Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Questions about ASC's accreditation arise following lawsuits, physician's felony charges

    A physician lawyer is raising questions about a plastic surgery ASC that remains accredited after one of its surgeons was charged with involuntary manslaughter, ABC affiliate KGTV reported Aug. 8.
  2. 2008 vs. 2020: ASC leaders on how the recessions compare

    The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a historic global economic downturn, and although there might be no directly comparable events from recent years, another crisis triggered a global recession in 2008.
  3. American College of Gastroenterology releases updated gastroparesis guidelines

    The American College of Gastroenterology released updated guidelines for gastroparesis in the August edition of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

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  1. Dr. Dylan Nieman performs 1st robotic surgery at RWJBarnabas Health ASC

    A physician at New Brunswick, N.J.-based Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has performed RWJBarnabas Health's first outpatient robotic surgery.
  2. 120 gastroenterologists to know | 2022

    Gastroenterology is a broad field covering a wide range of patient care, from endoscopy and colonoscopy to hepatitis C and pancreatic cancer. Here are 120 gastroenterologists who provide critical services, expand technologies and grow their fields.
  3. Vial appoints VP of ophthalmology contract research organization

    San Francisco-based Vial, which runs a network of clinical research sites across the U.S., has named Marcia Swank vice president of ophthalmology.
  4. Physicians ask CMS for more time to comply with No Surprises Act

    The Medical Group Management Association, which represents more than 15,000 medical groups comprising more than 350,000 physicians, penned an Aug. 2 letter asking CMS to give physician groups at least six months' notice before the enforcement of any more surprise billing requirements.

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  1. Medtronic's Dr. Austin Chiang discusses Amazon partnership, cancer screening equity

    Healthcare technology company Medtronic announced in February its partnership with Amazon Web Services to create a health equity assistance program, a program set to donate GI Genius endosocopy modules to facilities in low-income and underserved communities to increase access to AI-assisted colorectal cancer screenings. 
  2. 3 company partnerships in July

    In July, partnerships between companies continued to trend in healthcare. From drug partnerships to AI partnerships, three major partnerships formed in the last 30 days. 
  3. 10 job market trends for the coming year

    As the job market continues to change in unprecedented ways, a new report from Finances Online predicts some emerging trends are expected to continue through the 2022-2023 work cycle, including a younger workforce and more tech savvy job seekers. 
  4. Iowa ASC commended for total hip, knee replacement

    Surgery Center Cedar Rapids (Iowa) has been awarded the Blue Distinction Centers+ recognition by Blue Cross Blue Shield. 

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  1. 10 best gastroenterology hospitals for children and adults, per US News

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., are the best pediatric and adult hospitals for gastroenterology and GI surgery in the country, respectively, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  2. Colorado MSO launches eye care group, partners with Denver Broncos

    Fort Collins, Colo.-based Panorama Eyecare, a physician-led management services organization, has formed Panorama Lasik, a group of vision correction centers that will be the lasik partner of the Denver Broncos. 
  3. AI-driven healthcare company partners with endoscopy video firm for GI health

    Virgo, an endoscopy video technology company, signed an exclusive partnership agreement with AI gastroenterology solutions company Satisfai Health.
  4. 4 new joint venture ASC deals

    Becker's has reported on four joint-venture ASC deals in the last 30 days, all involving a health system as one of the partners.
  5. Louisiana cardio ASC performs 1st Pulsar-18 stent procedure in US

    Cardiovascular Institute of the South founder and cardiologist Craig Walker, MD, performed the nation's first stent implant using Biotronik's Pulsar-18 T3 to treat an artery blockage in the legs, Biz New Orleans reported Aug. 5.
  6. 8 gastroenterologists making headlines

    Eight gastroenterologists making leadership moves reported by Becker's since July 19:
  7. Healthcare real estate group rebrands to reflect ASC focus

    Leawood, Kan.-based healthcare real estate group Monument Healthcare Development has rebranded from its former name, Astoria Healthcare Properties, HC&O News reported Aug. 8.
  8. Four $50M+ ASC projects in the first week of August

    Four ASC projects costing more than $50 million have been announced in the first week of August. 
  9. The downside of private equity for physicians 

    While private equity investment can provide stable funding and allow practices to be innovative, it may be incompatible with physician practice ethics and sustainability, the American Medical Association wrote in a recent blog post. 

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