7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — Nov. 20, 2017

Here are seven things ASC leaders should know for Nov. 20, 2017.

Varsity Healthcare Partners closes The Orthopaedic Institute recapitalization ahead of expansion
Varsity Healthcare Partners closed the recapitalization of Gainesville, Fla.-based The Orthopaedic Institute. VHP partnered with TOI physicians to increase the institute's clinical footprint across Florida.

Catholic Health receives 1st approval to purchase 40% of NY ASC for $2.2M
Buffalo, N.Y.-based Catholic Health received the first required approval to acquire a 40 percent stake in Orchard Park, N.Y.-based Sterling Surgical Center. The health system hopes to purchase Sterling Surgical Center, which specializes in ophthalmology and gastroenterology. The center submitted a certificate of need application in August.

Center for Reproductive Medicine opens Orlando Ambulatory Surgery Center
Orlando, Fla.-based The Center for Reproductive Medicine opened a 16,000-square-foot office, which houses the Orlando Ambulatory Surgery Center. The multispecialty ASC will cater to female patients.

Dr. Mark McFarland performs outpatient surgery with SpineFrontier's A-CIFT SoloFuse-P
Mark McFarland, DO, leveraged SpineFrontier's A-CIFT SoloFuse-P technology with an angled driver design to perform an outpatient C4-6 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

More than half of healthcare organizations see ROIs of 10%+ on telemedicine platforms
Providers and patients are satisfied with telemedicine platforms. More than 50 percent of organizations that track returns on investment saw savings of 10 percent or more on the platforms, according to a Foley & Lardner survey.

50% of Americans approve of ACA
Kaiser Family Foundation released its November Tracking Poll offering insights into open enrollment, the ACA and health insurance. Click here for information on the perception of the ACA.

Colonoscopies in HOPDs cost Medicare 164% more than physician-owned offices
Colonoscopies cost Medicare 164 percent more when they're performed in hospital outpatient departments rather than independent physician offices, according to a report released last week by Physicians Advocacy Institute and Avalere.

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