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  1. 5 exec moves from the 5 largest ASC companies

    Surgical Care Affiliates, United Surgical Partners International and AmSurg all have announced executive moves in the past year. 
  2. 18-physician cardiology clinic breaks ground on ASC 

    Jackson (Miss.) Heart Clinic broke ground on a cardiovascular ASC and medical office building Sept. 7, according to The Northside Sun. 
  3. 6 fast facts on the top 2 execs at Surgical Care Affiliates

    Caitlin Zulla has served as CEO of Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates, UnitedHealthcare's ASC division, since December 2019. Jason Strauss has served as the president of SCA since January 2020.
  1. The biggest threats to ASCs today

    ASCs have faced multiple challenges since the pandemic began in March 2020, from limited elective procedures and temporary center closures to staff furloughs and high personal protective equipment costs.
  2. Dr. Martin Coleman debuts outpatient reverse shoulder replacement at Virginia ASC

    Martin Coleman, MD, performed Newport News-based Coastal Virginia Surgery Center's first outpatient reverse shoulder replacement.
  3. 5 fast facts on Gastro Health's CEO

    Joseph Garcia has been the CEO of Miami-based Gastro Health since February 2018.
  4. 4 GI device updates to know 

    From a polyp-detecting device that uses machine learning to a system using imaging technology to identify ischemic tissue, here are four gastroenterology devices recently making headlines:

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  1. Protagonist Therapeutics appoints gastroenterologist as executive VP

    Newark, Calif.-based biopharmaceutical company Protagonist Therapeutics appointed Scott Plevy, MD, as executive vice president and head of its gastrointestinal programs, the company said Sept. 7.
  2. Effects of COVID-19 on compensation for private cardiology practices: MedAxiom

    Cardiology solutions organization MedAxiom released a report Sept. 1 on the effects of COVID-19 on cardiology.
  3. Ophthalmologist recognized for completion of 100 Xen gel stent implants

    Robert Friedman, MD, was recently awarded a certificate of recognition for performing more than 100 Xen Gel Stent procedures, according to a Sept. 3 LinkedIn post from Eye Health America.
  4. 700-physician practice in Illinois invests in 2nd large medical group this year

    DuPage Medical Group in Downers Grove, Ill., will make a strategic investment in a Quincy, Ill.-based physician group to expand a partnership between the two organizations, the organization announced Sept. 3.

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  1. $140M judgments resolve fraud charges against chiropractor's pain clinics, businesses

    Five companies, including three pain management clinics, with the same owner had a second default judgment issued against them for participating in a multimillion dollar billing fraud scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said Sept. 2.
  2. What's the biggest opportunity for growth in anesthesiology?

    For one CEO, the biggest opportunity for growth is a joint venture between ASC owners and anesthesia providers. 
  3. Cigna in the past 30 days: 7 updates

    Cigna expanded its Affordable Care Act market reach to three states. 
  4. $17M medical office building, ASC sold in Florida

    Two affiliates of Montecito Medical Real Estate sold a two-story medical office building in Weston, Fla. for $17.2 million, The Real Deal reported Sept. 2.
  5. What factors contribute to physician bad behavior?

    Fifty three percent of physicians said physician bad behavior was due to general personal arrogance, according to Medscape's report, "Physicians Behaving Badly: Has It Gotten Worse?"
  6. 5 fast facts on the president of AmSurg

    Jeff Snodgrass has served as the president of Nashville, Tenn.-based AmSurg, Envision's ASC division, since 2020. 
  7. NorthStar Anesthesia's CEO on reimbursement challenges, growth opportunities

    Adam Spiegel, CEO of NorthStar Anesthesia, spoke with Becker's ASC Review on the biggest opportunities for growth in anesthesia. 
  8. 5 recent ASCs opened or announced in New York

    Five ASCs have been opened or announced in New York in the past month, as reported by Becker's ASC Review.
  9. 24-clinic Florida practice files for bankruptcy

    Boca Raton, Fla.-based Path Medical has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with $86.5 million in liabilities, South Florida Business Journal reported Sept. 2.

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