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  1. 10 physician specialties that generate the most revenue for hospitals

    The average amount of revenue physicians generate for hospitals has jumped significantly in recent years, and a decline in patient volumes and elective procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic is putting hospitals and physicians in a fragile financial position.   By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Hospital closes some ORs after tests show mold; surgeries continue in other spaces — 5 details

    Seattle Children's Hospital closed several operating rooms after air tests revealed low levels of mold in early May, according to MYNorthwest and KIRO Radio.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Court upholds dismissal of California surgery center suit against UnitedHealthcare

    A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of Glendale Outpatient Surgery Center's lawsuit against United HealthCare Services and UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. 4 planned, proposed specialty ASCs in South Carolina — cardiology, ENT & more

    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control fielded applications for several specialty ASCs in April.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. South Carolina gets proposal for $2.4M ASC renovation — 3 details

    RMC Ambulatory Surgery Center in Orangeburg, S.C., is awaiting state approval to undertake a $2.4 million renovation project, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Which physicians have the most claims denied, resubmitted? A specialty breakdown

    For general surgeons, 19 percent of claims are denied or need resubmitted, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2020."  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Cardiologists explain how COVID-19 changed their practice forever

    COVID-19 shifted how cardiologists practice and will permanently change the specialty going forward, according to an article in TCTMD.   By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Ophthalmologists report higher rates of depression amid pandemic, study finds

    A study out of India found a higher rate of depression in ophthalmologists than the general population, possibly due to fears surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Mirage News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Florida surgery center receives supply chain award

    Tallahassee, Fla.-based Red Hills Surgical Center received a Q1 2020 Best Practice Award from Inventory Optimization Solutions.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. COVID-19 possibly delayed 28M elective procedures

    The COVID-19 pandemic could've canceled or delayed around 28.4 million elective procedures during its peak 12-week disruption, according to a study in the British Journal of Surgery.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 6 insights on clinician compensation

    Medical Group Management Association released its 31st Provider Compensation and Production Report.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Several New York surgery centers reopen

    Several surgery centers in Syracuse, N.Y., have restarted elective procedures after Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an order allowing ASCs to do so in certain counties, reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 8 observations on the outlook for ASCS post-pandemic

    Here are eight observations on how ASC owners and operators are thinking about the post-pandemic period and what they expect in the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. COVID-19 does not easily spread via contaminated surfaces, CDC says

    The novel coronavirus "does not spread easily" on surfaces or objects, according to the CDC's updated website page.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. 6 new GI-driven ASCs, facilities

    Six ASCs and facilities opened or announced in the past month are expected to offer gastroenterology services:  By Angie Stewart -
  5. South Nevada ASCs, hospitals brace for 'wave of non-coronavirus patients' — 5 things to know

    ASCs and hospitals in Southern Nevada can expect to "see a wave of non-coronavirus patients" now that necessary elective surgeries are allowed to resume, according to Daniel Burkhead, MD, a pain management physician interviewed by the Las Vegas Sun.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. How COVID-19 could affect ASC patient payments — 4 considerations

    The way patients seek out and pay for care will likely change due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to VMG Health's 2020 "Healthcare M&A Report."  By Angie Stewart -
  7. PE will return. The question is, 'When?' — Edgemont's Luke Mitchell explores post-COVID-19 market

    Before COVID-19, physician practices were closing deals with private equity firms at all-time high valuations. The virus and global shutdown derailed the PE market in the short term. Firms and sellers will need to accept significant changes to get deals back on track.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 22% of physician assistants furloughed as COVID-19 spread in US

    One in 10 physician assistants has experienced a change in primary practice setting — shifting to an outpatient surgery center or intensive care unit, for example — during the pandemic, according to the American Academy of Physician Assistants' "COVID-19 PA Pulse Survey."  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Do clinicians feel fairly compensated? 29 statistics

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

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