Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. How a Boston-area ASC used the pandemic to strengthen vendor relationships: Q&A

    While the pandemic has strained ASC supply chain issues, Gregory DeConciliis, administrator of Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites in Waltham, Mass., spoke with Becker's ASC Review on how to leverage good vendor relationships to solve issues. 
  2. 5 largest health insurance companies by membership

    UnitedHealthcare is the largest insurer in the U.S., according to a March 2021 Value Penguin report. 
  3. 15 closures, mergers & acquisitions affecting medical groups this year

    Medical group practice and surgical center closures and sales in 2021:

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  1. AstraZeneca updates data, Moderna testing doses in children and more: 5 updates on the COVID-19 vaccine

    Here are five updates on the COVID-19 vaccine over the past week:
  2. Two GIs on the biggest threats to gastroenterology

    Misunderstandings of Cologuard and shifts in reimbursement are some concerns gastroenterologists have for the field. Two GIs told Becker's ASC Review what they feel are the biggest threats to gastroenterology.
  3. 26 physicians to lose their jobs when California practice closes

    Santa Rosa-based Northern California Medical Associates plans to close May 1 and lay off 26 physicians.
  4. ASC at New York hospital expanding orthopedic surgery

    Catholic Health is phasing out most inpatient services at the St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga, N.Y., but plans to resume orthopedic surgery at the hospital's onsite ASC on March 29, according to Buffalo Business First.

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  1. United Digestive to exclusively use Fujifilm's endoscopic devices

    Atlanta-based United Digestive chose Fujifilm Medical Systems, a leading provider of endoscopic imaging and endosurgical solutions, as its exclusive vendor of endoscopic products for its gastroenterologists. 
  2. PE-backed One GI acquires 26-physician Ohio practice — 6 details

    Memphis, Tenn.-based One GI has acquired Dayton (Ohio) Gastroenterology, the second- largest independent GI practice in the state, the Dayton Business Journal reported March 24.
  3. North Carolina health system plans new ASC: 3 details

    Wilmington (N.C.) Health is planning to open an ASC in 2022, according to a March 24 report from WilmingtonBiz.
  4. 11+ ASCs hiring directors

    Here's a roundup of ASCs hiring directors, drawn from LinkedIn's Job Search and Indeed:

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  1. Largest ASC companies: 5 leaders to know

    Here are five leaders to know from the largest ASC companies by number of centers:
  2. 10 things to know about Surgical Care Affiliates

    Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates grew steadily in 2020 despite pandemic setbacks. Three months into 2021, the company has already acquired several new ASCs and plans to add more in the coming months. 
  3. How ASCs can improve documentation accuracy to protect revenue

    Incomplete and inaccurate documentation can hinder appropriate and timely reimbursement, placing an ASC's financial stability at risk. 
  4. 10 more GIs to know

    Here are 10 gastroenterologists to know:
  5. Dr. John Craig leads international research into odontogenic sinusitis

    John Craig, MD, of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health, led research to improve diagnosis of odontogenic sinusitis.
  6. How the pandemic has changed the vendor-ASC relationship: Q&A with Administrator Joe Peluso

    Joe Peluso, an administrator at Greensburg, Pa.-based Aestique Surgery Center, spoke with Becker's Healthcare about shifting vendor-ASC relationships amid the pandemic and the need to shift to group purchasing options. 
  7. PE GI, New Jersey endoscopy center acquire new ASC

    PE GI Solutions and North Bergen, N.J.-based Ambulatory Center for Endoscopy acquired Hudson Bergen Medical Center, ACE's second location, which has been renamed Hudson Bergen Endoscopy and Surgical Center.
  8. How the pandemic sparked cultural change at a California ASC

    Trudy Wiig, RN, FACHE, administrator of Kerlan-Jobe Surgery Center, worked with her hospital partners at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles throughout the pandemic to coordinate care for patients.
  9. What GI companies did in Q1: 9 notes

    Here are nine key updates from gastroenterology companies and practices since January:

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