Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Mississippi ASC affiliates with hospital

    A surgery center in Biloxi, Miss. is now affiliated with Memorial Hospital, according to local news station WLOX. The surgery center was renamed the Memorial Surgery Center at Cedar Lake through the partnership.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Walmart's foray into GI & 4 other must-read articles

      Here are five of the most read gastroenterology articles on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Which states have the most ASCs? State-by-state breakdown

    California had the most Medicare-certified ASCs as of June 2018, according to data from The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.   By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Why smaller medical providers are more vulnerable to ransomware — 5 takeaways

    Smaller healthcare providers face a heightened risk of cyberattacks, according to the Wall Street Journal.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Kansas hospital acquires minority stake in surgical hospital & more — 10 ASC industry notes

    Here are 10 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Gastroenterologist guilty of participating in $16M Medicare fraud scheme

    Houston gastroenterologist Yolanda Hamilton, MD, was found guilty of participating in a $16 million Medicare fraud scheme, according to a Department of Justice release.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. ASC coming to 102,000-square-foot mixed-use development

    A new mixed-use medical office development featuring an ASC is coming to Englewood, Colo., the Colorado Real Estate Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Government payers in inpatient vs. outpatient settings — 10 statistics

    Outpatient venues are taking on a growing percentage of Medicare patients, according to Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. The outpatient migration: 3 things for anesthesia groups to consider

    Anesthesia practices considering expansion into the outpatient setting should weigh several factors before taking action, according to Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. ASC among 8 defendants involved in $6.65M settlement over billing fraud allegations

    Retina Institute of California Medical Group and seven other defendants paid $6.65 million to settle allegations that they defrauded Medicare and Medicaid, though they did not admit liability, according to the Department of Justice.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. The top, bottom revenue-generating specialties for hospitals

    Cardiovascular surgeons generate the most revenue for hospitals on average, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2019 Inpatient/Outpatient Revenue Survey.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. How patient consumerism could affect ASCs — ASC administrator Tricia Frank weighs in

    Tricia Frank, RN, BSN is the administrator for Empire Surgery Center in Bakersfield, Calif. Recently, the ASC transitioned to a new EHR system. Here, Ms. Frank talks about her ASC's experience with the EHR, and how she'd like to see ASC operations change moving forward.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Monitor price

    Beverly Bryant, MSN, RN, administrator and director of Yuma (Ariz.) Endoscopy Center, shared supply chain insights with Becker's ASC Review.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. ASC part of $9M Michigan hospital expansion

    The $9 million renovation to transition Charlotte, Mich.-based Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital into the Sparrow Health System is complete, according to the Lansing State Journal.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. ASC part of $109M Colorado hospital project

    A $109 million medical center project with an ASC is in the works for the UCHealth in Colorado Springs, Colo., according to the Gazette.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. Tenet appoints Massachusetts market finance chief: 3 things to know

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare tapped Brendan Strong as CFO of its Massachusetts market.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. Health system to open ambulatory center as part of $75M campaign

    Doylestown (Pa.) Health is nearing completion on two construction projects, including an ambulatory center on its flagship hospital campus.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. Top 5 cardiac procedures performed at ASCs

    Coronary artery bypass grafts are the most common procedures at ASCs across the U.S., according to data from healthcare analytics company Definitive Healthcare.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. 2 GI physicians making headlines

    Here are two GI physicains making headlines this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  9. 53 hospitals and health systems opening ASCs

    Here are the 53 hospitals and health systems that have opened ASCs so far this year:  By Rachel Popa -

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