Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 8 recent GI expansions

    GI Alliance expanded to Utah, Colorado and Illinois in the past month. 
  2. Cleveland Clinic hospital to close its ASC, prompting physician criticism

    Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital in Dover, Ohio, is closing its ASC, the Tuscarawas Ambulatory Surgery Center.
  3. 10 ASC administrators to know

    Lawrence Parrish has served as the administrator of his orthopedic center for more than 15 years. 

Can endoscopic spine surgery be profitable in the ASC? Key considerations from an orthopedic surgeon

Learn how to determine whether these procedures could benefit your patients and practice during this live virtual event.
  1. Tennessee orthopedic clinic cuts ribbon on ASC 

    Memphis, Tenn.-based OrthoSouth hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on the expansion of its Germantown (Tenn.) Surgery Center, according to a June 20 LinkedIn post.
  2. How 1 ASC's leadership model drives outcomes

    For Northern Arizona Healthcare in Flagstaff, strategic leadership models can propel growth. 
  3. New Jersey ASC debuts spine robot

    West Orange, N.J.-based Advanced Spine and Outpatient Surgery debuted the ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation system, according to a July 21 news release.
  4. 'It's an obvious step backwards': ASC execs pan CMS' 2022 proposed pay changes

    ASC owners and executives are critical of CMS' plan to cut procedures from the ASC payable list and add several surgeries back to the inpatient-only list after removing them in January.

How Cedars-Sinai tapped change management principles to better inform surgical service line decisions

Spotlight on surgical excellence: How Cedars-Sinai is increasing patient access to minimally invasive surgery. Learn more during this live discussion.
  1. The 258 procedures CMS plans to cut from the ASC payable list

    The proposed 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System would remove 258 procedures from the ASC payable list if finalized later this year.
  2. 4 new joint-venture ASCs

    From New York to Texas, here are four joint-venture ASCs opened or announced in the past month:
  3. The 'many hats' of ASC leadership: How leaders balance multiple roles

    ASC leaders must juggle multiple roles and responsibilities to keep their centers running.
  4. CMS aims to increase quality-reporting requirements, prompting ASCA concern

    CMS proposes to increase quality-reporting requirements in its 2022 payment system rule released July 19. 

OR optimization: Executive insights from Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Financially sustainable surgical excellence — Lessons learned from Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Click here to attend the live virtual discussion.
  1. Why the 'viability of freestanding centers' is concerning this administrator

    Some independent ASCs took a hit during the pandemic without the leverage to secure reimbursements and necessary supplies.
  2. Florida hospital onboards AI colonoscopy system

    HCA Healthcare affiliate Largo (Fla.) Medical Center added Medtronic's GI Genius for colonoscopy detection, ABC affiliate WFTS Tampa reported July 16. 
  3. Blood shortages postpone surgery & more: 9 supply chain updates

    Two companies partnered to expand domestic production of nitrile exam gloves, and New York City's comptroller is suing the city and mayor. 
  4. HCA Healthcare Q2 outpatient surgeries increase 52.5% from 2020: 6 notes

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare reported an increase in both total outpatient surgeries and patient revenue from its outpatient facilities in the second quarter of 2021.  
  5. Physician pays $2M to resolve allegations of selling ASC, practice above market value

    A California-based interventional cardiologist agreed to pay millions of dollars to settle allegations of violating the False Claims Act, according to a July 19 Justice Department statement.
  6. CMS aims to reinstate the inpatient only list, boost ASC pay 2.3% in 2022

    CMS issued the 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System proposed rule July 19, which includes some big updates for ASCs.
  7. 4-OR ASC proposed by Georgia health system awaits state decision

    The Northeast Georgia Health System is seeking the state's approval to build a medical plaza in Braselton with a 25,000-square-foot ASC, according to The Gainesville Times.
  8. Surgeon named director of New York hospital's ASC

    Eastern Niagara Hospital has appointed ophthalmologist Charles Fetterman, MD, medical director of Niagara Regional Surgery Center in Lockport, N.Y., the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal reported July 19..
  9. CMS may stop paying for 258 procedures in ASCs

    CMS proposed reversing some of the policy changes ASC executives celebrated last year.

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months