Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Michigan ASC performs 1st surgery with robot

    Beaumont Hospital Trenton (Mich.) relocated a da Vinci Xi robotic system to its ASC and performed its first robotic surgery Jan. 6. 
  2. Is CMS reversal on rates and inpatient-only list a sign of things to come?

    After announcing a plan to eliminate the inpatient-only list, last year CMS eventually reversed its stance — keeping the list, adding more procedures to it, and frustrating ASC leaders nationwide.
  3. 10 gastroenterologists to know

    Here are 10 physicians who specialize in gastroenterology:
  1. Top 10 orthopedic surgery residency programs

    Here are the top 10 orthopedic surgery residency programs, from Doximity's 2021-2022 Residency Navigator:
  2. Joint venture spine ASC completed in North Carolina

    Raleigh Neurological Clinic and Compass Surgical Partners opened a joint venture ASC in Raleigh, N.C., where both organizations are headquartered.
  3. Retaining, recruiting, keeping staff healthy: ASC leaders vent on new year's biggest challenges

    Staffing shortages are the biggest concern of many ASC leaders in the new year as COVID-19 surges nationwide. 
  4. Vision Innovation Partners completes 22nd acquisition with Pennsylvania practice

    Annapolis, Md.-based ophthalmology group Vision Innovation Partners acquired Harrisburg, Pa.-based Memorial Eye Institute.

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  1. Physician independence from hospitals, payers facilitates value-based care, says ASC leader

    In the current climate of consolidation among health systems and physician groups, maintaining independence can seem daunting.
  2. Aetna in the headlines: 7 updates in the last 90 days

    Aetna is one of the country's largest health insurers, with 22.1 million members. 
  3. Ophthalmology's 2022 boom: 9 deals in week 1

    The ophthalmology industry is off to a prosperous start in 2022, with nine partnerships, acquisitions and expansions announced in the last week. 
  4. Insurers can expect a rise in claims for these 7 conditions & 5 more study insights

    Six studies to know from the last two weeks: 

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  1. 4 PE GI centers ranked among America's best ASCs by Newsweek

    Four PE GI Solutions' endoscopy centers were named in Newsweek's "America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2022" list, the company said in December. 
  2. Michelle Hough named CFO of Florida Digestive Health Specialists

    Lakewood Ranch, Fla.-based Florida Digestive Health Specialists named Michelle Hough its new CFO, Florida Business Observer said Jan. 7.
  3. Tampa General expands outpatient presence with radiology acquisition

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital acquired full ownership of Tower Radiology, one of the region's largest physician-owned radiology practices.
  4. 5 noteworthy CON proposals in North Carolina in 2021

    North Carolina's complex certificate of need laws are often a roadblock to open ASCs in the state. 
  5. Florida physician indicted for illegal opioid scheme, to forfeit $944K

    A Tampa, Fla.-based pain physician and office worker were indicted Jan. 6 for alleged illegal distribution of opioids and money laundering.
  6. Kansas City eye center joins EyeCare Partners

    St. Louis-based ophthalmology and optometry group EyeCare Partners acquired Sabates Eye Centers, based in Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City Business Journal said Jan. 6.
  7. Ophthalmology group adds Pennsylvania eye center

    Garden City, N.Y.-based OCLI Vision acquired Dailey Harvey Eye Associates in Camp Hill, Pa.
  8. 2 ophthalmology practices snag private-equity backing

    Hamilton, N.J.-based Campus Eye Group and Levittown, Pa.-based Total Eye Care have inked a deal with Beekman Investment Partners to accelerate growth, the private equity firm said Jan. 6. 
  9. Idaho health system scraps plan for orthopedic hospital, will build ASC

    St. Luke’s Health System is discarding its plan to build an orthopedic hospital with medical offices in Boise, Idaho, in favor of a facility featuring an ASC and outpatient clinics, BoiseDev reported Jan. 6. 

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