Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. How ASCs can improve documentation accuracy to protect revenue

    Incomplete and inaccurate documentation can hinder appropriate and timely reimbursement, placing an ASC's financial stability at risk. 
  2. 10 more GIs to know

    Here are 10 gastroenterologists to know:
  3. Dr. John Craig leads international research into odontogenic sinusitis

    John Craig, MD, of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health, led research to improve diagnosis of odontogenic sinusitis.

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

Learn how to determine whether these procedures could benefit your patients and practice during this live virtual event.
  1. How the pandemic has changed the vendor-ASC relationship: Q&A with Administrator Joe Peluso

    Joe Peluso, an administrator at Greensburg, Pa.-based Aestique Surgery Center, spoke with Becker's Healthcare about shifting vendor-ASC relationships amid the pandemic and the need to shift to group purchasing options. 
  2. PE GI, New Jersey endoscopy center acquire new ASC

    PE GI Solutions and North Bergen, N.J.-based Ambulatory Center for Endoscopy acquired Hudson Bergen Medical Center, ACE's second location, which has been renamed Hudson Bergen Endoscopy and Surgical Center.
  3. How the pandemic sparked cultural change at a California ASC

    Trudy Wiig, RN, FACHE, administrator of Kerlan-Jobe Surgery Center, worked with her hospital partners at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles throughout the pandemic to coordinate care for patients.
  4. What GI companies did in Q1: 9 notes

    Here are nine key updates from gastroenterology companies and practices since January:

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

Spotlight on surgical excellence: How Cedars-Sinai is increasing patient access to minimally invasive surgery. Learn more during this live discussion.
  1. Plastic surgeon, state legislator faces complaints after attending Zoom sessions from OR

    A Maryland plastic surgeon who is also a member of the state legislature is facing scrutiny for attending legislative meetings over Zoom from the operating room, according to a report in The Baltimore Sun.
  2. An administrator's outlook on payers, orthopedics and ASCs

    Raghu Reddy, administrator at Cumberland-based SurgCenter of Western Maryland, spoke about payers' evolving attitudes toward spine and orthopedic surgery during Becker's Orthopedic, Spine + ASC Virtual Event on March 18 in the session "The Next 18 months: What to Expect From Payers on Total Joints, Spinal Fusions and More in the ASC."
  3. 3 supply chain concerns for ASCs

    Many ASC leaders are having trouble accessing necessary supplies amid the pandemic. Here are three supply chain concerns for ASC leaders:
  4. 10 things to know about Surgery Partners in 2021

    Since 2004, Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners has managed surgery centers throughout the U.S. In 2021, they plan to go on the offensive and capitalize on the addressable market. 

OR optimization: Executive insights from Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Financially sustainable surgical excellence — Lessons learned from Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Click here to attend the live virtual discussion.
  1. Olympus files patent infringement related to colonoscopy devices

    Olympus Corporation of the Americas filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Cantel/Medivators in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas for its endoscopy device.
  2. Illinois ASC debuts da Vinci Xi surgical system

    Lombard, Ill.-based Surgical Center of DuPage Medical Group became the first freestanding ASC in the state to use the da Vinci Xi robotic system.
  3. Key considerations for adding spine procedures: 2 surgeons weigh in

    From surgical benefits to payer challenges and implementation protocols, two spine surgeons outline key considerations for adding a new spine procedure:
  4. How a Missouri ASC is solving supply chain challenges: Q&A with administrator Andrew Lovewell

    Columbia, Mo.-based Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopaedic Group administrator Andrew Lovewell recently spoke to Becker's ASC Review about tackling supply chain challenges.
  5. How to think about ASC valuation, EBITDA after the pandemic

    As ASCs across the U.S. consider whether to bring on new investors or sell outright, owners face new challenges in determining valuation and expected earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.
  6. GI drugmaker partners with diagnostics company

    Sebela Pharmaceuticals and CellMax Life have entered a strategic development and commercial collaboration partnership to accelerate the development of CellMax's multimodal liquid biopsy blood test. 
  7. North Carolina ASC receives CMS approval

    The Orthopaedic Surgery Center of Panther Creek, an ASC owned by Raleigh, N.C.-based UNC Rex Healthcare and Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic through a partnership, received CMS approval on March 3.
  8. Dr. Hamid Abbasi demonstrates multilevel OLLIF at Minnesota ASC

    Neurosurgeon Hamid Abbasi, MD, PhD, CMO of Burnsville, Minn.-based Inspired Spine, recently hosted a cadaver lab and surgery observation, where he performed two oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusions.
  9. Michigan hospital to convert on-site day care into outpatient surgery center

    Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Hospital is closing its day care center for employees to build its outpatient surgery center, according to a March 23 report from the Lansing State Journal.

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