CMS eliminates ASC hospital transfer agreement requirement & more — 8 ASC industry notes

Here are eight updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:

A new CMS rule will make it easier for ASCs to run efficient and effective operations by eliminating the ASC hospital transfer agreement requirement. Read more.

Novant Health has opened four outpatient surgery centers in the past 18 months, according to Tyler Ross, director of supply chain operations.

NTT Data and Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare entered into a multiyear agreement to improve Tenet's technological infrastructure.

Management services organization EyeSouth Partners entered into a partnership with Panama City-based Eye Center of North Florida, its second such partnership in Florida.

An Arizona investor acquired Chandler, Ariz.-based Sonoran Desert Surgery Center.

Physicians' Surgical Center won approval to relocate from Belleville, Ill., to O'Fallon, Ill., effectively establishing a new healthcare facility.

A new Roanoke Valley Center for sight location opened in Martinsville, Va,. Sept. 26.

Humana added West Reading, Pa.-based Reading Hospital to its Medicare network, including the group's ASCs.

The Oregonian recognized Medford-based Surgery Center of Southern Oregon as a Top Workplace for the first time.

Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare named Jennifer Berres senior vice president and chief human resource officer.

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