Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 5 fast facts on the president of AmSurg

    Jeff Snodgrass has served as the president of Nashville, Tenn.-based AmSurg, Envision's ASC division, since 2020. 
  2. NorthStar Anesthesia's CEO on reimbursement challenges, growth opportunities

    Adam Spiegel, CEO of NorthStar Anesthesia, spoke with Becker's ASC Review on the biggest opportunities for growth in anesthesia. 
  3. 5 recent ASCs opened or announced in New York

    Five ASCs have been opened or announced in New York in the past month, as reported by Becker's ASC Review.
  1. 24-clinic Florida practice files for bankruptcy

    Boca Raton, Fla.-based Path Medical has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with $86.5 million in liabilities, South Florida Business Journal reported Sept. 2.
  2. UPMC surgeon performed, billed for illegal overlapping surgeries, whistleblower suit alleges

    The U.S. Justice Department is suing UPMC, its chair of cardiothoracic surgery and University of Pittsburgh Physicians in a whistleblower suit brought by a former UPMC physician.
  3. 'Advocacy is critical for our profession and our patients': What we heard this week

    Healthcare providers have given Becker's insight on a number of topics, ranging from payer challenges to growth opportunities for their specialties.
  4. Physician noncompete disputes continue, but Biden administration wants them exiled

    Physician noncompete contracts are a common but sometimes contentious issue in the healthcare industry as they have the potential to disrupt the physician-patient relationship and remove physicians — who are already in short supply — from the workforce.

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  1. Ophthalmology ASC hits decade of AAAHC accreditation

    Livonia (Mich.) Outpatient Surgery Center has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, according to partner company Sunerva Group. 
  2. WHO classifies new COVID-19 variant of concern & more: 7 updates for ASC leaders

    All Americans, regardless of vaccination status, should wear masks in public indoor settings, according to Rochelle Walensky, MD, director of the CDC. 
  3. Physician-owned ASC awarded for supply chain management 

    South Bend-Ind.-based Allied Physicians Surgery Center has received a best practice award for supply chain management, the company said Sept. 2. 
  4. 'The government pays us less than they pay their plumber': Anesthesia leaders on reimbursement challenges

    From labor shortages to surprise billing legislation, five leaders in anesthesiology spoke with Becker's ASC Review on the biggest reimbursement challenges they experience. 

OR optimization: Executive insights from Methodist Dallas Medical Center

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  1. Colorado orthopedic practice acquires private practice, ASC

    Frisco, Colo.-based Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery has acquired an orthopedic practice and its ASC, Summit Daily reported Sept. 2. 
  2. 4 researchers awarded $35K to support ophthalmology, blindness prevention

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology and eye care nonprofit Research to Prevent Blindness awarded grants to four researchers Sept. 1 in support of population-based studies on ophthalmology and blindness research.
  3. Distinguished cardiology leader dies

    Craig Pratt, MD, who contributed to notable cardiology research and held several leadership positions in the industry, died Aug. 28 at the age of 76 from Parkinson's disease.
  4. Endosound gains FDA breakthrough device designation for ultrasound system

    The EndoSound Vision System was granted breakthrough device designation by the FDA Sept. 1.
  5. ASCs are a hot ticket for buyers, but there's a dark side

    The value ASCs bring to the healthcare system is undeniable, and buyers are watching.
  6. Missouri ASC debuts new spinal cord stimulator

    The Auburn Surgery Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., performed the region's first procedure using Medtronic's recharge-free Vanta spinal cord stimulator. 
  7. 10 gastroenterologists to know

    Here are 10 physicians who specialize in gastroenterology:
  8. Atlantic General Hospital breaks ground on medical center with ASC

    Berlin, Md.-based Atlantic General Hospital broke ground on a medical facility that will include an ASC Aug. 31, local TV news station 47ABC reported.
  9. ASC market to hit $33B by 2028 & 7 other analysis takeaways

    The U.S. ASC market is poised for significant growth in the next seven years, according to a report from New York marketing research firm Research Nester.

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