Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. How this CEO tackles precertifications

    Precertifications are one of many hassles ASCs face when securing reimbursements. 
  2. Iredell Health System meeting community's outpatient surgery needs with new center

    Iredell Health System is opening a medical facility with a surgery clinic in Mooresville, N.C., to accommodate the need for outpatient surgery, the Mooresville Tribune reported May 29. 
  3. 31 ASCs opened or announced in May

    May was a busy month for ASCs — Becker's ASC Review reported on 31 ASCs opening or being announced.

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  1. Surgery centers increased surgical case volume by 5% for Pittsburgh hospital system

    Outpatient cases and surgery centers boosted Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network's revenue during the first quarter, TribLive reported May 29. 
  2. 3 biggest issues in GI: Q&A with Dr. Andrew Chan

    Cancer screenings and disparities are some of the biggest issues in gastroenterology, according to some GI leaders. 
  3. Wyoming cardiology center clinches AAAHC accreditation

    Lander-based Western Wyoming Medical was accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, according to a May 28 report from Wyoming News Now.
  4. Connecticut medical office temporarily closed after windows shattered in crime spree

    A Southington, Conn., medical office building needs repairs after the windows were shattered May 31, according to a report in My Record Journal.

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  1. Surgery Partners teams up with California health system

    Surgery Partners and Orange, Calif.-based UCI Health have partnered to expand outpatient surgery access for almost 4 million residents.
  2. Nebraska hospital acquires ASC

    Columbus (Neb.) Community Hospital has added an ASC to its system.
  3. 7 financial opportunities for ASCs

    Six administrators spoke with Becker's ASC Review about financial opportunities they see in the ASC industry.
  4. Tennessee passes certificate-of-need law increasing ASC fees by 1900%

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed into law a revision to the state's certificate-of-need requirements, raising ASC CON annual fees from $100 to $2,000.

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  1. How to secure reimbursement authorizations, according to one administrator

    Handling claims and denials with payers can be an obstacle for ASCs to maximize revenue. 
  2. Kansas plastic surgery center asks city for help in $2.1M planned expansion

    Wichita, Kan.-based Plastic Surgery Center is planning a $2.1 million expansion and renovation, the Wichita Business Journal reported May 28.
  3. Surgery trends all gastroenterologists should know

    Understanding gastroenterological surgery trends in preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care is critical for the long-term success of GIs and GI practices. 
  4. What reimbursement issues are costing ASCs the most?

    From prior authorization to payer consolidation, ASCs have long faced obstacles in securing reimbursements.
  5. Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute names chair

    Miguel Regueiro, MD, was named chair of Cleveland Clinic's Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute, according to a May 27 release. 
  6. 5 ASC projects expected to cost $15M-$100M

    The ASC market is ready for expansion as more procedures go outpatient.
  7. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences receives $1.14M gift for otolaryngology department

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received a $1.14 million gift from the estate of Thomas McGill for its otolaryngology department, the medical school said May 27.
  8. MOB, ASC housing Twin Cities Orthopedics sold for $52M

    A medical office building housing a surgery center and urgent care clinic in Burnsville, Minn., has sold for $52 million, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported May 27.
  9. Watch out doc: 5 worst states for physicians to practice, per Medscape

    Medscape ranked the five worst states to practice, based on malpractice payouts, compensation, health system performance and physician happiness.

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