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SD House Taxation Committee Votes to Defeat ASC Tax Legislation

In the beginning of this month, South Dakota House Majority Whip Tim Goodwin (R) introduced HB 1246, which if enacted would have imposed a new tax on ASCs, set at 6 percent of gross receipts.

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One-on-One with an ASCA Board Member

Amanda Hawkins

Amanda Hawkins, CASC, director of The Surgery Center of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, talks about participating in the HWOW program. She joined the ASCA Board of Directors in 2019 and will serve a three-year term.

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Focus on Members

Tell us about a time you used benchmarking data to identify a QAPI project in your ASC.

Lisa York

"We utilized the ASCA benchmarking for normothermia and performed a QAPI study on our own patients . . ."

—Lisa York, RN, CASC, Hunterdon Center for Surgery

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Business News

National Medical Partners with Aquiline Capital

National Medical Billing Services (NMBS) in St. Louis, Missouri, entered into a strategic partnership with Aquiline Capital Partners based in New York, New York, and London, United Kingdom, according to a February 3 NMBS press release.

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Names in the News

ASC, Physician Owners Partner to Launch Joint Venture

Chesapeake Regional Surgery Center – Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia, part of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, partnered with two physician-owned entities, Cape Surgical and the Obelisk Group.

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