Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Regent CEO predicts 2020 ASC trends

    After a year of growth for ASCs in 2019, Regent Surgical Health's CEO Chris Bishop shared the trends he predicts will accelerate more industry growth this year.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. McLeod Health seeks approval for 4-OR ambulatory surgery facility

    McLeod Health applied Nov. 22 for approval to build an ambulatory surgery facility in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area, according to a state filing.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 13 ASCs opened or announced in December

    Thirteen ASCs opened or announced in December:  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. FDA accepts Pfizer's new CRC drug application & more: 3 GI industry key notes

    Here are three updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Cigna drops Dignity Health after contract negotiations fail — 4 insights

    Cigna dropped San Francisco-based Dignity Health from its network after the organizations failed to come to an agreement over payment rates before a Jan. 1 deadline, the VC Star reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Outpatient surgical procedure market to grow at 2.1% annually through 2026, report says

    The U.S. Outpatient Surgical Procedure market is expected to hit $144 billion by 2026, according to a report from Verified Market Research.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 21 highest physician salaries — Orthopedics is No. 1 at $426K

    Medpage Today released results from its Fall 2019 Salary Survey.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Healthcare coalition earns charity status, raising funds for surgery center — 5 insights

    The IRS granted the Albert Lea Healthcare Coalition tax-deductible private charity status, which it will use to raise funds to redevelop a former department store, the Albert Lea Tribune reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 5 expert insights on outpatient joint replacements in 2019

    Here are five key insights on outpatient total joint programs from experts interviewed by Becker's ASC Review:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Joint venture orthopedic ASC developed by SurgCenter opens in Michigan

    A joint venture orthopedic ASC under construction for a year has opened in Traverse City, Mich., according to local news source Traverse City Business News.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Private equity investment in GI & 4 other must-read articles

    Here are five must-read GI articles on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  1. 180 ASCs opened in 2019 & 4 other must read articles

    Here are five must-read articles on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Outpatient surgery centers expected to have strong decade — 3 insights

    Surgery centers are going to be in demand through 2030, according to an Albany Business Journal report that examined the ASC market.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Hospital closing New York surgery center & more — 10 ASC industry notes

    Here are 10 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:  By Eric Oliver -
  4. GIs make $394K annually + other survey insights

    Medpage Today released results from its Fall 2019 Salary Survey, specifically for gastroenterology.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Medical University of South Carolina opens practice with surgery center — 4 insights

    Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina opened a new health center inside a former J.C. Penney department store Dec. 30, The Post and Courier reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. State-by-state breakdown of the 183 new ASCs opened or announced in 2019

    More than 180 ASCs have opened or been announced since January. Here's a breakdown by location:  By Eric Oliver -
  7. VA opening new outpatient clinic in Arkansas — 3 insights

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs selected a site for an outpatient clinic in Fort Smith, Ark., the Times Record reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Former surgery center leader appointed president of physician group — 4 insights

    James Craven, MD, was named president of Baton Rouge, La.-based Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group, The Advocate reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Cigna to drop Dignity Health hospitals, surgery centers, medical groups in 2020

    Cigna will drop San Francisco-based Dignity Health from its network on Jan. 1, the San Francisco Business Times reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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