Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Midwest Eye Consultants gets PE investment

    Wabash, Ind.-based Midwest Eye Consultants has entered a partnership with New York City-based private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners to fund the eye group's continued growth, the firm said Sept. 13.
  2. Weill Cornell Medicine names GI division chief

    Robert Brown, MD, was named chief of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.
  3. 99 ASC benchmarks to know | 2021

    Here are 99 operations, finance and quality benchmarks in ASCs gathered from several sources across the industry.
  1. What are GI's biggest disruptors?

    Seven gastroenterology leaders spoke with Becker's ASC Review on what they see as the biggest disruptor in the GI industry.  
  2. Carle Health's $70M campus with ASC: 3 updates 

    Urbana, Ill.-based Carle Health is building a near-$70 million campus with an ASC. 
  3. 8 key stats on the impending physician shortage

    The already looming physician shortage was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic — pushing physicians to plan for early retirement. 
  4. Minnesota ASC eyes expansion amid proposed zoning change

    A proposed zoning change is laying the groundwork for the expansion of Duluth, Minn.-based Lakewalk Surgery Center, Duluth News Tribune reported Sept. 12. 

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  1. Independence Blue Cross lowers colorectal cancer screening coverage age to 45

    Independence Blue Cross now covers and recommends preventive colorectal cancer screening for members beginning at age 45, the company said Sept. 13 in an email release.
  2. 2 orthopedic surgeons open Idaho ASC

    Physicians Joseph Liljenquist, MD, and Brigham Redd, MD, are opening an ASC on Sept. 24 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the center announced Sept. 12.
  3. Stark regs tightened on physician group pay for ancillaries: 5 details

    The Stark regulations governing pay methodology for ancillary services in group practices will change Jan. 1, prompting some organizations to rewrite their policies.
  4. $17B coming for physician groups with pandemic revenue losses, HHS says

    HHS made $17 billion funds available for physician groups and other healthcare providers that reported revenue loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  1. Biden mandates vaccine for federal workers & more: 7 updates

    CMS plans to require ASCs to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees. 
  2. 'This is a time for ASCs to thrive,' surgeon says on the looming physician shortage

    More than 2 of 5 active physicians will be older than 65 in the next decade, but one surgeon said he thinks this could be a benefit for practicing physicians.
  3. Oregon ASC real estate sold

    A medical office building dubbed the Tualatin (Ore.) Surgery Center was sold, according to Ethos Commercial Advisors, the agent who advised the seller.
  4. Texas surgeon, ASC debut new spinal cord stimulator 

    Suzanne Manzi, MD, co-founder of Houston-based Performance Pain & Sports Medicine, implanted her first patient with Medtronic's Vanta spinal cord stimulator. 
  5. GI provider waited 'months' to tell 161,000+ patients they were exposed in ransomware attack 

    Houston-based Gastroenterology Consultants allegedly waited months before informing the more than 161,000 patients that their data was exposed in ransomware attack, KHOU 11 reported Sept. 9. 
  6. MultiCare plans 2-story Washington ASC 

    Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System is proposing an ASC in Lacey, Wash., The Olympian reported Sept. 10. 
  7. CEO expects aging physician population to impact anesthesiologists

    Adam Spiegel, CEO of NorthStar Anesthesia, spoke with Becker's ASC Review on how physician shortages will affect anesthesiologists. 
  8. EyeSouth adds 25th practice

    EyeSouth Partners gained its 25th practice affiliation with the addition of the Eye Center of St. Augustine (Fla.) to its network.
  9. Physician admits to stealing more than $500K from New Jersey practice

    Walter Sytnik, DO, of Voorhees, N.J., admitted Sept. 9 to defrauding his former employer, an unnamed New Jersey medical practice, to the tune of more than $500,000. Dr. Voorhees stole checks from the practice and used them to pay personal expenses.

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