Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -

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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. AmSurg opens gastroenterology ASC in Maryland

    AmSurg opened a new ASC in Glen Burnie, Md., according to KasCon, a commercial general contractor and management firm that worked on the project.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Surgical center deemed 'ideal' for $9.5M building in New Jersey — 4 details

    The buyer of a 50,400-square-foot building in West Orange, N.J., plans to open a surgery center there, Real Estate NJ reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Illinois health systems building outpatient centers in 2 Chicago suburbs

    Illinois-based health systems DuPage Medical and Palos Health are opening outpatient facilities in two Chicago suburbs, according to the Daily Southtown.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. New Jersey eye surgery center locked down after bullet found taped to locker

    Elmwood Park, N.J.-based Phillips Eye Center was locked down Feb. 12, after an employee found a bullet taped to his locker, the Daily Voice reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. University Gastroenterology hires COO — 3 insights

    Jonathan Friedman is bringing 25 years of healthcare experience to Providence, R.I.-based University Gastroenterology as its new COO, the practice told Becker's Feb. 12.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. What to expect from Exact in 2020 & more: 7 GI industry key notes

    Here are seven updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Improving ASC KPIs: Days in AR and AR greater than 90

    When ASCs effectively monitor and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs), they can positively influence revenue cycle performance by quickly identifying problems that harm staff productivity, revenue, and profits. Once spotted, ASCs can apply data-driven solutions to right the ship.  By Angela Mattioda, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management Services, Surgical Notes -
  2. Exact Sciences posts $296M in Q4 revenues — 5 quotes on the company's future 

    Exact Sciences posted fourth-quarter 2019 revenues of $295.6 million and full-year revenues of $876.3 million.     By Eric Oliver -
  3. PE-backed Prism Vision snags Maryland eye group — 4 insights

    Prism Vision Group entered into a partnership with Baltimore-based Retina Care Center Affiliates in early February.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Will ASCs remain key players in healthcare? Thoughts from 7 industry leaders

    In the ASC industry's 50th year, consumerism, consolidation, regulatory changes, and new technologies are top-of-mind trends for ASC leaders.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. 3 spine ASCs recently opened or announced

    Three spine ASCs recently opened or announced:  By Rachel Popa -
  6. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Get to the 'why' of price changes

    ASCs can use a supply chain management system to streamline operations, according to Ann Castro, vice president of non-acute sales for healthcare data insight company BroadJump.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. Former Covenant exec to head East Coast orthopedic, neurosurgery practice

    Timothy F. Corvino, MD, is joining Greenwich, Conn.-based Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists as its new CEO March 1.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Surprise billing proposal wins support of physician groups — but leaders want 'inadequate' networks addressed

    A new bill that would establish an arbitration process to settle disputes over "surprise" medical bills has garnered support from the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the Physicians Advocacy Institute, among other industry groups.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Feds get involved with Nashville ophthalmology group false billing case

    The federal government is involved with a case against Nashville, Tenn.-based SouthEast Eye Specialists, which is accused of defrauding Medicare of "tens of millions of dollars," The Nashville Post reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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