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  1. 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.
  2. How Tenet, HCA Healthcare and Surgery Partners' shares performed this week

    Here's how Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and Nashville-based Surgery Partners' shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  3. 425 surgery centers that received PPP funds of more than $150K by state

    The Small Business Administration released information on businesses that received funds from the Paycheck Protection Program.

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  1. Several Iowa hospitals reimpose visitor restrictions

    MercyOne and Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, and UnityPoint Health in West Des Moines, Iowa, reintroduced visitor restrictions at their area hospitals following surging COVID-19 activity, the Des Moines Register reports.
  2. Illinois ASC debuts outpatient total joints

    Schaumburg, Ill.-based Barrington Orthopedic Specialists is now offering outpatient total joint replacement at Schaumburg Surgery Center.
  3. 14 celebrities who have undergone hip surgeries

    Fourteen celebrities who have had total hip replacements:
  4. How Optum performed in Q2 & more — 10 ASC industry notes

    Here are 10 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note: 

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  1. 4 COVID-19 testing insights for ASCs

    Four things for ASC leaders to know about COVID-19 testing:
  2. 30 key notes on the CEOs of the 6 largest ASC companies

    Here are 30 things to know about the leaders of the leaders of the larges ASC companies in the U.S.
  3. Michigan cardiac surgical center opens Las Vegas location: 5 details

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Advanced Cardiac & Vascular Centers opened a new office in Las Vegas.
  4. Physician investment in ASCs — 6 considerations

    By investing in a surgery center, physicians can set themselves up "for a profitable income stream" while providing a helpful option for patients, according to healthcare-focused financial planning firm Spaugh Dameron Tenny.

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  1. CMS to reimburse for regenerative orthopedic product in ASCs

    CMS updated the reimbursement calculation for Wright Medical's Augment regenerative solutions to allow for Medicare beneficiaries to undergo procedures with the product in ASCs and hospital outpatient departments.
  2. Envision sends clinicians to support Arizona hospital

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare sent critical care physicians and advanced practice providers to Arizona hospitals to support efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. Michigan hospital opens surgery center in $168M pavilion

    St. Joseph, Mich.-based Lakeland Medical Center recently opened its 260,000-square-foot medical pavilion that includes a surgery center, The Herald-Palladium reports.
  4. Cincinnati Children's purchases building housing its outpatient center

    Cincinnati Children's recently purchased the medical office building housing Northern Kentucky Outpatient Center in Crestview Hills, the Northern Kentucky Tribune reports.
  5. Politicians, employees rally to keep New York hospital open, despite outpatient transition plan

    Montefiore Mount Vernon (N.Y.) Hospital applied for a certificate of need to close later this year, but hospital workers and local politicians are rallying to keep the hospital open, Iohud and the Daily Voice report.
  6. Appeals court delivers win for HHS' site-neutral payment policy

    The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 17 that HHS was within its rights to reduce payments to hospital outpatient departments, reversing a district court's earlier decision. 
  7. Texas health system postpones non-emergency, outpatient surgeries

    El Paso, Texas-based Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare suspended its non-emergency and outpatient surgery programs July 13 to free up beds and staffing to accommodate COVID-19 patients, KFox14 reports.
  8. Chicago health system wants to relocate outpatient, GI services for $40M

    Chicago-based Sinai Health System is seeking state approval to spend $40.1 million to relocate its outpatient surgery, gastroenterology and end-stage renal disease units into a new mixed-use development across the street from the hospital, Crain's Chicago Business reports.
  9. FDA approves Ambu single-use duodenoscope

    The FDA approved Ambu's single-use duodenoscope July 17 as device companies continue creating scopes to decrease cross-contamination issues.

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