Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 'Know the facts' — Understand the surveyor’s role in your survey

    Accreditation surveys can feel like an us-versus-them scenario, but by preparing amply beforehand and reframing the thought process around surveys, ASCs can be successful in the surveying process.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. UPMC surgery center receives $100K+ in federal funds

    UPMC Hamot Surgery Center received $145,564 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and the Paycheck Protection Program, Erie News Now reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Vegas ASC hits the market — 3 quick details

    A freestanding surgery center is on the market in Las Vegas.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. IT staff absent from 63% of physician practices

    Sixty-three percent of physicians who responded to the "91st Annual Medical Economics Physician Report" said their practice does not employ IT staff.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. How much revenue do ancillary services generate? 3 survey insights

    Most physician practices — 82 percent — offer at least one ancillary service to give business a boost, according to the "91st Annual Medical Economics Physician Report."  By Angie Stewart -
  3. The top-earning physician specialties in 2019: Cardiology & urology

    Physician income in 2019 varied from specialty to specialty, according to the "91st Annual Medical Economics Physician Report."  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Physician practice finances were largely stable or improving before pandemic — 6 insights

    For most physicians, practice finances were either stable or improved in 2019 compared to 2018, according to the "91st Annual Medical Economics Physician Report."  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Top 10 ASC articles this week — USPI recaptures 40% of delayed cases & more

    Here are the most-read stories on Becker's ASC Review the week of May 4-8:  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Lone Virginia pediatric surgery center in region restarts procedures — 4 insights

    Norfolk, Va.-based Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters will soon resume elective procedures, 10WAVY.com reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 2-OR ophthalmology ASC underway

    An ophthalmology ASC is being built by Arizona construction firm Integrity Building Corp.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. ValueHealth enters into joint venture with Pennsylvania hospital to build ASC

    Leawood, Kan.-based ValueHealth entered into a surgical joint venture with Doylestown (Pa.) Health, which will grow the health system's clinical footprint.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. AAAHC suspends nonemergency surveys through June 1

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care will suspend all nonemergency surveys for all clients through June 1 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Exact Sciences pivots to telemedicine in a COVID-19 world — 4 quotes on the company's Q1 performance

    Exact Sciences posted first-quarter 2020 revenues of $347.8 million, a 114 percent year-over-year increase, but still realized a net loss of $105.7 million, or $0.71 per share.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Pandemic puts physician practices in financial straits: 3 groups hit hard

    Physician groups have incurred significant financial losses due to elective case restrictions, putting many on the brink of insolvency.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Envision parent KKR sets sights on new transactions: 5 things to know

    Deal-making is on the horizon for KKR, the parent company of Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare, according to Bloomberg.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Oklahoma spine, orthopedic practice continues operating during COVID-19 crisis

    Spine & Orthopedic Specialists in Tulsa, Okla., is following CDC guidelines at its outpatient and ambulatory care centers during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a May 6 announcement.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Total joint replacements on hold at Iowa hospital despite relaxed case bans — 3 quick notes

    Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake, Iowa, is resuming some elective surgeries May 11, but total joint replacements are still on hold, President and CEO Jason Harrington told exploreokoboji.com.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. New York ASCs have patients 'begging' for surgery, furloughed staff collecting unemployment — 5 details

    Several outpatient physicians and executives spoke to the Observer-Dispatch about New York's executive order that excludes ASCs from resuming elective surgeries.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Cleveland Clinic opens all clinical locations in Ohio, Florida

    Cleveland Clinic is resuming outpatient surgeries, procedures and appointments paused during the COVID-19 pandemic at its clinics in Ohio and Florida, TimesReporter.com reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. California pain management group buys medical office building with surgery center for $6M

    An Orange County, Calif.-based pain management group purchased a medical office building with a surgery center in San Diego for $6 million, Rebusiness Online reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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