7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — May 22, 2017

Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for May 22, 2017.

Cleveland Clinic, Rendina Healthcare Real Estate break ground on 72k-sq-ft facility including ASC
Cleveland Clinic and Jupiter, Fla.-based Rendina Healthcare Real Estate partnered to construct a $32 million, 72,000-square-foot health center in Coral Springs, Fla. The partners broke ground on the center May 17.

Aetna considers dumping NJ individual, small group plans following $450M losses
Aetna is weighing its options regarding pulling its individual and small-group health insurance plans in New Jersey. Aetna could possibly withdraw plans after reporting $450 million in losses last year. Aetna does not participate in the state's ACA exchange, but covered more than 68,000 people at the end of 2016.

Legislators likely to reject Trump's proposed $5.8B NIH funding cut
President Donald Trump's proposal to slash National Institutes of Health funding by nearly $5.8 billion may not come to pass if legislators stand in its way. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., House Appropriations subcommittee chairman, said he was concerned about the request and believes the cut could deter scientists from pursuing biomedical research.

Orlando Health's $42M project may have ASC in future plans
Orlando Healthcare is undertaking a big project by building a new $42 million complex in Lake Mary, Fla. Karen Frenier, president of Longwood, Fla.-based South Seminole Hospital, said the health system's future plans may include an ASC and other "health and wellness concepts."

Henry Schein partners with Simplifeye to allow mobile practice management integration
Henry Schein Medical Systems partnered with Simplifeye to incorporate mobile integration into its practice management software MicroMD. Simplifeye's software, also named Simplifeye, allows physicians to view real-time patient information on the Apple Watch and the Apple iPhone.

Anesthesia group opens new NJ location
Union Anesthesia Associates and Raritan Anesthesia Associates Pain Management opened a new location in Jersey City, N.J. The group specializes in non-surgical techniques, minimally invasive procedures and laser spine surgery.

Gastroenterologists form new Tennessee-based practice
Neil Price, MD, Elizabeth Lindsey, MD and Mark Miller, MD, formed GastroIntestinal Health Partners. The practice has offices in Lebanon, Tenn. and Nashville, Tenn.

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