Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. ASCs may get extra pay bump from CMS next year for 440 surgeries

    While CMS proposed removing 258 recently added procedures from the ASC-payable list in its 2022 proposed payment rule, another policy change would add some procedures and improve payment for hundreds of others in the outpatient setting.
  2. Fallout of the CMS 2022 pay proposal for ASCs: 3 notes

    If finalized, the proposed CMS 2022 Hospital Outpatient Payment Prospective System and ASC Payment System rule may have lasting ramifications for ASCs and the healthcare system.
  3. 5 key stats on nursing salary 

    California is the top state for registered nurse salary. 

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  1. Former Yale surgeon opens adrenal surgery center

    Tobias Carling, MD, left his position as professor of surgery and program director of the Yale endocrine surgery fellowship to open an adrenal surgery center in Tampa, Fla.
  2. 2 new ASCs snag AAAHC accreditation

    Summit Surgery Center and Grass Lake (Mich.) Surgery Center received accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the centers confirmed to Becker's ASC Review. 
  3. Exact Sciences' Q2 revenue up 62%: 4 notes

    Exact Sciences reported an increase in second-quarter revenue, including a 101 percent jump in screening revenue compared to the same period last year.
  4. American College of Cardiology to partner with digital health company

    Boston-based digital health company Cohere Health is partnering with the American College of Cardiology in Washington, D.C., to advance healthcare through digital solutions.

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  1. Cornerstone Eye surgery center among first to offer lens implants

    Cornerstone Eye Associates is offering a new lens implant at its recently opened surgery center in Rochester, N.Y., Spectrum News 1 reported July 27.
  2. Hawaii hospital onboards state's first AI-powered endoscopy system 

    Waimalu, Hawaii-based Pali Momi Medical Center reportedly is the first in the state to acquire an AI image-guided interventional endoscopy system. 
  3. Illinois health system opening $21M ASC 

    Quincy, Ill.-based Blessing Health System is opening a $21 million ASC this fall, the health system said July 27.
  4. 3 recent ASC proposals

    Becker's ASC Review has reported on three surgery center proposals in the last two months:

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  1. Stryker CEO sees more demand for robots in the ASC

    Kevin Lobo, chair and CEO of Stryker, is surprised at how interested ASCs have been in Mako, the company's robotic technology for knee surgery.
  2. Physician surrenders license after soliciting kickbacks from AstraZeneca

    Steven Simon, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician based in Leawood, Kan., surrendered his medical license July 16.
  3. $80M Geisinger outpatient complex planned at former Walmart in Pennsylvania

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System is spending $80 million to transform a former Walmart store into an outpatient facility in Pittston Township, the Times  Leader reported July 28.
  4. Will ASCs mandate COVID-19 vaccines for staff?

    Most ASCs don't require staff and physicians to receive the COVID-19 vaccine despite mounting pressure from healthcare organizations.
  5. Florida ASC restricts visitors amid COVID-19 surge

    Pensacola-based North Florida Surgery Center rolled out visitor restrictions July 28 amid an uptick of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state.
  6. MedCraft acquires physician-owned medical office building in Connecticut 

    Minneapolis-based MedCraft Investment Partners acquired Crossroads Professional Building, a physician-owned medical office building in Waterford, Conn., according to a July 27 news release. 
  7. AngelMed achieves first commercial implantation of cardiac detection monitor during outpatient procedure

    Coronary diagnostics company AngelMed recently marked its first commercial implantation of its cardiac detection monitor in the U.S.
  8. St. Louis' Orthopedic Associates providing same-day hip, knee, shoulder replacements

    Orthopedic Associates in St. Louis is offering same-day hip, knee and shoulder replacements, the orthopedic care provider said July 27.
  9. 'Concentrating the power in the hands of a few entities has proven to be bad for healthcare': 8 key quotes from ASC leaders 

    From CMS' proposal to remove procedures from the ASC payable list to President Joe Biden's executive order to scrutinize hospital mergers, ASC leaders have had an abundance of news to reflect on.

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