Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 5 transactions from physician-owned hospitals, practices

    Physician-owned Ambulatory Surgery Center of Western New York sold a majority stake to Catholic Health.
  2. GI Alliance in 2021: 5 updates

    Southlake, Texas-based GI Alliance has more than 500 locations and more than 600 physicians.  
  3. 4 ASC moves in Indiana 

    Two Indiana health systems have opened or announced ASCs in the past month. 
  1. University of Cincinnati performs 1st endoscopic 'triple valve' heart surgery

    University of Cincinnati Medical Center performed the first ever endoscopic "triple valve" heart surgery, NBC affiliate WLWT5 reported Aug. 19.  
  2. Pennsylvania ophthalmology practice, ASC acquired

    Private equity-backed Vision Innovation Partners acquired Northeastern Eye Institute, Standard Speaker reported Aug. 19. 
  3. Georgia hospital building 3-operating room ASC 

    Atlanta-based Northside Hospital is building an ASC, the hospital said Aug. 19. 
  4. Arizona medical center invests $5.2M in postsurgery drug

    Arizona-based Yuma Regional Medical Center is investing $5.2 million in a Palisade Bio post-gastrointestinal surgery drug, the biopharmaceutical company said Aug. 20.

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  1. AmSurg parent company to require COVID-19 vaccines for all employees

    National medical group Envision Healthcare announced Aug. 20 that its workforce of more than 30,000 medical professionals, with rare exceptions, must all be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1. Envision owns Nashville-based AmSurg, the second-largest ASC company in the country.
  2. Payer behavior ASC execs see more of these days

    Payer policies and strategies are evolving as more surgeries become approved in the outpatient setting.
  3. Front-end missteps can hurt an ASC's bottom line: 4 tips from National Medical Billing Services

    An ASC's revenue and profits are directly linked to its front-end processes.
  4. 20 most expensive ASC procedures

    Two breast reconstruction procedures rank among the top 10 most expensive procedures performed at ASCs, according to Definitive Healthcare. 

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    Here's how physician compensation and physician specialties stack up in more than 100 key statistics.
  2. UT Health RGV building surgery and cancer center 

    UT Health RGV is planning a cancer and surgery center in McAllen, Texas, local affiliate KRGV reported Aug. 19. 
  3. How the federal stimulus is affecting ASC employment, according to an ASC director 

    Mark Mineo, director of Williamsville, N.Y.-based Millard Fillmore Surgery Center, spoke with Becker's ASC Review on the biggest outside disruptor to the industry and ASCs' struggles to retain staff. 
  4. 'We have to put faith back in experts': What we heard this week

    Healthcare providers spoke with Becker's about a number of topics this week, including the effects of COVID-19 on ASC growth, staffing challenges, payer strategies and hospital partnerships.
  5. 1,160 procedures canceled at Ochsner as Louisiana COVID-19 hospitalizations hit record

    Ochsner Health in Baton Rouge, La., continues to cancel surgeries and redeploy staff across the system as the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations soars, according to KATC 3, the local ABC affiliate.
  6. New Hampshire ASC first to use new Conformis knee replacement system

    The first procedure using the new Conformis Identity Imprint knee replacement system was completed this week at the Stratham (N.H.) Ambulatory Surgical Center.
  7. 3 pivotal ASC transactions

    Two health systems have recently acquired ASCs, signaling an accelerating trend of consolidation. 
  8. Physicians, Tennessee health system team up on new ASC 

    Knoxville, Tenn.-based Tennova Healthcare and local physician partners opened an ASC in Talbott, Tenn., Standard Banner reported Aug. 19. 
  9. 9 updates on CMS, HHS

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is suing HHS to block a regulation that aims to increase insurance plan price transparency. 

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