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  1. American Surgical Group building multispecialty ASC

    American Surgical Group's 16,000-square-foot ASC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is nearing completion, the company said Oct. 14. 
  2. Virginia physician group opening center with ASC

    Virginia Physicians for Women will open a new facility featuring an ASC in Richmond Oct. 25, according to local NBC affiliate WWBT. 
  3. As 9%+ physician pay cut looms, Congress urged to take action

    An Oct. 14 Congressional letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., urged them to take action against CMS' physician payment cuts in 2021.

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  1. BCBS of Minnesota reports pain clinic to FBI

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota on Oct. 1 ended its coverage for pain treatment at the Center for Pain Management and reported the clinic to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Echo Press reports.
  2. What 3 recent ASC transactions say about the industry

    Here are three pivotal transactions and what they mean for the ASC industry at large:
  3. Medical condo sold for $2M to convert to ASC

    A medical condo in Mesa, Ariz., was sold for nearly $2 million, with plans to convert the facility into an ASC. 
  4. Indiana ASC launches GI service line

    Terre Haute (Ind.) Surgical Center launched a gastrointestinal service line Oct. 14, according to the Tribune-Star.

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  1. Wisconsin chain to open new eye center

    Green Bay, Wis.-based eye care chain Shopko Optical plans to open an eye center in Taylorville, Wis., according to The State Journal-Register.
  2. Arizona medical group opens orthopedic surgery center

    Prescott, Ariz.-based Yavapai Regional Medical Group opened a new orthopedic surgery center in Prescott Valley, the company said Oct. 14.
  3. 10 total joint ASC physicians to know

    Here are 10 physicians who perform total joint replacements at ASCs:
  4. Why do these 15 states have so few ASCs?

    With the COVID-19 pandemic ushering in many changes to the healthcare industry, leaders need to recognize emerging patterns to identify areas primed for growth.

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  1. USA Health opening Alabama campus with surgery center 

    USA Health is building a health center in Fairhope, Ala., that will feature an ASC, the company said recently. 
  2. How to introduce surgical technologies & build a successful ASC total joint program — 4 learnings

    In the years ahead, many industry leaders believe that most outpatient joint replacements will be performed in ASCs.
  3. Texas ASC real estate sold for $7M

    Investment group NAI Partners sold an ASC in Marble Falls, Texas, for $7 million, Ryan McCullough, the company's senior vice president, said Oct. 13. 
  4. 3 key considerations in anesthesia practice management

    Practice management has become a critical aspect of anesthesiology, particularly with payer and facility contracting. 
  5. New Mexico ASC can proceed in pandemic-related suit against insurer, judge says 

    A lawsuit brought by Albuquerque (N.M.) Ambulatory Eye Surgery Center against Chicago-based insurance company CNA can proceed despite issues with some of the plaintiff's claims, U.S. District Judge Kea Riggs said Oct. 13, according to court documents.
  6. Special issue of American Journal of Gastroenterology highlights field's evolution

    The American Journal of Gastroenterology published a special edition of its October issue that highlights the evolving gastroenterology field.
  7. Louisiana cardiologist first in area to implant new coronary stent

    Chad Dugas, MD, became the first physician along the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast to implant the Synergy Megatron coronary stent.
  8. Iterative Scopes adds COO, senior VP of evidence generation and partnerships

    Iterative Scopes has appointed Richard Kho, PhD, as COO and Murali Gopal, MD, as senior vice president of evidence generation and partnerships, the gastroenterology-focused artificial intelligence software company said Oct. 13.
  9. Texas governor bans COVID-19 vaccination mandates & 6 more healthcare updates

    Former employees of a Texas health system who were fired or resigned for not complying with the system's COVID-19 vaccination mandate are demanding their jobs back after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning vaccination mandates. 

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