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  1. Surgery center reopens at temporary location after tornado

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based East Brainerd Oral Surgery began seeing patients again at a temporary location May 11, the Chattanoogan reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. North Carolina hospital to reopen ASC

    Lumberton, N.C.-based Southeastern Health will reopen The Surgery Center at Southeastern Health Park May 18, after closing it for nearly two months to prevent the spread of COVID-19, The Fayetteville Observer reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Top 29 physician salaries for 2020

    Medscape released its Physician Compensation Report 2020, examining how COVID-19 affected clinician salaries.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. How COVID-19 affected 10 procedures

    Strata Decision Technology used its National Patient and Procedure Volume Tracker to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic affected procedure volume for 28 specialties.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. North Carolina eye, ENT practice hiring ASC director

    Charlotte (N.C.) Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates is looking to hire a director to oversee SouthPark Surgery Center in Charlotte.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Restricted until now, New York ASCs can resume elective surgeries — 6 details

    ASCs in 47 of New York's 62 counties are now allowed to resume elective surgeries, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced May 13.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 5 statistics on gastroenterologist salary

    Medscape released its Physician Compensation Report 2020, examining how COVID-19 affected clinician salaries.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. How 4 centers across the U.S. reopened & the new standards they set

    As more states allow elective procedures to resume, orthopedic practices and surgery centers are working tirelessly to restart their surgical programs.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 200 ophthalmologists lobby for help keeping independent groups afloat

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology held its first "Virtual Hill Day" May 12 in lieu of its annual visit to Capitol Hill, and more than 200 ophthalmologists participated.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. How to reopen your endoscopy center

    The American College of Gastroenterology released a guide for practices on reopening endoscopy centers, offering a comprehensive breakdown of the factors centers must consider before reopening.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Insurer ups telehealth rates, expedites physician pay to help small practices — 5 details

    Regence BlueShield of Idaho is adjusting its reimbursement policies to help physicians avoid closing their practices during the pandemic, according to Idaho News 6.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Selling a physician-owned practice: 5 factors to consider

    The number of physician-owned practices considering a sale has tripled in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to information gathered by Physicians First.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Exact Sciences & CRH Medical report quarterly earnings & more: 7 GI industry key notes

    Here are seven updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. CRH's revenue drops in Q1 — 6 insights

    CRH Medical posted $25.5 million in revenue in the first quarter of 2020, which was down 12.6 percent from the first quarter of 2019, the company announced May 12.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Michigan practices sue state over nonessential surgery ban 

    Three Michigan medical practices are suing the state over an executive order that banned nonessential procedures in the state, local radio station WKZO reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Meet new AGA President Dr. M. Bishr Omary

    M. Bishr Omary, MD, PhD, will become the 115th president of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute June 1.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. The rise of cardiology in ASCs — 5 insights

    Cardiovascular procedures are emerging in the outpatient setting after a push from CMS.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. North Carolina hospital reopens 3 surgery centers

    Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health reopened three surgery centers to accommodate restarted elective procedures in the state, the Triad Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Surgery Partners Q1 revenue up 5.8%, received $45M in CARES Act funding: 6 details

    Surgery partners reported revenues were up in the first quarter based on the company's success before the pandemic hit.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. The plan for returning ASCs to business: 15 admins on changes post-pandemic

    Fifteen ASC administrators outline their plan for resuming elective surgeries and discuss how they anticipate their centers will be different going forward.  By Laura Dyrda -

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