Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. Reconstructive Orthopedics' ASC finds new home — 3 quick points

    Medford, N.J.-based Reconstructive Orthopedics' Vantage Surgery Center has relocated.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. The top 5 procedures performed at ASCs

    Definitive Healthcare's database tracks the top procedures performed at ASCs.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. Outpatient total hip, knee arthroplasty safe in the outpatient setting — 3 details

    Outpatient total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty is feasible in an academic multidisciplinary tertiary care hospital, according to research published in the Journal of Arthroplasty.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Consolidation, cardiac procedures & more — 4 key factors driving ASC M&A

      VMG's Healthcare M&A report sheds light on ASC acquisition activity in 2018, and what to expect in 2019.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Medline launching 2 perioperative systems — 3 quick points

    Medline plans to introduce two products for perioperative clinicians in early April.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Colorado's new law targets surgical smoke exposure at ASCs — 3 insights

    Colorado passed legislation requiring ASCs and hospitals to adopt policies preventing surgical smoke exposure, Infection Control Today reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 5 must-read articles for ASC leaders this week: March 28 - April 3

      Here are five of the most popular articles on Becker's ASC Review for the week of March 28 through April 3:  By Rachel Popa -
  5. Former pain practice CEO found guilty of 8 counts in $4M kickback operation — 4 details

    Former Gallatin, Tenn.-based Comprehensive Pain Specialists CEO John Davis was found guilty of participating in a $4 million illegal kickback scheme, according to the Department of Justice.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. 3 reimbursement differentials for HOPDs & ASCs — Arthroplasty, spine fusion & more

    Procedures such as lumbar spine fusions or pacemaker implants, which were recently approved for ASC reimbursement, could significantly impact hospitals' revenue as outmigration continues, according to an Advisory Board report.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. Surgeries are abandoning hospital campuses for ASCs — 12 statistics

    The percentage of surgeries completed in the inpatient setting has dropped since 2005, and analysts expect the decline will continue, according to an Advisory Board report.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. 3 ways payers are aggressively driving patients to ASCs

    Payers are leading the outmigration of care by steering patients from hospital outpatient departments to ASCs, according to an Advisory Board report.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Why today's outpatient shift is unprecedented — 3 takeaways

    Today's outmigration of care is a change unlike any the healthcare industry has seen before, according to an Advisory Board report.  By Angie Stewart -

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