Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 6 ASC administrators weigh in on vendor relationships during the pandemic

    For some ASCs, vendor relationships improved during the pandemic through representative communication and provision of alternatives to shortages. For others, factors like infrequent vendor availability have made supply acquisition more difficult.
  2. 6 health insurance company updates in March

    From Medicaid work requirements to joint ventures, here are six updates from top health insurers in March:
  3. New Arizona ASC up and running

    Gilbert, Ariz.-based Comprehensive Integrated Care's 16,000-square-foot ASC is now operational. 

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  1. SurgCenter Development principals invest in Mesoblast, exec joins board

    Multiple principals of Towson, Md.-based SurgCenter Development were lead investors in biologics company Mesoblast's private placement of $110 million in early March.
  2. Iowa physician sues hospital, alleges wrongful termination: 4 notes

    An Iowa physician filed a lawsuit against Mitchell County Regional Health Center, claiming wrongful termination and breach of contract, according to a report from the Globe Gazette.
  3. $3.8M ophthalmology ASC approved in New York

    An ophthalmologist received approval to convert a restaurant into an ASC in New York, Buffalo Business First reported March 29.
  4. Ohio ASC sees 50 patients since January opening

    Norwalk-based the Surgery Center of North Central Ohio opened in January and has seen 50 patients since, the Norwalk Reflector reported March 27.

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  1. How shift in thinking, tech investment amid pandemic is paying off for Missouri ASC

    Matthew Ewasko, administrator of Physicians Alliance Surgery Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., faced challenges last year when the pandemic hit.
  2. 10 things to know about SurgCenter in 2021

    Towson, Md.-based SurgCenter Development, one of the biggest ASC development and management companies, has had a busy quarter, acquiring two ASCs so far in 2021.
  3. How ASC owners can make the most of a sale after pandemic losses

    Health systems, ASC chains and private equity firms are eyeing ASCs as investment targets with high growth potential, and the market is competitive.
  4. Largest health insurers by state

    Nearly 11.5 million people purchased health insurance in 2020 through a state marketplace, also known as individual health insurance, according to ValuePenguin, a resource for consumer financial decisions.

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  1. Surgery Partners breaks ground on Missouri ASC in joint venture

    A partnership between Surgery Partners, Ryan Companies US and St. Peters, Mo.-based Advanced Bone & Joint broke ground on St. Peters Ambulatory Surgery Center and Medical Office Building.
  2. Gloves, gowns and blue sterile wrap: What supplies ASCs are having trouble acquiring

    While personal protective equipment has been on the forefront of ASC supply chain challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, some centers are finding it difficult to acquire basic supplies as vendors focus on pandemic-related orders.
  3. ENT and Allergy Associates moves into independent physician's office

    Tarrytown, N.Y.-based ENT and Allergy Associates expanded into New York City after an ENT moved offices.
  4. What's on the horizon for GI? 2 physicians weigh in

    Shifts to telemedicine and changes in colorectal cancer screening have some gastroenterologists thinking about how their practices will evolve in the near future.
  5. What's happening with the 2% Medicare pay cut & more from Washington, DC

    Healthcare is front of mind for lawmakers and government agencies on Capitol Hill as a new bill extending the moratorium on Medicare pay cuts makes its way through Congress and HHS aims to expand access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
  6. $74M medical office building with ASC sold in Beverly Hills

    La Salle Investment Management acquired a Beverly Hills, Calif., medical office building with ASC for $74.4 million. 
  7. The smartest thing 7 ASC execs did last year

    Last year the pandemic forced many ASCs to close or limit surgical volume, but enterprising administrators took the time as an opportunity to evaluate their growth strategy, improve culture, acquire new technology and become more efficient.
  8. 16 medical office building deals in Q1

    From Ohio to Phoenix, medical office building deals have sprung up in the first months of 2021. Here are 16 MOB deals in the first quarter so far:
  9. How ASCs are preparing for spike in CMS approvals

    Jamie Heater, RN, Compass Surgical Partners' vice president of facility development, and Will Holding, Compass' vice president of development, joined the "Becker's Spine & Orthopedics Podcast" to outline how Compass is preparing for the increase in CMS procedure approval. 

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