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  1. SurgiCare of Miramar debuts robotic-assisted surgery line

    SurgiCare of Miramar (Fla.) introduced a new robotic-assisted surgery line that uses the da Vinci surgical system. 
  2. Virginia endoscopy center recognized by GI society

    VHC Health, an Arlington, Va.based health system, has been recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for its commitment to quality and safety as part of a designation program dedicated to promoting quality endoscopies. 
  3. Top 6 hot spots for private equity-owned physician practices

    Washington, D.C., Arizona and New Jersey are the top three hot spots for private equity firms acquiring physician practices, according to a study published in JAMA Health Forum. 

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  1. Gas price drop brings relief to consumers, businesses

    U.S. gas prices have dropped for seven weeks from $5 per gallon mid-June to near $4 per gallon, the Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 3. 
  2. CVS Health wants a piece of primary care market

    CVS Health plans to enter the primary care market by the end of this year, CNBC reported Aug. 3.
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  4. 9 changes surgeons say will spur adoption of spine bundled payments

    As reimbursement continues to decline and the cost of running a practice becomes more challenging amid rising inflation and staffing difficulties, more independent practices are anticipated to dip their toes into the world of value-based care, seen by the federal government as a viable route to reduce national healthcare spending.

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  1. 16 companies with healthcare focus benefitting from $500M American Rescue Plan

    The Biden administration recently awarded grants to 32 workforce training partnerships as part of its $500 million Good Jobs Challenge. 
  2. 4 states update their noncompete laws 

    Four states and Washington, D.C., have recently updated their governance of agreements that prohibit employees from competing with businesses directly for a specific duration of time after their employment has ended, according to a Aug. 2 report from the National Law Review. 
  3. Surgery Partners's orthopedic procedures jump 12%: 6 earnings call notes 

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners performed about 25,400 orthopedic procedures in the second quarter, 12 percent more than the same quarter last year. 
  4. Tennessee independent physician group adopts value-based care model

    The Jackson (Tenn.) Clinic, one of Tennessee's largest independent physician groups, has adopted a value-based care model, the group said Aug. 2. 

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  1. California ASC to use new imaging technology

    Pavilion Surgery Center, an affiliate of St. Joseph Hospital, both in Orange, Calif., has announced a partnership with Perimeter Medical Imaging AI to issue the first commercial placement of the Perimeter S-Series OCT system in the state of California. 
  2. Illinois hospital begins $13.2M renovation to add new ASC

    Morris (Ill.) Hospital is beginning a new round of renovations to create a $13.2 million surgery center. 
  3. Capital Digestive Care expands Virginia footprint by 2 locations

    Silver Spring, Md.-based Capital Digestive Care has added Gastroenterology, Ltd. of Virginia Beach (Va.) to its network.
  4. Physician-owned neurology practice pays $850K to settle false claims case

    Watertown, N.Y.-based North Country Neurology admitted to improper and reckless billing and is paying $850,000 to settle false claims allegations, the U.S. Justice Department said Aug. 3.
  5. 7 tips for ASC success

    Raghu Reddy, chief administrative officer at SurgCenter of Western Maryland in Cumberland, connected with Becker's to discuss seven tips to lead ASCs to success.
  6. Virginia ASC becomes 1st in the state to perform smart knee implant

    St. Mary's ASC, a Henrico, Va.-based center and an affiliate of United Surgical Partners International, has become the first Virginia ASC to use a smart knee implant for total knee replacement. 
  7. CMS ups inpatient rates 4.3% for 2023; what should ASCs expect?

    CMS plans to boost acute care hospital pay 4.3 percent next year, as long as the hospitals comply with quality data reporting.
  8. UChicago breaks ground on $86M ASC, microhospital

    The University of Chicago Medicine is breaking ground on an $86 million Crown Point, Ind., project that will be the system's largest off-site facility, Inside Indiana Business reported Aug. 2.
  9. Dermatology backed most by private equity

    Across six specialties, 4.9 percent of physicians worked in private equity-backed practices in 2019, according to a study published in JAMA Health Forum.

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