Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 'They pulled the daggers out' — Dr. Shakeel Ahmed on owning ASCs in a hospital-dominated market

    Atlas Surgical Group — one of the St. Louis metropolitan area's largest private surgical groups — began making ASC ownership a priority over a decade ago, betting that healthcare in the U.S. was headed in an outpatient-focused direction.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Dr. Samuel Gun on private equity investment in gastroenterology

    Samuel H. Gun, DO, is a physician at Tri-County Gastroenterology in Clinton Township, Mich., an assistant clinical professor in gastroenterology for the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists. Here, he shares his thoughts on the future of the specialty and the headwinds he expects to face this year.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Fraud scheme used dead people's names to get loans for procedures at Florida surgery center

    A lender affiliated with Weston, Fla.-based Best U Now, an aesthetic surgery center, allegedly gave out loans to people using the identities of the recently deceased, the Broward Palm Beach New Times reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Surgeon performs Florida ASC's first knee replacement with Navio robot

    A surgeon at the Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center in Gulf Breeze, Fla., performed the center's first total knee replacement with the Navio robotic system.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Orthopedic, spine ASC opens in Virginia office building

    A Newport News, Va., medical office building with an ASC held a ribbon-cutting this week.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 5 new joint-venture ASCs — January 2020

    Here are five joint-venture ASCs opened or announced in January:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Florida ophthalmology practice expands — 4 insights

    Boca Raton, Fla.-based West Boca Eye Center is expanding its patient base to treat patients in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Delray Beach, all in Florida.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. North Carolina legislators consider easing certificate-of-need laws for ASCs — 4 insights

    North Carolina legislators are attempting to increase competition in the state by reforming certificate-of-need laws around ASCs, the Richmond County Daily Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Automate processes

    Supply chain solutions company Inventory Optimization Solutions shared tips ASCs can follow to improve supply chain management on the company's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 5 largest health insurance companies by membership

    UnitedHealthcare is the largest insurer in the U.S. by membership, according to VeryWell health.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Texas surgery center acquires surgical robot for total knee replacements

    INOV8 Surgical, an orthopedic practice and ASC in Houston, has acquired the TSolution One robotic system from THINK Surgical.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Surglogs partners with Riteway Services for access to ASC network

    Surglogs' suite of regulatory compliance solutions will soon be available to the more than 250 ASCs that are part of Riteway Services' network through a new partnership.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. The neurosurgeon behind a $21M ASC in Alabama — 3 things to know

    Neurosurgeon Swaid Swaid, MD, opened a $21 million medical complex with an ASC in Vestavia Hills, Ala., last month, HC&O News reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Healthcare coalition closes surgery center deal — 3 insights

    The Albert Lea (Minn.) Healthcare Coalition raised the funds to purchase a former department store in the Northbridge Mall, which it will redevelop into a healthcare complex through a joint venture with MercyOne, the Albert Lea Tribune reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. New York state orders physician to close surgery center — 4 insights

    The New York Board for Professional Medical Conduct ordered Dennis Daly, MD, to close his surgery center in East Syracuse, N.Y., after he used an unqualified technician during a procedure, reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. 6 ASC industry leaders on the highlights of their careers

    The ASC industry turned 50 on Feb. 12, according to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Value creation, payment changes among top concerns for ASCs — 4 challenges

    Michael Suk, MD, chair of the Geisinger Musculoskeletal Institute in Danville, Pa., shared four top challenges for ASCs in an article published by the American College of Perioperative Medicine:  By Angie Stewart -
  7. Firm acquires ASC building in North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.-based Blue Ridge Surgery Center was acquired by Flagship Healthcare Properties, a healthcare real estate firm.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Tenet-owned surgical hospital to pay $1.4M to settle False Claims Act allegations

    Tenet Healthcare's Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif., has agreed to pay $1.41 million to settle allegations it implanted unnecessary cardiac monitors.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. Study finds ASC patients received 'surprise' bill for provider in 17% of cases

    One-fifth of surgical patients who had in-network surgeons at in-network facilities received medical bills for out-of-network care, according to a study of insurance claims for 347,356 patients.  By Angie Stewart -

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