Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Which states are recovering from unemployment claims the quickest?

    South Dakota and South Carolina are experiencing the quickest workforce recovery since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Vermont and Alaska are experiencing the slowest, according to an analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website.
  2. Cardiology ASC with 2 cath labs gains dual accreditation

    Peak Surgery Center of Avondale (Ariz.) has received accreditation from both CMS and The Joint Commission, according to a LinkedIn post by the center's clinical director, Will Bozlee, BSN, RN.
  3. How community-based anesthesiology could mitigate labor shortages

    Community-based residency programs may help address anesthesiology labor shortages, according to a blog post by Tony Mira, founder of Anesthesia Business Consultants, a MiraMed subsidiary.

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  1. Commercial payers: 8 updates for ASC leaders

    Cigna's preventive care is back to pre-pandemic levels, and Blue Cross Blue Shield cut a rule that hampered competition.
  2. 5 ASC leaders recognized by Tenet

    Five ASC leaders from four ASCs nationwide were awarded by Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare's national employee recognition program, the company announced May 11. 
  3. 17 hospitals, health systems opening or announcing ASCs in April

    Becker's ASC Review reported on 17 ASCs opened or announced by health systems in April.
  4. Most new physicians more worried about job security, pay than COVID-19, survey finds

    A new survey by national physician search firm Merritt Hawkins revealed that many physicians are concerned about job prospects and financial security.

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  1. 6 supply chain updates for ASCs

    From FDA inspections to blood supply shortages, here are six supply chain updates for ASC leaders:
  2. Ortho Rhode Island opens ASC, expands knee surgery portfolio

    Ortho Rhode Island opened an ASC in Warwick on March 29 and has since expanded its surgery offerings for knee procedures, according to a LinkedIn post by Engage Surgical.
  3. 200 independent physicians unite as Philadelphia's Constitution Physician Alliance

    Six independent physician associations in Philadelphia merged May 11, bringing together more than 200 physicians.
  4. Tower Health's medical group to lose physicians in shakeup

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health revealed May 10 some of its physicians will leave when it restructures its medical group, according to a report from the local Daily Times.

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  1. How ophthalmologist pay has changed in the past 10 years

    Ophthalmology was hit hardest in the early stages of the pandemic, but average compensation rates remain steady.
  2. Salem Health opens joint-venture ASC

    Salem (Ore.) Health's new outpatient surgery center is now seeing patients, according to a May 9 LinkedIn post. 
  3. How bundled payments are changing the market

    The success of bundled payments hinges on a variety of factors — some ASC leaders are wary, while others have found success in value-based payments. 
  4. 'The marginalization of physicians by big corporations': Q&A with Dr. Stefan Kreuzer

    Stefan Kreuzer, MD, the owner and founder of Inov8 Orthopedics in Houston, joined "Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast'' to discuss how big corporations are affecting the ability of private practices to provide adequate care.
  5. UC Davis Health's $62M ambulatory eye center expansion: 4 details

    Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health is expanding its ophthalmology ambulatory care center, the Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute, located on its main campus.
  6. Endoscopic procedure a first at DuPage Medical Group's new ASC

    The first endoscopic microdiscectomy procedure at DuPage Medical Group's new ASC in Westmont, Ill., was performed by Ashish Patel, MD.
  7. CDC revises COVID-19 transmission info, 4 more updates

    Federal agencies have released new hospital quality ratings, warnings, job reports and COVID-19 study information in the last few weeks.
  8. What ASC execs expect from CMS, commercial payers next

    CMS added hundreds of surgeries and procedure codes to the ASC payable list in 2021 and revealed plans to eliminate the inpatient-only list over the next few years.
  9. ASCs get creative to thrive amid consolidation

    ASC administrators are watching market consolidation trends closely and planning their next move.

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