Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. ENT group with 220 specialists extends deal with Cigna

    ENT and Allergy Associates, based in Tarrytown, N.Y., signed a three-year contract extension with Cigna.
  2. Greenway Health partners with 2 ASCs to improve revenue cycle management

    Greenway Health, a health information technology services provider, announced two new partnerships with Tucson (Ariz.) Gastroenterology and Midland (Texas) Cardiac Clinic to help the practices improve revenue cycle management.
  3. Will Biden, Congress be friendly to ASCs and physician ownership?

    The Trump administration championed competition in healthcare that benefited ASCs and accelerated the migration of more procedures from hospitals to surgery centers. Will the current administration continue these efforts and support physician ownership?

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  1. PE-backed ophthalmology provider expands services in New Jersey

    Private equity-backed Sight Growth Partners, the administrative services provider for ophthalmology platform SightMD, expanded its services into New Jersey, according to an April 7 release. 
  2. NorthStar Anesthesia to provide services to new surgical hospitals, ASCs

    Irving, Texas-based NorthStar Anesthesia has expanded over the past few months to serve new hospitals, surgical centers and healthcare systems in Delaware, Montana and Texas.
  3. 9 physician billionaires in the US

    Nine physicians appeared on the Forbes 35th annual list of the richest people in the world for 2021.
  4. Starting from scratch: 2 Cardinal Health experts on opening a new ASC

    Opening a freestanding ASC or one in a medical office building is a long process that requires careful planning each step of the way.

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  1. UT Health San Antonio plans medical facility with ambulatory surgery

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is building a major outpatient center to better serve one of the nation's fastest-growing populations. 
  2. 'Double-edged sword': 6 ASC leaders on private equity investment

    Although private equity investment provides a source of capital, some ASC leaders warn it could diminish physician control.
  3. 7 ASC moves in Arizona 

    From Walmart Express conversions to robotic surgery, here are seven ASC moves in Arizona in the past month: 
  4. Infections and acquisitions: 5 supply chain updates for ASCs

    Here are five supply chain updates for ASC leaders to know:

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  1. Wisconsin hospital replaces anesthesiology staff with CRNAs

    Watertown (Wis.) Regional Medical Center has shifted its anesthesia structure, replacing anesthesiologists with certified registered nurse anesthetists. 
  2. Tips to power profitability in surgery centers

    More high-acuity, high-reimbursing procedures are moving to outpatient settings, presenting a major financial opportunity for surgery centers.
  3. 2 ASC administrators on supply chain strategy in 2021

    ASC supply chain strategy is always evolving, but the pandemic exposed challenges and gaps in previous systems. Here's how two administrators are planning for this year:
  4. $26M medical facility with ASC planned in North Dakota

    An unnamed for-profit, private practice healthcare company and real estate developer Enclave are planning a $26 million facility in West Fargo, N.D. The healthcare company remains anonymous as of publication. 
  5. GI leadership updates in Q1

    At least five gastroenterologists or GI innovators were appointed to leadership positions in the first quarter of 2021.  
  6. 6 milestones in outpatient spine, orthopedic surgery in 2021

    From one ASC's 4,000th total joint replacement to another's first three-level lumbar fusion, here are six milestones in outpatient spine and orthopedic surgery so far this year:
  7. How CRH Medical fared in Q1: 7 notes

    CRH Medical almost lost its largest client at the end of 2020, but has picked up steam in 2021 with a string of acquisitions.
  8. 10 states with the lowest average pay for physicians and surgeons

    Physicians in Michigan receive the lowest average compensation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics' occupational employment statistics survey.
  9. Physician files for bankruptcy, alleges employee stole $100K+: 5 details

    A Las Vegas physician filed a criminal complaint against a former employee, alleging the employee diverted funds and obtained fraudulent loans in the physician's name, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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