Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 5 predictions on cardiology in ASCs

    Cardiologists and heart center administrators see a bright future for outpatient cardiology. But the optimal conditions for heart procedures to become more prevalent in ASCs are still evolving.
  2. Eye surgery centers in 2026: 5 factors driving change

    The next few years will be pivotal for the survival of independent eye practices and surgery centers, as many are joining larger organizations and private equity groups.
  3. 5 forces changing the game in GI

    There are multiple disruptors in the gastroenterology field today. Some are making patient care better, while others will create roadblocks for years to come.
  1. FDA approves first ophthalmology biosimilar drug

    The FDA has approved a ranibizumab biosimilar, its first ophthalmologic biosimilar, according to a Sept. 20 report from the Center for Biosimilars.
  2. Heart surgeon opens private practice in Connecticut

    Paul Gagne, MD, will serve as founder and lead physician of Vascular Care Connecticut's new location in Darien, the organization said Sept. 20.
  3. U of Vermont employees oppose new ASC amid staff shortage: 8 things to know

    Employees of the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington are opposing a proposed ASC as the hospital faces staffing challenges, Seven Days reported Sept. 18.
  4. 6 fast facts on Regent Surgical Health CEO Chris Bishop

    Chris Bishop was named the CEO of Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health in 2016 after previously serving as president. Here are six things to know about Mr. Bishop:

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  1. Arizona ASC company adds former USPI exec, promotes another in-house

    Phoenix-based ASC company Atlas Healthcare Partners revamped part of its executive team with two new appointments, the company said Sept. 20. Chuck Brown will move to a new role as chief strategy officer, while Jason Mangus joins Atlas to replace Brown as chief development officer.
  2. North Carolina surgeon among 1st to use new tech for shoulder surgery

    Joseph Barker, MD, a surgeon at Raleigh (N.C.) Orthopaedic Clinic, became the first surgeon in the state to use a new balloon technology for rotator cuff surgery, the clinic said Sept. 17.
  3. 10% physician pay cut by CMS looms large

    The 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule includes a large pay cut for physicians to meet the budget neutrality requirements.
  4. Are surgical robots important to ASC growth?

    Surgical robots have seen exponential growth in ASCs, despite the high costs to acquire them. 

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  1. 7 ASCs' biggest accomplishments 

    From battling storm damage to adding service lines, seven ASC leaders spoke with Becker's about the biggest accomplishments at their centers:
  2. Former Regent, USPI exec joins HCA as vice president of business development

    HCA Houston Healthcare named Brad Pollard vice president of business development, the company said Sept. 17.
  3. 3 government trends keeping ASC leaders up at night

    The past two years have featured rapidly changing government directives and temporary regulations, and many of these have had a profound effect on the healthcare industry. 
  4. Kremer Eye Center adds light-adjustable lens implants

    King of Prussia, Penn.-based Kremer Eye Center is one of the first practices in the area to offer light-adjustable implants, the center said Sept. 17.
  5. Missouri ophthalmologist performs 1st light-adjustable lens implant

    Kevin Skelsey, MD, completed his first implant of RxSight's light-adjustable lens at the Summit Eye Center in Lee's Summit, Mo., the lens developer said Sept. 16.
  6. Augusta Health building $50M-$60M outpatient pavilion 

    Augusta Health is building an outpatient pavilion in Fishersville, Va., according to Barton Malow, a construction company involved with the project. 
  7. Keys to postoperative anesthesia success

    There are specific postoperative considerations anesthesiologists should know to ensure reimbursements, Tony Mira, founder of Anesthesia Business Consultants, wrote in a Sept. 8 blog post.
  8. New business models could spur robotic growth at ASCs

    Many spine and orthopedic surgeons have been lauding the advantages of robots in the operating room, but the high cost of these systems has prevented many ASCs from investing in the technology.
  9. US Eye adds 2 practices, ASCs

    Sarasota, Fla.-based US Eye recently added two practices based in South Carolina and Virginia to its network, bringing the organization's footprint to more than 50 affiliated practices.

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