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  1. 15 ASC administrators on patient volumes, effects of a 2nd wave

    ASC patient volumes are recovering as centers resume full operations across the U.S.
  2. 10 things to know about gastroenterologists and GI centers | 2020

    Here are 10 things to know about gastroenterologists and gastroenterology in ASCs.
  3. Former USPI CFO alleges he was fired for whistleblowing & more — 11 ASC industry notes

    Here are 11 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note: 

COVID-19 spotlights safety benefits of remote collaboration technology

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  1. 'We have to prepare for the future now': Dr. James Lynch on the importance of ASC partnerships in spine

    James Lynch, MD, is founder of SpineNevada in Reno, where he is chairman and CEO, as well as partner and director of spine services at Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health.
  2. 10 states where health is recovering most, least from COVID-19

    Hawaii is the state where residents are recovering the most from COVID-19, according to an analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website. 
  3. USPI vs. AmSurg vs. SCA: 8 key comparisons

    United Surgical Partners International, AmSurg and Surgical Care Affiliates are among the longest-lasting and largest ASC chains in the U.S.
  4. Outlook for ASCs in the next 6-12 months: Key trends and concepts from SCA's Dr. Dan Murrey

    Dan Murrey, MD, is a pioneer in the ASC industry and at the forefront of growing centers across the country as the chief medical officer of Surgical Care Affiliates.

Bringing total hip arthroplasty to the ASC setting: A recipe for success

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  1. Ohio county commissioners demand hospital reinstate services

    Greene County, Ohio, commissioners passed a resolution ordering Xenia, Ohio-based Greene Memorial Hospital to reinstate several vital services at the hospital by Sept. 1, including reopening its surgery center, the Xenia Daily Gazette reports.
  2. Tennessee approves $13M USPI joint venture ASC

    United Surgical Partners International, Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance and Ascension Saint Thomas received a certificate of need from the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency to build an ASC in Rutherford County, Tenn., WGNS News Radio reports.
  3. CMS simplifies MIPS reporting for 2020

    CMS has taken a series of steps to account for the COVID-19 pandemic in Merit-based Incentive Payment System reporting, Cardiovascular Business reports.
  4. Sanford Health delays cardiology center development — 4 insights

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health is delaying its Minnesota expansion due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bemidji Pioneer reports.

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  1. Surgery Partners secures $45M in federal coronavirus relief funds

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners disclosed it received $45 million in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act in late April, Time reported.
  2. America's physician shortage could top 139,000 by 2033

    The U.S. could face a shortage of between 54,100 and 139,000 physicians by 2033, according to new data from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The estimate is higher than AAMC's 2019 report, which projected a shortage of up to 121,900 physicians by 2032.
  3. SCA's Dr. Dan Murrey: How ASCs should approach COVID-19 testing, prepare for another surge

    As the chief medical officer of Surgical Care Affiliates, Dan Murrey, MD, played an integral role in the company's response to the pandemic and subsequent resumption of elective surgery.
  4. Preserving clinician safety, hospital capacity & supplies — 3 tips from an anesthesiologist

    Anesthesiologist and trauma expert James Johnson, MD, led a team of nearly 200 physicians deployed to battle COVID-19 surges in New York City.
  5. COVID-19 leads ASC to add total joints earlier than planned: 5 insights

    DuPage Medical Group's ASC in Lombard, Ill., logged its first total joint replacement surgery May 22, according to Maria McGowan, senior vice president of marketing for the group.
  6. Gastroenterology compensation, debt & ownership: 5 statistics

    Gastroenterologists are more likely than other specialists to have a net worth of under $500,000, but they're least likely to still be paying off school loans, according to Medscape's Physician Debt & Net Worth Report 2020.
  7. 3 stats on ophthalmologist net worth, lifestyle

    Medscape released its "Physician Debt & Net Worth Report" offering insights into clinician salaries and debt loads.
  8. Car hits eye surgery center, injures nurse

    A car accidentally drove into Eye Surgery Center of Georgia in Sandy Springs, injuring a nurse June 26, Patch reports.
  9. Colonoscopy surge could strain capacity — 4 insights

    The colonoscopy surge is coming, and it may cause clinicians to rethink patient prioritization, strain endoscopy capacity, and lead to more late-stage colorectal cancer diagnosis, Medscape reports.

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