Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Banner Health to acquire Phoenix orthopedic practice, add 18 physicians

    Phoenix-based Banner Health plans to buy the Orthopedic Clinic Association, adding both physicians and advanced practice providers to its network, according to the Phoenix Business Journal.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Leader of opioid scheme that distributed 9.5M+ pills found guilty

    The leader of an illegal pill distribution operation in Tennessee was found guilty Feb. 14, local CBS affiliate WVLT reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. North Carolina passes over major providers, grants CON to spine surgery center, orthopedic practice

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services approved certificate-of-need applications from Wake Spine and Specialty Surgery Center and Triangle Orthopaedics Surgery Center, passing over some of the region's largest healthcare institutions, Triangle Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Tech firm with plastic surgery center clients exposes health information, procedure photos — 3 insights

    Hundreds of thousands of files containing patient information and procedure photos were stored in an improperly secured database owned by NextMotion, a technology firm that provides imaging and patient management services to plastic surgery clinics and centers, Bleepingcomputer reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. A timeline of PE investment in GI

    Private equity investors are turning their attention to the gastroenterology space. Here is a timeline of PE investments that will be updated as more deals close:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 'They pulled the daggers out' — Dr. Shakeel Ahmed on owning ASCs in a hospital-dominated market

    Atlas Surgical Group — one of the St. Louis metropolitan area's largest private surgical groups — began making ASC ownership a priority over a decade ago, betting that healthcare in the U.S. was headed in an outpatient-focused direction.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Dr. Samuel Gun on private equity investment in gastroenterology

    Samuel H. Gun, DO, is a physician at Tri-County Gastroenterology in Clinton Township, Mich., an assistant clinical professor in gastroenterology for the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists. Here, he shares his thoughts on the future of the specialty and the headwinds he expects to face this year.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Fraud scheme used dead people's names to get loans for procedures at Florida surgery center

    A lender affiliated with Weston, Fla.-based Best U Now, an aesthetic surgery center, allegedly gave out loans to people using the identities of the recently deceased, the Broward Palm Beach New Times reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Surgeon performs Florida ASC's first knee replacement with Navio robot

    A surgeon at the Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center in Gulf Breeze, Fla., performed the center's first total knee replacement with the Navio robotic system.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Orthopedic, spine ASC opens in Virginia office building

    A Newport News, Va., medical office building with an ASC held a ribbon-cutting this week.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 5 new joint-venture ASCs — January 2020

    Here are five joint-venture ASCs opened or announced in January:  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Florida ophthalmology practice expands — 4 insights

    Boca Raton, Fla.-based West Boca Eye Center is expanding its patient base to treat patients in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Delray Beach, all in Florida.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. North Carolina legislators consider easing certificate-of-need laws for ASCs — 4 insights

    North Carolina legislators are attempting to increase competition in the state by reforming certificate-of-need laws around ASCs, the Richmond County Daily Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Automate processes

    Supply chain solutions company Inventory Optimization Solutions shared tips ASCs can follow to improve supply chain management on the company's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 5 largest health insurance companies by membership

    UnitedHealthcare is the largest insurer in the U.S. by membership, according to VeryWell health.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. Texas surgery center acquires surgical robot for total knee replacements

    INOV8 Surgical, an orthopedic practice and ASC in Houston, has acquired the TSolution One robotic system from THINK Surgical.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. Surglogs partners with Riteway Services for access to ASC network

    Surglogs' suite of regulatory compliance solutions will soon be available to the more than 250 ASCs that are part of Riteway Services' network through a new partnership.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. The neurosurgeon behind a $21M ASC in Alabama — 3 things to know

    Neurosurgeon Swaid Swaid, MD, opened a $21 million medical complex with an ASC in Vestavia Hills, Ala., last month, HC&O News reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Healthcare coalition closes surgery center deal — 3 insights

    The Albert Lea (Minn.) Healthcare Coalition raised the funds to purchase a former department store in the Northbridge Mall, which it will redevelop into a healthcare complex through a joint venture with MercyOne, the Albert Lea Tribune reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. New York state orders physician to close surgery center — 4 insights

    The New York Board for Professional Medical Conduct ordered Dennis Daly, MD, to close his surgery center in East Syracuse, N.Y., after he used an unqualified technician during a procedure, reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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