Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Are surgical robots important to ASC growth?

    Surgical robots have seen exponential growth in ASCs, despite the high costs to acquire them. 
  2. 7 ASCs' biggest accomplishments 

    From battling storm damage to adding service lines, seven ASC leaders spoke with Becker's about the biggest accomplishments at their centers:
  3. Former Regent, USPI exec joins HCA as vice president of business development

    HCA Houston Healthcare named Brad Pollard vice president of business development, the company said Sept. 17.
  1. 3 government trends keeping ASC leaders up at night

    The past two years have featured rapidly changing government directives and temporary regulations, and many of these have had a profound effect on the healthcare industry. 
  2. Kremer Eye Center adds light-adjustable lens implants

    King of Prussia, Penn.-based Kremer Eye Center is one of the first practices in the area to offer light-adjustable implants, the center said Sept. 17.
  3. Missouri ophthalmologist performs 1st light-adjustable lens implant

    Kevin Skelsey, MD, completed his first implant of RxSight's light-adjustable lens at the Summit Eye Center in Lee's Summit, Mo., the lens developer said Sept. 16.
  4. Augusta Health building $50M-$60M outpatient pavilion 

    Augusta Health is building an outpatient pavilion in Fishersville, Va., according to Barton Malow, a construction company involved with the project. 

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  1. Keys to postoperative anesthesia success

    There are specific postoperative considerations anesthesiologists should know to ensure reimbursements, Tony Mira, founder of Anesthesia Business Consultants, wrote in a Sept. 8 blog post.
  2. New business models could spur robotic growth at ASCs

    Many spine and orthopedic surgeons have been lauding the advantages of robots in the operating room, but the high cost of these systems has prevented many ASCs from investing in the technology.
  3. US Eye adds 2 practices, ASCs

    Sarasota, Fla.-based US Eye recently added two practices based in South Carolina and Virginia to its network, bringing the organization's footprint to more than 50 affiliated practices.
  4. Alabama heart ASC tabled amid opposition

    The Heart & Vascular Institute of Alabama in Montgomery has set aside its request to open an ASC for endovascular and cardiac catheterization procedures amid opposition from several hospitals and other organizations, according to business law publication Lexology.

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  1. Stark Law in 2021: 4 updates for ASCs

    From rules governing referrals for family members to compensation, here are four Stark Law updates from 2021 that ASC leaders need to know:
  2. How US physician net worth compares to physician net worth in other countries

    Physicians in the U.S. on average have far a higher net worth than physicians in many other countries, according to Medscape's "International Physician Compensation Report."
  3. HCA Healthcare chief nurse executive to retire after 30 years

    Jane Englebright, PhD, will retire as senior vice president and chief nurse executive of HCA Healthcare at the end of the year after nearly 30 years with the organization.
  4. Virginia medical office building, ASC sell for $52M 

    JLL Income Property Trust acquired a medical office building with an ASC in Richmond, Va., for about $52 million, the company said Sept. 16. 
  5. Battling storm damage, a global pandemic: Texas ASC's biggest accomplishments

    Kayla Schneeweiss-Keene, the administrator of Humble, Texas-based Mann Cataract Surgery Center, spoke with Becker's ASC Review about how her center dealt with storm damage amid the pandemic. 
  6. Healthcare accreditation panel mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for surveyors

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care is mandating COVID-19 vaccines for its surveyors, the organization said Sept. 15.
  7. Retina Consultants of America adds Tennessee practice

    Southlake, Texas-based Retina Consultants of America added Tennessee Retina to its network, Edgemont Partners, the firm that advised the transaction, said Sept. 15.
  8. Vision Innovation Partners adds 5-office practice, ASC in Pennsylvania

    Annapolis, Md.-based Vision Innovation Partners completed its 19th acquisition with the addition of Ophthalmic Associates to its network, the company said Sept. 16.
  9. 'It is important not to let our guard down': What we heard this week

    Physicians spoke with Becker's on a number of topics this week, including vaccine mandates and staffing challenges.

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