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  1. Physician Partners of America buys California ASC, pain center: 5 things to know

    Tampa, Fla.-based Physician Partners of America acquired an outpatient surgery center in Fullerton, Calif.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. The story behind Amulet Capital's 3-practice merger — The deal team explains

    Amulet Capital Partners closed the fourth private equity investment in GI June 6 when it formed US Digestive Health, a gastrointestinal-focused practice management organization.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. The state of SurgCenter Development — COO Dr. Greg Fox offers 4 insights

    Towson, Md.-based SurgCenter Development started 2019 off in full-on growth-mode, with the company entering into several new partnerships to begin the year.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. UnitedHealth's plan to grow OptumCare into a $100B business & more — 8 ASC industry notes

    Here are eight updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Forget claim lag — here's the metric ASCs should benchmark instead

    ASC leaders should focus on improving charge lag rather than claim lag, according to Regent RCM.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Nevada hospital completes $7M orthopedic ASC 

    Las Vegas-based Mountain's Edge Hospital completed a $7 million project that expands its orthopedic services, Las Vegas Business Press reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 5 latest ASC reimbursement updates

    Several legal and policy updates announced in the past month could affect reimbursement in ASCs.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Tennova Healthcare's plans for outpatient expansion come to fruition

    Knoxville, Tenn.-based Tennova Healthcare opened an ASC in early June, nearly a year after cutting certain services at Lakeway Regional Hospital.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Baptist Health suggests new ASCs, patient towers for new affiliate — 4 details

    Baptist Health South Florida has big plans — including ASCs — for its soon-to-be affiliate, Boca Raton (Fla.) Regional Hospital, Boca Raton Magazine reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Hoag Orthopedic Institute opens facility with multiple affiliates — 5 details

    Hoag Orthopedic Institute opened the first full-service general orthopedic office in Tustin, Calif.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Physician group's bankruptcy exit, rebuild involves closing surgery center — 4 details

    University Physician Group — the faculty practice of Detroit-based Wayne State University School of Medicine — had its reorganization and bankruptcy exit plan approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Detroit, according to Crain's Detroit Business.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. 6 ASC closings in first half of 2019

    Six ASCs that have shut their doors in the first six months of 2019:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Dr. Steven Stetson opens New Jersey office

    Steven Stetson, MD, opened a Diamond Vision office in Paramus, N.J., where he'll see patients and perform surgeries.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Kansas health system finalizes surgical building acquisition

    Topeka-based The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus acquired the Tallgrass Surgical Building in Topeka, local news affiliate WIBW reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Tenet Healthcare moves HQ to Dallas suburbs — 4 insights

    Tenet Healthcare is moving out of its Dallas headquarters to a new space in Farmers Branch, Texas, the Dallas News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Key statistics to know on ASC valuation multiples

    ASC management companies pay a premium for ASCs with a certificate of need, according to the 2019 ASC Valuation Survey by HealthCare Appraisers.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. 3 key hand-washing tips for ASCs

    Hand-washing is a key compliance issue for ASCs, according to experts.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. 3 insights on how physicians manage their finances

    Most physicians are savers and work with a financial planner, according to Medscape's physician wealth and debt report 2019.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. How GI will overcome declining reimbursement, combat early onset CRC

    Declining reimbursement and increasing early onset colorectal cancer rates are among the biggest topics in healthcare that will influence gastroenterology in the future.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Key trends in ASC payer policy, reimbursement and out-of-network today

    Richa Singh is executive vice president of sales at Collect Rx.  By Laura Dyrda -

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