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  1. Rothman, Zurich spar over COVID-19 relief coverage

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedics and Zurich American Insurance are locked in a dispute over COVID-19 damages coverage.
  2. Patients save an average $684 per procedure at ASCs, UnitedHealth says

    Shifting routine outpatient procedures to ASCs can save commercially insured patients $684 on average per procedure, according to a Sept. 8 report from UnitedHealth Group. 
  3. 10 total joint ASC physicians to know

    Here are 10 physicians who perform total joint replacement surgeries at ASCs:
  1. Average 2020 compensation for cardiologists by region, subspecialty

    MedAxiom, a cardiovascular services and consulting firm, has released its 2020 report examining the effects of COVID-19 on cardiology.
  2. 2 spine techniques shaping a Missouri ASC

    Cervical disc arthroplasty and minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion are the most influential techniques at the Surgical Center at Columbia (Mo.) Orthopedic Group. 
  3. How will the impending physician shortage affect ASCs?

    The U.S. is expected to reach a shortage of 37,800 to 124,000 physicians by 2034, and while some ASC leaders think this could be an advantage for physicians, many are concerned that it could be detrimental to the provision of outpatient services. 
  4. 10 spine ASCs to know

    Here are 10 spine practices to know:

How Cedars-Sinai tapped change management principles to better inform surgical service line decisions

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  1. Texas surgery center adds robotic surgical system

    The Northwest Surgical Hospital in Amarillo, Texas, recently added Intuitive's Da Vinci XI surgical system, NewsChannel 10, a CBS affiliate, reported Sept. 7.
  2. Orthopedic ASC opens in New York

    The Center for Advanced Ambulatory Surgery in Malta, N.Y., opened to patients Sept. 8.
  3. AmSurg, Envision in the past 90 days: 4 updates

    Envision Healthcare is requiring employees to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1. 
  4. 8 gastroenterologists on the move 

    Here are eight gastroenterologists joining healthcare providers:

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  1. Tenet extends deal with Cigna: 3 things to know

    Cigna and Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, parent company of United Surgical Partners International, inked a multiyear contract building on their continued relationship. 
  2. How the 20 highest-paid specialties changed in 2021 — Plastic surgeon pay up 10%

    Average annual pay for plastic surgeons increased 10 percent in 2021, the most significant rise among specialties, according to Medscape's Physician Compensation Report, which collected responses from about 18,000 U.S. physicians from Oct. 6, 2020, through Feb. 11.
  3. Bid to reopen shuttered North Carolina ASC rejected

    The North Carolina Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's decision to transfer the certificates of need for a closed two-operating-room ASC to a new entity with plans to reopen it.
  4. OrthoIllinois' Wisconsin ASC controversy continues after 'passionate' public debate 

    The Beloit, Wis., city council took no action on the proposed zoning amendment tied to ASC development after a Sept. 7 public hearing that drew "passionate" debate, according to Beloit Daily News. 
  5. Grady Health System's surgery center now $205M after cost overrun

    Atlanta-based Grady Health System's planned surgery center will now cost $205.3 million, after the hospital incurred a $31.6 million cost overrun, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported Sept. 7. 
  6. 10 administrators to know

    Here are 10 administrators to know:
  7. Study examines risk of return to care for outpatient shoulder arthroplasty patients

    Outpatient shoulder arthroplasty patients with a history of peptic ulcers, psychoses or valvular disease may be at higher risk for return to care within two postoperative days, according to a Sept. 5 Healio article.
  8. Surgical Care Affiliates taps 1st group vice president of enterprise strategy

    Surgical Care Affiliates has named Jennifer Schaab as its first group vice president of enterprise strategy, the company announced.
  9. $19.3M ASC planned by Michigan health system

    Bronson Healthcare is planning a $19.3 million freestanding ASC in Kalamazoo, Mich., local station WBCK reported Sept. 7. 

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