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  1. Virginia health system plans outpatient facility

    Richmond, Va.-based VCU Health is planning an outpatient facility as part of an upcoming mixed-use development in Chesterfield, Va., Richmond BizSense reported May 9.
  2. $152M patient tower to expand Florida hospitals' surgery offerings 

    BayCare's St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., has opened a $152 million patient tower that will expand its surgical offerings, hospital owner BayCare Health System said May 6. 
  3. Texas hospital gets $1.6M grant for ASC site prep

    Kerrville, Texas-based Peterson Health has secured a $1.6 million grant that will help prepare the site for its $44 million surgical center, Jam Broadcasting reported recently. 

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  1. Hospitals seek 15% pay bump from insurers — what should ASCs ask for?

    Hospitals across the U.S. are seeing labor and supply costs rise with inflation and are clashing with insurers about raising contracted rates, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  2. 10 ASCs leaders on positive signs for the industry

    With low infection rates and fast turnarounds, ASCs are increasingly viewed as ideal sites of outpatient services.
  3. Gastro Health taps new COO

    Gastro Health selected Alan Oliver as the platform's new COO, South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report reported May 9.
  4. 7 newly approved, cleared GI drugs, technologies

    Here are seven gastroenterology drugs and technologies that have been approved or cleared by the FDA in the past five months:

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  1. How physicians across 4 specialities approach private equity

    Private equity investment has planted roots in the healthcare space, buying private practices and growing consolidated platforms.
  2. 5 cardiology industry updates

    Here are five recent cardiology updates to know:
  3. Massachusetts ASC performs 1st outpatient total knee replacement 

    The Surgery Center of Merrimack Valley performed its first outpatient total knee replacement, Shields Health Care Group said May 5. 
  4. ASCs' time-saving abilities will drive success, administrator says 

    For Dianna Reed, administrator of Templeton, Calif.-based Sani Eye Surgery Center, ASCs' bright future hinges on their ability to save patients and physicians time. 

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  1. Where AI stands in gastroenterology today

    The buzz about artificial intelligence in gastroenterology has yet to settle. Here's a pulse check on where AI stands in the GI industry today.
  2. Physician known as 'El Chapo of Opioids' gets 6 years in prison

    Robert Delagente, DO, was sentenced to 72 months in prison for opioid distribution and falsifying medical records to cover it up, the Justice Department said May 5.
  3. 8 federal updates for ASCs to know

    Here are eight federal healthcare updates from the last two weeks: 
  4. NextGen Healthcare CFO honored with lifetime achievement award

    Jamie Arnold, CFO of NextGen Healthcare, an ASC-focused tech company, has received a lifetime achievement award from the Orange County Business Journal.
  5. Mount Sinai to construct $80M outpatient center in NYC

    The Mount Sinai Health System in New York City is creating a nearly $80 million outpatient health center in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood.
  6. GI Alliance acquisition spree: 2 deals in 1 week 

    Southlake, Texas-based GI Alliance, an organization with a portfolio of more than 660 physicians and 400 locations, is on an acquisition spree. 
  7. UnitedHealth policies drive physicians to Optum, lawsuit claims

    Envision Healthcare claims UnitedHealth Group is forcing physician groups out of network in an effort to recruit them to its subsidiary Optum, according to a May 2 lawsuit focused on Florida-based members and providers.
  8. ASCs' biggest enemies to patient care 

    Supply chain issues and CMS policies are two of the big obstacles ASCs face in providing patient care. 
  9. What physicians should know about buy-in agreements

    Buy-in agreements determine a physician's compensation, ownership stake, management responsibilities and more. Here's what physicians should know, according to a May 4 Medical Economics article.

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