Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Louisiana physician guilty of tax evasion

    Baton Rouge, La.-based physician Melissa Barrett, MD, was found guilty of tax evasion. 
  2. District court dismisses GI lawsuit against the FDA

    The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has denied a request from Norwich Pharmaceuticals that would require the FDA to grant immediate final approval of its new drug application for its gastrointestinal medication Xifaxan. 
  3. UnitedHealthcare launches round 2 of prior authorization cuts: What ASCs should know

    In August, UnitedHealthcare announced plans to reduce 20% of its prior authorization requirements for its members and member physicians beginning on Sept. 1. 

Maximizing ASC Performance in Orthopedics and Beyond through New Technologies and KPIs

It's time to level up your ASC. Learn how to use technology and KPIs to elevate your surgery center here.
  1. Medical Facilities Corp. divests from 5 of 6 ASCs

    Management company Medical Facilities Corp. has divested from five of its six non-core ASCs in the last year, with plans to continue divesting non-core assets and surgical hospital assets over time, according to a third quarter update from investment adviser Greystone Capital, published on Nov. 1. 
  2. Oregon Health Authority approves AmSurg's takeover of 5 ASCs

    The Oregon Health Authority has approved a material change transaction that will transfer ownership of five ASCs in the state from Envision Healthcare to its ASC-focused subsidiary AmSurg. 
  3. Physicians per capita in all 50 states

    Washington D.C. has more physicians per capita than any state, according to the latest Association of American Medical Colleges State Physician Workforce Data Report, released last year. 
  4. Physician pay is increasing in these 21 specialties

    Medscape surveyed 10,011 physicians across more than 29 specialties in its "Physician Compensation Report 2023"

Sharpen your revenue cycle in 7 steps

The changing healthcare environment demands a new revenue cycle strategy. Get the e-book for 7 detailed steps to boost collections, prevent denials and maximize your RCM software.
  1. New tool scrubs physicians' personal info from the internet amid spike in violence, harassment

    Physician networking website Doximity is taking steps to protect its millions of members from a spike in harassment and violence from patients by launching a free service that scrubs provider's personal contact information from the internet, according to a Nov. 1 report from CNBC.
  2. 7 health systems seeking GI leaders

    Here are seven health systems and hospitals that posted job listings seeking gastroenterology expertise in the last week: 
  3. 7 gastroenterologists in the headlines

    Here are seven gastroenterologists who have made headlines, as reported by Becker's since Oct. 4: 
  4. Medical product warnings, recalls ASC leaders should watch

    Here are six medical product warnings and recalls that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 3 that ASC leader should keep an eye on: 

How a better patient financial experience can boost efficiency for ASCs

With high operating costs and staffing concerns at the forefront, ASCs have enough on their plates. Learn how to lighten your ASC's load and boost efficiency here.
  1. How physicians are using AI

    While the jury is still out on the use of artificial intelligence in medicine, that has not stopped some physicians from taking advantage of its uses for tasks including recordkeeping, patient communications and clinical research, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physicians and AI Report," published Oct. 30. 
  2. 5 cardiology updates in 1 week

    Here are five cardiology updates that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 24: 
  3. USPI in the headlines: 3 notes

    Here are three recent updates on Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International, Tenet Healthcare's ASC chain, that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 18:
  4. Noncompetes by the numbers

    Here are five key numbers about noncompetes to know:
  5. Healthcare real estate firms merge in $21B deal

    Two major healthcare real estate firms, Milwaukee, Wis.-based Physicians Realty Trust and Denver-based Healthpeak Properties, announced plans to merge in a deal valued at $21 billion. 
  6. Anesthesiologist jobs projected to grow 3% by 2032

    The projected change in employment for anesthesiologists is expected to increase 3% by 2032, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  7. 6 principles to ASC success: An administrator's guide

    Joe Peluso, administrator at Aestique Surgical Center in Greensburg, Pa., joined Becker's to discuss his ASC teams' approach to leadership. 
  8. Olympus issues Class I recall for endoscopy devices following patient death

    Olympus Corporation has issued a Class I recall for its high-flow insufflation unit UHI-4 used to facilitate laparoscopic and endoscopic observation, diagnosis and treatment. 
  9. Kansas medical center files zoning request to bar local hospital from building ASC

    Emporia, Kan.-based Newman Regional Health has filed a request to change the zoning code with the area planning commission in an effort to prevent Topeka, Kan.-based Stormont-Vail Hospital from building an ASC, according to an Oct. 31 report from KVOE. 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months

Featured Podcast