Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. CDC recommends vaccinated wear masks indoors in high-transmission areas: 8 updates

    U.S. COVID-19 cases are surging after declining for six months, fueled by the delta variant, which spreads 225 percent faster than the original.  
  2. Two-operating room imaging ASC completed in Texas

    An ASC for One Step Diagnostic, a Houston-based medical imaging practice, has been completed in Sugar Land, Texas.
  3. AmSurg in 2021: 6 updates

    Nashville, Tenn.-based AmSurg is one of the largest ASC developers and has been a key player in the industry for decades. 

Can endoscopic spine surgery be profitable in the ASC? Key considerations from an orthopedic surgeon

Learn how to determine whether these procedures could benefit your patients and practice during this live virtual event.
  1. Top 10 best hospitals for ophthalmology

    U.S. News and World Report recently released its Best Hospitals list for 2021-22.
  2. Cardiology industry updates ASC leaders need to know

    ASCs and hospitals are doubling down on their outpatient cardiology offerings, and U.S. News released its list of best hospitals for cardiology. 
  3. Best hospitals for cardiology, heart surgery

    Cleveland Clinic led U.S. News & World Report's 2021-22 rankings for the best hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery.  
  4. 5 key outpatient spine developments in the past month

    From a new spine surgery center to a growing chain of retail clinics, here are five key outpatient spine care developments in the past month:

How Cedars-Sinai tapped change management principles to better inform surgical service line decisions

Spotlight on surgical excellence: How Cedars-Sinai is increasing patient access to minimally invasive surgery. Learn more during this live discussion.
  1. Physician-owned hospitals: 8 notes on 2021 and beyond

    Physician-owned hospitals persist despite the 2010 moratorium on inpatient growth for most facilities.
  2. ASC loses bid to recover $5.6M from Cigna for now

    An Arizona ASC will have to revamp its complaint against Cigna to recover $5.6 million by next month, or it will be dismissed entirely.
  3. Woman dies after shooting at Florida spine office

    A woman who was shot July 26 at BioSpine Institute in Spring Hill, Fla., died a few hours later in surgery at a local trauma center, according to local police.
  4. Best hospitals for gastroenterology & GI surgery in 2021: US News & World Report

    Mayo Clinic led U.S. News & World Report's 2021-22 rankings for best hospitals for gastroenterology and GI surgery.

OR optimization: Executive insights from Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Financially sustainable surgical excellence — Lessons learned from Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Click here to attend the live virtual discussion.
  1. 10 gastroenterologists to know

    Here are 10 gastroenterologists to know:
  2. Top 5 reasons physician finances worsened in 2020

    Forty-six percent of physicians reported their financial state as worse in 2020 than 2019, Medical Economics reported in its 92nd physician report.
  3. Ophthalmology updates to know

    Eye Consultants of Atlanta suffered a data breach after hard copies of medical records were improperly discarded.
  4. 8 recent ASCs costing $10M+ 

    Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus will begin construction on a $154 million orthopedic and surgery center later this year.
  5. ASC leaders on the future of the payer market

    ASCs have long struggled to secure reimbursements — with CMS' proposal to remove 258 procedures from the ASC payable list, leaders are concerned that securing payment could become even more challenging. 
  6. 5 ASCs onboarding spine robots 

    Surgical robots are driving ASC growth — with the global market projected to reach $14.4 billion by 2026, up from about $6.4 billion in 2021. 
  7. 10 critical security safeguards for ASCs to know

    At Surgical Notes, we understand there is an inherent risk when ASCs outsource their critical business processes and data.
  8. Elective surgeries delayed at Florida, Louisiana hospitals amid COVID-19 surges

    Hospitals in two states where COVID-19 is surging have begun to delay elective surgeries again.
  9. Healthcare fundraising arm finishes primary care clinic, plans ASC

    The Albert Lea (Minn.) Healthcare Coalition completed construction on a full-service primary care clinic that will be staffed by Mason City-based MercyOne North Iowa. 

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