KKR seeks out new investors & more — 7 ASC company key notes

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

New York City-based KKR made the move to become a corporation July 1, hoping to reach out to a new pool of investors

Insurance giant Allstate has filed 81 fraud lawsuits in New York since 2003, and the company recently filed another suit against 13 corporations in an attempt to cover $2 million in damages from the no-fault healthcare firms and their owners. ASCs and orthopedic surgeons were included in the suit. Read more.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana is adding Towson, Md.-based SurgCenter Development-affiliate Munster (Ind.) Specialty Surgery Center to its preferred list of care providers for two Medicare Advantage plans.

Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare presented its annual HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction at a ceremony in Nashville.

Westbury, N.Y.-based Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island is expanding its footprint by partnering with Huntington (N.Y.) Eye Care. OCLI is managed by Westbury-based Spectrum Vision Partners.

The DOJ's national healthcare fraud takedown resulted in charges against more than 600 defendants, including 165 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals. Read more.

Private equity firm New Capital Partners acquired revenue cycle management company Collect Rx.

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