Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. ASCs are a hot ticket for buyers, but there's a dark side

    The value ASCs bring to the healthcare system is undeniable, and buyers are watching.
  2. Missouri ASC debuts new spinal cord stimulator

    The Auburn Surgery Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., performed the region's first procedure using Medtronic's recharge-free Vanta spinal cord stimulator. 
  3. 10 gastroenterologists to know

    Here are 10 physicians who specialize in gastroenterology:
  1. Atlantic General Hospital breaks ground on medical center with ASC

    Berlin, Md.-based Atlantic General Hospital broke ground on a medical facility that will include an ASC Aug. 31, local TV news station 47ABC reported.
  2. ASC market to hit $33B by 2028 & 7 other analysis takeaways

    The U.S. ASC market is poised for significant growth in the next seven years, according to a report from New York marketing research firm Research Nester.
  3. Anesthesiology growth located 'outside the hospital-based operating room,' physician says

    ASCs are a key growth opportunity for anesthesiologists, according to Andrew Leibowitz, MD. 
  4. Gastro Health boosts Florida presence with 2 acquisitions

    Miami-based Gastro Health is expanding its presence to 19 locations in Central Florida after it acquired New Smyrna Beach-based Gastro Center of Florida and Mid Florida Gastroenterology Consultants in Ocoee.

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  1. California ASC sues Blue Cross NC over alleged unpaid medical bills 

    Tustin, Calif.-based Orange County Multispecialty Surgery Center is suing Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina for allegedly paying only a fraction of its patients' bills, the Triangle Business Journal reported Sept. 1. 
  2. ASGE releases 5-year strategic plan 

    The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy released a five-year plan with four defined goals on Aug. 31.
  3. 5 fast facts on USPI's CEO

    Brett Brodnax is the president and CEO of United Surgical Partners International, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare.
  4. Here's where elective procedures are being postponed

    Hospitals nationwide are postponing elective procedures as COVID-19 surges are reaching record highs. 

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  1. Orthopedics company partners with Florida Spine & Pain Center

    Tampa-based PartnerCare, an orthopedics and pain management company backed by private equity firm Shore Capital Partners, partnered with Miramar-based Florida Spine & Pain Center Sept. 1, according to a news release.
  2. 33 new ASCs in August

    From New York to California, here are 33 ASCs opened or announced in August, as reported by Becker's ASC Review.
  3. California hospital building 4-OR ASC

    Emanate Health broke ground Aug. 27 on a medical building in West Covina, Calif., the health system said. 
  4. 5 updates in outpatient spine

    ASCs and hospitals nationwide are launching outpatient spine programs and adding spine devices. 
  5. ASC budgets for 2022: 3 new issues as delta variant surges

    ASC executives are looking ahead for 2022 budgeting, but uncertainty related to COVID-19 will continue to throw a wrench in short-term strategic plans.
  6. Beacon Orthopaedics to expand ASC, physician network through TriHealth affiliation

    Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, a 42-physician group with locations in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, is affiliating with Cincinnati-based TriHealth to expand orthopedic care access and services in the tri-state area.
  7. How Walmart and Amazon's healthcare moves may affect ASCs

    Walmart and Amazon have made big moves in recent years to expand their presence in the healthcare industry.
  8. ASCs + CMS: The good, the bad and the ugly

    ASCs are known as the high quality, low cost setting for surgical care, and CMS has taken notice.
  9. Illinois hospital halts nonemergent surgeries over lack of anesthesia providers

    Elgin, Ill.-based Advocate Sherman Hospital is postponing elective surgeries for almost three weeks because of a lack of anesthesia providers, Daily Herald reported Aug. 30. 

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