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  1. Covenant pivots to physician services organization & 4 other must-read articles

    Five must-read articles for ASC leaders this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Kansas hospital buys ASC, orthopedic practice

    Mercy Hospital has purchased Stateline Surgery Center, Orthopaedic Specialists of the Four States and Premiere Surgical Institute, according to local TV news station KOAM News Now.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Pacific Rim Outpatient Surgery Center acquired by PeaceHealth: 4 details

    PeaceHealth in Vancouver, Wash., plans to acquire Bellingham, Wash.-based Pacific Rim Outpatient Surgery Center in a deal expected to finalize in March or April, according to the Bellingham Herald.   By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Acquisitions & expansions kick off the decade — 7 ASC industry notes

    Here are seven updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Executive director of Ohio ASC association dies

    The executive director of the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Randy Leffler, died Dec. 23, 2019, at age 51, according to ASC Focus.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Outpatient knee replacement innovation: 5 thoughts from DePuy Synthes' Rajit Kamal

    Rajit Kamal, vice president and global franchise leader, knees at DePuy Synthes, answers five questions about outpatient knee replacement technology.  By Staff -
  4. Ohio pain clinic, owner pay $650K settlement for unnecessary procedures: 4 details

    A pain management practice in Ohio and its owner paid six figures to resolve False Claims Act violation allegations, according to the Department of Justice.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Price-check GPOs

    Not all group purchasing organizations are the same, according to Alpharetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems Chief Nursing Officer Ann Geier, RN.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Dr. Scott Boden shares his thoughts on private equity in orthopedics

    Scott Boden, MD, is chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at Emory University School of Medicine and director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, both based in Atlanta. Here he shares his thoughts on the future of outpatient orthopedics.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. How will the ASC industry change? 6 experts weigh in

    Six experts shared their thoughts on the future of the ASC industry with Becker's ASC Review:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Dr. David Jacofsky on the top opportunities for outpatient orthopedics in 2020

    David J. Jacofsky, MD, is chairman and CEO of HOPCo, a physician-led orthopedic management company and the CORE Institute, an orthopedic practice with locations in Michigan and Arizona Here, he shares his thoughts on outpatient orthopedics, private equity and more.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Sutter Health HMO adds hospital to network with surgery center — 4 details

    Sutter Health Plus added Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Dignity Health Dominican Hospital to its network, effective Jan. 1, TPG Online Daily reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 15 gastroenterology companies ASC leaders should know

    Here are 15 gastroenterology and endoscopy companies ASC leaders should keep on their radar:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 'Put our people's health first': Why Colorado legislators are pushing to lower CRC screening age to 45

    Colorado could soon require insurers to cover colorectal cancer screening costs beginning at age 45 instead of 50 if the Colorado Cancer Coalition and the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network are successful in their lobbying.   By Eric Oliver -
  4. Gastroenterology Associates opens new New York location — 3 insights

    Williamsville, N.Y.-based Gastroenterology Associates opened a location in Orchard Park, N.Y., complementing the group's New York offices in Amherst and Wheatfield, Buffalo Business First reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Ophthalmologist celebrates 1st anniversary of surgery center — 4 insights

    Barbara Bowers, MD, is celebrating the first anniversary of Innovative Ophthalmology's surgical center in Paducah, Ky., the Paducah Sun reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. New York could charge ASCs up to 3% more for new facilities — 4 insights

    Medical facilities in New York could face a new 3 percent fee increase to build a new facility because of a proposal in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $178 billion budget, the New York Post reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. 3 leaders in gastroenterology to know

    Three leaders in gastroenterology to know:  By Rachel Popa -
  8. The biggest opportunity for orthopedics in ASCs: Midwest Orthopaedics' Dr. Nikhil Verma shares insight

    Nikhil N. Verma MD, is a professor and director in the division of sports medicine at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago. Here, he shares his thoughts on outpatient orthopedics.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. 6 recent ASC acquisitions, sales

    Six recent ASC acquisitions, sales:  By Rachel Popa -

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