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  1. ASC included in Atlanta health system's $231M+ project — 4 insights

    Atlanta-based Grady Health System is spending $231.3 million to build a medical office building with an ASC and expand an AIDS and HIV treatment center, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Maine Medical Center building $59M medical office building — 3 insights

    Portland-based Maine Medical Center received approval from the Scarborough (Maine) Planning Board to invest $59 million in a new medical office building in Scarborough, which is expected to be completed in 2021, the Press Herald reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. AmSurg ASC plans partial ownership transfer valued at nearly $6.2M

    Springfield, Mass.-based Pioneer Valley Surgicenter, which is currently owned by AmSurg and individual physicians, is planning a partial transfer of ownership.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. 8 major CMS changes to take effect in 2020

    At the beginning of November, CMS finalized changes to its Medicare payment systems for 2020. Here's a rundown of noteworthy changes CMS made:  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 4 recent lawsuits involving ASCs, management companies

    Sutter Health and Tenet Healthcare were among a handful of entities named in recent lawsuits.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 3 recent lawsuits involving anesthesia pain practices

    In the past three months, Becker's ASC Review has reported on several lawsuits involving anesthesia and pain management practices.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Top 10 states for medical malpractice lawsuits

    Kentucky is the No. 1 state for malpractice lawsuits, according to the Medscape Medical Malpractice Report 2019.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Dr. Michael Banitt joins 26-physician eye group: 3 details

    Michael R. Banitt, MD, is the newest member of Northwest Eye Surgeons, a 26-physician medical practice based in Seattle.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Florida complex to feature 25+ outpatient specialties, 9 tenants & an ASC

    The Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood will feature an ASC and more than 25 outpatient specialties, according to The Villages Daily Sun.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 5 healthcare M&A trends in 2019 — Ambulatory surgery deals, PE integrations & more

    More than $11.3 billion worth of healthcare mergers and acquisitions have transpired so far in 2019, according to David Kent Joslin, an adviser and radiology consultant with years of experience in the healthcare industry.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Focus on value

    For ASCs — where inventory management looks much different than at hospitals — the shift to value-based care comes with big opportunities and risks, said Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems' Ruben Taborda, senior director of supply chain customer solutions.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. 4 ASCs recently achieving accreditation

    Four ASCs recently achieving accreditation:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. $25M ASC proposed in Georgia

    Houston ASC in Georgia submitted a letter of intent to the Georgia Department of Community Health for a multispecialty ASC.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 5 quality insights from ASC experts

    Five experts shared their tips on quality improvement for ASCs with Becker's ASC Review:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. New e-tools designed to improve ASC revenue cycle management

    Serbin Medical Billing is launching a series of e-tools to help ASCs improve revenue cycle performance, the RCM management company announced Nov. 21.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Kentucky eye ASC gears up for 2020 completion

    Work is underway on a new 9,650-square-foot ophthalmic ASC in Elizabethtown, Ky., according to Cornerstone Companies President Taggart Birge.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Hospitals seeking ASC joint ventures to increase profit, outpatient surgery volumes: 4 details

    Profitability, consumer trends and physician relationships are some of the top reasons hospitals own ASCs, according to a 2019 survey from outpatient healthcare group Avanza Healthcare Strategies.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. PE-backed eye practice absorbs New York practice — 4 insights

    Oceanside, N.Y.-based OCLI acquired the New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based private practice of Ronald Balkin, MD.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Lawsuits common for surgeons, survey finds: 10 most-sued specialties

    More than half of physicians face a lawsuit at some point in their career, but only a small fraction of suits that go to trial result in a decision against the physician, according to the Medscape Medical Malpractice Report 2019.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Atlanta medical school plans $26.5M multispecialty ASC

    Atlanta-based Morehouse School of Medicine plans to establish a multispecialty ASC, according to a letter of intent filed Oct. 27.   By Angie Stewart -

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