Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Orthopedic surgeon pay by years of experience: 10 statistics

    Orthopedic surgeons' compensation grows for the first several years of practice, and then declines toward the end.
  2. 25 top physician vacation recommendations

    A new list by Medscape is showing where physicians should head for their summer vacations.
  3. American College of Cardiology releases new guide for treating atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

    The American College of Cardiology recently made new recommendations for the treatment of high-risk atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in patients with continuous hypertriglyceridemia.

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

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  1. 10 key reads for ASC executives in August

    From ASC administrators chiding CMS' proposed pay changes to the benefits of restoring the inpatient only list, here are 10 key reads for ASC executives:
  2. First case done at Texas ASC

    Austin-based Advanced Pain Care opened a new ASC and completed its first case.
  3. Zoning change under review in Wisconsin could allow ASC developments

    A zoning amendment under review in a Wisconsin city could change classifications for medical facility uses and development, including ASCs, Beloit Daily News reported July 29.
  4. Minnesota surgery center debuts Medtronic spinal cord stimulator

    Medtronic's recently approved spinal cord stimulator, Vanta, debuted at Duluth, Minn.-based Lakewalk Surgery Center, according to a July 29 Linkedin post.

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. Who gets Walmart, CVS and Amazon specialist referrals?

    Large retail and big tech companies are developing healthcare clinics across the U.S. Where do their employed physicians and clinicians refer patients who need specialists or surgery?
  2. CMS wants to redefine 'physician-owned distributor'

    CMS has proposed cementing a definition of "physician-owned distributor" and clarified that the Sunshine Act does apply to them.
  3. The tech changing the ASC industry: Leaders weigh in

    The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the push for ASCs to update technology to meet patients' needs remotely, as well as the migration of new surgical innovations like artificial intelligence and robotics to ASCs.
  4. New York health system gets green light for $66M hospital with ASC

    Catholic Health received state approval for a $66 million hospital in Lockport, N.Y., with an outpatient surgery center, Buffalo News reported July 29.  

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. Louisiana anesthesia provider inks deal with spine practice, ASC

    Baton Rouge, La.-based anesthesia management company DPI Anesthesia partnered with AllSpine Laser and Surgery Center, a DPI anesthesiologist said July 28. 
  2. 5-physician endoscopy center sells in New Mexico

    The five-physician, Las Cruces, N.M.-based Lohman Endoscopy Center was sold by Healthcare Real Estate Advisors.
  3. Joint Commission releases health inequity advisory

    The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the gaps in different populations' access to healthcare. The Joint Commission on July 14 released a safety advisory to address these inequities. 
  4. Mercy Health adds specialized endoscopy suite in $3.1M project

    Paducah, Ky.-based Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital added a specialized endoscopy suite and a new 2,600-square-foot operating room in a $3.1 million project, The Paducah Sun reported July 28.
  5. Military ophthalmologist dies of COVID-19 complications

    An active-duty ophthalmologist serving in the U.S. Navy recently died of COVID-19 complications, the Stars and Stripes reported July 28.
  6. Ohio ASC sold to investors for $8M

    Monfort Heights Healthcare Investors has purchased Cincinnati-based Good Samaritan Surgery Center West for $8 million, the Cincinnati Business Courier reported July 29.
  7. $137.9M outpatient campus opening at OSU Wexner Medical Center

    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will open a $137.9 million outpatient campus for primary and specialty care in Columbus Aug. 2.
  8. Prevea Health GI among first to use new AI technology to detect cancer

    Chaitanya Pant, MD, is one of the first physicians in Wisconsin to use new artificial intelligence technology for the detection of esophageal cancer, Seehafer News reported July 28.
  9. Cornerstone Companies acquires 12 medical office buildings, ASCs for $48.7M

    Healthcare real estate firm Cornerstone Companies has acquired 12 properties comprising medical office buildings, ASCs and clinics for $48.7 million. 

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