Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 15 of the most expensive ASC projects of 2021

    The ambulatory surgery space has been active with new construction in 2021. Here are 15 of the most expensive, strictly outpatient projects this year:
  2. Texas physician group, hospital sue cardiologist for alleged anticompetitive conduct 

    Doctors Hospital of Laredo, Texas, and the Laredo Physicians Group filed a lawsuit against an interventional cardiologist alleging anticompetitive conduct. 
  3. Not enough data for CMS to know implications: 3 observations on procedures list

    CMS finalized the 2022 ASC payment rules and approved procedures list on Nov. 2, with 255 procedures removed from the outpatient surgery list. These leader spoke to Becker's ASC Review about what that could mean:
  1. Urology Center of Colorado's data hacked; 137,000 patients potentially affected 

    HHS is investigating a data incident that may have affected 137,820 patients at the Urology Center of Colorado in Denver. 
  2. How anesthesia providers can address surgical delays 

    When surgical schedules run off course, anesthesia providers are often left to document the delays to secure reimbursements. 
  3. Alabama hospital breaks ground on $30M surgery center

    Birmingham, Ala.-based Brookwood Baptist Health kicked off construction on a $30 million facility that will replace Brookwood Baptist Medical Center's current operating rooms, according to a Nov. 10 news release.
  4. EyeCare Partners adds Florida practice

    EyeCare Partners recently added the Eye Institute of West Florida to its network, the St. Louis, Mo.-based eye care group said Nov. 10.

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  1. 5 ASCs adding service lines

    Two Surgical Care Affiliates practices added total joint replacements, and three other ASCs recently added service lines:
  2. American College of Gastroenterology elects new president

    The American College of Gastroenterology recently elected Samir Shah, MD, as its next president.
  3. 22,000-SF North Carolina medical office building with ASC being developed

    Commercial real estate firm MPV Properties is developing a 22,000-square-foot medical office building in Charlotte, N.C., according to a Nov. 10 news release.
  4. 5 encouraging trends for ASC growth

    The outpatient surgery landscape has seen steady growth over the past decade, but the pandemic introduced heightened uncertainty into planning for the future. ASC leaders can take advantage of trends as a strategy to help ensure the success of their practices.

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  1. 5 spine-driven ASCs to know

    Here are five spine-driven ASCs to know:
  2. CMS to reimburse for gynecological procedure at ASCs

    CMS has created a new CPT code to describe the procedure associated with the EnPlace system, a minimally invasive meshless approach for pelvic floor fixation.
  3. Joint venture ASC planned in Oregon

    Willamette Surgery Center and Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics are joining forces for an ASC, the companies said Nov. 10.
  4. 11 Sutter Health centers ranked among America's best ASCs by Newsweek

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health had 11 locations named in Newsweek's "America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2022" list. 
  5. How HCA is fueling its outpatient growth: 5 notes

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare reported strong growth in outpatient revenue and profit in the third quarter of 2021. 
  6. Former ASC chief exec is new chief development officer of Lync Health Partners 

    Lync Health Partners, a new Nashville, Tenn.-based ASC development company, named Greg Thompson chief development officer, the company said Nov. 9. 
  7. UnitedHealthcare vs Anthem, Cigna in Q3: 9 notes

    Here's how the three largest health insurers by revenue fared in the third quarter: 
  8. Gastro Health wins award for best doctor directory 

    Miami-based Gastro Health was recognized by the eHealthcare Leadership Awards for its website's doctor directory, the company said Nov. 9.  
  9. 15 details on USPI's $1.2B acquisition of SurgCenter

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International, a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare, on Nov. 8 announced its plan to acquire SurgCenter Development for about $1.2 billion by the year's end.

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