Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Phoenix hospital adds AI-powered colonoscopy system 

    The Cancer Treatment Centers of America Phoenix implemented Medtronic's GI Genius, according to a LinkedIn post. 
  2. University of Florida hospital opens endoscopy center with AI labs

    Gainesville-based University of Florida Shands Hospital opened an endoscopy center with artificial intelligence labs, according to a July 8 release.  
  3. Creating team dynamic key to outpatient migration, nurse administrator says

    The biggest misconception about ASCs is that any procedure is appropriate for the surgery center, according to Annie Shippen. 

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  1. California ASC real estate sold

    A multispecialty medical group purchased a surgery center in Riverside, Calif.
  2. New Jersey bank invests $8.5M to refinance ASC

    Oakland, N.J.-based Lakeland Bank provided $8.5 million to refinance an ASC in Bergen County, N.J., according to a July 13 release. 
  3. 'A place for definitive answers': Mayo Clinic brings gastroenterology care to the UK

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is adding gastroenterology and cardiology care, among other specialties, at its outpatient clinic in London.
  4. CMS aims to end coinsurance when CRC screenings become diagnostic tests by 2030

    CMS plans to phase out coinsurance for colorectal cancer screenings when physicians identify a polyp for removal, which currently are categorized as diagnostic tests.

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  1. Michigan scraps physician supervision requirement for CRNAs

    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill lifting restrictions on certified registered nurse anesthetists.
  2. ACG names co-editors-in-chief of 'The American Journal of Gastroenterology'

    The American College of Gastroenterology named Jasmohan Bajaj, MD, and Millie Long, MD, as co-editors-in-chief of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.
  3. Stark's group practice structure clarified in advisory opinion: 4 details

    CMS clarified that wholly owned physician practice subsidiaries can meet the Stark Law in-office ancillary exception under certain circumstances in advisory opinion No. CMS-AO-2021-01.
  4. CMS proposal lowers physician pay in 2022: 4 details

    CMS issued the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule proposal July 13, which will lower physician pay next year if it goes into effect without changes.

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  1. Pay for top 15 recruited specialties

    Merritt Hawkins, a national physician recruitment and healthcare consulting firm, provided the most recruited medical specialties in its "2020 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives and the Impact of COVID-19."
  2. 31 new joint-venture ASCs in 2021

    Here are the 31 new joint-venture ASCs opened or announced since Jan. 1., as reported by Becker's ASC Review. 
  3. 16% of physicians reduced staff during pandemic, survey says

    Twenty-one percent of physicians were furloughed or experienced a pay cut during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an April 2020 survey. 
  4. 5 things one CEO learned in the past year

    From supply chain obstacles to revenue disruptions, the pandemic highlighted the need for ASC adaptability.
  5. 'A win-win win-win situation': Dr. Jeffrey Kerina's outlook on outpatient total joint replacements

    Jeffrey Kerina, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at TLC Outpatient Surgery and Laser Center in Lady Lake Florida is optimistic about total joint replacements at ASCs.
  6. How 1 Texas ASC used 'mutual obligation' to survive the pandemic

    For Covenant High Plains Surgery Center in Lubbock, Texas, sharing risk among staff was key to surviving the pandemic. 
  7. Private equity-backed GI practices: 6 recent updates

    From securing a $90 million investment to expanding to Colorado, Southlake, Texas-based GI Alliance and Miami-based Gastro Health have had a busy month. 
  8. Texas ASC real estate sold

    Regenerative Surgical Surgery Center in Pasadena, Texas, was sold, according to a July 12 LinkedIn post by Matthews Real Estate Investment Services, the company that sold the center. 
  9. 13 insights on ophthalmologist net worth, debt & compensation

    Twenty-four percent of ophthalmologists are still paying off their school loans, according to Medscape. 

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