Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. UPMC sells surgery center building for $2.4M

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC has sold a surgery center building on the grounds of the former UPMC Memorial Hospital in Spring Garden Township, Pa., for $2.4 million, Penn Live reported April 18. 
  2. Why the medical director of Walmart's 1st health clinic left for private practice

    Anand Mehta, MD, medical director for Walmart Health's first Georgia clinic, left the company last year to launch an independent practice, according to Business Insider.
  3. Physician-owned hospital in Colorado expanding with ASC

    Durango, Colo.-based Animas Surgical Hospital plans to open a two-operating room ASC.

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  1. How this California ASC became one of Newsweek's top ASCs

    Beverly Hills, Calif.-based 90210 Surgery Medical Center was ranked in Newsweek's top 10 ASCs of 2021. The ASC's leaders noted that while the pandemic was a challenge, it provided key insights on surgery migration and leadership. 
  2. ASC growth in North Carolina: Leaders weigh in

    North Carolina has had at least four ASCs announced or opened in the past 60 days, and two North Carolina ASC leaders spoke with Becker's ASC Review on the reasons behind the growth.
  3. Laparoscopic device market to reach $22.1B by 2026: 4 notes

    A new market research report published in MarketsandMarkets said the global market for laparoscopic instruments is expected to reach $22.1 billion by 2026, up from $12.3 billion in 2021. 
  4. 6 takeaways on gastroenterologist compensation in 2021: Medscape

    Medscape released its 2021 "Physician Compensation Report."

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  1. 2% Medicare pay cut for physicians delayed until 2022

    The 2 percent Medicare pay cut for physicians has been put on hold through the end of the year, according to a report from the American Medical Association.
  2. Gastro Care Partners expands footprint in Wyoming: 4 details

    Gastroenterology Associates of Wyoming in Casper affiliated with Denver-based practice chain Gastro Care Partners April 16.
  3. Ophthalmologist pay: 5 things to know

    Ophthalmology physicians reported the second highest incentive bonus, according to the 2021 "Medscape Physician Compensation Report."
  4. Optum on track to exceed physician hiring goal, CEO says

    Optum is on track to meet its growth goals in 2021, executives said during the first-quarter earnings call April 15.

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  1. One Medical Passport creates ASC advisory board

    One Medical Passport, an online patient preadmission system used by ASCs nationally, announced the creation of its ASC Leader Advisory Board. 
  2. Joint-venture ASC opens in Michigan

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System, SensusOne and Brighton, Mich.-based Advanced Orthopedic Specialists have opened an $8 million ASC, the Grass Lake (Mich.) Outpatient Surgery Center, The Exponent reported. 
  3. How Optum fared in Q1 2020 vs. Q1 2021

    Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Optum broke into 2021 strong with increased revenue in the first quarter compared to the same time last year.
  4. 4 factors that will make or break a gastroenterology practice in the next 2 years

    Gastroenterologists are still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and adapting to new changes in how they practice medicine.
  5. Why 9 of 15 Newsweek top ASCs of 2021 are in California: Q&A with Elizabeth LaBouyer

    Nine out of Newsweek's 15 best ASCs in America in 2021 were in California. Becker's ASC Review spoke with Elizabeth LaBouyer, RN, the executive director of the California Ambulatory Surgery Association, on the state's success. 
  6. 4 GI pharmaceutical updates

    From resources to acquisitions, here are four gastrointestinal pharmaceutical updates:
  7. Outpatient joint replacement riskier for patients with mental illness, study shows

    Patients with preexisting mental illnesses undergoing outpatient total joint replacements had an increased risk of adverse outcomes when compared to inpatient joint replacements, researchers from Charlottesville-based University of Virginia found.  
  8. The most expensive ASC projects so far in 2021

    Becker's ASC Review has reported on seven new ASC projects that are expected to cost at least $25 million so far this year.
  9. J&J shot paused after blood clot reports, Moderna's doses 90% effective after 6 months & more: 4 updates on the COVID-19 vaccine

    Here are four updates on the COVID-19 vaccine over the past week:

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