Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Gastro Health could be for sale & more — 9 ASC industry notes

    Here are nine updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note: 
  2. Gentem Health closes $10 million Series A financing to help private medical practices streamline and accelerate insurance reimbursements

    Gentem Health Inc., a Silicon Valley-startup focused on helping private practices thrive financially, has raised a $10 million Series A financing round, bringing total investment to $13.7 million.
  3. The 3 things keeping an orthopedic ASC exec up at night

    Taylor Cera, COO of Orthopaedic Surgery Center in Youngstown, Ohio, joined the Becker's Healthcare Ambulatory Surgery Centers podcasts Feb. 5 to outline his top plans for the center in 2021 and discuss the things he's most concerned about today.

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  1. The state of ASCs in Texas — 4 industry leaders share

    Over the last four years, no state has seen more new ASC activity than Texas. 
  2. Meet the new president of the GI Quality Improvement Consortium: Dr. Costas Kefalas

    The GI Quality Improvement Consortium board of directors is going through a leadership transition as Glenn Eisen, MD, steps down after 11 years of service, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy announced Feb. 3.
  3. 3 takeaways on PE in 2021 — Market trends, ophthalmology & more

    Despite COVID-19-related disruptions, a return to pre-pandemic patient volumes in many specialties reinforced investor confidence and increased expectations for market activity in 2021, according to a February report from Provident.
  4. Reaching herd immunity will be 'very difficult' before end of summer, Biden says

    The U.S. is unlikely to achieve herd immunity by the end of the summer, President Joe Biden said in a Feb. 7 interview on CBS.

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  1. Dr. Ritesh Shah's 7 necessities for the strongest outpatient total joint replacements

    Ritesh Shah, MD, chief of orthopedic surgery at Chicago-based Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, said adopting new technology and having a multimodal pain pathway were among seven factors needed for the best outcomes in outpatient total joint replacements.
  2. For sale — Audax expects to sell Gastro Health in 2021 

    In what's shaping up to be a banner year of private equity investment in gastroenterology, PE Hub reported Feb. 5 that Audax Private Equity will sell Miami-based Gastro Health in 2021.
  3. Proposed OrthoIllinois ASC challenged by Wisconsin health system: 5 details

    Beloit Health System appealed OrthoIllinois' plan to develop a surgery center in Beloit, Wis., according to a Feb. 8 Beloit Daily News report.
  4. 2021's 20 healthiest, unhealthiest cities in America: WalletHub says

    WalletHub released its healthiest and unhealthiest cities in America list for 2021 on Feb. 8. 

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  1. Biden hasn't picked a new CMS head, but ASC leaders have a wishlist for the agency

    President Joe Biden hasn't selected his nominee for CMS administrator, and Politico reported the post may not be filled any time soon. However, that hasn't stopped ASC industry advocates from pushing for change.
  2. Optum CEO now leads UnitedHealth Group; cardiologists win $10M lawsuit; best-paying cities for nurses & more

    Five healthcare updates:
  3. Here are the ASCs that won a 2020 APEX Quality Award

    SPH Analytics' APEX Quality Award is given to centers that demonstrate the highest levels of excellence. More than 60 ASCs received the award for 2020.
  4. 6 ophthalmology PE deals in January

    There were six private equity-backed deals for ophthalmology practices in January:
  5. 10 ENT physician leaders to know

    Here are 10 ENT physicians leading major ENT organizations and companies:
  6. 6 recent updates on colonoscopy 

    Gastroenterology's mainstay procedure has seen a flurry of recent developments, and the largest was the closure of the colonoscopy loophole. 
  7. What hospitals in 10 cities charge for a common ASC cardiology procedure

    Fair Health created a database that presents in-network and out-of-network costs for an array of procedures across the U.S.
  8. ENT physician to open practice in retail space

    A Harris County, Texas, ENT purchased a retail space in Cypress, Texas, and plans to open a clinic in it this summer, Community Impact reported Feb. 4.
  9. What kills workplace culture in ASCs and how to solve it: 8 administrator insights

    From lapses in communication to poor morale among staff, eight ASC administrators told Becker's ASC Review what they feel hurts workplace culture most and how they overcome the challenges.

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