Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. CMS to mandate ASC employees get COVID-19 vaccine or risk losing payment

    CMS plans to require ASCs, along with all other healthcare providers, to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for staff as a condition of participating in Medicare.
  1. 6 surgical innovations defining ASCs

    The ASC industry has seen distinct surgical advancements in specialties such as cardiology and spine, allowing for more procedures to move to the outpatient setting. 
  2. 6 Kaiser Permanente ASC moves 

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has seen measured ASC growth in the past few years. In 2021, the health system has opened or announced at least three ASCs. 
  3. 9 ASC acquisitions in August

    A roundup of ASC purchases making news this month:
  4. 'Do we invest in more, or do we retire?': What we heard this week

    Physicians spoke with Becker's about several topics this week, including physician shortages and growth opportunities for anesthesiology.

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  1. Key cardiology updates for ASC leaders

    The American College of Cardiology named Candice Silversides, MD, editor-in-chief of its newest journal. 
  2. 5 physicians leading top hospitals' GI departments

    Here are the gastroenterologists leading the GI departments for U.S. News & World Report's top five hospitals for gastroenterology and GI surgery in 2021-22.
  3. Rothman, Zurich spar over COVID-19 relief coverage

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedics and Zurich American Insurance are locked in a dispute over COVID-19 damages coverage.
  4. Patients save an average $684 per procedure at ASCs, UnitedHealth says

    Shifting routine outpatient procedures to ASCs can save commercially insured patients $684 on average per procedure, according to a Sept. 8 report from UnitedHealth Group. 

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  1. 10 total joint ASC physicians to know

    Here are 10 physicians who perform total joint replacement surgeries at ASCs:
  2. Average 2020 compensation for cardiologists by region, subspecialty

    MedAxiom, a cardiovascular services and consulting firm, has released its 2020 report examining the effects of COVID-19 on cardiology.
  3. 2 spine techniques shaping a Missouri ASC

    Cervical disc arthroplasty and minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion are the most influential techniques at the Surgical Center at Columbia (Mo.) Orthopedic Group. 
  4. How will the impending physician shortage affect ASCs?

    The U.S. is expected to reach a shortage of 37,800 to 124,000 physicians by 2034, and while some ASC leaders think this could be an advantage for physicians, many are concerned that it could be detrimental to the provision of outpatient services. 
  5. 10 spine ASCs to know

    Here are 10 spine practices to know:
  6. Texas surgery center adds robotic surgical system

    The Northwest Surgical Hospital in Amarillo, Texas, recently added Intuitive's Da Vinci XI surgical system, NewsChannel 10, a CBS affiliate, reported Sept. 7.
  7. Orthopedic ASC opens in New York

    The Center for Advanced Ambulatory Surgery in Malta, N.Y., opened to patients Sept. 8.
  8. AmSurg, Envision in the past 90 days: 4 updates

    Envision Healthcare is requiring employees to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1. 
  9. 8 gastroenterologists on the move 

    Here are eight gastroenterologists joining healthcare providers:

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