueHealth's executive chairman on outpatient migration, value-based care

    Despite significant economic challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, ValueHealth Executive Chairman John Palumbo insists the digital surgical company has "never been more bullish about growth."
  5. The next evolution of orthopedics: 2 leaders on upgrades to thrive beyond 2020

    Despite the loss of surgical volume and revenue during elective surgery bans earlier this year, many orthopedic practices and service lines are making investments for future growth.
  6. 4 kickback settlements since April

    During the pandemic, several settlements have been reached in lawsuits involving devicemakers, drug companies and physician groups.
  7. Surgery groups vs. insurers: 4 court battles to know

    Four recent lawsuits involving surgical groups and insurance companies:
  8. 3 new tools designed for ASCs, surgeons

    Three new products for surgery centers and operating rooms:
  9. 4 big staffing challenges for ASCs — Recruitment comes at a higher cost & more

    The pandemic has created a myriad of staffing challenges for ASCs, according to Mnet Health, a surgical revenue cycle management and technology provider.

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