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  1. Top 10 ASC articles this week — Anesthesiologist lawsuits, physician income & more

    Here are the most-read stories on Becker's ASC Review the week of Sept. 14-18:
  2. Arizona gets a new ASC

    There's a new ASC in Chandler, Ariz., according to Marwan Tamimi, an architect who contributed to the facility's development.
  3. ASC records 1st robotic knee replacement — 3 things to know

    The Surgery Center of Amarillo (Texas) introduced robotic-assisted total knee replacement, according to the Amarillo Globe-News.

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  1. Smith+Nephew introduces remote OR access through partnership — 5 details

    Smith+Nephew is teaming up with Avail Medsystems to bring remote collaboration into the operating room.
  2. 3 GIs joining practices this week

    Three gastroenterologists joined a new practice this week: 
  3. AAAHC bestows Bernard A. Kershner innovation awards

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care named the winners of its Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement Awards, recognizing Nemours Children's Primary Care in Orlando, Fla., and Surgery Center of Fairfield, Conn. 
  4. Developer building medical office building in Arizona

    A Milwaukee-based developer is building a medical office building in Peoria, Ariz., the Phoenix Business Journal reports.

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  1. Medical City Alliance breaks ground on $10M ASC

    Fort Worth, Texas-based Medical City Alliance broke ground on a $10 million ASC Sept. 3, which is expected to be completed in early 2021, Community Impact reports.
  2. AtlantiCare surgery centers back in network with Humana

    Humana and Atlantic City, N.J.-based AtlantiCare reached an agreement to provide in-network care for Medicare Advantage members.
  3. Anesthesiologist sues New Jersey for $100M over 'fabricated' kickback charges

    Anesthesiologist Terry Ramnanan, MD, is suing New Jersey for $100 million, claiming the nearly two years he spent defending himself against "fabricated charges" of illegal kickbacks caused irreparable damage to his reputation and 40-year career, according to New Jersey 101.5.
  4. What's limiting physician income in 2020? 'Personal choice' ranks in top 3

    The COVID-19 pandemic was the leading reason for physicians' income limitations in 2020, followed by "personal choice" and "patient volume/load," according to The Medicus Firm's "2020 Practice Preference & Relocation Survey."

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  1. Wisconsin surgery center clinches total joint certification — 3 details

    Appleton, Wis.-based Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley received advanced certification from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, according to a Sept. 15 announcement.
  2. 4-physician eye group building clinic, ASC in Washington — 3 details

    Empire Eye Physicians is building a clinic and surgery center in Spokane Valley, Wash., according to Bernando | Wills Architects, an architecture and planning firm involved in the project.
  3. 15.3% of providers are in solo practice — Where are the others? 7 key insights

    More than half of providers practice in a hospital or in a single-specialty group, according to The Medicus Firm's "2020 Practice Preference & Relocation Survey."
  4. Oregon ASC installs joint replacement robot

    Salem, Ore.-based Willamette Surgery Center purchased and installed Styrker's Mako system to assist surgeons during total and partial knee and total hip replacements.
  5. Wisconsin bariatric center, physician group earns center of excellence recognition

    ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah (Wis.) and Surgical Associates of Neenah were recertified as a Bariatric Center of Excellence.
  6. Column: ASCs need to adopt EHRs

    ASCs provide high-quality care but need to show the public ways they cut down errors, enhance outcomes, boost efficiency and reduce costs, according to a column in Healthcare Tech Outlook.
  7. The ASC/OBL cardiology model — 2 industry experts answer 5 Qs

    Changing federal and state rules are driving a rapid migration of cardiology procedures to the outpatient setting, according to ECG Management Consultants Principal Naya Kehayes and Associate Principal Sean Hartzell.
  8. Baylor St. Luke's building $426M medical office building with surgery center

    Houston-based Baylor St. Luke's is expanding its McNair Campus by building a 400,000-square-foot, $426 million medical office building that will include a surgery center, the Houston Business Journal reports.
  9. Maryland surgery center launches women's wellness program

    Rockville, Md.-based Center for Innovative GYN Care launched the CIGC Wellness Center, an ASC-based series of programs, The Daily Record reports.

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