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  1. Practices reopening to patients should show safety, support & trustworthiness, expert says

    Eye practices should convey safety, community support and trustworthiness to get patients to reschedule cases put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to digital marketing strategist Nick Sideris.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Lawmakers criticize Envision, TeamHealth backers for physician pay cuts

    Lawmakers are demanding that the private equity firms backing TeamHealth and Envision Healthcare end pay cuts for employed physicians, according to the Financial Times.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 4 COVID-19 supply considerations for ASCs

    There are several supply considerations for ASCs and outpatient facilities resuming services during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Infection Control Consulting Services.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. How to sustainably resume elective total joints: A road map from Drs. Richard Iorio, William Healy & more

    A new paper in The Journal of Arthroplasty outlines six economic pillars required to successfully and sustainably restart elective orthopedic surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. ASCs reopening to patients: Check these 7 boxes

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association published a checklist for ASCs reopening to patients after COVID-19-related closures.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 5 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs

    Five hospitals and health systems opened or announced new ASCs in April:  By Angie Stewart -
  4. How COVID-19 has affected Tenet, HCA Healthcare and Surgery Partners' shares this week

    While COVID-19 only affected the tail end of the first quarter of 2020, earnings reports mostly drove gains for these ASC management companies.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Meet new ASGE President Dr. Klaus Mergener

    Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, became president of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy May 2, and will serve through May 2021.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Connecticut hospital encourages patients to have procedures done at surgery center

    Waterbury, Conn.-based Saint Mary's Hospital resumed elective procedures May 11 and has encouraged all patients to undergo procedures at the hospital's surgery center when applicable, the Republican American reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Florida hospital seeks approval for new location with surgery center

    Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla., is seeking approval to build a new hospital with a surgery center, an emergency room and retail spaces in St. Johns County, The St. Augustine Record reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. How COVID-19 affected procedure volume for 25+ specialties

    Strata Decision Technology used its National Patient Procedure Volume Tracker to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic affected procedure volume for 28 specialties.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Envision & ValueHealth grow through the COVID-19 pandemic & more — 10 ASC industry notes

    Here are 10 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:   By Eric Oliver -
  2. Pennsylvania ASC deemed 'life-sustaining' business

    Valley Surgical Center in Northampton County is one of 6,066 Pennsylvania businesses exempt from mandated closures due to the pandemic, according to tnonline.com.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Minnesota nurses worry resuming surgeries could strain supplies — 4 things to know

    Resuming elective surgeries at Minnesota hospitals could strain already limited resources of personal protective equipment, nurses told the StarTribune.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Advantien Surgical Solutions adds chief development officer

    Advantien Surgical Solutions hired Chris Beavor to serve as its chief development officer.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. New Mexico man sues state over delayed elective procedure

    Edward Tsyitee is suing the state of New Mexico because of a health order that required facilities to cancel elective surgical procedures in the state, The NM Political Report reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Physician-owned hospital forgives $2.1M in patient medical debt — 4 things to know

    Tulsa (Okla.) ER & Hospital is forgiving $2.1 million of outstanding patient medical debt, according to local ABC affiliate KTUL.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. North American Partners in Anesthesia expands Connecticut presence

    Melville, N.Y.-based North American Partners in Anesthesia partnered with Waterbury (Conn.) Hospital to absorb the practice's anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Local physicians, hospital vie for South Carolina surgery center project

    A pair of local clinicians are competing against Orangeburg, S.C.-based Regional Medical Center to earn approval to develop a surgery center in Orangeburg, The Times and Democrat reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. UBMD Orthopaedics awaits clearance for cases at centers 'safer than the grocery store'

    Orthopedists, gastroenterologists, neurosurgeons and other specialists have postponed thousands of procedures since New York's temporary ban on elective surgeries took effect March 16, according to The Buffalo News.  By Angie Stewart -

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