Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Laparoscopic device market to reach $22.1B by 2026: 4 notes

    A new market research report published in MarketsandMarkets said the global market for laparoscopic instruments is expected to reach $22.1 billion by 2026, up from $12.3 billion in 2021. 
  2. 6 takeaways on gastroenterologist compensation in 2021: Medscape

    Medscape released its 2021 "Physician Compensation Report."
  3. 2% Medicare pay cut for physicians delayed until 2022

    The 2 percent Medicare pay cut for physicians has been put on hold through the end of the year, according to a report from the American Medical Association.

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  1. Gastro Care Partners expands footprint in Wyoming: 4 details

    Gastroenterology Associates of Wyoming in Casper affiliated with Denver-based practice chain Gastro Care Partners April 16.
  2. Ophthalmologist pay: 5 things to know

    Ophthalmology physicians reported the second highest incentive bonus, according to the 2021 "Medscape Physician Compensation Report."
  3. Optum on track to exceed physician hiring goal, CEO says

    Optum is on track to meet its growth goals in 2021, executives said during the first-quarter earnings call April 15.
  4. One Medical Passport creates ASC advisory board

    One Medical Passport, an online patient preadmission system used by ASCs nationally, announced the creation of its ASC Leader Advisory Board. 

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  1. Joint-venture ASC opens in Michigan

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System, SensusOne and Brighton, Mich.-based Advanced Orthopedic Specialists have opened an $8 million ASC, the Grass Lake (Mich.) Outpatient Surgery Center, The Exponent reported. 
  2. How Optum fared in Q1 2020 vs. Q1 2021

    Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Optum broke into 2021 strong with increased revenue in the first quarter compared to the same time last year.
  3. 4 factors that will make or break a gastroenterology practice in the next 2 years

    Gastroenterologists are still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and adapting to new changes in how they practice medicine.
  4. Why 9 of 15 Newsweek top ASCs of 2021 are in California: Q&A with Elizabeth LaBouyer

    Nine out of Newsweek's 15 best ASCs in America in 2021 were in California. Becker's ASC Review spoke with Elizabeth LaBouyer, RN, the executive director of the California Ambulatory Surgery Association, on the state's success. 

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  1. 4 GI pharmaceutical updates

    From resources to acquisitions, here are four gastrointestinal pharmaceutical updates:
  2. Outpatient joint replacement riskier for patients with mental illness, study shows

    Patients with preexisting mental illnesses undergoing outpatient total joint replacements had an increased risk of adverse outcomes when compared to inpatient joint replacements, researchers from Charlottesville-based University of Virginia found.  
  3. The most expensive ASC projects so far in 2021

    Becker's ASC Review has reported on seven new ASC projects that are expected to cost at least $25 million so far this year.
  4. J&J shot paused after blood clot reports, Moderna's doses 90% effective after 6 months & more: 4 updates on the COVID-19 vaccine

    Here are four updates on the COVID-19 vaccine over the past week:
  5. New York BCBS policy change drives surgery to ASCs

    Empire BlueCross BlueShield in New York updated its coverage policy this year to drive more surgical procedures to ASCs.
  6. Optum's Q1 revenue up 10.8%, hit $36.4B: 4 notes

    Higher acuity cases and more value-based contracts helped drive Optum's first quarter revenue growth.
  7. Virginia Surgery Associates sells to health system

    Fairfax-based Virginia Surgery Associates became part of Inova April 13, according to the Washington Business Journal.
  8. American Academy of Ophthalmology leads call for standardized digital imaging

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging imaging device manufacturers to standardize image formats to promote more efficient patient care, enable comprehensive datasets and develop algorithms for machine learning.
  9. 4 bills propose drastic changes to North Carolina CON law

    There are four bills proposed in the North Carolina legislature to change the state's certificate-of-need laws — one proposing drastic changes to how ASCs are subject to CON review.

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