Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 'Expenses will increase and revenue will decrease': A Michigan ASC admin's future projections

    Polly Ladd, administrator of Crown Point Endoscopy & Surgery Center in Flint, Mich., outlines how her center has changed since reopening from the pandemic and how she's planning for the future.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Top 10 ASC articles this week — specialties generating the most hospital revenue & more

    Here are the most-read stories on Becker's ASC Review the week of May 25-29:  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Crisis leaves 31% of adults struggling to pay for health insurance, other expenses + 6 more insights

    A significant number of Americans have put off medical treatment during the pandemic, and job losses could lead more adults to rely on Medicaid when they do seek care, according to a poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation May 13-18.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Pandemic delays inspections required for Illinois ASC to open — 3 quick insights

    Maryville, Ill.-based Anderson Healthcare postponed a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new ASC due to COVID-19-related inspection delays, according to The Telegraph.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Big business lobbyist urges ban on healthcare M&A activity for a year

    The Pacific Business Group on Health wrote congressional leaders seeking a yearlong ban on mergers and acquisitions among hospital and clinician groups that sought government money, Reuters reported May 22.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. How COVID-19 changed M&A transaction structure

    Despite M&A activity expected to decrease because of the COVID-19 pandemic, several deals have closed. Provident Healthcare Partners published a white paper exploring the structure of the deals that closed.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Alabama health professionals say COVID-19-related precautions are here to stay

    Several Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based healthcare clinicians believe the precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will remain at least in the short term, Tuscaloosanews.com reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Functional gastrointestinal disorders present in 4 of 10 adults, study says

    Four out of every 10 people may be living with a functional gastrointestinal disorder, according to study published in Gastroenterology.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Illinois health system with surgery center resumes pre-COVID-19 operations — 3 insights

    Waukegan, Ill.-based Vista Health System resumed services that were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lake County Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Dr. Thomas Vikoren: Same-day TJR 'made all the more important' by COVID-19

    Outpatient surgery centers are well-suited for a post-COVID-19 world, Thomas Vikoren, MD, told the Bucks County Courier Times.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Envision Healthcare's telemedicine strategy: 5 things to know

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare is investing in "a more efficient and accessible hybrid model of care delivery" as in-person visits gradually resume, according to a May 28 press release.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Specialists expand hours, services to recoup COVID-19 losses; 75% expect 2nd wave

    Most hard-hit specialists believe the COVID-19 pandemic will have a lasting effect on their practices, according to a new Spherix Global survey shared by Tioga Publishing.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Los Angeles surgery center reups AAAHC accreditation

    The Los Angeles-based Ambulatory Surgery Center at Orthopaedic Institute for Children renewed its Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care accreditation.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Indiana orthopedic practice with surgery center to open

    Muncie-based Central Indiana Orthopedics plans to open a care center June 1 in Fishers, Ind., the Current reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. For-profit surgery center operator faces opposition in New Jersey hospital takeover bid

    BMC Hospital and Hudson Regional Hospital are vying to take over Bayonne (N.J.) Medical Center, The Jersey Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. The Joint Commission among organizations resuming surveys in June

    The Joint Commission is one of several accreditation organizations that will resume performing regular surveys in June.   By Eric Oliver -
  6. Ophthalmology could lose 95%+ of procedure volume due to COVID-19

    Ophthalmology procedures carry a high chance of COVID-19 transmission, which could be preventing the procedures from returning, according to a GlobalData report.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. US Digestive Health makes 1st post-formation partnership

    Exton, Pa.-based US Digestive Health expanded its presence in Pennsylvania by partnering with Carlisle (Pa.) Digestive Disease Associates.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Ransomware attack affects 13,000+ patients' info at Alaska surgical practice

    Palmer, Alaska-based Mat-Su Surgical Associates reported a ransomware attack that affected thousands of patients' information.   By Laura Dyrda -
  9. It could take 3-6 months for Missouri ASC to resume normal operating volumes, admin says

    Matthew Ewasko, administrator of Physicians Alliance Surgery Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., outlines how his center is resuming elective procedures and key considerations for ramping back up to full volume.  By Laura Dyrda -

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