Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Chili cook-offs & scavenger hunts: How a Michigan ASC is integrating old & new staff

    Administrator Debra Fin has a creative approach to integrating staff in 2022. 
  2. Johns Hopkins to renovate, expand pediatric hospital, surgery center

    Baltimore, Md.-based Johns Hopkins Hospital is renovating its children's medical and surgical center and building a 12-story addition.  
  3. Feds seek public input in fighting anticompetitive mergers

    The Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department are seeking the public's help as they scrutinize anticompetitive behavior as part of a larger effort to review and refine merger guidelines.
  1. ASCs compete with Walmart, Target and others for staff as minimum wage jumps

    Surgery centers, hospitals and medical groups are used to competing with each other for nursing staff. Now, Walmart, Target, Amazon and other retailers are vying for the same personnel and willing to pay high wages.
  2. ASC disputes payer's conclusion that spine cases should have been in the hospital

    The Center for Pain Management remains out of network with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota after the payer terminated its contract over safety concerns in October.
  3. Optum revenue hit $155.6B in 2021 

    Optum, which includes ASC chain Surgical Care Affiliates, reported revenue of $155.6 billion in 2021, according to parent company UnitedHealth Group's 2021 results released Jan. 19. 
  4. Surgeon discusses benefits, obstacles of establishing joint replacements at Pennsylvania ASC

    Huntingdon Valley (Pa.) Surgery Center performed its first knee joint replacement surgery in December. 

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  1. Providence Anesthesiology Associates assisted in 1K+ same-day total joints at ASCs in 2021

    Providence Anesthesiology Associates completed 1,135 same-day total joint replacements at freestanding ASCs in 2021.
  2. Stark Law: What ASCs need to know this year

    From laws governing physician self-referral to group practice structure, here are six Stark Law updates from 2021 that ASCs should know. 
  3. 19 insights on gastroenterology and ASCs

    Here are 19 insights on gastroenterologist debt, net worth, compensation and procedure costs:
  4. 7 ASC exec moves in the last month

    Surgery Partners named David Doherty, the company's current senior vice president, corporate finance, and controller, as its new CFO. 

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  1. 10 administrators to know

    Here are 10 ASC administrators to know:
  2. Vascular Institute opens new clinic in Tennessee

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Vascular Institute has opened a clinic in Dayton, Tenn., The Chattanoogan said Jan. 17.
  3. Arkansas practice joins GI Alliance to form state's largest GI network

    Northwest Arkansas Gastroenterologists has joined Dallas-based GI Alliance to form the state's largest gastroenterologist network.
  4. Physician group, MSO reduce medical plan costs for 1,500-plus staff for 3rd straight year

    Infinite Health Collaborative, or i-Health, a group of physician-owned practices in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, and Revo Health, which provides business support to i-Health and other practices, have decreased employee medical plan costs year over year since 2018.
  5. GI suturing tool to hit market in 2022 after FDA approval

    Belgium-based Endo Tools Therapeutics earned FDA approval for its Endomina system for endoscopic suture placement and approximation of gastrointestinal soft tissue.
  6. What happens when physicians sell their practices

    Physician practices are selling to hospitals and corporate entities at an accelerated rate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  7. Texas ASC named best in region

    Lubbock, Texas-based Covenant High Plains Surgery Center was named West Texas' best ASC at an annual event sponsored by NBC affiliate KCBD 11.
  8. California health system acquires majority stake in physician-owned ASC

    Sharp HealthCare has acquired a majority interest in the physician-owned Coast Surgery Center in San Diego, Calif., San Diego Metro reported Jan. 17.  
  9. Nebraska hospital acquires ASC, completes upgrades

    Columbus (Neb.) Community Hospital hosted an open house following the renovations of its recently acquired ASC, The Columbus Telegram reported Jan. 15. 

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