Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Kansas plastic surgery center asks city for help in $2.1M planned expansion

    Wichita, Kan.-based Plastic Surgery Center is planning a $2.1 million expansion and renovation, the Wichita Business Journal reported May 28.
  2. Surgery trends all gastroenterologists should know

    Understanding gastroenterological surgery trends in preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care is critical for the long-term success of GIs and GI practices. 
  3. What reimbursement issues are costing ASCs the most?

    From prior authorization to payer consolidation, ASCs have long faced obstacles in securing reimbursements.

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  1. Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute names chair

    Miguel Regueiro, MD, was named chair of Cleveland Clinic's Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute, according to a May 27 release. 
  2. 5 ASC projects expected to cost $15M-$100M

    The ASC market is ready for expansion as more procedures go outpatient.
  3. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences receives $1.14M gift for otolaryngology department

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received a $1.14 million gift from the estate of Thomas McGill for its otolaryngology department, the medical school said May 27.
  4. MOB, ASC housing Twin Cities Orthopedics sold for $52M

    A medical office building housing a surgery center and urgent care clinic in Burnsville, Minn., has sold for $52 million, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported May 27.

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  1. Watch out doc: 5 worst states for physicians to practice, per Medscape

    Medscape ranked the five worst states to practice, based on malpractice payouts, compensation, health system performance and physician happiness.
  2. Many ASCs on track for 10%+ revenue growth in 2021 over 2019; here's why

    Many ASCs anticipate their revenue to grow substantially in 2021 compared to before the pandemic, according to a survey by Becker's ASC Review.
  3. Connecticut ASC performs first total joint replacements

    The Middlesex Center for Advanced Orthopedic Surgery in Middletown, Conn., recently performed its first total joint replacement surgeries: a reverse total shoulder replacement surgery and a total knee replacement surgery, according to a May 27 press release.
  4. 7 federal updates for ASC leaders

    Lawmakers have introduced a new bill to reform prior authorization processes for Medicare Advantage plans. 

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  1. When will 5 ASC specialties return to pre-COVID-19 income levels?

    Fourteen percent of gastroenterologists say they don't think their income will ever return to pre-COVID-19 levels. 
  2. Phoenix Children's Hospital to build campus with outpatient surgery center

    Phoenix Children's Hospital is investing $135 million for a new hospital with an outpatient surgery center, Fox10 Phoenix reported May 26. 
  3. ASCA honors late board member with Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association recently awarded Ann Shimek, RN, its 2021 Nap Gary Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement, according to a May 21 news release.
  4. SurgCenter opens new ASC in Indiana

    SurgCenter Development recently opened the 6,800-square-foot Crown Point Surgical Suites in Crown Point, Ind., according to a May 27 press release.
  5. CRH Medical buys stake in 2 anesthesia practices

    CRH Medical, a subsidiary of Well Health, acquired 51 percent stake in two anesthesia practices: Northern Indiana Anesthesia Associates and an add-on practice in Florida.
  6. Brooklyn Park booming: What to know about two facilities breaking ground in the Minnesota city

    Brooklyn Park, Minn., is developing into a medical hub with an ASC and orthopedic center both breaking ground there in the last week.
  7. Can ASCs keep up with $20K health system bonuses, other incentives for top talent?

    Many physicians and medical staff stressed out by the COVID-19 pandemic have left the field, presenting a staff recruitment and retention challenge for all healthcare providers. Health systems are flexing their financial strength to entice top talent.
  8. 6 recent GI exec moves

    Pinnacle GI and One GI both named new CEOs in the past month. 
  9. Modern Vascular opens 1st wound care clinic

    Healthcare company Modern Vascular opened its first wound care clinic in Southaven, Miss., according to a May 26 news release.

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