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  1. 28 drugs added to the FDA's shortage list

    Twenty-eight generic drugs in 405 dosages made their first appearance on the FDA's shortage list this year, according to a USA Today analysis.
  2. Orthopedics is No. 1 specialty for multdisciplinary ASCs

    The most common specialties for multispecialty Medicare-certified ASCs are orthopedics and pain management, according to data from CMS.
  3. Tenet ASCs performing 85% of pre-COVID-19 volumes — 5 insights

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare gave an investor's update June 16, saying its ASCs have reached 85 percent of pre-pandemic patient volumes through the first half of June.

COVID-19 spotlights safety benefits of remote collaboration technology

As surgery centers around the country slowly begin to re-open, business will be anything but “usual.”
  1. Some labs charging insurers 'egregious' amounts for COVID-19 tests, Aetna says

    Amid a lack of federal regulation of lab charges, a diagnostic lab in Texas has charged insurers as much as $2,315 for the same COVID-19 test that costs $100 elsewhere, The New York Times reported. 
  2. 6 strategies to re-invent the ASC revenue cycle

    Ambulatory surgery centers have long faced challenges in collecting reimbursement, and that became increasingly difficult as patients shouldered more financial responsibility for their care. However, those challenges have intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic and have resulted in an increased need for centers to accelerate revenue collection due to temporary income loss from suspended procedures.
  3. How Tenet, HCA Healthcare and Surgery Partners' shares performed this week

    Here's how Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and Nashville-based Surgery Partners' shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  4. Jefferson Health building multimillion-dollar ambulatory care center with possible outpatient surgical options

    Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health is building a multimillion-dollar care center near its main campus that'll expand surgical options in the region, the Philadelphia Business Journal reports.

Bringing total hip arthroplasty to the ASC setting: A recipe for success

Successfully transition total hip replacement procedures to the outpatient setting with a focus on consistency and efficiency. To learn more, click here.
  1. IRA Capital purchases medical office building with surgery center

    IRA Capital purchased a three-story, 41,500-square-foot medical office building in Manhasset, N.Y., that has a surgery center and several specialty clinics, Commercial Property Executive reports.
  2. 10 best pediatric cardiology hospitals

    U.S. News & World Report released its Best Children's Hospitals rankings, including a total of 88 hospitals from across the U.S.
  3. New York updates reopening guidance for ASCs — 6 things to know

    New York ASCs have received updated guidance on reopening for nonessential elective surgeries and non-urgent procedures from the state health department.
  4. New York system plans multispecialty building with surgery center — 3 details

    Rochester (N.Y.) Regional Health is building a medical center in Geneseo, N.Y., according to

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  1. Georgia hospital lifts visitor restrictions at surgery center — 4 insights

    Macon, Ga.-based Medical Center Navicent Health altered its visitation policy to allow visitors to return to its hospital and surgery center in most cases, Fox24 reports.
  2. AGA, Medtronic create resource for gastroenterologists to reopen practices

    The American Gastroenterological Association and Medtronic created educational materials and safety protocols gastroenterologists can use to reopen their practices.
  3. Envision works to address racial inequalities & more — 10 ASC industry notes

    Here are 10 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note: 
  4. 8 states with fastest, slowest spread of COVID-19

    As of June 14, Arizona had the highest COVID-19 reproduction rate and New Jersey had the lowest, according to, a website that calculates the rate at which the virus is spreading in all 50 states.
  5. ASCs beat hospitals, academic medical centers on patient cancellation rate — 6 survey findings

    ASCs had lower rates of patient cancellations due to COVID-19 than both hospitals and academic medical centers, according to new survey results from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.
  6. NYU Langone Health names ophthalmology chair

    New York City-based NYU Langone Health appointed Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD, chair of the ophthalmology department.
  7. ValueHealth adds industry veteran with 20+ years experience

    Leawood, Kan.-based ValueHealth named former Cerner executive Don Bisbee its new president, the company announced June 11.
  8. Orthopedic group, USPI seek approval for $13.9M joint venture surgery center in Tennessee

    A group of local physicians and a subsidiary of Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International are seeking approval to open an ambulatory surgical treatment center in Murfreesboro, Tenn., JD Supra reports.
  9. Colorado orthopedic practice readies to open clinic, surgery center — 4 insights

    Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute in Steamboat Springs, Colo., expects to open its clinic and ASC June 29.

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