Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. How much ENTs make + 6 other ENT stories from May

    From two ENTs gaining leadership roles to Medscape's latest figures on physician pay, here are seven updates for ENTs during the last month:
  2. 2-ASC orthopedic group inks bundled payment contract with Florida Blue

    The Orthopaedic Institute, a Gainesville, Fla.-based orthopedic practice, signed a contract for bundled payments with Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield.
  3. Ohio hospital to renovate ASC in $100M project

    Maumee, Ohio-based McLaren St. Luke's Hospital is conducting a five-year, $100 million renovation that will include the renovation of their ASC, announced June 4.

Can endoscopic spine surgery be profitable in the ASC? Key considerations from an orthopedic surgeon

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  1. New York ASC conducts 3-story expansion

    Rome, N.Y.-based Griffiss Surgery Center is conducting a three-level expansion. 
  2. East Alabama Medical Center opens facility with ASC

    East Alabama Medical Center opened a medical facility with an ASC in Auburn, Opelika-Auburn News reported June 4. 
  3. New Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic opens in South Carolina

    Charleston, S.C.-based Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center opened a new outpatient facility in Charleston June 7.
  4. Summit Health adds Gotham Gastroenterology to network

    Summit Health will integrate New York City-based Gotham Gastroenterology into its network as part of its goal to expand access to medical care in the New York metropolitan area, according to a June 7 press release.

How Cedars-Sinai tapped change management principles to better inform surgical service line decisions

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  1. Are ASCs becoming less physician-friendly?

    ASCs are known as nimble, physician-centric organizations founded by surgeons who wanted more control over the surgical episode and patient experience. They often attract new partners and cases because they can cater to surgeon requests.
  2. ASCs to see 25% patient volume growth through 2029, Sg2 predicts

    Sg2, a Vizient company focused on market analytics and insights, expects to see a seismic shift in healthcare delivery to the outpatient setting after the pandemic.
  3. 9 joint-venture ASCs with 3+ partners

    Becker's ASC Review reported on nine joint-venture ASCs opened or announced by three or more shareholders in 2021.  
  4. Here are the biggest priorities for Prisma Health's first ambulatory CMO

    Saria Saccocio, MD, is the first ambulatory CMO of Richland County, S.C.-based Prisma Health. She spoke with "Becker's Ambulatory Surgery Centers Podcast" about her priorities in her position.

OR optimization: Executive insights from Methodist Dallas Medical Center

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  1. Which ASC specialties feel fairly compensated: Medscape

    Only 53 percent of orthopedic physicians said they feel fairly compensated. 
  2. USF Health’s endoscopy and surgery center snags accreditation

    Tampa-based University of South Florida Health’s endoscopy and surgery center received accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the hospital announced June 2. 
  3. Mass General ASC to more than double its ORs through renovation

    Mass General Waltham (Mass.) Ambulatory Surgery Center will more than double its operating rooms and increase its outpatient procedure offerings. 
  4. GE Healthcare, American College of Cardiology partner to advance digital technology in cardiac care

    Healthcare supply and service company GE Healthcare is partnering with the American College of Cardiology to advance artificial intelligence and digital technology in cardiac care.
  5. The 'endangered species of the surgical kingdom': What's next for solo-physician ASCs?

    ASC executives across the U.S. are bullish on the market as CMS and commercial payers move to incentivize the transition of larger orthopedic procedures to the outpatient setting. The boon for large physician groups and ASC chains is clear.
  6. 2 ASC chains reveal health system team-ups in one week: What next?

    Two national ASC chains revealed new health system partnerships in the past week, the latest in a slew of collaborations over the past 18 months.
  7. Colorectal surgeon named head surgeon at Hackensack University Medical Center

    Howard Ross, MD, was named chair of surgery and surgeon-in-chief at Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center.
  8. How one ASC maintains 0.04% total joint infection rate, 99% patient satisfaction through quality tracking

    Tracking quality through patient portals and analytics has given The Surgical Center at Columbia (Mo.) Orthopaedic Group the opportunity to reach new levels of patient satisfaction and keep infection rates low. 
  9. Optum in the past 90 days: 10 updates

    OptumCare is a fast-growing business for UnitedHealth, which plans to make Optum a $100 billion business.

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