Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. How to reopen your endoscopy center

    The American College of Gastroenterology released a guide for practices on reopening endoscopy centers, offering a comprehensive breakdown of the factors centers must consider before reopening.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Insurer ups telehealth rates, expedites physician pay to help small practices — 5 details

    Regence BlueShield of Idaho is adjusting its reimbursement policies to help physicians avoid closing their practices during the pandemic, according to Idaho News 6.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Selling a physician-owned practice: 5 factors to consider

    The number of physician-owned practices considering a sale has tripled in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to information gathered by Physicians First.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Exact Sciences & CRH Medical report quarterly earnings & more: 7 GI industry key notes

    Here are seven updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. CRH's revenue drops in Q1 — 6 insights

    CRH Medical posted $25.5 million in revenue in the first quarter of 2020, which was down 12.6 percent from the first quarter of 2019, the company announced May 12.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Michigan practices sue state over nonessential surgery ban 

    Three Michigan medical practices are suing the state over an executive order that banned nonessential procedures in the state, local radio station WKZO reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Meet new AGA President Dr. M. Bishr Omary

    M. Bishr Omary, MD, PhD, will become the 115th president of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute June 1.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. The rise of cardiology in ASCs — 5 insights

    Cardiovascular procedures are emerging in the outpatient setting after a push from CMS.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. North Carolina hospital reopens 3 surgery centers

    Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health reopened three surgery centers to accommodate restarted elective procedures in the state, the Triad Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Surgery Partners Q1 revenue up 5.8%, received $45M in CARES Act funding: 6 details

    Surgery partners reported revenues were up in the first quarter based on the company's success before the pandemic hit.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. The plan for returning ASCs to business: 15 admins on changes post-pandemic

    Fifteen ASC administrators outline their plan for resuming elective surgeries and discuss how they anticipate their centers will be different going forward.  By Laura Dyrda -

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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 -
  4. 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 -
  5. 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 -
  6. 5 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs

    Five hospitals and health systems opened or announced new ASCs in April:  By Angie Stewart -
  7. 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 -
  8. 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 -
  9. 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 -

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