Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Dr. Jonathan Braun joins Cedars-Sinai IBD institute: 3 things to know

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute tapped Jonathan Braun, MD, PhD, to serve as director of enterprise operations.  By Shayna Korol -
  2. 250+ ASCs with total joint replacements

    There are now more than 250 ASCs in the U.S. where surgeons perform total joint replacements. Here are those centers, categorized by state.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 6-story surgical center, retail facility under construction in Houston — 3 notes

    A 130,000-square-foot, mixed-use facility called River Oaks Surgical Center is being built in Houston, the Houston Business Journal reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. USPI plans 1st surgery center in Citrus Heights — 3 highlights

    Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International plans to build an outpatient surgery center in Citrus Heights, Calif., the Sacramento Business Journal reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Hearing set for proposed $19.5M surgery center in mall — 5 insights

    Quincy (Ill.) Medical Group's proposed $19.5 million surgery and cancer treatment center will be discussed at a public meeting in January, the Herald-Whig reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 6 statistics on physicians' beliefs about medical ethics

    Medscape surveyed 5,250 physicians across 29-plus specialties about ethical decisions they make regarding patient care.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 30 stories that frustrated, inspired & surprised physicians most in 2018

    The opioid crisis, tuition handouts, flu severity, ACA battles and gun issues were the topics that resonated with the medical community most this year, according to a Medscape survey.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Police respond to bomb threat at Tulsa Bone & Joint ASC — 5 details

    Police in Tulsa, Okla., responded to six bomb threats Dec. 13, including one at Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates' Union Pines Surgery Center, Fox 23 News reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 3 considerations for ASCs to succeed in 2019

    New regulatory requirements, evolving payment models, advancing technologies and rising patient expectations will drive healthcare organizations' priorities in 2019, according to Robin Ntoh, a senior professional services consultant at Nextech.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Kansas ASC installs robot for knee replacements: 5 key points

    Overland Park (Kan.) Surgical Suites acquired robotic technology for knee replacement procedures.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 'The wave of the future:' Dr. Jared Roberts shares 4 takeaways on outpatient total joints in ASCs

    Jared Roberts, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Albany, N.Y.- based The Bone & Joint Center. Recently, he performed one of the area's first outpatient hip surgeries at the Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center in Albany.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Surgeon performs 100+ outpatient total knee replacements using robotic system

    Overland Park (Kan) Surgical Suites offers robotic-assisted total and partial knee replacements with the NAVIO Surgical System.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. These management companies have the most ASCs: 5 points

    Out of five major ASC development companies, Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International and Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare own the most ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Dr. Daniel Hoeffel: 3 key questions to ask before launching an outpatient total joint program

    Daniel Hoeffel, MD, told the Johnson & Johnson Institute three key questions to ask prior to starting an outpatient total joint program.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Focus on the bottom line

    Because ASCs are often physician-owned, they're particularly susceptible to physician influence over the business' buying habits, according to Z5 Inventory CEO Carl Natenstedt.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 5 must-read articles for GI physicians this week: December 6-12

    Here are the top GI stories for the week of Dec. 6 through 12:  By Rachel Popa -
  6. 49 benchmarks to know on ASC case revenue, payer mix by region

    Here are 49 benchmarks from VMG Health on ASC payer mix and case revenue per region.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. 3 ways ASCs can overcome denials & appeals challenges

    Jho Outlaw, senior vice president of revenue cycle services for Surgical Information Systems, shared three tips on how ASCs can tackle denials and appeals.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Despite Ellis Hospital's protests, Albany Med wins preliminary approval for surgery center — 5 insights

    The New York Public Health and Health Planning Council granted Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center preliminary approval to build a surgery center in Niskayuna, N.Y., despite protests from Schenectady, N.Y.-based Ellis Hospital, the Times Union reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Cigna criticizes Tenet over failure to reach contract agreement — 5 insights

    Cigna's contract with Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare is set to expire Jan. 1, 2019, as the two failed to reach an agreement after 11 months of negotiations.  By Angie Stewart -

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