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  1. Texas hospital breaks ground on $3M ASC

    Perryton, Texas-based Ochiltree General Hospital is celebrating the beginning of construction of a surgery center on its campus, High Plains Observer Perryton reported Oct. 12. 
  2. 5 new ASCs costing $50M+

    Here are five ASCs costing at least $50 million that opened or were announced in the last month: 
  3. Oshi Health secures $23M to expand GI health platform

    New York City-based gastrointestinal care company Oshi Health raised $23 million in series A funding round, the company said Oct. 12.

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  1. Florida ASC sues Aetna over 'mystery repricing program'

    Melbourne, Fla.-based Surgery Center of Viera sued Aetna on Oct. 13, according to court documents. The lawsuit alleges that Aetna used an undisclosed "mystery repricing program" to reimburse Viera $33,380 for a July 2018 spinal procedure that the ASC says cost $223,988.
  2. 10 bankruptcies that grabbed headlines in the ASC industry

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing financial challenges for healthcare providers, leaving some to file for bankruptcy since the pandemic's onset. 
  3. Minnesota hospital, physician group team up for multimillion-dollar ASC

    St. Luke's Duluth (Minn.) and Gateway Clinic are joining forces for a multimillion-dollar ASC in Moose Lake, Minn., the hospital said Oct. 13. 
  4. Pharmacist pleads guilty to adulterating 2 ASCs' cataract drugs

    A Dallas pharmacist pleaded guilty to adulterating a drug that was injected into patients' eyes for cataract surgery at two ASCs in 2016 and 2017, according to an Oct. 13 Justice Department news release.

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  1. How USPI is pulling ahead of competitors in the ASC industry

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare continues to ramp up its surgery center business after its subsidiary United Surgical Partners International announced an agreement to acquire a stake in nine ASCs in North Carolina, Texas and Florida.
  2. ASC with 3 ORs completed in Tennessee

    A newly finished medical office building in Murfreesboro, Tenn., will include two outpatient facilities, according to a statement by Nashville, Tenn.-based Batten & Shaw Construction.
  3. 8 fast facts on Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America exec team

    The Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America operates more than 70 surgery centers in 17 states. Here are eight fast facts on two of its top executives:
  4. Nvision Eye Centers buys majority interest in Los Angeles eye practice

    Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Nvision Eye Centers has acquired a majority interest in Los Angeles-based East West Eye Institute, Vision Monday reported Oct. 12.

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  1. When will the backlog of colon cancer screenings subside?

    Steep declines in colorectal cancer screening after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic have gastroenterologists concerned about missed opportunities for early detection of colorectal cancer. 
  2. Dr. George Dickstein on old challenges, new trends shaping gastroenterology

    From the emergence of artificial intelligence to declining reimbursements, some of the biggest challenges for gastroenterology were discussed by George Dickstein, MD, a gastroenterologist at Greater Boston Gastroenterology, in an interview with Becker's ASC Review. 
  3. 13 quick notes on PE GI Solutions' executive team

    Jamison, Pa.-based Physicians Endoscopy GI Solutions is a single-specialty management company that is affiliated with more than 600 gastroenterologists and partnered with more than 60 ASCs that perform more than 600,000 procedures each year across 19 states.
  4. Orthopedic ASC real estate sold in Florida

    Healthcare Real Estate Advisors sold an ASC in Odessa, Fla., the company said Oct. 13.
  5. Time for ASCs to be reimbursed the same as hospitals, Prime Surgeons CEO says

    Gil Tepper, MD, founder and CEO of Prime Surgeons in Los Angeles, spoke with Becker's ASC Review on changes he feels CMS should implement to give hospital outpatient departments and ASCs equal footing. 
  6. Missouri property with eye practice, ASC acquired

    A medical office building in Chesterfield, Mo., housing the Pepose Vision Institute and MidAmerica Surgery Center has been acquired by Bain Capital Real Estate and Evergreen Medical Properties, the St. Louis Business Journal reported Oct. 11.
  7. 22% of physicians considering nonclinical careers, Medscape finds

    Twenty-two percent of physicians are considering leaving their profession for nonclinical careers, according to Medscape's Physician Nonclinical Careers Report 2021.
  8. Surgery Center Services of America hits construction milestone on ASC

    Surgery Center Services of America has completed the demolition needed for its gastroenterology ASC in Miami, CEO Philip Blair said Oct. 12. 
  9. Florida ASC real estate sold for $16M

    A medical office building housing an ASC in Aventura, Fla., was sold for $16 million, South Florida Business Journal reported Oct. 13. 

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