Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. OrthoNeuro, ASC are tenants in newly acquired Ohio building — 3 things to know

    A New Albany, Ohio-based medical building housing an orthopedic provider and a surgery center was acquired by Davis, a real estate company based in Minneapolis.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Idaho surgery center to reopen with 4 upgraded ORs

    St. Luke's Surgery Center-Boise (Idaho) is preparing to reopen after upgrades and renovations.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. The impact of data breaches in October

    More than one healthcare data breach was reported every day in October, according to the HIPAA Journal.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. GI Alliance continues to expand, surgery center reopens after fire & more — 11 ASC industry notes

    Here are 11 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Sutter Health to settle alleged Stark Law violations for $46M & 4 other must-read articles

    Here are five of the most-read articles in Becker's ASC Review to read this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 3 key insights on outpatient orthopedics — Headwinds, key trends & what to expect

    Three experts shared their thoughts on outpatient orthopedics with Becker's ASC Review:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3 things to know when taking cases outpatient

    As more cases migrate to the outpatient setting, there are a few nuances to keep in mind, according to healthcare technology company Change Healthcare.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. An orthopedic practice nearby could be considering PE backing — here's why it matters

    Two new private equity platforms were established in the orthopedic sector in the third quarter of 2019, according to Provident Healthcare Partners' "Q3-2019 Physician Services Update."  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 5 insights on ASC leader responsibilities

    ASC leaders supervise fewer employees than they have in previous years, according to OR Manager's 2019 Salary/Career Survey.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Popular services for multispecialty ASCs — orthopedics, ophthalmology & more

    Orthopedics is the most popular service among multispecialty ASCs, according to OR Manager's 2019 Salary/Career Survey.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Florida hospital building $19M outpatient surgery center — 3 insights

    Pensacola, Fla.-based Ascension Sacred Heart is building a $19 million surgery center it expects to open in November 2020, the Pensacola News Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Bolster your ASC’s bottomline by incorporating new and complex procedures

    The outlook for the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) market continues to be positive.  By Scott Allen, Vice President, Managed Care Contracting, National Medical Billing Services -
  2. Study: Spine cases safe in ASCs with efficient surgical teams, proper patient selection

    With an efficient surgical team and careful patient selection criteria, single and multilevel cervical artificial disc replacement procedures are safe to perform in ASCs, according to a study authored by three renowned spine surgeons.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. NAPA acquires California group of 40+ anesthesiologists

    Melville, N.Y.-based North American Partners in Anesthesia acquired Orange Coast Anesthesia, a Los Alamitos, Calif.-based group of over 40 anesthesiologists.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Use influence with vendors

    Supply chain operations can be improved at an ASC by taking advantage of an affiliated hospital's relationship with vendors, according to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. Hospitals-ASC joint ventures growing

    Hospitals are increasingly pursuing physician joint ventures, according to a 2019 survey from outpatient healthcare group Avanza Healthcare Strategies.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. 3 gastroenterologists share their thoughts on Exact Sciences' Cologuard

    Exact Sciences' colon cancer screening test, Cologuard, is polarizing. The test's noninvasive nature makes it a popular alternative for colonoscopy-fearing patients, but gastroenterologists are conflicted.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. New York eye doctor arrested for $8M+ in alleged Medicare fraud — 5 insights

    Ameet Goyal, MD, was arrested Nov. 22, for his alleged role in defrauding the federal government of more than $8 million by falsely billing for procedures he never performed, according to the Department of Justice.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Pain physician pleads guilty to accepting $140,000 kickbacks from Insys

    Kenneth Sun, MD, of Easton, Pa., pleaded guilty Nov. 22 to his role in the Insys Therapeutics kickback scheme, receiving bribes in exchange for prescribing large amounts of the company's fentanyl narcotic.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. 3 ASC price transparency insights

    Three ASC industry experts shared their insights on price transparency with Becker's ASC Review.  By Rachel Popa -

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