Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. The most expensive medical office building sales so far this year

    The medical real estate space has been active so far in 2021. Here are six recent deals costing at least $10 million:
  2. J&J resumes doses in EU; booster shots likely needed & more: 4 updates on the COVID-19 vaccine

    Here are four updates on the COVID-19 vaccine over the past week:
  3. HCA Q1 outpatient case volume up 2.2%: 5 notes

    Nasville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare reported the number of first-quarter outpatient surgery cases grew year over year while inpatient cases declined.

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

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  1. 10 big challenges for ASCs

    One year ago, many ASCs were closed or at limited case volume to divert resources to hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.
  2. New Jersey hospital names 2 gastroenterology leaders

    Glen Ridge, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center named two new leaders in its gastroenterology division.
  3. Florida orthopedic practice breaks ground on ASC, medical complex

    Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay broke ground on a 37,000-square-foot medical complex with an ASC in Fish Hawk, Fla., according to an April 21 release. 
  4. Borland Groover building endoscopy center

    Florida gastroenterology provider Borland Groover is building an endoscopy ASC in St. Augustine, Fla. 

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

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  1. USPI by the numbers: Q1 2020 vs. Q1 2021

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International, the ASC segment of Tenet, showed recovery in the first quarter of 2021 compared to last year.
  2. 8 joint-venture ASCs opened or announced recently

    Becker's ASC Review reported on eight joint-venture ASCs opened or announced recently.
  3. Former ophthalmologist named CEO of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

    Former ophthalmologist Christopher Olivia, MD, has been named the CEO of Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute.
  4. How to avoid problems with your anesthesia record signature: 6 insights

    There are a surprising number of rules surrounding signatures on anesthesia records. Tony Mira, founder of MiraMed's Anesthesia Business Consultants, provided tips for anesthesia providers to avoid problems with these signatures in an April 8 blog post. 

OR optimization: Executive insights from Methodist Dallas Medical Center

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  1. Anchor Health Properties acquires Philadelphia medical office portfolio with ASCs

    Anchor Health Properties has acquired a two-building, 85,242-square-foot portfolio with several ASCs in a Philadelphia suburb, according to an April 14 release. 
  2. EyeCare Partners announces exec changes

    St. Louis-based EyeCare Partners has named David Clark, former president, as CEO, according to an April 20 release. 
  3. 8 recent gastroenterologist moves

    Here are eight gastroenterologists joining new practices in the past 90 days:
  4. ENT salary dips 8%: 6 stats from Medscape

    ENT salary and incentive bonuses decreased from last year, according to Medscape's 2021 "Physician Compensation Report."
  5. Michigan police search physician's practice

    A Port Huron, Mich.-based medical practice was searched by state police April 20 as part of an active investigation, according the Times Herald.
  6. Texas eye center begins accepting bitcoins

    Texas Eye and Cataract in Waxahachie has begun accepting the cryptocurrency bitcoin as payment for LASIK procedures, according to an April 20 practice news release.
  7. USPI's Q1 case volume down 6.5% from 2019: 5 notes

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International, Tenet's ASC segment, is recovering case volume and revenue amid the pandemic but continues to chase 2019 numbers.
  8. How these orthopedic surgeons gain patient trust for outpatient surgery

    Christopher Nanson, MD, and James Ballard, MD, two orthopedic surgeons from Oregon Surgical Institute in Beaverton, joined "Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast" to discuss how to address patient concerns with surgery migration to ASCs. 
  9. Financial opportunities in anesthesia flat-fee services

    The American Society of Anesthesiologists' 2020 update of its Relative Value Guide has new updates that affect the way flat-fee services are billed. A blog post by Tony Mira, founder of MiraMed's Anesthesia Business Consultants, detailed a potential financial opportunity in these changes. 

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