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  1. The Steadman Clinic's joint-venture ASC is now underway — 6 details

    Construction has started on a medical office building and ASC for The Steadman Clinic, Orthopedic Care Partners, Aspen Valley Hospital and Vail Health, according to an Oct. 8 announcement.
  2. How AI can improve documentation practices to boost revenue: 5 insights

    Artificial intelligence technologies can help ASCs alleviate revenue and resource challenges spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic by optimizing workflow and improving revenue capture.
  3. HCA Healthcare projects $13.3B in Q3 revenues, will repay $6B in emergency aid

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare published preliminary financial and operating results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30.

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  1. Renovated former insurance building to house North Coast Eye Surgery

    Middleburg Heights, Ohio-based North Coast Eye Surgery will occupy a renovated building near its current location, according to an Oct. 8 report from cleveland.com.
  2. Outpatient surgeries at ASCs during the pandemic were done safely: Study

    Ambulatory surgery centers performed essential procedures in the early months of the pandemic, with patients seeing "virtually no heightened risk" of contracting COVID-19, according to an Oct. 8 press release from the ASC Quality Collaboration.
  3. AAAASF conducts virtual start-up survey for Oregon ASC — 4 details

    The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities conducted its first virtual start-up survey June 12, according to a press release.
  4. ASA installs Dr. Beverly Philip as president — 5 things to know

    Beverly Philip, MD, was installed as president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
  1. 5 most-read stories in GI this week — Gastro Health 1st to use endoscopic gastroscope in US

    Here are the five most-read Becker's ASC Review articles for gastroenterologists the week of Oct. 5-9:
  2. Georgia hospital claims state health commissioner ignored surgery center's unauthorized expansion

    Brunswick-based Southeast Georgia Health System filed a lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Community Health, state Health Commissioner Frank Berry and representatives of Premier Surgery Center alleging the state didn't review the surgery center's 2003 expansion, Law360 reports.
  3. Monongahela Valley Hospital to offer Zimmer ROSA Knee System

    Monongahela (Pa.) Valley Hospital is partnering with The Orthopedic Group to offer Zimmer Biomet's Rosa Knee System, according to an Oct. 5 statement.
  4. Vermont orthopedics launches same-day joint replacement program

    Bennington-based Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Orthopedics launched the first same-day joint replacement program in its area, according to an Oct. 7 report from iBerkshires.
  1. Essentia Health receives ACC platinum performance award

    The American College of Cardiology recognized Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health with an NCDR Chest Pain-MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, according to a Sept. 30 press release.
  2. Surgical Care Affiliates promotes nurse leader to senior position: 3 details

    Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates installed Jennifer Jacobson, BSN, RN, as senior clinical manager in July, the company confirmed to Becker's ASC Review.
  3. 2 joint surgeons debut robotics solution at Arizona ASC

    The Surgery Center at Flagstaff (Ariz.) Bone & Joint introduced new robotic-assisted technology for total knee replacement, according to an October announcement.
  4. The 3 things facilities should do now to prepare for the 2021 CMS Physician Fee Schedule

    The 2021 CMS Physician Fee Schedule increased work relative value units, but decreased the conversion factor for reimbursement, which could result in healthcare facilities overcompensating physicians if they don't make changes to their reimbursement structure now, according to a VMG Health report.
  5. Florida surgery center receives occupational license

    Clermont, Fla.-based South Lake Hospital Center for Specialty Surgery recently received an occupational license to operate in Lake County, Fla., the Orlando Sentinel reports.
  6. ACC, Butterfly Network partner to launch clinical trial around at-home ultrasound technology

    The American College of Cardiology partnered with Butterfly Network to launch a clinical trial testing the Butterfly iQ+, a single-probe, whole-body ultrasound system that connects to mobile devices.
  7. An inside look at Cape Regional Medical Center's new ASC

    Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House, N.J., opened an ASC over the summer.
  8. Westchester Medical Center launches Advanced ENT Services practice

    Valhalla, N.Y.-based Westchester Medical Center opened a 10-office otolaryngology practice, according to an Oct. 5 announcement.
  9. Colonoscopy screening numbers starting to rebound — 10 GI industry key notes

    Here are 10 updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:

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