Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Meridian sells California medical office building with ASC

    Meridian has sold a 57,573-square-foot medical office building with an ASC in Laguna Hills, Calif. 
  2. New Maine law requires payers to cover CRNA anesthesia services

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed a law April 6 that requires certified registered nurse anesthetist services be covered and reimbursed by payers.
  3. Kentucky hospital building $16M surgery center

    Hartford, Ky.-based Ohio County Healthcare is adding a $16 million surgery center, which is expected to break ground mid-fall. 

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  1. Florida legislature providing protection to ASCs for COVID-19 liability claims

    The Florida legislature passed a law March 29 to provide legal shields for healthcare providers, including ASCs, against COVID-19 liability claims, the National Law Review reported April 9.
  2. FDA clears Medtronic's AI colonoscopy system

    The FDA granted de novo clearance for Medtronic's first artificial intelligence system for colonoscopies.
  3. $3M urology ASC opens in Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia-based MidLantic Urology opened a $3 million ASC in Wayne, Pa., MyChesCo reported April 9.
  4. HCA Healthcare ASC breaks ground in Texas

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare broke ground on a 19,000-square-foot ASC in Willis, Texas.

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  1. Kaiser building $25M facility with ASC in Virginia — 4 insights

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is building a $25 million facility with an ASC in Woodbridge, Va.
  2. Ophthalmologist lands $100K investment on 'Shark Tank'

    Anika Goodwin, MD, an ophthalmologist from Greensboro, N.C., walked away from her appearance on the entrepreneurial-themed reality TV show Shark Tank with a $100,000 investment in her beauty products company, according to an ABC 11 report.
  3. The ASC/OBL cardiology model — 2 industry experts answer 5 Qs

    Changing federal and state rules are driving a rapid migration of cardiology procedures to the outpatient setting, according to ECG Management Consultants Principal Naya Kehayes and Associate Principal Sean Hartzell.
  4. A closer look at today's ASC landscape: Key observations from 4 industry experts

    Today's healthcare environment is rife with opportunities for ASCs and hospitals — but these opportunities go hand-in-hand with a number of challenges and implications for the industry's future.

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  1. Physician noncompete clauses: 4 observations

    Physician noncompete clauses are common, and getting out of them is a challenge, according to a report from Medscape.
  2. Regent Surgical Health's case migration strategy: Q&A

    Regent Surgical Health's recent partnerships with TowerBrook Capital and Ascension Capital show the company's growing commitment to ASCs.   
  3. How will Biden's $1.9 trillion plan affect ASCs? ASC leaders weigh in

    Some ASC leaders think President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan could be a win for ASCs. 
  4. Leapfrog, AARP pushing for required reporting of COVID-19 infections in ASCs

    Leapfrog Group and AARP are currently advocating for Congress to pass a policy requiring ASCs to report their COVID-19 infection rates on an ongoing basis. 
  5. ENT surgical volume saw quick rebound after abrupt dip in 2020

    Inpatient and outpatient surgical volume for ENT procedures in the U.S. dropped at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, but saw a relatively quick rebound, according to research published in JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery.
  6. GI procedures and devices: 6 updates

    Here are six recent updates on gastroenterology procedures and devices:
  7. 3 Compass Surgical Partners moves in 2021

    Raleigh, N.C.-based ASC developer Compass Surgical Partners has opened or announced three ASCs in the past few months, bringing their total partnered ASCs to 19. 
  8. Pennsylvania dermatology practice plans cancer surgery center

    Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners in King of Prussia plans to open a cancer surgery center on the third floor of its new location, according to an April 9 press release.  
  9. What NorthStar Anesthesia did so far in 2021

    Irving, Texas-based NorthStar Anesthesia kicked off the year completing its expansion to serve seven facilities in Michigan. The company is continuing that momentum, growing its footprint in four other states so far in 2021.

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