Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. UPMC surgeon performed, billed for illegal overlapping surgeries, whistleblower suit alleges

    The U.S. Justice Department is suing UPMC, its chair of cardiothoracic surgery and University of Pittsburgh Physicians in a whistleblower suit brought by a former UPMC physician.
  2. 'Advocacy is critical for our profession and our patients': What we heard this week

    Healthcare providers have given Becker's insight on a number of topics, ranging from payer challenges to growth opportunities for their specialties.
  3. Physician noncompete disputes continue, but Biden administration wants them exiled

    Physician noncompete contracts are a common but sometimes contentious issue in the healthcare industry as they have the potential to disrupt the physician-patient relationship and remove physicians — who are already in short supply — from the workforce.
  1. Ophthalmology ASC hits decade of AAAHC accreditation

    Livonia (Mich.) Outpatient Surgery Center has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, according to partner company Sunerva Group. 
  2. WHO classifies new COVID-19 variant of concern & more: 7 updates for ASC leaders

    All Americans, regardless of vaccination status, should wear masks in public indoor settings, according to Rochelle Walensky, MD, director of the CDC. 
  3. Physician-owned ASC awarded for supply chain management 

    South Bend-Ind.-based Allied Physicians Surgery Center has received a best practice award for supply chain management, the company said Sept. 2. 
  4. 'The government pays us less than they pay their plumber': Anesthesia leaders on reimbursement challenges

    From labor shortages to surprise billing legislation, five leaders in anesthesiology spoke with Becker's ASC Review on the biggest reimbursement challenges they experience. 

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  1. Colorado orthopedic practice acquires private practice, ASC

    Frisco, Colo.-based Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery has acquired an orthopedic practice and its ASC, Summit Daily reported Sept. 2. 
  2. 4 researchers awarded $35K to support ophthalmology, blindness prevention

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology and eye care nonprofit Research to Prevent Blindness awarded grants to four researchers Sept. 1 in support of population-based studies on ophthalmology and blindness research.
  3. Distinguished cardiology leader dies

    Craig Pratt, MD, who contributed to notable cardiology research and held several leadership positions in the industry, died Aug. 28 at the age of 76 from Parkinson's disease.
  4. Endosound gains FDA breakthrough device designation for ultrasound system

    The EndoSound Vision System was granted breakthrough device designation by the FDA Sept. 1.

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  1. ASCs are a hot ticket for buyers, but there's a dark side

    The value ASCs bring to the healthcare system is undeniable, and buyers are watching.
  2. Missouri ASC debuts new spinal cord stimulator

    The Auburn Surgery Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., performed the region's first procedure using Medtronic's recharge-free Vanta spinal cord stimulator. 
  3. 10 gastroenterologists to know

    Here are 10 physicians who specialize in gastroenterology:
  4. Atlantic General Hospital breaks ground on medical center with ASC

    Berlin, Md.-based Atlantic General Hospital broke ground on a medical facility that will include an ASC Aug. 31, local TV news station 47ABC reported.
  5. ASC market to hit $33B by 2028 & 7 other analysis takeaways

    The U.S. ASC market is poised for significant growth in the next seven years, according to a report from New York marketing research firm Research Nester.
  6. Anesthesiology growth located 'outside the hospital-based operating room,' physician says

    ASCs are a key growth opportunity for anesthesiologists, according to Andrew Leibowitz, MD. 
  7. Gastro Health boosts Florida presence with 2 acquisitions

    Miami-based Gastro Health is expanding its presence to 19 locations in Central Florida after it acquired New Smyrna Beach-based Gastro Center of Florida and Mid Florida Gastroenterology Consultants in Ocoee.
  8. California ASC sues Blue Cross NC over alleged unpaid medical bills 

    Tustin, Calif.-based Orange County Multispecialty Surgery Center is suing Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina for allegedly paying only a fraction of its patients' bills, the Triangle Business Journal reported Sept. 1. 
  9. ASGE releases 5-year strategic plan 

    The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy released a five-year plan with four defined goals on Aug. 31.

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