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  1. The state of the ASC industry: 3 earnings call notes from HCA, USPI & SCA Health

    United Surgical Partners International, SCA Health and HCA Healthcare are all indicating different growth strategies in the company's third quarter earnings calls. 
  2. Physician bad behavior in the US & the UK: 4 comparisons

    More physicians from the U.S. have witnessed physicians behaving badly than physicians in the United Kingdom, according to Medscape's October report "Physicians Behaving Badly: US vs UK." 
  3. Georgia physician sentenced for drug trafficking conspiracy

    Douglas, Ga.-based physician Wallace Steven Anderson, MD, has been sentenced to five years in prison after admitting to participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy, the U.S. Justice Department said Oct. 27.

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  1. Prior authorization: 3 leaders' thoughts 

    Seventy-nine percent of medical groups said that payer prior authorization requirements increased in the last year, according to a March poll conducted by the Medical Group Management Association.
  2. GI pharmacy Sebela enters exclusive licensing agreement for new medication

    Sebela Pharmaceuticals, a pharma company that focuses on GI health, has entered an exclusive partnership to license GI medication tegoprazan in the U.S. and Canada.
  3. UC Davis Health breaks ground on 267,000-square-foot ASC

    University of California Davis Health has broken ground on its 267,000-square-foot Sacramento-based ASC, the 48X Complex. 
  4. California physician charged with $53M mail fraud and money laundering scheme 

    Los Banos, Calif.-based physician Sohail Mamdani, DO, was charged with mail fraud and money laundering in connection with a $53 million disability insurance fraud scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said Oct. 27. 

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  1. ASC that closed due to 'adverse business conditions' struggling to collect payments

    The Surgery Center of Fort Collins (Colo.) is working on collecting past due bills more than two months after it announced it was closing for good, BizWest reported Oct. 26.
  2. Georgia spine ASC to implement AI-powered management tools

    Spine Center Atlanta partnered with Ospitek, which provides artificial intelligence tools for patient pathway management and business intelligence.
  3. Kaiser Permanente expands ASC presence: 3 updates this year

    From a new Maryland ASC to a potential California addition, here are three ASC updates from Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente that Becker's has reported on this year. 
  4. UnitedHealth vs. Centene vs. Elevance in Q3

    Payers UnitedHealth, Elevance (formerly known as Anthem) and Centene are some of the largest insurers by membership. 

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  1. Utah GI practice 1st to use digital pathology platform

    Sandy, Utah-based Granite Peaks Gastroenterology is the first gastroenterology group to implement Lumea's artificial intelligence-powered GI digital pathology platform.
  2. SCA Health looking to fill 20 open CEO positions

    SCA Health, an organization specializing in ambulatory surgery care, has 20 open CEO positions at affiliated practices nationwide. 
  3. 8 states with over 20 USPI ASCs

    United Surgical Partners International is the largest ambulatory surgery platform in the country, with 486 facilities nationwide. 
  4. Louisiana physician charged with illegally distributing opioids, Adderall

    Mansfield, La.-based physician Jeffrey Evans Jr., MD, and Debra Craig, a licensed practical nurse, were indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally obtaining and distributing opioids and adderall, the U.S. Justice Department said Oct. 26. 
  5. 4 AmSurg ASCs named America's best

    Four AmSurg ASCs made Newsweek's "America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers," which ranks 510 of the more than 5,000 Medicare-certified ASCs in the country.
  6. 1 gastroenterology practice's secret to success

    Operating a gastroenterology practice within a health system comes with its own unique challenges, according to Mark Mattar, MD. 
  7. Texas ASCs: 4 moves in an industry hotspot

    Here are four ASC moves in Texas since Oct. 18:
  8. Compass Surgical Partners expands leadership team

    ASC management partner Compass Surgical Partners has added four new members to its leadership team in an effort to accelerate operations and innovation, according to an Oct. 26 press release. 
  9. Ophthalmology startup raises $4M for blindness prevention

    Lumata Health has received $4 million in venture funding from Cortado Ventures, the Wolfpack Investor Network and 30 practicing ophthalmologists around the country for its intelligent eye care platform. 

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