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  1. Mississippi loosens ASC development laws

    Starting May 29, Mississippi hospitals will have greater flexibility when it comes to owning and operating single-specialty ASCs, according to a May 23 report from Lexology.
  2. Payers pushing procedures to ASCs: 3 notes 

    Here are three notes pointing to payers pushing procedures to ASCs:
  3. Police locate vehicle of missing Missouri physician Dr. John Forsyth

    Physician John Forsyth, MD, was reported missing on May 21 when he failed to show up for his shift at Mercy Hospital Cassville (Mo.), according to a May 23 report from OzarkFirst.

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  1. 70% of orthopedic surgical care will migrate to ASCs, predicts 1 CEO

    Over the last several years, ASCs have seen an increase in orthopedic procedures, as more total joint replacements, arthroscopies and even minimally invasive spinal procedures have migrated to the outpatient setting. 
  2. 4 physicians recently charged with overprescription

    Here are four cases in which physicians have been sentenced or pleaded guilty to overprescribing controlled substances:
  3. 13 gastroenterology updates

    Here are 13 gastroenterology updates Becker's has reported on since May 11:
  4. US House floats bill to increase ASC ownership transparency

    On May 23, the House of Representatives will review legislation to increase transparency into ownership of certain healthcare facilities, according to a May 23 report from JDSupra. 

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  1. Ophthalmic manufacturing facility, outpatient center to open in Philadelphia

    The Tioga Diabetic Optical Laboratories and Dispensary, an ophthalmic manufacturing facility, will be opening in the Tioga neighborhood of Philadelphia, Invision Mag reported May 23. 
  2. Ascend Vision Partners to team up with Central Florida Eye Care

    Ascend Vision Partners is partnering with Central Florida Eye Care in Winterhaven to provide management services for the practice. 
  3. Surgeon salaries in the most affordable places to live in 2023, 2024

    Hickory, N.C., has been named the most affordable place to live in 2023 and 2024 by U.S. News & World Report, based on metrics including median gross rent and annual housing costs. 
  4. Amazon's PillPack suffers data breach & 4 more updates

    Amazon's PillPack is notifying consumers that an unauthorized person took customer emails and passwords to log into 19,032 PillPack accounts.

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  1. 10 largest ASC companies by number of operating rooms

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare has the largest total number of operating rooms across its ASCs, with 720, according to 2022 data from healthcare data company Definitive Healthcare.
  2. Borland Groover breaks ground on Florida endoscopy center, ASC

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based gastroenterology provider Borland Groover has broken ground on a new endoscopy center and ASC in St. Johns County, Fla.
  3. U of Maryland set to open $70M multispecialty center

    The revamped University of Maryland Laurel Medical Center will open June 4, Patch reported May 22.
  4. 2 recent ASC leadership moves

    Here are two ASC industry leadership moves that Becker's has reported on since May 16:
  5. Which region has the most ASCs?

    The Southeast has the most ASCs of any region in the country, according to an April report from Definitive Healthcare. 
  6. The 20 ASCs that performed the most knee replacements 

     Specialists One-Day Surgery Center in Syracuse, N.Y., performed 1.6 percent of the ASC industry's total joint replacements in 2022, according to a May report from Definitive Healthcare. 
  7. Envision to layoff 329 employees

    ASC operator and physician services company Envision has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, restructuring to deal with $7 billion in outstanding debt. Under the restructuring agreement, AmSurg will buy all ASCs held by Envision for $300 million. 
  8. U of Oklahoma to establish ophthalmology chair

    The University of Oklahoma has received a $2 million gift to establish an endowed chair in ophthalmology, according to a May 22 report from ABC affiliate KTUL.
  9. Atlas Healthcare Partners taps Dan Jones as COO

    Phoenix-based ASC developer and manager Atlas Healthcare Partners has promoted Dan Jones to the role of chief operating officer. 

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