Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Surgical Information Systems names new VP of strategic accounts

    Medical software company Surgical Information Systems announced Christopher Beavor as the company's vice president of strategic accounts.
  2. What specialties have been hit hardest by the pandemic?

    In the first half of 2020, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology and dermatology were among the hardest hit, according to an analysis of Medicare physician spending by the American Medical Association.
  3. Why are case volumes still lagging? One administrator weighs in

    For reasons varying from COVID-19 concerns to job insecurity, many patients still are opting out of elective surgeries. 

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  1. Surgery Center Services of America to open 14 ASCs by October

    Six of Surgery Center Services' planned ASCs are ophthalmology-based, CEO Philip Blair told Becker's ASC Review.
  2. Anesthesia & ENT among biggest physician pay decreases: Medscape

    ENT, anesthesia and dermatology were among the specialties with the biggest decreases in physician pay between 2020 and 2021.
  3. 5 physicians' guidance on hospital contracts

    From a close eye on financial value to knowing career goals, here's what five physicians across four specialties told Becker's ASC Review were the factors other physicians should think about when deciding if contracting with hospitals is right for them.
  4. New recommendations by US Preventive Services Task Force for colorectal cancer screening include testing at 45

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on May 18 published its final recommendations for colorectal cancer screenings in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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  1. New Jersey ASC performs 100th total joint replacement

    Atlantic, N.J.-based AtlantiCare's new Center for Orthopedic Surgery performed its 100th total joint replacement May 14.
  2. Physician-owned ASC partners with hospital for knee replacement surgery

    Physician-owned St. George (Utah) Surgical Center is collaborating with Mesa (Nev.) View Regional Hospital on inpatient robotics-assisted knee replacement surgeries. 
  3. NAPA expands Chicago footprint

    Melville, N.Y.-based North American Partners in Anesthesia has expanded its Illinois reach through a partnership with Sinai Chicago, according to a May 18 release. 
  4. Fraud settlements and PPE boosts: 5 supply chain updates

    Mask manufacturers are urging President Joe Biden to boost personal protective equipment manufacturing. 

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  1. Orthopedic surgeons fight back against Adena's breach of contract claims

    Three orthopedic surgeons disputed Chilliothe, Ohio-based Adena Health System's contract breach and confidential information misuse claims and are asking the courts to dismiss them.
  2. Plans for $100M ASC, medical office building near completion

    UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is working with Buffalo, N.Y.-based Kaleida Health to finalize which service lines will feature in a 160,000-square-foot medical office building and surgery center, Buffalo Business First reported May 18.
  3. Dr. Mark McFarland debuts spine navigation system at Virginia hospital

    Spine surgeon Mark McFarland, DO, was reportedly the first person to perform an outpatient lumbar fusion in the Peninsula region with Medacta's MySpine patient-specific navigation system.
  4. USPI's Montana ASC performs first cases

    United Surgical Partners International's Bozeman (Mont.) Outpatient Surgery Center, which opened in April, performed its first cases.
  5. Most patients who undergo minimally invasive spine procedure avoid surgery for 5 years: Cleveland Clinic

    The majority of patients who undergo a minimally invasive lumbar decompression procedure can avoid surgery for at least five years, a Cleveland Clinic study found.
  6. Self-employed cardiologists earned more than employed cardiologists in 2020: Medscape

    The 2021 "Medscape Cardiologist Compensation Report" demonstrated that self-employment generally resulted in higher earnings compared to employed cardiologists.
  7. 5 specialties that saw physician pay soar in the past year

    Plastic surgery had the biggest growth in physician pay in the past year. 
  8. Joint venture opens first cardiovascular ASC in Colorado

    The Vascular Institute of the Rockies has opened Colorado's cardiovascular ASC in Denver, according to a May 17 release. 
  9. Fewer job offers for physicians & more: 5 surveys ASC leaders need to know

    A recent survey found that physicians in their final year of training are less likely to receive job offers, likely due to the pandemic. 

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