Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. The 10 best hospitals for GI in the world: Newsweek

    Newsweek released its "World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2021" list ranking the best hospitals in the world.
  2. The biggest threat to physician ownership — 3 physicians share

    Self-employed physicians continue to face risks as new physicians tend to gravitate toward the benefits of employed models.
  3. 6 ASCs hiring administrators

    Here's a roundup of ASCs hiring administrators, using LinkedIn's Job Search tool: 

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  1. 3 ASC leaders on adopting new technologies

    Here's how three ASC leaders strategize when it comes to adding new technologies, from surgical equipment to management tools:
  2. Optum has 5.4% of US physicians & 5 more notes

    Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company, has the largest network of physicians in the U.S., and a growing chain of ASCs.
  3. Colorectal cancer, private equity & more: 7 recent GI trends

    The year started strong for gastroenterology with several topics defining the specialty's first quarter. 
  4. The best GI ASCs in the US: Newsweek

    Newsweek released its "America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2021" list highlighting 400 centers across the 25 states with the most ASCs.

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  1. Indiana hospital expanding GI services

    Valparaiso (Ind.) Health Center of St. Mary Medical Center is expanding its main campus to accommodate specialty medical care growth, nwi.com reported March 5.
  2. Urology ASC opens in Maryland

    Owings Mills, Md.-based Chesapeake Urology opened a new office and ASC in Annapolis, Md., according to a Feb. 16 Facebook announcement.
  3. Hospital appeals $12.5M ASC in South Carolina

    Orangeburg, S.C.-based Regional Medical Center's board of trustees appealed a state decision to allow the development of an ASC nearby, according to a March 5 report from the Times and Democrat.
  4. The best ASCs in 25 states, ranked by Newsweek

    Newsweek ranked the best ASCs across the U.S. in a report featuring more than 400 centers in 25 states.

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  1. Medicare spending on ASCs dropped 90% last April & 4 more notes

    Physician-owned ASCs and practices reported revenue declines in 2020 and lower Medicare spending when elective procedures were canceled or postponed during the pandemic. Revenue declines continued after elected procedures resumed at facilities across the U.S.
  2. Owner, employees of alleged Maryland pill mill indicted

    Three people associated with Largo, Md.-based Personal Touch Medical Spa, a pain management clinic, were indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly operating a pill mill, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland reported March 5.
  3. 10 more ENTs to know

    Here are 10 ENTs to know:
  4. Dr. Nicole Aaronson on how ENTs should approach the latest coding and billing updates

    Some ENTs will have to decide if they want to change their billing documentation systems after recent CMS coding updates, according to Nicole Aaronson, MD, pediatric otolaryngologist at Wilmington, Del.-based Alfred I. duPont Hospital. Dr. Aaronson spoke with Becker's ASC Review about these changes and other considerations around coding and payer rules.
  5. The 10 elements contributing to burnout: Medscape

    The COVID-19 pandemic affected physicians in a number of ways, according to Medscape's "2021 Physician Burnout & Suicide Report."
  6. California eye practice opens clinic with surgical component 

    Oakland, Calif.-based East Bay Eye Center opened a satellite office in Brentwood, Calif., to end 2020, The Press reported March 4. 
  7. Top ASC stories: Physician group updates, 13 new ASCs in February and more

    Here are the most-read articles from Becker's ASC Review during the week of March 1-5:
  8. 2 physicians charged in New York crackdown on patient overdose deaths

    New York is cracking down on physicians overprescribing opioids to patients, and at least two physicians have been charged in overdose-related deaths this year.
  9. Medicare pay up for 10 most common ASC procedures in 2021

    Medicare reimbursement for the 10 highest-volume procedures performed in ASCs is projected to increase 2.8 percent this year, according to a report from VMG Health.

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