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  1. 8 states with the most new surgery centers in 2020 so far

    There have been 109 new surgery centers that have either broken ground or opened in 2020 so far.
  2. Indiana hospital opening surgical clinic

    Jasper, Ind.-based Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center will open Memorial Surgical Associates, a surgical clinic, Sept. 1, The Herald reports.
  3. Cardiothoracic surgeon fired after allowing CEO to make first incision in surgery

    Kingsport, Tenn.-based Ballad Health's Bristol Regional Medical Center fired cardiothoracic surgeon Nathan Smith, MD, after he offered and let the CEO of Bristol Regional make the first cut in a surgery, local NBC affiliate WCYB reports.

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  1. Physician self-referral final rule timeline extended to August 2021

    HHS extended the timeline for publishing the final rule clarifying the physician self-referral regulations.
  2. Abbott's $5 COVID-19 test gives results in 15 minutes: 8 quick facts

    Abbott received the FDA's emergency use authorization clearance for its rapid COVID-19 detection test BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card.
  3. ASCs will 'have an accelerator like never before': ValueHealth's executive chairman on outpatient migration, value-based care

    Despite significant economic challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, ValueHealth Executive Chairman John Palumbo insists the digital surgical company has "never been more bullish about growth."
  4. The next evolution of orthopedics: 2 leaders on upgrades to thrive beyond 2020

    Despite the loss of surgical volume and revenue during elective surgery bans earlier this year, many orthopedic practices and service lines are making investments for future growth.

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  1. 4 kickback settlements since April

    During the pandemic, several settlements have been reached in lawsuits involving devicemakers, drug companies and physician groups.
  2. Surgery groups vs. insurers: 4 court battles to know

    Four recent lawsuits involving surgical groups and insurance companies:
  3. 3 new tools designed for ASCs, surgeons

    Three new products for surgery centers and operating rooms:
  4. 4 big staffing challenges for ASCs — Recruitment comes at a higher cost & more

    The pandemic has created a myriad of staffing challenges for ASCs, according to Mnet Health, a surgical revenue cycle management and technology provider.

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  1. Dignity Health, management company, local physicians to open multispecialty ASC

    San Francisco-based Dignity Health is one of the main players behind the soon-to-open DLTA Surgery Center in Los Angeles.
  2. 109 new surgery centers by state so far

    There have been 109 new surgery centers that have either broken ground or opened in 2020 so far.
  3. Kentucky hospital receives $21.5M to build surgery center

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Hartford, Ky.-based Ohio County Healthcare Hospital $21.5 million to build a surgery center, local NBC affiliate 14 News reports.
  4. Developer partners with surgery center group to build medical office building

    A developer is partnering with a group of physicians to construct a medical office building with a surgery center in St. Louis Park, Minn., the Sun Sailor reports.
  5. Covenant Physician Partners teams up with 3 practices

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Covenant Physician Partners partnered with two practices in California and a practice in Hawaii.
  6. Trump aims to put 'physicians back in charge of the healthcare system' in 2nd term

    One of President Donald Trump's top priorities if elected to a second term will be to "put patients and physicians back in charge of the healthcare system," according to a statement from his campaign.
  7. 3 key purchasing tips for ASCs

    ASC materials managers, purchasing managers and facility directors should engage in careful planning, negotiation and research when buying capital equipment, according to Vizient.
  8. Orlando Health opens 3-OR ASC — 4 things to know

    Rinehart Surgery Center, an affiliate of Orlando (Fla.) Health, opened in Lake Mary, Fla.
  9. ASCs don't want to be out of network in an economic downturn: 3 thoughts from a VP

    John Kelly, senior vice president of strategic planning at advertising agency 9Rooftops Health, shared three thoughts on the future of the ASC market:

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