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  1. 2-OR ophthalmology ASC underway

    An ophthalmology ASC is being built by Arizona construction firm Integrity Building Corp.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. ValueHealth enters into joint venture with Pennsylvania hospital to build ASC

    Leawood, Kan.-based ValueHealth entered into a surgical joint venture with Doylestown (Pa.) Health, which will grow the health system's clinical footprint.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. AAAHC suspends nonemergency surveys through June 1

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care will suspend all nonemergency surveys for all clients through June 1 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Exact Sciences pivots to telemedicine in a COVID-19 world — 4 quotes on the company's Q1 performance

    Exact Sciences posted first-quarter 2020 revenues of $347.8 million, a 114 percent year-over-year increase, but still realized a net loss of $105.7 million, or $0.71 per share.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Pandemic puts physician practices in financial straits: 3 groups hit hard

    Physician groups have incurred significant financial losses due to elective case restrictions, putting many on the brink of insolvency.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Envision parent KKR sets sights on new transactions: 5 things to know

    Deal-making is on the horizon for KKR, the parent company of Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare, according to Bloomberg.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Oklahoma spine, orthopedic practice continues operating during COVID-19 crisis

    Spine & Orthopedic Specialists in Tulsa, Okla., is following CDC guidelines at its outpatient and ambulatory care centers during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a May 6 announcement.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Total joint replacements on hold at Iowa hospital despite relaxed case bans — 3 quick notes

    Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake, Iowa, is resuming some elective surgeries May 11, but total joint replacements are still on hold, President and CEO Jason Harrington told  By Angie Stewart -
  2. New York ASCs have patients 'begging' for surgery, furloughed staff collecting unemployment — 5 details

    Several outpatient physicians and executives spoke to the Observer-Dispatch about New York's executive order that excludes ASCs from resuming elective surgeries.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Cleveland Clinic opens all clinical locations in Ohio, Florida

    Cleveland Clinic is resuming outpatient surgeries, procedures and appointments paused during the COVID-19 pandemic at its clinics in Ohio and Florida, reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. California pain management group buys medical office building with surgery center for $6M

    An Orange County, Calif.-based pain management group purchased a medical office building with a surgery center in San Diego for $6 million, Rebusiness Online reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Exact Sciences exceeds revenue estimates but posts Q1 loss — 5 insights

    Exact Sciences posted first-quarter 2020 revenues of $347.8 million, a 114 percent year-over-year increase.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. USPI has seen 40% of pre-pandemic cases as ASCs reopen, Tenet says

    USPI reported surgical cases dropped 28.6 percent in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which hit just as the company was reporting accelerated growth. But its centers are beginning to reopen and USPI has seen around 40 percent of its pre-COVID-19 cases, the company reported.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Colorado GI practice's surgical schedules begin to 'fill up'

    The administrator of a Colorado GI practice said the practice is starting to see its elective procedure volumes return, in a May 7 article in the Greeley Tribune.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Societies issue road map to restart elective cardiac cases

    Sixteen cardiovascular societies drafted guidance practices can use to restart elective cases, Medscape reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. How Cologuard compares to FIT & more: 6 GI industry key notes

    Here are six updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Anesthesia provider brings portfolio to 500+ facilities with acquisition

    Melville, N.Y.-based North American Partners in Anesthesia acquired American Anesthesiology May 6.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. New independent care model aims for access to value-based entities — 3 things to know

    Former Cardinal Health CEO Parker Eales is leading a new organization for independent physicians and practices in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., area, Triangle Business Journal reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Baptist Health Lexington building $1B outpatient surgical, medical campus

    Baptist Health Lexington (Ky.) plans to build a $1 billion outpatient surgery and medical campus in Hamburg, Ky., for which it will receive up to $12.7 million in tax breaks over 20 years, the Lexington Herald Leader reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Sutter Alhambra Surgery Center earns AAAHC orthopedic certification

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care awarded Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Alhambra Surgery Center its Advanced Orthopedic Certification.  By Eric Oliver -

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