7 things for ASC leaders to know for Tuesday — May 29, 2018

Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to know for May 29, 2018.

2 men who scammed Tennessee ASC get prison time, ordered to pay $1.38M
Two individuals who scammed Johnson City, Tenn.-based Mountain Empire Surgery Center for six years were sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $1.38 million in restitution to the surgery center.

Borland Groover, USPI acquire 2 Florida endoscopy centers
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Borland Groover and Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International have jointly acquired Jacksonville Center for Endoscopy in Southside, Fla., and Jacksonville Center for Endoscopy in Riverside, Fla.

Capital Digestive Care purchases Maryland medical complex to centralize services
Washington, D.C.-based Capital Digestive Care purchased a 100,000-square-foot medical complex in Rockville, Md., with plans to occupy 50,000 square feet of the complex by 2019.

Blue Cross Blue Shield's value-based care program outperforming competitors
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association believes its Blue Distinction Total Care program is performing 96 percent better than competing programs in quality and outcome-related metrics.

Proliance Eastside Surgery Center earns 1st SwiftPath ASC joint replacement certification
The SwiftPath Program rolled out a certification for ASCs that adopt and adhere to the standards it developed for safe, reliable outpatient hip and knee replacements. Kirkland, Wash.-based Proliance Eastside Surgery Center is the first ASC in the U.S. to receive the SwiftPath Certified AJRC designation. The ASC's affiliated surgeons have performed more than 400 hip and knee replacements following the SwiftPath criteria leading to the designation.

Connecticut hospital seeks majority stake in endoscopy center for $2.3M
New Britain-based The Hospital of Central Connecticut is attempting to purchase a $2.3 million stake in Central Connecticut Endoscopy Center in Plainville to shift more of its caseload to the outpatient arena.

Dr. Richard Rothman hangs up the scalpel — Retires to pursue entrepreneurial interests
Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute Founder Richard Rothman, MD, 81, performed his last surgery May 16, putting a 50-year surgical career to rest. Read more on his last day.

More articles on improving performance:
Shining a Light on the Value of Value-Based Care: ASCs are positioned to lead the way
Total joints in ASCs: 3 orthopedic surgeons answer 6 big questions
Blue Cross Blue Shield's value-based care program outperforming competitors — 4 insights

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