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  1. Assured Healthcare Partners strikes deal with with Allied Digestive Health 

    Investing firm Assured Healthcare Partners partnered with West Long Branch, N.J.-based Allied Digestive Health, it announced Jan. 13.
  2. 4 key details for 2021 telehealth rules

    Anesthesia Business Consultants outlined key takeaways from CMS' rule changes on telehealth in 2021 in a Dec. 30 blog post.
  3. CPT coding changes and anesthesia — 4 things to know

    CPT coding changes for 2021 went into effect Jan. 1., according to a Jan. 4 blog post from Anesthesia Business Consultants.

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  1. ENT Partners closes 2020 with acquisitions in Illinois, Maryland

    ENT Partners finished 2020 acquiring Barrington, Ill.-based Specialty Care Institute and Baltimore-based Maryland ENT Center, according to a Jan. 12 news release.
  2. ValueHealth developing total joint replacement-focused surgery center in Pennsylvania

    Leawood, Kan.-based ValueHealth is developing a total joint-focused surgery center in Chadds Ford, Pa., the company announced Jan. 12.
  3. ACC creates pathway for same-day discharge for percutaneous coronary intervention patients

    The American College of Cardiology created a pathway to discharge patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention on the same day, CardiologyAdvisor reported Jan. 11.
  4. 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.

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  1. Kentucky Baptist Health affiliate building outpatient center with surgery center

    Baptist Health Louisville (Ky.) is building an outpatient center on the former site of a local hotel, local ABC affiliate WHAS reported Jan. 11.
  2. 9 updates from AAAHC, Joint Commission in 2020

    Here are nine key updates from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and The Joint Commission in 2020:
  3. Surgery Partners reports $1.86B in 2020 revenue: 11 things to know

    Surgery Partners reported full-year revenue for 2020 of $1.86 billion on Jan. 11.
  4. South Florida ENT Associates, Texas ENT Specialist announce partnership

    Miami Lakes-based South Florida ENT Associates and Houston-based Texas ENT Specialists partnered to create a 60-practice entity, according to a Jan. 11 news release.

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  1. California hospital temporarily converts ASC into ICU

    Hollister, Calif.-based Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital is turning its ASC into an intensive care unit with 12 beds to handle COVID-19 cases, the BenitoLink reported Jan. 11.
  2. Federal government advances collusion charges against ASC management company & more — 12 ASC industry notes

    Here are 12 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:
  3. Physician growth slowing as demand climbs: 8 things to know

    The number of physicians practicing in the U.S. is growing slowly compared to the population growth projections over the next decade-plus, according to a report from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
  4. Former Medline employee alleges racial discrimination, retaliation

    A former analyst at Northfield, Ill.-based Medline Industries is accusing the company of racial discrimination and retaliation for reporting sexual harassment, according to a complaint filed Jan. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division.
  5. Dr. Cheryl Stanski on finding success with a new rural ASC in 2020

    Cheryl Stanski, MD, is a general surgeon and the medical director at Holston Medical Group's Kingsport, Tenn.-based MeadowView Surgery Center.
  6. Are surgical robots worth it for ASCs? 3 administrators weigh in 

    Surgical robots increase efficiency during total joint replacements, but the cost of such robotic systems can be prohibitive. 
  7. EyeSouth Partners expands into Ohio, Kentucky

    Atlanta-based EyeSouth Partners partnered with Cincinnati-based Midwest Eye Center, expanding into Ohio and Kentucky, the platform announced Jan. 11.
  8. More healthcare workers push for unions amid pandemic

    A slight increase in healthcare union petitions was reported in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Jan. 11 report from NPR.
  9. 4 hospitals, health systems that opened or announced ASCs in December

    Here are four hospitals and health systems that opened or announced plans for ASCs in December:

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