Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Real estate trust acquires 15 medical office buildings, ASCs in Southern US

    The KKR Real Estate Select Trust has acquired its first healthcare acquisition — a portfolio of 15 outpatient medical office buildings and ASCs throughout the Southern U.S., global investment firm KKR said Dec. 20.
  2. Summit Health, Pulse Heart Institute partner to expand cardiology care in Oregon

    Summit Health and the Pulse Heart Institute are joining to expand cardiac care in Oregon, Summit Health said recently.
  3. 24-facility ophthalmology provider sued, accused of discrimination 

    The U.S. Justice Department is suing a 24-facility Arizona eye care center for alleged discrimination against patients with disabilities who need assistance in transferring from their wheelchairs to the surgical table for eye surgery, the department said Dec. 20.
  1. Atlantic General Hospital breaks ground on medical center with ASC

    Berlin, Md.-based Atlantic General Hospital broke ground on a medical facility that will include an ASC Aug. 31, local TV news station 47ABC reported.
  2. Arkansas building with orthopedic clinic sold

    Charlotte, N.C.-based outpatient healthcare real estate investor Flagship Healthcare Trust acquired a medical office building in Benton, Ark.
  3. $6.8M pediatric clinic with ASC opens in Baton Rouge

    Baton Rouge, La.-based Ochsner Medical Complex-The Grove opened a comprehensive pediatric clinic featuring an ASC.
  4. California ASC will accept Bitcoin starting in January

    Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Center for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery will accept cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin starting in January, the center said Dec. 20.

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  1. Plans for Buffalo ASC scrapped 

    A January 2019 plan  that included a new ASC in the Buffalo, N.Y., suburb of Amherst has been scrapped, according to a Dec. 20 report from The Buffalo News.
  2. Texas ASC, endoscopy center portfolio acquired

    A medical office building portfolio featuring an ASC and two endoscopy centers in the Dallas-Fortworth metro area was acquired by Montecito Medical, the real estate company said Dec. 16. 
  3. New Medicare policy puts some anesthesia reimbursements in jeopardy

    CMS is making it harder for anesthesiologists to get reimbursed for epidural steroid injections, Tony Mira, Anesthesia Business Consultants' president and CEO, said in a recent blog post. 
  4. Atlas Healthcare Partners opens 3 ASCs with Banner Health

    Atlas Healthcare Partners and Banner Health, both based in Phoenix, have added three ASCs in Arizona, Atlas said Dec. 20.

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  1. Iowa clinic debuts AR for outpatient ENT surgeries

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Physicians' Clinic of Iowa unveiled an augmented reality system for otolaryngologic procedures, according to a Dec. 20 report in The Gazette.
  2. ASCs share 2021 accomplishments and lessons learned, 2022 goals

    As we approach the end of 2021, it's time to reflect on the year that was while looking forward to the year that will be. To learn about the 2021 experiences and 2022 objectives of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) throughout the country, we did what we have done every year for the past five years: reached out to the users of "The Note Pad," an online community of surgery center professionals exclusively for Surgical Notes clients, and asked them to share their thoughts. Once again, they came through with some terrific perspectives and insight.
  3. Tennessee ASC property sold for $6M

    Property housing the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Pomerance Eye Center was purchased for $6 million, Chattanooga Times Free Press reported Dec. 18. 
  4. Cardiovascular, podiatry ASC opens in California

    National Surgical Centers Stockton (Calif.) opened a freestanding ASC, the company said Dec. 18. 
  5. 4 demographic trends impacting anesthesia practices

    Shifts in patient demographics are impacting anesthesia practice's revenue, Tony Mira, Anesthesia Business Consultants' president and CEO, said in a recent blog post. 
  6. $14M ASC real estate sold in Massachusetts

    A physician-developed medical complex featuring an ASC sold for $14 million in Amherst, N.Y., Buffalo Business First reported Dec. 17. 
  7. 10 highest-paid physician specialties

    Neurosurgery boasts the highest compensation of any physician specialty, according to Doximity's "2021 Physician Compensation Report" released Dec. 16.
  8. 10 cities with highest growth in physician pay

    Charlotte, N.C., was a great city for physicians in 2021. According to Doximity's "2021 Physician Compensation Report" released Dec. 16, Charlotte boasted the highest physician pay of any U.S. city in 2021, as well as the highest growth in physician pay.
  9. ASC, physician-owned hospital whistleblowers got up to $3M this year: 5 cases

    Whistleblowers stand to receive a portion of the proceeds from a settlement or financial recovery, which can be hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars.

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