Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Dr. J. Mark Provenza: Adding revenue streams to GI practices

    J. Mark Provenza, MD, is a gastroenterologist who practices at an ASC and is a partner at GastroIntestinal Specialists in Shreveport, La. Here, he shares his thoughts on ancillary revenue streams for GI practices and ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 23 new orthopedic ASCs in 2019

    Here are 23 orthopedics-focused ASCs opened or announced in 2019 so far:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. The world's top 10 largest medical device companies

    Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson are the top two biggest medical device companies in the world, according to Medical Design & Outsourcing's "2019 Big 100."  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 3 benefits of HOPD to ASC conversions

    Regent Surgical Health outlined some of the benefits of converting a hospital outpatient department to an ASC.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 5 strategies for ensuring a positive patient experience at ASCs

    Anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists are key to ensuring a positive patient experience, which is linked to surgery center reimbursement, according to New Rochelle, N.Y.-based Somnia Anesthesia.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Atlanta-area medical office to gain surgery center — 3 details

    An Atlanta-area medical office is gaining a fully operable surgery center, according to SG Contracting.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Montana hospital erecting $126M outpatient building with ASC

    Missoula, Mont.-based Providence St. Patrick Hospital started work on a $126 million outpatient building that will include an ASC, NBC Montana reports.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Founder & CEO Dr. Matthew Schocket: ASCs are healthcare's "sweet spot"

    The Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society featured Matthew Schocket, MD, founder and CEO of the Center for Specialty Surgery of Austin (Texas) and Austin-based Audentes Health, as its member of the day.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. University Gastroenterology, GI Alliance & more: 4 GI industry key notes

    Here are four updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Anchor Health Properties acquires 3 medical office buildings, secures rights for 4th

    Charlottesville, Va.-based Anchor Health Properties acquired three medical office buildings and the rights for a fourth in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. New York hospital abandons ASC proposal after 2 years — 3 insights

    Schenectady, N.Y.-based Ellis Medicinewill no longer build an ASC in Clifton Park, N.Y., citing timing issues, The Daily Gazette reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Illinois board approves health system's request to relocate ASC — 3 insights

    Quincy, Ill.-based Blessing Health System received the state's approval to relocate its surgery center closer to its campus, local NBC affiliate WGEM reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Hackensack Meridian Health, USPI partner with New Jersey surgery center — 3 insights

    Hackensack Meridian Health and United Surgical Partners International entered into a joint venture partnership with Vanguard Surgical Center.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. SCA-affiliated surgery center to open in New Hampshire next year — 5 insights

    Surgical Center of New Hampshire, in Derry, will open in early 2020, project developers said to the New Hampshire Union Leader.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Create a substitution list

    Preparing ahead of time for supply chain disruptions will give ASCs the ability to provide the center with information, alternatives and product updates on a timely basis, according to Cheryl Poplaski, Vizient's senior director of supply chain operations.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 4 healthcare jobs top list of highest paid in the US — Physician is No. 1

    Jobs in the healthcare industry topped the 2019 list of highest paying jobs in the U.S. from jobseeker website Glassdoor.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. MUVE Health assembles orthopedic surgeon advisory board

    MUVE Health has created an advisory board of five orthopedic surgeons amid its recent period of growth.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. PE investment in GI, the state of GI practice, ancillary income and key ASC chains invested in GI

    Here are four things to know about GI practices today.  By Scott Becker and Laura Dyrda -
  8. 3 key ASC management tips from experts

    From gathering data to making changes as part of a surgery center turnaround, here are three key management tips from ASC experts:  By Rachel Popa -
  9. 10 happiest, least happiest US states

    Hawaii is the happiest state in the U.S. while West Virginia is the least happy, according to personal finance website WalletHub's 2019 Happiest States in America study.  By Rachel Popa -

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