Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. What ASC execs expect from CMS, commercial payers next

    CMS added hundreds of surgeries and procedure codes to the ASC payable list in 2021 and revealed plans to eliminate the inpatient-only list over the next few years.
  2. ASCs get creative to thrive amid consolidation

    ASC administrators are watching market consolidation trends closely and planning their next move.
  3. ASC chains off to booming start: 4 first-quarter notes

    From physician onboarding to rebounding surgical volumes, ASC management companies hit the ground running in the first quarter of 2021.

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  1. ASC site mistakes that can cost your accreditation survey: Q&A with Mark Spina

    Mark Spina, the executive director of Ambulatory Surgery Centers of America, spoke with Becker's ASC Review on how the physical site of an ASC is where most accreditation mistakes are made. 
  2. Tackling bundled payments: ASC leaders weigh in

    More ASCs are considering bundled payments as a part of their strategy. Three ASC leaders spoke with Becker's ASC Review on addressing obstacles with bundled payments. 
  3. 3 surgery centers filling healthcare gaps

    From an eye center catering to underinsured patients to an Alaskan ASC serving 42 villages, Becker's ASC Review has reported on three facilities aiming to fill gaps in healthcare service.
  4. St. Clair Health opening $125M outpatient center

    Pittsburgh-based St. Clair Health hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its $125 million outpatient center May 6, The Almanac reported. 

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  1. Florida ophthalmology practice opens ASC

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Frantz EyeCare has opened an accredited ASC in Naples, Fla., according to a May 6 LinkedIn post from the practice.
  2. Alaska Native nonprofit building ASC to serve 42 villages

    Tanana Chiefs Conference, a nonprofit corporation that aims to meet the health needs of Alaska Natives, is building an ASC in Fairbanks, Alaska.
  3. Ophthalmology outlook: Where practices are opening, breaking ground, renovating

    A state list of ophthalmology centers that have opened or broken ground this year:
  4. Physician ordered to revise employee OT policy; jury to decide on damages

    A physician with four Rhode Island practices was ordered May 6 to change employee pay policies after a U.S. District Court judge found he failed to pay overtime to more than 100 employees, according to a report in The Providence Journal.

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  1. 15 US medical groups with the most physicians

    Definitive Healthcare tracks the number of physicians in medical group practices across the U.S.
  2. What it takes for ASCs to win over new spine surgeon investors

    As more spine procedures migrate to the outpatient setting, some spine surgeons will consider investing in ASCs. Although a daunting idea for surgeons, there are factors ASCs can focus on to draw the eyes of spine surgeons.
  3. $23M settlement in sex abuse suit against West Virginia gastroenterologist

    The final settlement was approved May 6 for the patients of a gastroenterologist accused of inappropriately touching patients, according to a MetroNews report.
  4. Physician-owned Kansas hospital accuses former CFO, COO of stealing millions

    Kansas Heart Hospital, a Wichita-based specialty hospital partially owned by physicians, is accusing its former CFO and COO of diverting funds and pocketing millions before resigning last year, according to a report from KAKE, an ABC affiliate.
  5. These issues can hijack a great ASC accreditation survey

    Three ASC leaders spoke with Becker's ASC Review on common mistakes they see when dealing with accreditation compliance. 
  6. 4 mistakes to avoid with bundled payments, according to one administrator

    Bundled payments are a challenge for some ASCs — oftentimes, these payments mean the ASCs have to coordinate post-operative services and align a plan of care. 
  7. 3 tips for GI success: Q&A with Linda Lee

    Linda Lee, MD, the medical director of endoscopy for Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital, spoke with Becker's ASC Review to give tips for gastrointestinal practices to succeed in the next two years. 
  8. Cardiology ASC to open in Arizona: 3 details

    A free-standing cardiology ASC will be opened through a partnership with Banner Health, Atlas Healthcare Partners and Cardiac Solutions.
  9. Who's behind the recent opposition to proposed ASCs?

    Three recent ASC proposals have received opposition from community groups and other healthcare organizations for reasons varying from traffic to excess services at other facilities. 

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