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  1. Virginia ASC performs nation's first three-level outpatient lumbar interbody fusion

    Newport News-based Coastal Virginia Surgery Center performed the first outpatient three-level lumbar interbody fusion procedure in the U.S., the center said Oct. 12, as it celebrates its first anniversary.
  2. US inflation surge linked to supply chain problems & more: 7 updates

    Supply chain industry trade groups are warning of a "system collapse" if governments don't step in.
  3. NorthStar Anesthesia expands services with 3 health systems

    Irving, Texas-based NorthStar Anesthesia has expanded its services with three health systems — Mon Health, Piedmont Healthcare and Texas Health, the company said Oct. 12. 

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  1. Anesthesiologists ask feds to investigate UnitedHealth's alleged anticompetitive conduct

    The American Society of Anesthesiologists has urged the Justice Department to look into the behavior of UnitedHealth Group, which the society claims is stifling competition by ending participating provider agreements with anesthesia practices across the country.
  2. New $300M Florida ASC expected to create nearly 600 jobs in 5 years

    AdventHealth opened its $300 million Tampa Bay, Fla.-based Taneja Surgery Center on Oct. 12, according to Bay News 9. The ASC is one of the area's largest medical projects ever completed.
  3. 5 CMS changes ASC leaders want to see

    While CMS has made some policies directing surgeries to ASCs, it has also developed regulations ASC leaders see as unnecessary obstacles to outpatient procedure migration. 
  4. Real estate firm finances $8.6M for medical office building with ASC

    EagleBridge Capital arranged $8.612 million in mortgage financing for the Chelmsford (Mass.) Medical and Surgical Center, New England Real Estate Journal reported Oct. 8. 

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  1. Researchers create AI system to improve eye disease detection

    A group of international researchers have created an artificial intelligence system that provides heightened detection of retinal diseases, reported Oct. 11.
  2. Louisiana health system plans $75M surgery center

    Covington, La.-based St. Tammany Health System will begin construction of a $75 million surgical center this fall, reported Oct. 11.
  3. Nebraska ASCs consolidating to one location

    Two surgery centers under the same ownership in Lincoln, Neb., are consolidating to one site on the Lincoln Surgical Hospital campus, the Lincoln Journal Star reports.
  4. GI Alliance expands Florida reach with new deal

    GI Alliance inked a deal with Atlantis-based Gastroenterology Associates of Florida, the company announced Oct. 11.  

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  1. South Carolina ASC adds robotic surgery

    OrthoSC recently began offering robotic outpatient knee surgeries at its Carolina Bone & Joint Surgery Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  2. Spectrum Health plans $23.2M cardiovascular ASC

    Spectrum Health has filed a certificate of need for a $23.2 million cardiovascular ASC in Grand Rapids, Mich., MiBiz reported Oct. 11. 
  3. Los Angeles-area hospital building ASC as part of $125M project

    Covina, Calif.-based health network Emanate Health is building an ASC with four operating rooms at its Queen of the Valley Hospital campus, according to the Los Angeles Business Journal.
  4. USPI to buy stake in 9 ASCs

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Compass Surgical Partners' ownership and management interests in nine ASCs.
  5. California ASC owner faces insurance fraud allegations

    Insurance fraud charges will stand against a pain management physician and ASC owner in California for allegedly bilking a workers compensation insurer, according to court documents provided on Justia.
  6. Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson undergoes procedure at ASC

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson underwent surgery on an injured middle finger at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan Jobe Surgery Center in Los Angeles Oct. 8.
  7. Shuttered U of Vermont ASC scheduled to reopen

    University of Vermont Medical Center is reopening a previously shuttered outpatient surgery center this fall, a year after it closed because of air circulation problems, VTDiggerr reported Oct. 11. 
  8. North Carolina physician first in U.S. to complete 1,000 endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedures

    Christopher McGowan, MD, CEO and medical director of Cary, N.C.-based endobariatric weight loss center True You Weight Loss, recently performed his 1,000th endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, the center said Oct. 8.
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