How SCA, Tenet, Surgery Partners are weathering the COVID-19 pandemic & more — 11 ASC industry notes

Here are 11 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note: 

UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann said that most procedures at Surgical Care Affiliates ASCs have been postponed during the company's first-quarter earnings call. Read more

Tenet announced more furloughs and additional measures to control costs amid the COVID-19 crisis. Read more.

Many ASCs operated by Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners are operating at less than one-fifth of typical volumes. 

Saint Thomas Health, United Surgical Partners International and Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance are seeking state approval to build a $14 million surgery center. 

Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, S.C., is extending its pause on elective procedures and keeping its surgery center closed until May 4.

Fargo, N.D.-based Center for Pain Medicine Clinic and Surgery Center will reopen for procedures April 22. 

President Donald Trump on April 16 released his "Opening America" plan, a phased outline to restart the U.S. economy. 

St. Louis Cardiovascular Institute, St. Louis Specialty Surgical Center and Surgical Care Affiliates entered into a partnership to provide outpatient cardiovascular care throughout the St. Louis area. 

The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association is taking its annual conference online this year due to safety concerns. 

Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System resumed performing outpatient elective surgeries at its five hospitals. 

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit ruled Iowa's certificate-of-need law did not violate the 14th Amendment, upholding a lower court's opinion.

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