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  1. University of Maryland Medical System opens vascular center

    Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System opened a new vascular center in Annapolis, Md., according to a May 17 6Park report.
  2. 1st purely endoscopic appendectomy performed in Baltimore

    Physicians at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore have completed the first purely endoscopic appendectomy in the nation, the hospital said May 16.
  3. Sunvera Group adds Michigan ASC

    Ophthalmology practice management services organization Sunvera Group, which is backed by private equity group Ridgemont Equity Partners, has added Shelby Township, Mich.-based Laser Eye Care Center to its network.

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  1. Fast facts about AmSurg 

    Nashville, Tenn.-based AmSurg is one of the largest ASC chains in the U.S. with more than 250 surgery centers and 2,000 physicians in 34 states. 
  2. 4 supply chain updates for ASC leaders

    Here are four supply chain updates from the last week:
  3. 54-bed hospital with ASCs planned in Florida 

    A 54-bed hospital with surgery centers is being proposed in Port St. Lucie, Fla., TCPalm reported May 16. 
  4. Indiana physician fired for objecting to EMR time goals, lawsuit claims 

    A physician at Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health Physicians has sued the health system, saying he was demoted and then terminated after objecting to limiting EMR time to 10 minutes, Indiana Business Journal reported May 16. 

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  1. New York anesthesiologist admits buying, selling cancer drugs for profit 

    A New York anesthesiologist admitted to using his medical license to buy prescription oncology medication to sell for profit, the U.S. Justice Department said May 16. 
  2. As ASC industry booms, hospitals look to outpatient models

    It's no secret that orthopedic care is one of many specialties migrating to the outpatient setting, and hospitals and health systems are making several strategic shifts to keep up with this trend.
  3. Physician-owned hospital pays $1.2M to settle billing fraud claims

    Oklahoma Heart Hospital South, a physician-owned hospital based in Oklahoma City, paid $1.2 million to settle billing fraud allegations May 16.
  4. National Medical Billing Services acquires Medi-Corp

    National Medical Billing Services acquired anesthesia, ASC and pain management revenue cycle management provider Medi-Corp, according to a May 17 news release shared with Becker's.

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  1. ASCs battle the 'rising cost of everything'

    For many ASC leaders, the biggest obstacle to care is skyrocketing costs driven by supply and labor shortages, as well as a 40-year inflation apex of 8.5 percent.
  2. 5 firsts for ASCs

    Here are five ASCs Becker's has reported on since April 28 that have made waves by achieving respective firsts:
  3. 4 orthopedic updates for ASC leaders

    From a new orthopedic-focused ASC to a robot-assisted knee replacement, here are four orthopedic updates to know:
  4. Private equity & ASCs: 6 updates in 30 days

    Private equity-backed groups are making headway in the ASC industry. Here are six private equity updates from the last month:
  5. $10.9 million loan will expand North Dakota county's ambulatory surgery services 

    Canado, N.D.-based Towner County Hospital Authority has secured a $10.9 million loan that will expand its ambulatory surgery offerings, U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., said May 13. 
  6. $14M Pennsylvania medical office building sold 

    A medical office building in Pennsylvania's Allegheny County  has been sold for $14 million, its seller Colliers, an investment management company, said May 16. 
  7. Arizona endoscopy center to open in summer

    Glendale, Ariz.-based Arrowhead Endoscopy Center is in construction and set to open in summer, Phoenix Business Journal reported May 12.
  8. 10 gastroenterologists to know

    Here are 10 physicians to know who specialize in gastroenterology:
  9. 400-physician practice votes to join Duke Health after suit alleging takeover

    Durham, N.C.-based Private Diagnostic Clinic has voted to dissolve and join Duke Health, ending a legal dispute alleging Duke was trying to take over the practice, Triangle Business Journal reported May 13. 

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