Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Best hospitals for gastroenterology & GI surgery in 2021: US News & World Report

    Mayo Clinic led U.S. News & World Report's 2021-22 rankings for best hospitals for gastroenterology and GI surgery.
  2. 10 gastroenterologists to know

    Here are 10 gastroenterologists to know:
  3. Top 5 reasons physician finances worsened in 2020

    Forty-six percent of physicians reported their financial state as worse in 2020 than 2019, Medical Economics reported in its 92nd physician report.

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

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  1. Ophthalmology updates to know

    Eye Consultants of Atlanta suffered a data breach after hard copies of medical records were improperly discarded.
  2. 8 recent ASCs costing $10M+ 

    Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus will begin construction on a $154 million orthopedic and surgery center later this year.
  3. ASC leaders on the future of the payer market

    ASCs have long struggled to secure reimbursements — with CMS' proposal to remove 258 procedures from the ASC payable list, leaders are concerned that securing payment could become even more challenging. 
  4. 5 ASCs onboarding spine robots 

    Surgical robots are driving ASC growth — with the global market projected to reach $14.4 billion by 2026, up from about $6.4 billion in 2021. 

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

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  1. 10 critical security safeguards for ASCs to know

    At Surgical Notes, we understand there is an inherent risk when ASCs outsource their critical business processes and data.
  2. Elective surgeries delayed at Florida, Louisiana hospitals amid COVID-19 surges

    Hospitals in two states where COVID-19 is surging have begun to delay elective surgeries again.
  3. Healthcare fundraising arm finishes primary care clinic, plans ASC

    The Albert Lea (Minn.) Healthcare Coalition completed construction on a full-service primary care clinic that will be staffed by Mason City-based MercyOne North Iowa. 
  4. Ophthalmology practice buys medical office building for $1.3M

    Virginia Pediatric Eye Center’s Chesapeake office was sold for $1.3 million, Inside Business reported July 26. 

OR optimization: Executive insights from Methodist Dallas Medical Center

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  1. 3 updates on Emory's new musculoskeletal institute 

    Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare is building a musculoskeletal institute that features a surgery center. 
  2. 'Revolution in knee replacement' to fuel ASC growth through 2027

    A projected surge in knee replacement surgeries will fuel the growth of the ASC industry in the coming years, according to Joe Simone, president of healthcare investment and development firm Simone Development Companies.
  3. California hospital upgrading ASC in $30M state-funded project

    The state of California has awarded UC San Diego Medical Center $30 million in funding, which the hospital will use to redevelop its Hillcrest campus, the Times of San Diego reported July 24.
  4. Why restoring the inpatient-only list is good for ASCs & more wins in CMS pay proposal

    CMS proposed several changes to the 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System that reverse policies many considered favorable to ASCs.
  5. 7 physicians share their worst investments, decisions

    Entering the medical field can involve having to make many big decisions throughout a doctor's career, some of which can provide useful lessons or help inform future decisions.
  6. 'Treat every patient like they're your mother': The unique philosophy at an Illinois ASC

    For the family-run Shields Health Care Group, treating patients like family is embedded in every step of their total joint program. 
  7. How the payer market could change in the next 5 years

    Mark Reinford predicts consolidation amongst big payers and consolidation in fee schedules in the payer market in the next five years. 
  8. OptumHealth: 7 recent updates

    OptumCare added more than 5,000 physicians in the first half of 2021. 
  9. Third-party administrators can help leverage contracts, one ASC leader says

    ASCs often can struggle to leverage payer contracts in comparison to larger hospitals and health systems. 

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