Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. The tech changing the ASC industry: Leaders weigh in

    The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the push for ASCs to update technology to meet patients' needs remotely, as well as the migration of new surgical innovations like artificial intelligence and robotics to ASCs.
  2. New York health system gets green light for $66M hospital with ASC

    Catholic Health received state approval for a $66 million hospital in Lockport, N.Y., with an outpatient surgery center, Buffalo News reported July 29.  
  3. Louisiana anesthesia provider inks deal with spine practice, ASC

    Baton Rouge, La.-based anesthesia management company DPI Anesthesia partnered with AllSpine Laser and Surgery Center, a DPI anesthesiologist said July 28. 

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  1. 5-physician endoscopy center sells in New Mexico

    The five-physician, Las Cruces, N.M.-based Lohman Endoscopy Center was sold by Healthcare Real Estate Advisors.
  2. Joint Commission releases health inequity advisory

    The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the gaps in different populations' access to healthcare. The Joint Commission on July 14 released a safety advisory to address these inequities. 
  3. Mercy Health adds specialized endoscopy suite in $3.1M project

    Paducah, Ky.-based Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital added a specialized endoscopy suite and a new 2,600-square-foot operating room in a $3.1 million project, The Paducah Sun reported July 28.
  4. Military ophthalmologist dies of COVID-19 complications

    An active-duty ophthalmologist serving in the U.S. Navy recently died of COVID-19 complications, the Stars and Stripes reported July 28.

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  1. Ohio ASC sold to investors for $8M

    Monfort Heights Healthcare Investors has purchased Cincinnati-based Good Samaritan Surgery Center West for $8 million, the Cincinnati Business Courier reported July 29.
  2. $137.9M outpatient campus opening at OSU Wexner Medical Center

    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will open a $137.9 million outpatient campus for primary and specialty care in Columbus Aug. 2.
  3. Prevea Health GI among first to use new AI technology to detect cancer

    Chaitanya Pant, MD, is one of the first physicians in Wisconsin to use new artificial intelligence technology for the detection of esophageal cancer, Seehafer News reported July 28.
  4. Cornerstone Companies acquires 12 medical office buildings, ASCs for $48.7M

    Healthcare real estate firm Cornerstone Companies has acquired 12 properties comprising medical office buildings, ASCs and clinics for $48.7 million. 

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  1. ASCs may get extra pay bump from CMS next year for 440 surgeries

    While CMS proposed removing 258 recently added procedures from the ASC-payable list in its 2022 proposed payment rule, another policy change would add some procedures and improve payment for hundreds of others in the outpatient setting.
  2. Fallout of the CMS 2022 pay proposal for ASCs: 3 notes

    If finalized, the proposed CMS 2022 Hospital Outpatient Payment Prospective System and ASC Payment System rule may have lasting ramifications for ASCs and the healthcare system.
  3. 5 key stats on nursing salary 

    California is the top state for registered nurse salary. 
  4. Former Yale surgeon opens adrenal surgery center

    Tobias Carling, MD, left his position as professor of surgery and program director of the Yale endocrine surgery fellowship to open an adrenal surgery center in Tampa, Fla.
  5. 2 new ASCs snag AAAHC accreditation

    Summit Surgery Center and Grass Lake (Mich.) Surgery Center received accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the centers confirmed to Becker's ASC Review. 
  6. Exact Sciences' Q2 revenue up 62%: 4 notes

    Exact Sciences reported an increase in second-quarter revenue, including a 101 percent jump in screening revenue compared to the same period last year.
  7. American College of Cardiology to partner with digital health company

    Boston-based digital health company Cohere Health is partnering with the American College of Cardiology in Washington, D.C., to advance healthcare through digital solutions.
  8. Cornerstone Eye surgery center among first to offer lens implants

    Cornerstone Eye Associates is offering a new lens implant at its recently opened surgery center in Rochester, N.Y., Spectrum News 1 reported July 27.
  9. Hawaii hospital onboards state's first AI-powered endoscopy system 

    Waimalu, Hawaii-based Pali Momi Medical Center reportedly is the first in the state to acquire an AI image-guided interventional endoscopy system. 

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