Surgery Partners names new COO & more — 8 ASC industry notes

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

Nashville, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners named former Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare leader Eric Evans executive vice president and COO.

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare extended its agreement with Cerner after working together for several years.

An extra $41 billion in healthcare costs could be saved annually if all appropriate procedures were performed in ASCs, according to Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Optum Payment Integrity Facility Ideation Leader Robin Richards. Her thoughts.

CMS has continued implementing site-neutral policies to incentivize the use of lower-cost settings. Read more.

The New Jersey Superior Appellate Court once again ruled the state's payment scheduled took precedence over CMS' fee schedule. Read more.

Mark Barnhart became CEO of Seattle-based Proliance Surgeons, a physician-owned and managed surgical practice, effective Feb. 1. He'll oversee the practice's 38 care centers and 23 ASCs.

Englewood, Colo.-based SurgOne was recognized for exceptional patient care at the 2019 CMS Quality Conference, Jan. 29-31 in Baltimore.

Stillwater, Minn.-based Associated Eye Care's physician owners partnered with private equity group Castling Partners to launch Associated Eye Care Partners, a management services organization.

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