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  1. 7 updates on cardiology and ASCs in 2021

    Here are seven updates on cardiology in the ASC space since January:
  2. 4 key questions on the future of spine surgery at ASCs

    Four spine leaders answer four questions on how spine surgery will develop at ASCs:
  3. Michigan orthopedic group reports breach that exposed 28,658 patients' information

    Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic and Spine Specialists, a 21-physician practice in Livonia, Mich., recently notified patients that certain health information could have been exposed in a cyberattack.

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  1. What a Georgia ASC did when a hospital bought its most productive practice

    ASCs depend on surgeons to drive case volume, and can lose those cases when surgeons join the local hospital.
  2. Ophthalmology, GI among 5 largest CMS spending drops during early days of pandemic

    A new report from the American Medical Association lists ophthalmology and gastroenterology in the top five largest drops in CMS physician spending during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  3. Capital Digestive Care partners with independent practice Temple Hills Gastroenterology

    Silver Spring, Md.-based Capital Digestive Care is partnering with independent gastroenterology practice Temple Hills (Md.) Gastroenterology. 
  4. 17-physician Utah spine group adds procedure for spinal stenosis

    Park City, Utah-based Southwest Spine & Pain Center is now offering the Minuteman procedure for spinal stenosis, St. George News reports.

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

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  1. 7 developments in outpatient spine surgery in 2021

    Here are seven updates on spine surgery in ASCs since January:
  2. Former Iowa ASC surgeon surrenders medical license: 4 details

    Adam Smith, MD, a plastic surgeon affiliated with an ASC, may no longer practice medicine in Iowa, according to an Iowa Capital Dispatch report.
  3. 10 things you need to know about AmSurg in 2021

      Nashville, Tenn.-based AmSurg acquires, develops and operates ASCs with physician groups and has been a key player in the ASC industry for decades. 
  4. 10 more ENTs to know

    Here are 10 ENT physicians to know:

OR optimization: Executive insights from Methodist Dallas Medical Center

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  1. 3 tips for emerging healthcare leaders

    Nancy Daoust, chief ambulatory officer at State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, joined "Becker's Spine & Orthopedics Podcast" to give crucial advice for emerging leaders and discuss challenges facing the ambulatory setting during COVID-19.
  2. ASC acquisitions, joint ventures & more: 4 ValueHealth moves in Q1

    ValueHealth, a Leawood, Kan.-based digital healthcare company, has made several big moves in the first quarter:
  3. 4 physicians suing their former employers

    Four physicians filed lawsuits in March against the health systems and medical groups previously employing them.
  4. Let's go to the mall: 12 ASCs moving into retail spaces

    Some ASC developers have turned to old malls and retail spaces to open new centers. Here are 12 facilities that opened or planned to move into retail spaces since January 2020:
  5. 3 ways spine surgery in ASCs will evolve in the next 3 years

    Kenneth Nwosu, MD, a spine surgeon at Puyallup, Wash.-based Neospine, joined the "Becker's Spine & Orthopedics Podcast" to outline the big trends for spine and ASCs today and in the future.
  6. Western Illinois mall department store turned into a surgery center

    Construction of a surgery center inside a former shopping mall department store in Quincy, Ill., has been completed, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported March 19.
  7. Michigan physician, practice pay $2M to settle billing fraud allegations: 4 details

    Dinesh Shah, MD, and his practice, Michigan Physicians Group in Livonia, paid a multimillion-dollar settlement to resolve billing fraud claims.
  8. Private ophthalmology practice breaks ground on larger facility

    Julie Foreman, MD, an ophthalmologist in Lafayette, La., will have a new, larger office later this year, according to a March 18 report from Developing Lafayette.
  9. How incorrectly documenting your anesthesia service can cost you your reimbursement

    Correctly listing the details of anesthesia services is critical for claims submission and payment, according to a blog post by Tony Mira, founder of Anesthesia Business Consultants, a MiraMed company.

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