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  1. Sutter Alhambra Surgery Center earns AAAHC orthopedic certification

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care awarded Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Alhambra Surgery Center its Advanced Orthopedic Certification.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. COVID-19 will shift procedures to ophthalmic ASCs — 3 insights

    Ophthalmology procedures are likely to shift from hospitals to ASCs because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ophthalmology Times reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 'We are an essential business' — Wisconsin orthopedic group restarts surgeries

    The physicians at Brookfield, Wis.-based Aspen Orthopedic Specialists are resuming orthopedic surgery and in-office care, the practice announced the first week of May.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. 7 states form regional supply chain — 3 things to know

    Seven states in the Northeast U.S. are partnering to buy about $5 billion worth of medical equipment and supplies, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced May 3.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 35 states have CON laws — Here's what they're doing

    Certificate-of-need laws were established in 1964 when New York became the first state to pass legislation, and since then have had a constant and highly-politicized presence in the healthcare realm, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.   By Eric Oliver -
  3. National Medical Billing Services, Smith+Nephew partner to support orthopedic cases transitioning to the ASC: 4 details

    Smith+Nephew entered into a strategic partnership with National Medical Billing Services to provide revenue cycle management solutions to ASCs across the U.S.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. How COVID-19 has affected Tenet, HCA Healthcare and Surgery Partners' shares this week

    Stocks decreased as companies began to release their first-quarter 2020 earnings reports, which disappointed investors.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. The 20 states with the most, fewest COVID-19 restrictions

    WalletHub released results from its survey of states with the most and fewest COVID-19-related restrictions.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. When will private equity return? 5 quarterly insights

    COVID-19 has devastated the mergers and acquisitions market, according to Brentwood Capital Advisors' first-quarter 2020 market report.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. IRA Capital acquires Philadelphia medical office building housing GI practice, surgery center

    IRA Capital acquired a single-tenant medical office building in the Philadelphia suburb of Sellersville, Pa.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Ohio surgery center reopens — 3 insights

    Norwood, Ohio-based Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center reopened after being shut down for six weeks, local Fox affiliate 19 Now reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. USPI reports $490M Q1 operating revenue, surgical cases drop 28.6% in March: 5 details

    Tenet's ambulatory segment reported patient volume declines during the COVID-19 pandemic, as many elective procedures were canceled or postponed and surgery centers were temporarily closed.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 109 drugs on the FDA shortage list

    There are currently 109 items listed on the FDA's Drug Shortages list, which ASCs should be mindful of as they reopen centers.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. New York prevents ASCs from reopening & more — 7 ASC industry notes

    Here are seven updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Eye surgery group expects 5% revenue growth from ASC relocation

    Seattle-based Northwest Eye Surgeons, a physician-owned ophthalmology practice, wants to relocate one of its four ASCs due to "rising facility costs," according to documents filed by the Washington State Department of Health.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Campbell Clinic reopens 2 ASCs after limiting hours, staff

    Campbell Clinic's two ASCs restarted elective surgeries May 4, Memphis Business Journal reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. 4 recent ASC industry deals

    Four transactions in the ASC space were announced or completed in April:  By Angie Stewart -
  7. 4 new ASCs with orthopedic services

    Four ASCs offering orthopedic services were opened or announced in April:  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Banned from reopening, New York surgery center petitions state

    Rome, N.Y.-based Griffiss Surgery Center is calling on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to lift the elective surgery ban on freestanding surgery centers, local news station News Channel 2 reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Michigan suspends non-essential procedures for surgery centers through May

    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended the state's emergency order April 30, preventing non-essential procedures through May 28, the Detroit Free Press reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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