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  1. Private-practice cardiology group rolls out cardiac monitoring solution

    Miami-based My Cardiologist partnered with real-time remote cardiac monitoring solution developer Coala Life to roll out a remote patient monitoring program in South Florida.
  2. How to protect providers' online reputations and grow surgical revenues: 5 things to know

    To drive greater surgical efficiencies and revenues in the weeks and months ahead, healthcare organizations must explore ways to streamline provider data and build online reputations to reach new patients. 
  3. COVID-19 creates new staffing hurdles for ASCs: 4 ways to overcome them

    ASCs are facing a variety of staffing-related challenges due to COVID-19.

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  1. How a Texas endoscopy center is navigating the pandemic to stay open and independent

    During the early months of the pandemic, when many ASCs temporarily closed, Wichita Falls (Texas) Endoscopy Center deepened its relationship with a local hospital to support the COVID-19 response and remained open to care for patients.
  2. A 'five-figure increase' in cancer-related mortality — How 5 GIs are shrinking the screening backlog

    COVID-19 delayed screening colonoscopy procedures in most states across the U.S., and with cases continuing to rise across the country, the effects of a second delay could have long-term and disastrous ramifications.
  3. The hybrid ASC, office-based lab model for cardiology: 6 pros & cons

    In the past two years, CMS has approved 17 cardiac catheterization-related procedures and six cardiology procedures related to percutaneous coronary interventions for Medicare payment in ASCs, according to healthcare valuation and transaction advisory firm VMG Health.
  4. Specialty practice ranks No. 1 in pay for graduate degree holders

    The highest-paying profession for those with a graduate, professional or doctoral degree is specialty physician practice, according to a new ranking by business insurance resource AdvisorSmith.

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  1. GI Alliance gets growth back on track & more: 6 GI industry key notes

    Here are six updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week: 
  2. Who leads Exact Sciences? 23 things to know

    Exact Sciences is a global cancer diagnostic company that was formed in 1995. Its flagship product, Cologuard, is a noninvasive colorectal cancer screening test that largely brought the company to where it is today.
  3. Cedars-Sinai redeveloping GI facility after $25M gift — 3 insights

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai received a $25 million gift from a pair of private donors to support gastrointestinal treatments and advance research, the health system announced July 21.
  4. HCA Healthcare ends Q2 with fewer centers, outpatient surgery cases down 32.6%

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continued battering operations in the second quarter, HCA Healthcare generated a significantly smaller portion of patient revenues from its outpatient centers.

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  1. 11 CPT codes take effect for ASCs

    CMS published 11 Current Procedural Terminology Category III codes that took effect July 1 in the ASC payment system.
  2. Arizona vascular group opens ASC, physician office — 4 details

    Total Vascular Care Centers opened an ASC and physician office in Peoria, Ariz.
  3. Work progressing on Maryland surgery center

    Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Hospital is building an ASC in its newly opened 60,000-square-foot facility in Lanham, Md., Herald-Mail Media reports.
  4. GI Alliance partners with Illinois Gastroenterology Institute, resumes growth plan

    Dallas-based GI Alliance partnered with Peoria-based Illinois Gastroenterology Institute, expanding its presence in Illinois and the Midwest.
  5. ACC disappointed US withdrawing from World Health Organization

    The American College of Cardiology criticized the Trump administration's choice to withdraw from the World Health Organization, Cardiovascular Business reports.
  6. Nebraska hospitals no longer requiring patients to take COVID-19 test pre-surgery

    Omaha, Neb.-based CHI Health hospitals are no longer requiring patients to be tested for COVID-19 before undergoing a surgery because of limited testing supplies, Live Well Nebraska reports.
  7. 40% of independent physicians more likely to refer to non-hospital locations for surgery due to pandemic

    McKinsey & Co. released the "Physician employment: The path forward in the COVID-19 era" report, which examines responses from physicians about their private practice six weeks into the pandemic. 
  8. ASC considers in-house alternative to 'overwhelmed' hospital testing center — 3 insights

    After Covenant High Plains Surgery Center Administrator Alfonso del Granado shared his center's "all-of-the-above" approach to patient and staff safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Becker's ASC Review followed up for more details on lab capacity, billing and employee requirements at the Lubbock, Texas, ASC.
  9. Texas lab supports ASCs amid COVID-19 testing obstacles — 6 insights

    As the founder of Austin, Texas-based Water Leaf Surgery Center and Genotox Laboratories, Matt McCarty, MD, believes testing patients and employees for COVID-19 is "central" to maintaining safety and business viability.

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