Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Seattle Children's hospital scraps opioids from ASC

    Seattle Children's hospital is seeing the benefits of eliminating opioids during surgery at its ASC in Bellevue, Wash., local news outlet KIRO 7 News reported July 20.
  2. 12 ophthalmology ASCs opened or announced in 2021

    Here are 12 ophthalmology ASCs opened or announced in 2021, as reported by Becker's ASC Review.
  3. 4 ASCs, hospitals doubling down on outpatient cardiology

    Many ASC leaders consider cardiology procedures the biggest opportunity for growth.  

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  1. ASC with 3 operating rooms opens in Arizona

    Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Apricus Health is opening the Surgery Center of Avondale (Ariz.), according to a July 21 LinkedIn post. 
  2. Florida surgeon performs area's 1st outpatient awake spinal fusion

    The first outpatient awake spinal fusion in Florida's Tampa Bay area was reportedly performed by Samuel Joseph, MD, of Joseph Spine Institute.
  3. Texas GI practice sells ASC, 2 medical office buildings

    Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio sold an ASC and multiple medical office buildings, San Antonio Business Journal reported July 22. 
  4. Will Biden's exec order spark a flurry of ASC acquisitions or more independence?

    ASCs got a regulatory boost in early July when President Joe Biden signed an executive order scrutinizing healthcare mergers, noncompete agreements and the secrecy surrounding costs for care.

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  1. USPI Q2 revenue up 80.4%: 5 details

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International, a subsidiary of Tenet, reported large year-over-year revenue gains in the second quarter after temporarily limiting surgical case volume in the second quarter of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. How the most in-demand medical specialties have changed in the past 5 years

    Family medicine and psychiatry are two medical specialties highly sought in the U.S., while neurology has only just risen to the top of the list.
  3. What's behind ASC industry growth?

    The COVID-19 pandemic, infection levels and the increase in CMS outpatient procedure approval has left the ASC industry prime for growth. 
  4. 8 recent GI expansions

    GI Alliance expanded to Utah, Colorado and Illinois in the past month. 

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  1. Cleveland Clinic hospital to close its ASC, prompting physician criticism

    Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital in Dover, Ohio, is closing its ASC, the Tuscarawas Ambulatory Surgery Center.
  2. 10 ASC administrators to know

    Lawrence Parrish has served as the administrator of his orthopedic center for more than 15 years. 
  3. Tennessee orthopedic clinic cuts ribbon on ASC 

    Memphis, Tenn.-based OrthoSouth hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on the expansion of its Germantown (Tenn.) Surgery Center, according to a June 20 LinkedIn post.
  4. How 1 ASC's leadership model drives outcomes

    For Northern Arizona Healthcare in Flagstaff, strategic leadership models can propel growth. 
  5. New Jersey ASC debuts spine robot

    West Orange, N.J.-based Advanced Spine and Outpatient Surgery debuted the ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation system, according to a July 21 news release.
  6. 'It's an obvious step backwards': ASC execs pan CMS' 2022 proposed pay changes

    ASC owners and executives are critical of CMS' plan to cut procedures from the ASC payable list and add several surgeries back to the inpatient-only list after removing them in January.
  7. The 258 procedures CMS plans to cut from the ASC payable list

    The proposed 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System would remove 258 procedures from the ASC payable list if finalized later this year.
  8. 4 new joint-venture ASCs

    From New York to Texas, here are four joint-venture ASCs opened or announced in the past month:
  9. The 'many hats' of ASC leadership: How leaders balance multiple roles

    ASC leaders must juggle multiple roles and responsibilities to keep their centers running.

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