Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Biden's nomination & ASC payer problems: 6 CMS updates 

    From price transparency requirements to President Joe Biden's CMS nomination, here are six CMS updates for ASC leaders: 
  2. 10 states with the biggest drop in total knee surgeries in 2020

    Definitive Healthcare collected data on total knee replacements performed over the last two years by state and the case volume differential.
  3. 10 states with biggest growth of total knee surgeries in 2020

    Surgeons in 10 states performed more total knee replacements in 2020 than in 2019, according to data from Definitive Healthcare.

Can endoscopic spine surgery be profitable in the ASC? Key considerations from an orthopedic surgeon

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  1. 3 tips for success from an ASC development company

    Will Holding, the director of development of Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners, spoke with Becker's ASC Review on the keys to the company's growth.
  2. ValueHealth's 2021 growth: 8 updates for ASC leaders

    Leawood, Kan.-based ValueHealth has announced five ASCs in 2021 so far.
  3. 10 GIs to know

    Here are 10 gastroenterologists to know:
  4. Novax's shot could be next for FDA approval, US lifts pause on J&J & more: 5 updates on the COVID-19 vaccine

    Here are five updates on the COVID-19 vaccine over the past week:

How Cedars-Sinai tapped change management principles to better inform surgical service line decisions

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  1. Vascular ASC opens in California

    J. Joseph Hewett, MD, opened Orange County Surgical Center, a vascular ASC in Irvine, Calif.
  2. What procedures are migrating to ASCs?

    COVID-19 has accelerated the migration of surgeries to the outpatient setting, and many administrators expect the trend to continue. 
  3. Healthcare group-physician joint venture opens ASC in Alabama

    Outpatient surgery resumed at Valley, Ala.-based EAMC-Lanier after the opening of an ASC — a joint venture between Opelika-based East Alabama Medical Center and five physician shareholders, wrbl.com reported April 28. 
  4. How this orthopedic ASC prevents prior authorization surprises

    While some ASC administrators have hired extra staff to handle prior authorizations, Andrew Lovewell, administrator at Columbia, Mo.-based Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopaedic Group, has kept those duties in house.

OR optimization: Executive insights from Methodist Dallas Medical Center

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  1. Mass General $400M ASC expansion faces opposition from community, healthcare groups

    A coalition of healthcare providers, community groups and business groups was created in opposition of Boston-based Mass General Brigham's ASC expansion across Massachusetts, MetroWest Daily News reported April 28. 
  2. Pain physician sues to halt $5.9M refund to feds in overpayment case

    A St. Louis-based pain management physician is suing to keep the federal government from collecting millions in refunds after it allegedly overpaid his practice $14,418.93.
  3. Virginia surgery center chain adds 3D imaging device

    Richmond, Va.-based Medarva Healthcare, an outpatient surgery center chain, added the Kubteck Mozart 3D imaging device.
  4. Pennsylvania orthopedic practice adds outpatient knee replacements

    Newtown Square, Pa.-based Premier Orthopaedics added outpatient knee replacements at its surgery center in Exton, Pa.
  5. 7 spine-focused ASCs recently opened, announced

    Since the beginning of the year, Becker's has reported on seven spine-focused surgery centers opened or announced:
  6. CMS may repeal hospitals price-posting requirement: What ASCs should know

    CMS proposed eliminating a price transparency requirement for hospitals in its 2022 Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems proposed rule, released April 27.
  7. 10 numbers showing Surgical Care Affiliates' strength

    Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates is among the three largest ASC chains in the U.S., and it has plans for further growth this year.
  8. 3 ASC administrators' thoughts on managing prior authorization

    The process of obtaining prior authorization is challenging for some ASC administrators also tasked with other financial duties.
  9. What cardiology procedures are migrating to surgery centers?

    There has been a rising trend of cardiology procedures migrating to ASCs, despite cardiology-driven ASCs only making up 2 percent of single-specialty ASCs.

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