Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Where health systems cut jobs in the past 2 months

    Health systems across the U.S. are facing a tough financial reality amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and some are reducing their workforce as a result.
  2. The high-paying cities for midcareer orthopedic surgeons

    Midcareer orthopedic surgeons are generally paid the most in the Midwest and on the East Coast, according to Medscape's online salary comparison tool, the physician salary explorer.
  3. HCA outpatient surgeries dropped 12.6% last year: 5 things to know

    Nashviell, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare ended 2020 with declining outpatient surgery case volume and two fewer freestanding outpatient surgery centers than in 2019.

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  1. Orthopedic ASC proposed for Detroit suburb

    The Novi Mich., Planning Commission unanimously recommended that plans for an ASC be advanced to the next stage of development, Hometown Life reported Feb. 2.
  2. Florida pain clinics to pay $1.6M+ to settle anti-kickback violations

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Collier Anesthesia Pain and Tampa (Fla.) Pain Relief Clinic will pay more than $1.6 million to settle Anti-Kickback law violations, NBC-2 reported Feb. 1.
  3. Thousands of physicians flocked to these 3 ASC companies & more — 11 ASC industry notes

    Here are 11 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note: 
  4. ASC management leaders discuss the value of partnering with SCA

    The past year has been extremely challenging for the entire healthcare sector. ASC management companies are no exception.

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  1. Gastro Health kicks off 2021 acquisitions, acquires private practice of longtime physician

    Miami-based Gastro Health acquired a practice in Hollywood, Fla., expanding its presence in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area, the platform announced Feb. 1.
  2. How 2 independent practices are thriving in an increasingly consolidated environment

    In December 2020, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare reached a deal to acquire 45 ASCs from Nashville, Tenn.-based SurgCenter Development for $1.1 billion, intensifying the efforts of major ASC management companies and private equity-backed platforms to drive consolidation in the industry. 
  3. 13 gastroenterologists on the move l January 2021

    Thirteen gastroenterologists joined new practices, were appointed to positions with companies or were on the move in January 2021. 
  4. California surgery center launches charitable campaign

    San Luis Obispo, Calif.-based SLO Surgery Center launched its "pay-it-forward" campaign by donating more than 600 pounds of food and $2,000 in cash to a local food bank, local NBC affiliate KSBY reported Jan. 29.

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  1. South Carolina surgery center performs cardiology procedure

    Orangeburg-based South Carolina Surgical performs transcarotid artery revascularization procedures as an alternative to traditional stroke care, The Times and Democrat reported Jan. 31.
  2. What GI practices can learn from the pandemic

    Like nearly everything else in our lives, the coronavirus pandemic upended gastroenterology.
  3. 8 ASCs opened or announced in January

    Here are eight ASCs that were opened or announced in January:
  4. SightMD acquires New York ophthalmology practice

    Private equity-backed SightMD acquired the ophthalmology practices of Norman Saffra, MD, the platform announced Jan. 29.
  5. ENT and Allergy Associates acquires assets of 2 New York practices

    Tarrytown, N.Y.-based ENT and Allergy Associates has acquired the assets of two private practices in Garden City and West Nyack.
  6. New Jersey hospital's orthopedic surgery center fully operational 1 year after opening

    Egg Harbor Township, N.J.-based Center for Orthopaedic Surgery is now operational, a year after celebrating its grand opening, The Press of Atlantic City reported Jan. 31.
  7. Thousands of physicians joined 3 big ASC chains in 2020

    Three large ASC companies added physicians in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  8. California gastroenterologist sentenced in fraud scheme 'motivated by greed'

    A 73-year-old gastroenterologist was sentenced to three years of probation, 1,000 hours of community service and a $2.9 million restitution payment for his involvement in a decadeslong insurance fraud scheme, according to a Jan. 29 report from
  9. Intermountain Healthcare campus in Utah to include ASC

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare plans to construct a new medical campus in Saratoga Springs, Utah, that will include an ASC, according to a Jan. 29 news release.

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