Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. California neurosurgeon gets 15 months in prison for taking kickbacks

    Neurosurgeon Jeffrey David Gross, MD, was sentenced May 22 for his role in a scheme that referred patients to Pacific Hospital in Long Beach, Calif., in exchange for kickbacks, according to a Sierra Sun Times report.
  2. Orthopedic surgeons countersue Adena in contract dispute

    Three orthopedic surgeons have filed a countersuit against Adena Health System in Chillicothe, Ohio, alleging the system retaliated against them and breached their employment contracts, according to a May 23 report in Chillicothe Gazette.
  3. SCA's joint-venture ASC breaks ground in Minnesota

    Developers broke ground May 20 on Surgical Care Affiliates' surgery center in partnership with Minneapolis-based Allina Health, CCX Media reported.

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  1. Employed vs. independent physician pay for 7 ASC specialties

    Independent physicians report higher average compensation for the specialties most essential to ASCs, according to the Medscape Orthopedics Compensation Report 2021.
  2. Meet the Florida ASC administrator who 'exceeds all expectations'

    The administrator of Pensacola-based North Florida Surgical Center, Jessica Sorsby, has only held her position since July 2020 — but her colleagues say she already has made distinct and sustainable improvements in her center's revenue generation and work culture.
  3. New Hampshire health system secures ASC after AAAHC accreditation

    The Surgery Center of Greater Nashua (N.H.) is now fully owned by Nashua-based Southern New Hampshire Health, according to a May 19 release.
  4. Physician opening $5M plastic surgery ASC

    Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Ali Sadeghi, MD, is building a $5 million ASC in New Orleans.

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  1. Why this exec thinks a value mentality can mitigate healthcare inequity

    Jacquelyn Cawley, MD, vice president of Population Health & CMO for ambulatory care at BayCare, joined "Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast" to talk about how she works to address inequality in healthcare. 
  2. Work progressing on UIC outpatient surgery center, specialty clinic

    The University of Illinois at Chicago is nearing the halfway mark in construction of its outpatient surgery center and specialty clinics, according to a May 21 LinkedIn post.
  3. New California cardiology ASC snags accreditation

    The Chino (Calif.) Vascular and Surgery Center, which opened in October 2020, recently secured accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
  4. AdventHealth building hospital with outpatient surgery center

    AdventHealth is investing over $100 million to build a hospital with an outpatient surgery center in Palm Coast, Fla.

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  1. Tech company buys 700-physician network in California

    There's a new nontraditional company in town purchasing physician groups: a London-based digital health company.
  2. Northwell Health opens ASC

    New York City-based Lenox Health Greenwich Village opened the Lenox Health Ambulatory Surgery Center, according to a May 20 LinkedIn post.
  3. 81% of medical groups say prior authorization demands have increased since 2020

    Most medical groups have seen an increase in prior authorization requirements since last year, according to polling from the Medical Group Management Association.
  4. 7 joint-venture ASCs opened or announced

    Becker's ASC Review has reported on seven joint-venture ASCs in the past month.
  5. The Joint Commission provides safety recommendations for ASCs

    The Joint Commission posted safety recommendations and warnings for ASCs in a May 19 blog post. 
  6. Beacon Health to construct 2 outpatient centers in Indiana

    Beacon Health has begun constructing two outpatient centers in Goshen and Nappanee, Ind., which will cost a combined $15.4 million.
  7. Physician breaks ground on reproductive clinic with ASC in Las Vegas

    Endocrinologist and reproductive specialist Bruce Shapiro, MD, PhD, broke ground on a fertility clinic and ASC in Las Vegas.
  8. White Plains Hospital opening outpatient center

    White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital is opening an outpatient center on its campus this summer.
  9. Mississippi ASC performs outpatient ROSA total, partial knee replacements

    Jackson-based Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center performed its first outpatient Robotic Surgical Assistant knee and partial knee surgeries in an ASC.

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