Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. FTC studying physician consolidation as hospital employment thrives

    The Federal Trade Commission is requiring Aetna, Anthem, Florida Blue, Cigna, Health Care Service Corp. and UnitedHealthcare to provide patient-level commercial claims data for inpatient, outpatient and physician services as it studies the effect of physician consolidation, the agency announced Jan. 14.
  2. Physician-owned GI group merges with Florida hospital 

    West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Gastro Group of the Palm Beaches joined Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital, the Town-Crier reported Jan. 14.
  3. Exact Sciences' $58B bet on diagnostic screening & 4 other updates from the company's busy week

    Between presenting at the 39th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, acquiring an asset that boosted its precision oncology line, and presenting its preliminary fourth-quarter 2020 results, Exact Sciences had a busy week. 

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  1. Texas anesthesiologist loses appeal

    The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the appeal request of San Antonio anesthesiologist Jaydeep Shah, DO, Bloomberg Law reported Jan. 14.
  2. Healthcare fundraising arm breaks ground on primary care clinic, outpatient surgery center

    The Albert Lea (Minn.) Healthcare Coalition broke ground on a full-service primary care clinic in the city that will be staffed by Mason City-based MercyOne North Iowa, local ABC affiliate 6News reported Jan. 14.
  3. Healthcare staffing company acquires anesthesia locum tenens company

    Healthcare staffing and workforce solutions company Health Carousel acquired Vitruvian Medical, a surgery and anesthesia locum tenens staffing company, the firm announced Jan. 14.
  4. Montecito acquires Ohio medical office building with ASC

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Montecito Medical Real Estate acquired a medical office building in Sandusky, Ohio, that houses Northern Ohio Medical Specialists, the firm announced Jan. 13.

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  1.  Meridian acquiring Arizona medical complex with surgery center

    San Ramon, Calif.-based Meridian reached a deal to acquire a 188,000-square-foot medical complex in Arizona with a hospital, medical office building and surgery center, pleasatonweekly.com reported Jan. 14.
  2. 2 orthopedic surgeons on creating strong total joint outcomes in 2021

    Two orthopedic surgeons told Becker's ASC Review about how surgeons can create strong outcomes for total joint replacements in 2021.
  3. Top-read ASC articles — The top-paying healthcare jobs; Tenet, USPI's strategies and more

    Here are the most-read articles on Becker's ASC Review for the week of Jan. 11-15:
  4. 15 things to know about total joint replacements and ASCs | 2021

    More total joint replacements are migrating to the outpatient and ASC setting following CMS payment updates and more studies showing the procedure can be performed safely in the outpatient setting.

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  1. Ophthalmology practice network adds 3 groups

    CVP, a network of ophthalmology practices, added three new practices to its platform, the company announced on Jan. 14.
  2. 21,000 ambulatory healthcare jobs added in December: 5 stats

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its employment report for December 2020, showing big gains in ambulatory healthcare.
  3. Physician opens New York City cardiology practice

    Satjit Bhusri, MD, opened Upper East Side Cardiology in New York City, focused on creating treatment plans for patients around several cardiovascular services, according to a Jan. 12 release.
  4. California eye foundation opens surgery center catering to underinsured patients

    Pacific Vision Foundation opened the Pacific Vision Surgery Center in San Francisco, Invision reported Jan. 14.
  5. West Virginia ophthalmology practice opens new office, relocating 5 ophthalmologists

    Bridgeport, W.Va.-based United Hospital Center relocated five ophthalmologists into its new UHC Ophthalmology office, WVNews reported Jan. 13.
  6. Pennsylvania ophthalmology devicemaker opening new facility

    Caliber Ophthalmics is opening an ophthalmology design and manufacturing Center of Excellence in Silver Spring, Pa.
  7. Ohio hospital expanding GI services

    Cincinnati-based Mercy Health is developing a medical complex with a 60-bed hospital and a medical office building in Mason, Ohio, local news affiliate Local 12 reported Jan. 13.
  8. What controversies have ENT talking? 3 expert insights

    Three otolaryngologists told Becker's ASC Review about what they believe are the biggest controversies in the ENT field.
  9. Top GI articles — Pandemic's toll, Pinnacle Partners' 1st transaction and more

    Here are the most-read GI articles during the week of Jan. 11-15:

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