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  1. Anesthesiologist surrenders medical license after 'gross negligence' allegation 

    Narendra Raval, a former anesthesiologist at Bakersfield, Calif.-based Mercy Hospital, has surrendered his license after the California Medical Board accused him of administering the wrong medicine to a pregnant woman in labor, which left her parapalegic for one year, reported Aug. 15. 
  2. 8 fast facts on the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Political Action Committee

    The ASC Political Action Committee uses collected funds to lobby for the interests of ASCs and ASC owners through supporting candidates, ballot measures and other political interests. 
  3. ASC leaders continue to grapple with staffing issues

    In today's environment, staffing challenges continue to be one of the biggest issues ASC leaders are up against.

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  1. Texas hospital proposes new ASC as part of $345.7M expansion

    University Medical Center of El Paso is proposing a $345.7 million expansion project that would create a new ASC and increase capacity at its medical center, children's hospital and cancer institute, the El Paso Times reported Aug. 17.
  2. Private equity & ASCs: 5 updates in the last 2 weeks

    Here are five updates on private equity since Aug. 4 that ASC leaders need to know:
  3. Physicians see spike in misbehavior, report says 

    Forty-one percent of physicians have seen other physicians behave inappropriately in the workplace in 2022 compared to 35 percent in 2021, according to Medscape's 2022 report "Physicians Behaving Badly."
  4. Maryland endoscopy center welcomes new gastroenterologist

    Jameel Shareef, DO, is joining the La Plata-based University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Group, The Southern Maryland Chronicle reported Aug. 16.

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  1. Monopoly suit against Intuitive Surgical moving to trial

    Intuitive Surgical was denied a dismissal of the monopoly suit it faces against service replacement components manufacturer Rebotix Repair, clearing the way for the case to reach trial, Buffalo Business First reported Aug. 17.
  2. Gore-Tex maker acquires vascular devicemaker InnAVasc Medical

    Devicemaker InnAVasc medical was acquired by W.L. Gore & Associates, maker of Gore-Tex, WRAL reported Aug. 18.
  3. At-home eye test receives FDA clearance

    Visibly has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the world's first at-home vision testing platform, according to an Aug. 16 press release. 
  4. Borland Groover to open Florida endoscopy center with ASC

    Borland Groover, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based gastroenterology provider, is constructing a new endoscopy center in Orange Park, Fla.

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  1. 2 New York physicians building eye center

    Two independent physician practice owners are building a new center in Bethlehem, N.Y., the Albany Business Review reported Aug. 15.
  2. UnitedHealth vs. Anthem vs. Cigna in Q2

    Payers UnitedHealth, Anthem and Cigna are some of the largest insurers by membership. 
  3. HCA acquires 6th ASC in San Antonio

    HCA Healthcare acquired an interest in San Antonio-based Stone Oak Surgery Center, in collaboration with 11 physician partners.
  4. The most expensive private medical schools in the US: Report

    Medical school tuition is a significant financial burden for many physicians, but costs differ between institutions. 
  5. 4 physician fraud cases in 2 weeks

    Here are four stories involving physicians who committed fraud that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 3:
  6. Surgery Partners' growth plans

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners is one of the nation's largest ASC chains, with more than 180 facilities and 4,000 physicians.
  7. HCA acquires Performance Health Surgery Center with 5 physician partners

    HCA Healthcare has expanded its network of 153 ASCs by acquiring interest in Performance Health Surgery Center in Fort Myers (Fla.) along with five physician partners. 
  8. EndoQuest endoscopy robot wins honor at 2022 Surgical Robotics Challenge

    EndoQuest's Endoluminal Surgical System, a robot that allows physicians to perform less invasive gastrointestinal surgery, was awarded Best Application Award at the 2022 Surgical Robotic Challenge. 
  9. California physician who fraudulently billed insurers $600M gets 10 years in prison

    Randy Rosen, MD, a former anesthesiologist in Beverly Hills, Calif., has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing nearly $38 million through an insurance fraud scheme that paid patients at sober living homes to undergo medically unnecessary testing and surgeries. 

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