Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Focus on patients' needs

    Neil Olderman, partner at law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath and president of consulting firm Innovative Health Strategies, said in the next 10 years ASCs can expect to see device maker role changes in operating suites, devicemakers treating ASCs as clients, and supply chains shift focus to being accountable for patient outcomes.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Anesthesiologists are top earners among physician specialties

    Out of 11 medical specialties on Business Insider's list of the highest-paid physicians, anesthesiologists earn the most.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Hotel to complement Penn Medicine's surgery center development — 3 insights

    Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine is building a $200 million multispecialty outpatient facility in Radnor, Pa., which Brandywine Realty Trust is developing a hotel and office space next to, Lancaster Online reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Texas ASC Society holds conference, stumps at capital — 4 insights

    The Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society held its 2019 Annual Conference & Capital Day March 27-29 in Austin, Texas, sharing trends, strategies and updates regarding same-day surgery.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Memorial Healthcare System acquires children's health facility with outpatient surgery rooms — 3 insights

    Hollywood, Fla.-based Memorial Healthcare System acquired a children's health facility in Wellington, Fla., for $14.75 million, the South Florida Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. US News & World Report ranks top 10 medical school surgery programs

    Johns Hopkins University topped the U.S. News & World Report list of medical schools with the best surgical programs.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Outpatient total hip & knee replacement costs lower than inpatient — 3 notes

    Outpatient total hip and knee replacement costs less than inpatient surgery, after which patients stay two days in the hospital, according to research published in Acta Orthopaedica.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 3 things for ASCs to know about the Joint Commission's tracer methodology

    Tracers, The Joint Commission's methodology for determining an organization's proficiency with standards, allow surveyors to find performance issues and follow the care experience for patients at an organization undergoing an on-site accreditation survey, according to the Joint Commission.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 3 ASC real estate trends

    Investing in real estate is one way for ASCs to maximize value, according to HealthCare Appraisers, a healthcare consulting and valuation group.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. BioSpine Institute planning new ASC & more — 7 ASC industry notes

    Here are seven updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Surgical Care Affiliates ASC in Ohio introduces total hip procedures

    Surgeons performed the first total hip replacements at Dublin (Ohio) Surgery Center after a "tremendous amount of preparation," according to Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Copays at HOPDs vs. ASCs — Cataract removal, endoscopy & more

    Patients largely consider surgical cost to be the most important factor when choosing a provider, according to an Advisory Board report.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Reconstructive Orthopedics' ASC finds new home — 3 quick points

    Medford, N.J.-based Reconstructive Orthopedics' Vantage Surgery Center has relocated.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. IQ Laser Vision opening its 11th location in California — 3 insights

    Industry, Calif.-based IQ Laser Vision plans to open a surgery center in Riverside, Calif.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Pennsylvania proposes ASC tax again in 2019 — 3 details

    Pennsylvania's 2019-20 budget proposal includes a tax on ASCs, according to the Pennsylvania Medical Society.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Avoid hoarding supplies 'just in case'

    Stephanie Martin, vice president of operations and clinical services for Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health, shared supply chain tips on Regent's blog. Regent is an ASC management company.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. The top 5 procedures performed at ASCs

    Definitive Healthcare's database tracks the top procedures performed at ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. Northwell Health opens $3M breast & lymphatic surgery center: 3 things to know

    The Gerald J. Friedman Center for Breast and Lymphatic Surgery opened in Great Neck, N.Y., according to Newsday.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. Michigan-based ASC company aims to develop 15 centers through 2020: 5 things to know

    Royal Oak, Mich.-based Hillcrest Capital Partners, an ASC development and management company, aims to open 15 ASCs in the near future, according to Crains Detroit Business.  By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Drs. Michael Tyshkov, Thomas Sherman & more: 3 GI physicians making headlines

      Here are three gastroenterology physicians who were in the news this week:  By Rachel Popa -

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