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  1. Think Surgical, United Orthopedic jointly supporting total knee replacement system

    Think Surgical and United Orthopedic are jointly supporting Think's TSolution One Total Knee Application.
  2. Illinois hospital opens $88M cardiology, robotic surgery center

    Hazel Crest, Ill.-based Advocate South Suburban Hospital opened its Center for Advanced Care Aug. 3, which features cardiac and robotic surgery capabilities, Patch reports.
  3. Tennessee eye development group building surgery center in Alabama

    SEES Group Alabama, an affiliate of SEES Group, leased space in a Homewood, Ala.-based office park and plans to build an eye surgery center.

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  1. Connecticut medical office building with surgery center completes sale, leaseback

    Stream Capital Partners worked to sell and lease back a medical office building in Hartford, Conn., with a surgery center, Connect Boston reports.
  2. CRH Medical grabs stake in practice with $3M+ annual revenue: 4 quick notes

    CRH Medical Corp. acquired a majority interest in Orange County Anesthesia Associates, effective Aug. 3.
  3. Physicians sell ASC, medical office building for $15.2M — 6 details

    A physician group sold its practice space in Stroudsburg, Pa., for $15.2 million.
  4. Hospitals rethink their strategy after haphazard adoption of telemedicine services during the COVID-19 crisis

    Various reports indicate that physician adoption of telemedicine has boomed over the course of just the past few months, with virtual healthcare interactions set to surpass 1 billion by the end of the year. Similarly, in 2019 just 8% of patients surveyed had sought care via telemedicine, but as of April 2020, that number had increased to over 50%. (Source: CX Trends 2020 and Telemedicine Adoption in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond)

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  1. CMS proposes cutting Medicare payments for some specialty surgeries 6%-9%

    CMS released its Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule for 2021 Aug. 3, which made several drastic cuts to payment rates for both general and specialty surgeons. 
  2. New ASC construction continues to boom & more — 10 ASC industry notes

    Here are 10 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:
  3. USPI Q2 revenue drops 29.8%, resumes 94% of case volume in July: 8 details

    United Surgical Partners reported 29.8 percent drop in second quarter revenue amid the pandemic, but the average monthly cases are resuming.
  4. 14 ASCs opened or announced in July

    Fourteen ASCs were opened or announced in July:

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  1. Connecticut ophthalmology practice management company expands home market presence

    Ophthalmology practice management company ReFocus Eye Health acquired Waterbury, Conn.-based OptiCare Eye Health & Vision Centers.
  2. Ohio health system opening orthopedic center — 3 insights

    Zanesville, Ohio-based Genesis HealthCare System is building an orthopedic care center to consolidate all its orthopedic services into one building, reports.
  3. UPMC targets November opening for ambulatory outpatient center

    UPMC plans to open an ambulatory outpatient center in November, according to TRIBLive.
  4. UI Health to open 6-story outpatient building

    The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System in Chicago will break ground Aug. 13 on a six-story outpatient building.
  5. Five COVID-19 updates for ASC leaders

    What ASC leaders should know about the pandemic's effect on industry growth, finances and more:
  6. WalletHub's 10 weakest states for healthcare l 2020

    WalletHub released its ranking of best states for healthcare Aug. 3, the latest iteration in its annual series.
  7. WalletHub's 10 best states for healthcare l 2020

    WalletHub released its ranking of best states for healthcare Aug. 3, determining the best in the U.S.
  8. Atlanta health system developing 10-story outpatient facility with surgery center

    Atlanta-based Grady Health System is building a 10-story facility that will house several outpatient departments, an outpatient surgery center and a rehabilitation center.
  9. Pennsylvania ophthalmologist building outpatient surgery center

    Ophthalmologist E. Matthew Zimm, DO, is developing an outpatient surgery center in Millcreek Township, Pa., reports.

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