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  1. COVID-19 possibly delayed 28M elective procedures

    The COVID-19 pandemic could've canceled or delayed around 28.4 million elective procedures during its peak 12-week disruption, according to a study in the British Journal of Surgery.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 6 insights on clinician compensation

    Medical Group Management Association released its 31st Provider Compensation and Production Report.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Several New York surgery centers reopen

    Several surgery centers in Syracuse, N.Y., have restarted elective procedures after Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an order allowing ASCs to do so in certain counties, reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. 8 observations on the outlook for ASCS post-pandemic

    Here are eight observations on how ASC owners and operators are thinking about the post-pandemic period and what they expect in the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. COVID-19 does not easily spread via contaminated surfaces, CDC says

    The novel coronavirus "does not spread easily" on surfaces or objects, according to the CDC's updated website page.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. 6 new GI-driven ASCs, facilities

    Six ASCs and facilities opened or announced in the past month are expected to offer gastroenterology services:  By Angie Stewart -
  4. South Nevada ASCs, hospitals brace for 'wave of non-coronavirus patients' — 5 things to know

    ASCs and hospitals in Southern Nevada can expect to "see a wave of non-coronavirus patients" now that necessary elective surgeries are allowed to resume, according to Daniel Burkhead, MD, a pain management physician interviewed by the Las Vegas Sun.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. How COVID-19 could affect ASC patient payments — 4 considerations

    The way patients seek out and pay for care will likely change due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to VMG Health's 2020 "Healthcare M&A Report."  By Angie Stewart -
  2. PE will return. The question is, 'When?' — Edgemont's Luke Mitchell explores post-COVID-19 market

    Before COVID-19, physician practices were closing deals with private equity firms at all-time high valuations. The virus and global shutdown derailed the PE market in the short term. Firms and sellers will need to accept significant changes to get deals back on track.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 22% of physician assistants furloughed as COVID-19 spread in US

    One in 10 physician assistants has experienced a change in primary practice setting — shifting to an outpatient surgery center or intensive care unit, for example — during the pandemic, according to the American Academy of Physician Assistants' "COVID-19 PA Pulse Survey."  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Do clinicians feel fairly compensated? 29 statistics

    Medscape released its "Physician Compensation Report 2020," examining how COVID-19 affected clinician salaries.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. What reopened endoscopy centers are doing & more: 4 GI industry key notes

    Here are four updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Medtronic appoints executive to lead cardiology efforts

    Jeffrey Popma, MD, will join Medtronic as vice president and CMO for its coronary, renal denervation and structural heart businesses effective June 22.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. New York hospital turns to surgical navigators to quell patient fears during COVID-19

    Oswego (N.Y.) Health is employing a team of surgical navigators to assist patients returning to the hospital for elective procedures, NNY 360 reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Tennessee hospital opens surgery center — 3 insights

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Williamson Medical Center opened a new surgical clinic on its main campus, the Williamson Source reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Spine in ASCs post-pandemic: How 8 surgeons are thinking about the future

    Eight spine surgeons discuss how the pandemic will affect spine in ASCs, addressing patient selection, payer issues and the potential for acceleration in the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Prospect Medical Group to add 10,000 physicians with 3 acquisitions

    Prospect Medical Group will double in size when it completes the acquisition of three medical practices later this year.   By Ayla Ellison -
  7. Amazon delivers 100M+ items through 'COVID-19 Supplies,' won't take profit: 5 insights

    Amazon Business has distributed more than 100 million items to healthcare and government organizations through COVID-19 Supplies, a pandemic response effort launched March 31 in the U.S.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. 3 insights on ASC valuation

    VMG Health's 2020 "Healthcare M&A Report" examines how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the valuation of ASCs.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. How many ASCs are independently owned, operated + 4 more key insights

    The growing ASC industry remains largely fragmented, according to VMG Health's 2020 "Healthcare M&A Report."  By Angie Stewart -

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