Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Patient died following plastic surgery at ASC where OB-GYN provided anesthesia

    A patient died at a plastic surgery center in Plantation, Fla., after an OB-GYN was used as an unlicensed anesthesiologist, the Tampa Bay Times reported Nov. 15. 
  2. Novartis considers selling ophthalmology business: Report

    Global healthcare company Novartis is in the early stages of preparing to sell its ophthalmology business, according to a Nov. 16 report from Bloomberg. 
  3. 6 things to know about USPI, the largest ambulatory network in the U.S.

    United Surgical Partners International, the largest ambulatory network in the U.S, currently has partner clinics in 35 states across the U.S. Here are six things to know about USPI: 

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  1. 12 gastroenterology updates

    From an acquisition to expanded CMS coverage, here are 12 gastroenterology updates Becker's has reported on since Nov. 2:
  2. ASCs making strides in Texas

    The ASC market in Texas continues to grow, with one orthopedic ASC in the state being ranked the top in the country this year. Here are three updates on the Texas ASC market: 
  3. Number of active residents in 15 physician specialities

    Internal medicine has the highest number of active physician residents in 2022 who graduated from medical schools in the U.S. and Canada, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. 
  4. Surgery Partners' total joints jump 91%: 3 earnings call notes

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners' executives laid out financial results and strategies in its third quarter earnings call Nov. 8. 

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  1. 9 hospitals, health systems opening ASCs

    Here are nine hospitals and health systems that have opened or have plans to open ASCs that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 18:
  2. Why the No Surprises Act is harming anesthesiologists

    The No Surprises Act has created financial challenges for anesthesiologists, the American Society of Anesthesiologists said Nov. 15. 
  3. How $163B in inventory is lost annually and 10 more supply chain updates

    Here are 11 supply chain updates for ASC leaders to know that Becker's has reported since Nov. 9:
  4. 3 fast facts on prior authorization

    Here are three fast facts on prior authorization:

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  1. Physician cuts will create 'immediate financial instability': 4 thoughts on physician pay

    Medicare's physician fee schedule final rule will reduce the conversion factor by 4.48 percent to $33.06 — four physician leaders joined Becker's to discuss how these pay cuts will affect healthcare.
  2. Top-ranked hospitals for 10 specialties

    Minnesota's Mayo Clinic Rochester has been ranked as the top hospital across five specialties in 2023 by Newsweek, more than any other hospital. 
  3. Florida ASC trends: 4 new developments

    From a Stryker partnership to a new spine ASC, here are four ASC moves in Florida Becker's has reported on since Sept 14. 
  4. EyeSouth Partners enters 3rd partnership in Illinois

    Atlanta-based management services organization EyeSouth Partners has affiliated with University Retina and Macula Associates in Oak Forest, Ill., its third affiliation in the state and 34th nationwide. 
  5. Former Tenet CEO dies & more leadership news

    Here are three news stories about ASC leaders to know since Oct. 4:
  6. The next 5 years of gastroenterology

    Neal Kaushal, MD, a gastroenterologist at Adventist Health's Foothill Specialty Group in Sonora, Calif., connected with Becker's to discuss how he sees the gastroenterology industry evolving over the next five years.
  7. $66M San Antonio outpatient, surgical center under construction

    UT Health San Antonio is building an outpatient and surgery center in the city.
  8. New York ASC market: 5 updates in the last 60 days

    From breast cancer pavilion to an ASC expansion, here are five New York ASC updates Becker's has reported on since Sept. 14. 
  9. MGMA urges Congress to address Medicare payment cuts

    The Medical Group Management Association wrote a letter urging members of Congress to address the upcoming physician Medicare payment cuts, according to a Nov. 14 email sent to Becker's.

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