Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Data breach hits 500,000 people at Illinois independent physician group

    Champaign, Ill.-based Christie Clinic, a physician-owned multispecialty group practice, suffered a data breach that placed the personal data of 502,869 people at risk, according to the HHS breach portal.
  2. Gastro Care Partners taps new editor-in-chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

    Denver-based Gastro Care Partners, a provider of gastroenterology and ancillary patient treatment services, selected Douglas Adler, MD, as the next editor-in-chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
  3. Walmart's latest healthcare moves: 8 things for ASCs to know

    Walmart is making moves to boost its healthcare presence. Here are eight this year for ASC leaders to know:

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  1. Fast facts about Surgery Partners

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners is one of the largest ASC companies in the U.S., with more than 180 facilities and 4,000 physicians. 
  2. Houston physician assistant guilty of distributing over 1.2M opioid pills 

    A physician assistant at two Houston-based clinics was convicted May 20 for distributing more than 1.2 million opioid pills, according to the U.S. Justice Department. 
  3. New York health center opens, offers gastroenterology services

    Lake Success, N.Y.-based Northwell Health opened Northwell Health Physician Partners, a center focused on primary and subspeciality care in White Plains, N.Y., Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals reported May 23.
  4. Cleveland Clinic building $177M expansion with ophthalmology ASC

    Cleveland Clinic has broken ground on a $177 million expansion with an ophthalmology ASC, the health system said May 20. 

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  1. Anesthesiologist running for Illinois House seat

    Anesthesiologist Bill Hauter, MD, is running for the 87th Illinois House District, the State Journal-Register reported May 20. 
  2. $156M paid for 2 California medical office properties

    Two California medical office properties were sold by real estate firm Stockdale Capital Partners for $156 million, the Los Angeles Business Journal reported May 23.
  3. Endoscopy devicemaker partners with surgical robot manufacturer

    Surgical endoscopy device company Creo Medical Group signed a deal with surgical robot company Intuitive.
  4. Coastal Orthopedics opening ASC, new HQ in Florida

    Bradenton, Fla.-based independent physician group Coastal Orthopedics is opening its second new facility in the past seven days, SRQ Magazine reported May 23.

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  1. $220M outpatient cancer, surgery center replacing Florida ASC

    The Sarasota (Fla.) County Public Hospital Board approved a facility with outpatient surgery at the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute in Sarasota, Herald-Tribune reported May 23.
  2. Salary, studies and more: 11 gastroenterology updates

    Below are 11 gastroenterology updates for ASC leaders to know:
  3. Illinois Retina Associates partners with eyesight nonprofit

    Ophthalmology practice Illinois Retina Associates is partnering with visual impairment education nonprofit Hadley.
  4. 5 spine-driven ASCs to know

    There are more than 3,500 orthopedic ASCs in the U.S., according to 2021 CMS figures, but many of them do not offer spine surgery.
  5. Physicians under fire for substance prescription: 3 suits in 1 week 

    Three physicians in the last week have faced lawsuits surrounding the prescription of controlled substances.
  6. Where ASCs stand in the consumer-driven healthcare era 

    ASCs play a huge role in mitigating the rising cost of healthcare as well as providing a more convenient site of service. 
  7. FDA approves 1st eosinophilic esophagitis treatment

    The FDA approved the first treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis, a chronic inflammatory disorder, according to a May 20 news release.
  8. Inside HOPCo's statewide musculoskeletal population health program

    With trends in healthcare moving toward value-based models, the structures that support fee-for-service programs may need to be adjusted or replaced entirely.
  9. Outpatient primary care physician shortage could worsen as new internists opt for hospital employment

    New internists are choosing to practice in hospitals over outpatient centers, making the outpatient physician shortage worse, according to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine May 17.

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