Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Pain management ASC joins New Jersey office building

    Ardsley, N.Y.-based pain management practice Wellness and Surgery has added a new location in Clifton, N.J., ROI-NJ reported Jan. 21.
  2. New cardio ASC opens in California

    Visalia, Calif.-based Kaweah Health opened its new Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic, Valley Voice reported Jan. 21.
  3. Catholic Health's gastroenterology chair building endoscopy center of excellence

    Christopher DiMaio, MD, is building a center of excellence for advanced endoscopy in Long Island, N.Y.
  1. $50M ASC coming to San Antonio

    University of Texas Health San Antonio has begun construction on a $50 million, 100,000-square-foot ASC and outpatient services building, San Antonio Business Journal reported Jan. 20.
  2. OrthoIllinois prevails in yearlong battle for $14M Wisconsin ASC

    Rockford-based OrthoIllinois received approval to build an ASC in Beloit, Wis., after lengthy discussions with the City Council and despite pushback from Beloit Health System, the Beloit Daily News reported Jan. 20.
  3. New York agency, developer fight over site of future ASC

    The Oneida County Industrial Development Agency, a New York state public benefit corporation, voted unanimously to move forward with a plan to take a plot of land in Utica via eminent domain, Utica Observer-Dispatch reported Jan. 21.
  4. Physicians at outpatient clinics most likely to report burnout

    Fifty-eight percent of physicians working in outpatient clinics have reported experiencing burnout, according to Medscape's 2022 "Physician Burnout & Depression Report" released Jan. 21.

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  1. Insurers now required to cover follow-up colonoscopies

    Surprise bills for colonoscopies following a stool-based screening test with positive results are now prohibited, according to Health Day. 
  2. $24.9M Massachusetts ASC property sold

    Shields Health Care Group has sold a medical office building and ASC in Natick, Mass., for $24.9 million. 
  3. Cardiology's rapid outpatient migration: 8 key 'firsts' in the last year 

    ASC leaders expect cardiology procedures to be critical to ASC growth, with the procedures offering strong reimbursement rates and improved patient experiences. 
  4. OSU Wexner's $161.2M campus with an ASC: 3 updates

    The Ohio State University Wexner is opening a $161.2 million outpatient campus with an ASC in Dublin, Ohio, in September. 

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  1. AGA launches gastro innovation fund with venture capital backing

    The American Gastroenterological Association and Varia Ventures launched a new fund to invest in fast-growing, early-stage gastroenterological companies.
  2. Oscar Health introduces tool letting patients compare costs between ASCs, hospitals

    New York City-based insurance company Oscar Health introduced a price transparency tool that allows members to compare specific expenses for procedures at ASCs, hospitals and other settings.
  3. Optum to bring 500,000 more members into value-based program this year

    Optum sees big growth potential in value-based care this year, according to Sir Andrew Witty, CEO of UnitedHealth Group and Optum.
  4. 10 gastroenterologists to know

    Here are 10 physicians who specialize in gastroenterology:
  5. Best cities for physician compensation over the last 5 years

    Charlotte, N.C., and Milwaukee are consistently ranked in the top five cities for physician compensation in the last five years. 
  6. Iowa surgical group pays $612K to resolve fraud allegations: 5 details

    Tri-State Specialists in Sioux City, Iowa, will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to resolve billing fraud allegations.
  7. Take your playbook and 'throw it out the window': 1 admin on leading during COVID-19

    Leading an ASC has never been easy, but leading one during uncertain times can be like navigating without a roadmap.
  8. How 4 administrators are mitigating staff shortages

    Staff shortages, exacerbated by COVID-19 infections and mandates, are hurting ASCs nationwide. Four ASC administrators discussed their strategies to mitigate these shortages with Becker's. 
  9. UNC Health reschedules surgeries at ASC amid threat of severe winter weather 

    Lumberton, N.C.-based UNC Health Southeastern is closing outpatient services and clinics on Jan. 21 amid the threat of severe winter weather, according to The Robesonian. 

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