Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Indiana investor acquires $24M of medical office buildings, some with surgery centers in 4 states

    Indianapolis-based real estate investor Cornerstone acquired $24 million worth of medical office buildings in Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio, the Indianapolis Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Total hip replacements in ASCs vs. HOPDs: 3 key notes

    Total hip replacement is safe to perform in both ASCs and hospital outpatient departments, according to research published in the Journal of Arthroplasty.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Ohio ASC named 2019 Rookie Business of the Year — 4 highlights

    Dayton, Ohio-based Surgery Center at Corporate Way was named the 2019 Rookie Business of the Year by Dayton Business Journal.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. As hospitals plan to sue, physician organization applauds new HHS price transparency rule

    The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons came out in support of the price transparency rules finalized Nov. 15 by the Trump administration.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. CRH Medical acquires North Carolina gastroenterology anesthesia practice — 3 insights

    CRH Medical acquired a majority ownership stake in Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Triad Sedation, building on a previous partnership with the practice.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. New York surgery center reopens 1+ year after fire — 3 insights

    SUNY Downstate Bay Ridge Ambulatory Surgery Center reopened Nov. 18, more than a year after a September 2018 fire caused it to close.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. GI Alliance partners with Amarillo Endoscopy Center — 3 insights

    Dallas-based GI Alliance continued its year-end acquisition spree, acquiring Amarillo (Texas) Endoscopy Center.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. New Texas ASC will offer 'compassionate and genuine' service

    Abilene (Texas) Surgery Center is coming together, according to Chris Whittle, RN, nurse administrator at Killeen-based Central Texas Day Surgery Center and Abilene Spine and Joint Surgery Center.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Sutter Health, surgeon group to pay $46M+ for alleged Stark Law violations, double-billing by ASCs

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health and a three-surgeon cardiovascular group will together pay the government over $46 million to settle allegations that they violated Stark Law, the Department of Justice announced Nov. 15.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 3 spine-focused ASCs opened or announced in October, November

    Three spine-focused ASCs opened in October and November:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Hospitals favoring physicians as ASC partners: 4 survey details

    Joint ventures with physicians are hospitals' preferred method for opening ASCs, according to a survey from outpatient healthcare group Avanza Healthcare Strategies.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Texas USPI surgery center property reportedly sold for $20M

    A building housing a United Surgical Partners International ASC in Plano, Texas, was sold to a healthcare real estate trust earlier this month, according to industry news sites Commercial Property Executive and Bisnow.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Pain clinic, ASC face lawsuit over $1.7M medical equipment debt

    Erie, Pa.-based Tri-State Pain Institute is facing several lawsuits related to its finances and claims of a MRSA outbreak in 2017, the Erie-Times News reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 3 details on BCBS' plan for a national high-performance network

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Association launched a program on Nov. 18 to identify high-quality care providers that offer services at a lower cost, according to Crain's Chicago Business.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. UnitedHealth Group gets a new CEO & more — 10 ASC industry notes

    Here are 10 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:   By Eric Oliver -
  5. Gastro Health continues expansion & 4 other must-read articles

    Here are five of the most-read gastroenterology articles from the last week:  By Rachel Popa -
  6. How the CMS final rule will affect GI practices & 4 other must-read articles

    Here are five of the most popular articles on Becker's ASC Review to read this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  7. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Have physicians guess item costs

    Educating ASC staff on supply chain best practices can be fun, according to Quorum Purchasing Advantage Vice President Tony Bramer.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. 3 things to know about orthopedics & spine in ASCs

    Orthopedics and spine remain lucrative specialties for ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. New York medical group proposes 2-hospital merger, turning one into outpatient hub: 5 details

    Through a proposed merger, St. Peter's Health Partners wants to make Albany (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital a destination for hospital outpatient services, same-day ambulatory surgery and medical office procedures, the Albany Times Union reports.  By Angie Stewart -

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