Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. ASCs fight to recruit staff as jobless claims hit historic low

    The Labor Department said May 26 that jobless claims fell to 210,000, and continuing claims remain near the lowest level since 1969, the Wall Street Journal reported May 26.
  2. 10 total joint ASC physicians to know

    Below are 10 physicians performing total joint replacements at ASCs.
  3. When ASCs face opposition: 3 cases

    ASCs often face opposition from health systems, physicians or hospitals in the region that feel more operating rooms are unnecessary or will overrun the market. 

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  1. Physicians partner on $10M outpatient facility in Wisconsin

    Hudson (Wis.) Physicians, a 48-physician multispecialty group, on May 24 broke ground on a $10 million outpatient facility in New Richmond, Wis., according to a May 27 Hudson Star-Observer report.
  2. The leverage physicians may not know about when courting job offers

    Most physicians leave their jobs without a separation agreement, but it's a protection measure that more should make use of, according to a May 20 Medscape report.
  3. Georgia ASC is state's first to win Magnet nursing excellence award

    Atlanta-based Emory Clinic is the first Georgia ASC to be awarded Magnet recognition for nursing excellence.
  4. ASCs among the small businesses losing hope in the US economy

    Small businesses are losing confidence in the U.S. economy amid soaring inflation, supply  chain delays and staff shortages, according to a May 22 Wall Street Journal report.

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  1. Alabama ASC receives heart care designation

    Surgery Center South in Dothan, Ala., earned the HeartSafe workplace designation, a certification given to workplaces that have employees trained to specifically combat sudden cardiac arrest, local news source the Dothan Eagle reported May 26. 
  2. Physician group severs contract with Anthem & 5 more payer updates

    From a Maine physician group ending its contract with Anthem to Blue Cross Blue Shield updating its colonoscopy policy, here are six payer updates from the last 60 days:
  3. ASCs are a 'relief valve' for hospitals, ortho clinic CEO says 

    ASCs can offer relief to overrun hospitals through the migration of nonurgent procedures, according to Michael Boblitz, CEO of Tallahassee (Fla.) Orthopedic Clinic. 
  4. ASCs expect staffing issues for 'foreseeable future,' but other challenges need attention

    Independent ASCs are in an intensified struggle to attract and retain talent. Surgery centers have always competed against hospitals and health systems in their market, but now they are competing with hospitals' high-dollar signing bonuses and other recruitment tactics as the labor market remains turbulent.

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  1. Top 15 gastroenterology prescriptions in 2021

    Omeprazole was the most prescribed gastroenterology medication in 2021, according to claims data in a May report from Definitive Healthcare.
  2. Top 10 emerging medtech procedures of 2021

    Cerebral perfusion analysis CT with blood flow and volume had the most procedures of any emerging medtech in 2021, according to claims data in a May report from Definitive Healthcare.
  3. 1 board member's plan to expand his company nationwide

    Perry Haney, MD, serves as a board member of Lone Tree, Colo.-based SpineOne, a leading regional medical center for minimally invasive spine care. Dr. Haney will serve on the panel "Big Ideas to Grow Patient Volume Without Breaking the Budget" and "Big Trends in ASC Coding & Billing: Orthopedics, Spine" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18. To learn more and register, click here.
  4. Improving intake for patients with spinal injuries is a top concern: Here's how an associate professor is handling the challenge

    George Cybulski, MD, serves as an associate professor at Northwestern Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Cybulski will serve on the panel "Thinking About Expansion? Key Considerations" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18. To learn more and register, click here.
  5. Why orthopedic ASCs, physician groups should get on the direct-to-employer train

    As the healthcare industry continues to move away from fee for service and toward value-based care, alternative payment models are expected to become more popular among patients, insurers and providers.
  6. Walgreens in the headlines: 9 things for ASCs to know

    From resolving opioid distribution claims to expanding primary care offerings, here are four moves from Walgreens Becker's has covered in the last 90 days:
  7. The blind spots of healthcare with Earl Anderson

    Earl Anderson serves as CEO of Knoxville-based Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics. Mr. Anderson will serve on the panels "Staff Recruitment and Retention: How to Gain a Competitive Edge," "The Next Move for Orthopedic and Spine Supergroups," and "Demonstrating Value with Data: Patient Selection Criteria and Management" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18. To learn more and register, click here.
  8. How Alex Bateman handles being a CEO of 2 companies

    Alex Bateman serves as CEO of Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics and United Musculoskeletal Partners. Mr. Bateman will serve on the panel "Private Equity in Orthopedics: Big Trends and Opportunities" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18. To learn more and register, click here.
  9. Is your organization maximizing patient safety and minimizing liability in the GI endoscopy suite?

    There are over 7.1 million upper GI endoscopies performed annually in the U.S. However, the anesthesiology literature clearly indicates that the majority of closed medical malpractice lawsuits arising from GI endoscopies are a result of respiratory complications, specifically hypoxia (dangerously low blood oxygen levels).

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