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  1. Private equity firm acquires Texas medical building, ASC

    Private equity firm IRA Capital acquired the property housing Beaumont, Texas-based Digestive Disease Institute, RE Journals reported Oct. 8. 
  2. 3 recent ASC accreditations

    Here are three ASCs in South Dakota, Texas and Ohio that were recently accredited:
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    Here are 10 spine practices to know:

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  1. Personalities as important as resumes when hiring, say ASC leaders

    ASC jobs offer a few advantages when compared to hospital employment. One of them is the often close-knit work relationships ASC employees tend to have with each other, since ASCs are typically smaller than hospitals.
  2. 8 federal updates to know

    CMS issued warnings to 256 hospitals deemed not in compliance with its price transparency rule as of late September.
  3. Stark law clarifies profit allocation for group practices: 5 things to know

    The Stark regulations governing group practice rules will change Jan. 1. Business law publication Lexology laid out the new clarifications to group practice profit allocation. 
  4. Orthopedic surgeon performs his first procedure with CORI surgical system

    An orthopedic surgeon in Texas performed his procedure using the CORI surgical system, according to an Oct. 12 LinkedIn post.

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  1. Loyola Medicine plans $69M ASC — 5 details

    Maywood, Ill.-based Loyola Medicine has proposed a surgery center in Tinley Park, Ill., that would cost more than $69 million, the Chicago Tribune reported Oct. 12.
  2. Iowa city needs $17.9M ASC to keep orthopedic costs down, physicians say

    Physicians in Iowa have asked the state to grant a certificate of need to build a $17.9 million freestanding surgery center that they say would keep orthopedic costs competitive in North Liberty, Iowa, The Gazette reported Oct. 13.
  3. Insurers are taking decisions out of the hands of physicians, says ortho surgeon

    Autonomy is an important factor in where physicians choose to practice medicine, and Grant Shifflett, MD, of Disc Sports & Spine Center in Newport Beach, Calif., told Becker's ASC Review Podcast that he sees a potentially concerning trajectory.
  4. Fidmi Medical raises $2.2M, launches sale of endoscopy device in US

    Fidmi Medical, an Israeli medical device company, has completed a $2.2 million financing round and commercially launched its percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy device in the U.S., the company said Oct. 11.

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  1. West Michigan Surgery Centers adds treatment for painful diabetic neuropathy

    Big Rapids-based West Michigan Surgery Center has added spinal cord stimulation for treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy, the ASC said Oct. 11.
  2. Eye Surgeons of Indiana adds Lafayette office with surgery center

    Indianapolis-based Eye Surgeons of Indiana recently added the Williamson Eye Institute in Lafayette, Ind., to its network.
  3. 6 notes on Boston Scientific's head of endoscopy

    Medical device company Boston Scientific grossed nearly $10 billion in total revenue in 2020, according to the company's annual report.
  4. What anesthesia groups need to know about the No Surprise Act

    HHS released an interim final rule Sept. 30 which fleshes out provisions in the No Surprises Act passed by Congress Dec. 27. 
  5. United Digestive adds Florida practice

    Atlanta-based United Digestive expanded its Florida presence through a new affiliation with Associates in Digestive Health, the company said Oct. 12. 
  6. ASCs vs. HOPDs: 12 insights on the federal reimbursement gap

    Insurers and patients continue to put pressure on hospitals and health systems to shift certain procedures and services away from hospital outpatient departments to ASCs, where cost savings can be significant.
  7. Independent physician group completes medical office building

    Construction has been completed on Plymouth (Mass.) Pediatric Associates' new medical office building offering ambulatory surgery, according to Medical Construction & Design Magazine. 
  8. Arkansas' largest pain management practice opens ASC

    Pain Treatment Centers of America cut the ribbon at its new clinic and ASC in Searcy, Ark., the company said Oct. 9. 
  9. Tower Surgical Partners appoints its first COO

    Tower Surgical Partners named Cresia Walker as its first COO, the company said Oct. 11. 

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