Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 6 Kaiser Permanente ASC moves 

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has seen measured ASC growth in the past few years. In 2021, the health system has opened or announced at least three ASCs. 
  2. 9 ASC acquisitions in August

    A roundup of ASC purchases making news this month:
  3. 'Do we invest in more, or do we retire?': What we heard this week

    Physicians spoke with Becker's about several topics this week, including physician shortages and growth opportunities for anesthesiology.

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  1. Key cardiology updates for ASC leaders

    The American College of Cardiology named Candice Silversides, MD, editor-in-chief of its newest journal. 
  2. 5 physicians leading top hospitals' GI departments

    Here are the gastroenterologists leading the GI departments for U.S. News & World Report's top five hospitals for gastroenterology and GI surgery in 2021-22.
  3. Rothman, Zurich spar over COVID-19 relief coverage

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedics and Zurich American Insurance are locked in a dispute over COVID-19 damages coverage.
  4. Patients save an average $684 per procedure at ASCs, UnitedHealth says

    Shifting routine outpatient procedures to ASCs can save commercially insured patients $684 on average per procedure, according to a Sept. 8 report from UnitedHealth Group. 

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  1. 10 total joint ASC physicians to know

    Here are 10 physicians who perform total joint replacement surgeries at ASCs:
  2. Average 2020 compensation for cardiologists by region, subspecialty

    MedAxiom, a cardiovascular services and consulting firm, has released its 2020 report examining the effects of COVID-19 on cardiology.
  3. 2 spine techniques shaping a Missouri ASC

    Cervical disc arthroplasty and minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion are the most influential techniques at the Surgical Center at Columbia (Mo.) Orthopedic Group. 
  4. How will the impending physician shortage affect ASCs?

    The U.S. is expected to reach a shortage of 37,800 to 124,000 physicians by 2034, and while some ASC leaders think this could be an advantage for physicians, many are concerned that it could be detrimental to the provision of outpatient services. 

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  1. 10 spine ASCs to know

    Here are 10 spine practices to know:
  2. Texas surgery center adds robotic surgical system

    The Northwest Surgical Hospital in Amarillo, Texas, recently added Intuitive's Da Vinci XI surgical system, NewsChannel 10, a CBS affiliate, reported Sept. 7.
  3. Orthopedic ASC opens in New York

    The Center for Advanced Ambulatory Surgery in Malta, N.Y., opened to patients Sept. 8.
  4. AmSurg, Envision in the past 90 days: 4 updates

    Envision Healthcare is requiring employees to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1. 
  5. 8 gastroenterologists on the move 

    Here are eight gastroenterologists joining healthcare providers:
  6. Tenet extends deal with Cigna: 3 things to know

    Cigna and Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, parent company of United Surgical Partners International, inked a multiyear contract building on their continued relationship. 
  7. How the 20 highest-paid specialties changed in 2021 — Plastic surgeon pay up 10%

    Average annual pay for plastic surgeons increased 10 percent in 2021, the most significant rise among specialties, according to Medscape's Physician Compensation Report, which collected responses from about 18,000 U.S. physicians from Oct. 6, 2020, through Feb. 11.
  8. Bid to reopen shuttered North Carolina ASC rejected

    The North Carolina Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's decision to transfer the certificates of need for a closed two-operating-room ASC to a new entity with plans to reopen it.
  9. OrthoIllinois' Wisconsin ASC controversy continues after 'passionate' public debate 

    The Beloit, Wis., city council took no action on the proposed zoning amendment tied to ASC development after a Sept. 7 public hearing that drew "passionate" debate, according to Beloit Daily News. 

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