Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Colorectal cancer deaths estimated in 2021: A state-by-state breakdown

    Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, and colorectal cancer screening procedures dropped more than 80 percent in the early stages of the pandemic. 
  2. A timeline of COVID-19 aid for ASCs

    Like many small businesses, ASCs took financial hits at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. For many centers, relief from stimulus packages helped them stay afloat and return to normal volumes by summertime.
  3. Kaiser breaks ground on ASC addition to California medical campus

    Kaiser Permanente broke ground on the addition of an 89,000-square-foot ASC and infusion services to its Murrieta (Calif.) Medical Offices.

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  1. Physician Partners of America adds exec

    Physician Partners of America named Bryan Davis as the company's senior vice president of anesthesia and ASC operations. 
  2. ASC market to exceed $42B by 2027: 4 notes

    The ASC market valuation is expected to surpass $42 billion by 2027, up from $16 billion in 2020, according to a report from research and management consulting firm Global Market Insights.
  3. Pain clinic owner gets 9 years in prison for role in $80M fraud scheme: 5 details

    James Spina, 63, who owned and operated a Middletown, N.Y.-based pain clinic, was sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a healthcare fraud scheme, according to an April 13 news release from the office of Audrey Strauss, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.
  4. Hospital sues gastroenterologists attempting to exit contracts: 5 details

    TriHealth, a Cincinnati-based health system, has sued to enforce a noncompete clause for 18 gastroenterologists who plan to leave the system in June, according to a Cincinnati Business Courier report.

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  1. Everett Clinic CMO's plan for value-based care

    Alka Atal-Barrio, MD, CMO of The Everett (Wash.) Clinic, joined "Becker's Spine & Orthopedics Podcast" to talk about her role as a clinical leader during the pandemic and Everett Clinic's steps toward value-based care. 
  2. 4 ASC closures in 2021

    Financial decline and contract expiration were two reasons for ASC closures in the first quarter of 2021.
  3. Ophthalmology acquisitions and private equity — 7 industry notes 

    Private equity backing and increasing consolidation is a common trend in ophthalmology centers in the past year. 
  4. Capital Digestive Care partners with Virginia practice

    Silver Springs, Md.-based Capital Digestive Care expanded its presence in Virginia, partnering with Suffolk-based Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialists of Tidewater.

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  1. 183 ASCs with spine surgery in 2021

    Here is a state-by-state breakdown of more than 180 ASCs that perform minimally invasive spine surgery in the U.S.:
  2. 5 supply chain updates for ASCs

    The FDA is urging healthcare providers to cease the crisis capacity measures like reusing N95 masks because of an increased domestic supply. 
  3. U of Florida breaks ground on surgery center expansion

    Gainesville-based University of Florida Health broke ground on a 23-hour unit expansion at its surgery center, the UF Health Surgical Center. 
  4. OrthoIllinois withdraws proposal for Wisconsin ASC after controversy

    OrthoIllinois withdrew its application to build an ASC in Beloit, Wis., after a monthslong controversy over planning and zoning, the Beloit Daily News reported April 12. 
  5. Hospitals aren't rushing to buy ASCs; here's what's happening instead

    The pandemic accelerated the migration of surgical procedures to the outpatient setting, and many hospital executives are expanding their outpatient strategies. But that doesn't mean they're eager to buy ASCs.
  6. 10 GIs to know

    Here are 10 more gastroenterologists to know:
  7. 5 key updates in ENT in the past 60 days

    Here are five key updates from ENT companies and practices over the past two months:
  8. Brooklyn Hospital Center moves forward with $1B ASC development, campus renovation

    The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City is now interviewing private development partners for the $1 billion renovation of its campus and the development of an ASC and outpatient diagnostic center, according to Real Estate Weekly.
  9. 7 reimbursement updates for ASCs, key insights

    Here are seven reimbursement updates for ASCs from the first quarter:

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