Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. RedHill Biopharma terminates agreement with Salix & more: 6 GI industry key notes

    Here are six updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Atlanta health system building $113M ASC — 5 insights

    Atlanta-based Grady Health System broke ground on a 10-story, 576,960-square-foot ASC in December.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Orthopedic groups rack up median $50K in bad debt — 5 ways to improve collections

    Due to the nonelective nature of orthopedic surgery, rising patient deductibles and out-of-pocket costs, and general confusion over medical billing, the median bad debt for orthopedic practices is nearly $50,000, MarketScale reported based on a 2019 Medical Group Management Association report.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. AmSurg in 2020: 5 things to know

    Here are five things to know about AmSurg heading into this year.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. What the GI specialty will look like in 10 years & 4 other must-read articles

    Five must-read gastroenterology articles on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Highest-paying physician specialties of 2019 & 4 other must-read articles

    Five must-read articles on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 ways ASCs can save on supply chain costs through partnerships

    Working with a supply chain distributor or partner can help improve operations for ASCs, according to Medline's Outpatient Outcomes magazine.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. How salaries compare for 11 physician assistant specialties — GI No. 1 at $160K+

    Medpage Today's 2019 fall salary survey detailed pay and practice locations for specialists, including physician assistants.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Investment firm acquires ASC, 3 ophthalmology practices in St. Louis

    The Firmament Group, an investment firm specializing in small and medium-sized businesses, invested in an ASC and three ophthalmology practices in St. Louis and appointed a CEO to lead its eyecare strategy.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. SurgLogs gets $5M from Silicon Valley investors

    SurgLogs, a software company that helps ASCs organize compliance-related documents, has raised $5 million from two Silicon Valley investors, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 companies hiring ASC leaders

    The following ASCs and management companies are looking for experienced administrators:  By Rachel Popa -
  1. TeamHealth acquires private anesthesia practice operations for Florida ASC

    Knoxville, Tenn.-based TeamHealth will provide anesthesia services at Brandon (Fla.) Surgery Center through a partnership with Jon Harmon, MD, and his team.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Anchor Health Properties acquires medical office buildings near Atlanta, Seattle

    Anchor Health Properties closed a pair of transactions near Atlanta and Seattle, continuing its trend of expanding to new markets, the company announced Jan. 7.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Healthcare dominates highest-paying jobs of 2020 — Surgeons at No. 2 with $208K salary

    Surgeons came in second on U.S. News & World Report's ranking of the best-paying jobs of 2020.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. ASC management companies are setting the table for 2020 & more — 8 ASC industry notes

    Here are eight updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Surgery centers share accomplishments and lessons learned from 2019, goals for 2020

    As we approach the end of the year, it's a fitting time to reflect back on 2019 while also looking forward to 2020 — another year with tremendous potential and opportunities just waiting to be seized.  By Randy Bishop, President and Chief Executive Officer, Surgical Notes -
  6. 8 hospitals, health systems opening or planning ASCs

    Here are eight hospitals and health systems that opened or announced plans for ASCs in December:  By Angie Stewart -
  7. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Root out hidden costs

    Stephanie Martin, vice president of operations and clinical services for Westchester, Ill.-based ASC manager Regent Surgical Health, shared this supply chain tip on Regent's blog.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. What percentage of specialty physicians are employed vs. independent?

    Medpage Today's 2019 fall salary survey detailed pay and practice locations for specialists.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. 3 ways ASCs can improve supply chain case-costing

    Amanda Frith, vice president of supply chain operations for ASC management company Surgical Care Affiliates, shared case-costing tips with Medline's Outpatient Outcomes magazine.  By Rachel Popa -

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