Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. What will PE do to GI care? 4 physicians weigh in

    Private equity investment has grown rapidly in 2021 with groups such as PE GI Alliance, Gastro Health and GI Alliance snapping up deals.
  2. Freestanding Illinois ASC first to offer cardiac catheterization

    Quincy (Ill.) Medical Group's surgery center has become the first freestanding ASC in Illinois to offer cardiac catheterization, according to a July 13 press release.
  3. California health system onboards surgical robot at ASC

    Mission Surgery Center has added its second Rosa robotic system, according to a July 14 LinkedIn post by Mission Hospital. 

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  1. Surgery Center Services of America opens ophthalmology ASC in New York

    Surgery Center Services of America has opened Greater Binghamton (N.Y.) Eye Surgery Center, CEO Philip Blair said in a July 14 email.
  2. HCA plans $50M endocrine surgery center in Florida

    HCA Healthcare West Florida is planning a $50 million surgical hospital, dubbed the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery, in Tampa, Fla., according to a July news release. 
  3. Anesthesia management firm brings services to Maryland ASC

    North American Partners in Anesthesia has partnered with Maple Lawn Surgery Center in Fulton, Md., according to a July 15 news release.
  4. Will Biden's crusade for competition hinder ASC-hospital joint ventures?

    The Biden administration has begun making its mark on the U.S. healthcare system with strong support for competition.

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  1. OptumHealth now serves 99 million patients, Q2 revenue up 46%

    Optum delivered a strong financial performance in the second quarter, driven by growth across all divisions, it reported July 15.
  2. Quality, stability and patient satisfaction: Why one CEO stays independent

    For Gregg Florentin, maintaining independence is key to maintaining financial stability. 
  3. USPI, AmSurg & more: large ASC chains by the numbers 

    Here's the number of ASCs, affiliated positions and states with centers for seven of the largest ASC chains:
  4. Phoenix hospital adds AI-powered colonoscopy system 

    The Cancer Treatment Centers of America Phoenix implemented Medtronic's GI Genius, according to a LinkedIn post. 

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  1. University of Florida hospital opens endoscopy center with AI labs

    Gainesville-based University of Florida Shands Hospital opened an endoscopy center with artificial intelligence labs, according to a July 8 release.  
  2. Creating team dynamic key to outpatient migration, nurse administrator says

    The biggest misconception about ASCs is that any procedure is appropriate for the surgery center, according to Annie Shippen. 
  3. California ASC real estate sold

    A multispecialty medical group purchased a surgery center in Riverside, Calif.
  4. New Jersey bank invests $8.5M to refinance ASC

    Oakland, N.J.-based Lakeland Bank provided $8.5 million to refinance an ASC in Bergen County, N.J., according to a July 13 release. 
  5. 'A place for definitive answers': Mayo Clinic brings gastroenterology care to the UK

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is adding gastroenterology and cardiology care, among other specialties, at its outpatient clinic in London.
  6. CMS aims to end coinsurance when CRC screenings become diagnostic tests by 2030

    CMS plans to phase out coinsurance for colorectal cancer screenings when physicians identify a polyp for removal, which currently are categorized as diagnostic tests.
  7. Michigan scraps physician supervision requirement for CRNAs

    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill lifting restrictions on certified registered nurse anesthetists.
  8. ACG names co-editors-in-chief of 'The American Journal of Gastroenterology'

    The American College of Gastroenterology named Jasmohan Bajaj, MD, and Millie Long, MD, as co-editors-in-chief of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.
  9. Stark's group practice structure clarified in advisory opinion: 4 details

    CMS clarified that wholly owned physician practice subsidiaries can meet the Stark Law in-office ancillary exception under certain circumstances in advisory opinion No. CMS-AO-2021-01.

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