Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. States with the most ASC activity in Q1

    Florida had the busiest start to ASC activity in 2021, with four ASCs that opened or were announced in the first quarter.
  2. What ASC companies did in Q1: 11 notes

    Here are 11 key updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies since January:
  3. Spinal fusion 'picking up steam' at ASCs: 2 leaders discuss practice growth

    During Becker's Orthopedic, Spine + ASC Virtual Event on March 18, two industry leaders discussed the migration of spine and orthopedic procedures to surgery centers and how they are looking at growth in 2021.

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  1. Physician pays $188K to scammers posing as Justice Department

    Scammers are increasing efforts to trick people out of their money, and some are targeting physicians.
  2. 10 things you need to know about USPI in 2021

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International, the ASC segment of Tenet Healthcare, is the largest ambulatory platform in the country. The company expanded its surgery center footprint in 2020 and is expected to continue its focus on ASC acquisitions in 2021.
  3. 3 ways spinal care has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic

    Jocelyn Idema, DO, founder of Steel City Spine and Orthopedic Center in Pittsburgh, joined "Becker's Spine & Orthopedics Podcast" to talk about how spinal care has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. 3 Montecito acquisitions involving medical office buildings, ASCs

    Since its inception in 2006, Nashville, Tenn.-based Montecito Medical Real Estate has acquired more than $4 billion in medical office real estate across 30 states in the U.S.

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  1. 7 updates on cardiology and ASCs in 2021

    Here are seven updates on cardiology in the ASC space since January:
  2. 4 key questions on the future of spine surgery at ASCs

    Four spine leaders answer four questions on how spine surgery will develop at ASCs:
  3. Michigan orthopedic group reports breach that exposed 28,658 patients' information

    Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic and Spine Specialists, a 21-physician practice in Livonia, Mich., recently notified patients that certain health information could have been exposed in a cyberattack.
  4. What a Georgia ASC did when a hospital bought its most productive practice

    ASCs depend on surgeons to drive case volume, and can lose those cases when surgeons join the local hospital.

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  1. Ophthalmology, GI among 5 largest CMS spending drops during early days of pandemic

    A new report from the American Medical Association lists ophthalmology and gastroenterology in the top five largest drops in CMS physician spending during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  2. Capital Digestive Care partners with independent practice Temple Hills Gastroenterology

    Silver Spring, Md.-based Capital Digestive Care is partnering with independent gastroenterology practice Temple Hills (Md.) Gastroenterology. 
  3. 17-physician Utah spine group adds procedure for spinal stenosis

    Park City, Utah-based Southwest Spine & Pain Center is now offering the Minuteman procedure for spinal stenosis, St. George News reports.
  4. 7 developments in outpatient spine surgery in 2021

    Here are seven updates on spine surgery in ASCs since January:
  5. Former Iowa ASC surgeon surrenders medical license: 4 details

    Adam Smith, MD, a plastic surgeon affiliated with an ASC, may no longer practice medicine in Iowa, according to an Iowa Capital Dispatch report.
  6. 10 things you need to know about AmSurg in 2021

      Nashville, Tenn.-based AmSurg acquires, develops and operates ASCs with physician groups and has been a key player in the ASC industry for decades. 
  7. 10 more ENTs to know

    Here are 10 ENT physicians to know:
  8. 3 tips for emerging healthcare leaders

    Nancy Daoust, chief ambulatory officer at State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, joined "Becker's Spine & Orthopedics Podcast" to give crucial advice for emerging leaders and discuss challenges facing the ambulatory setting during COVID-19.
  9. ASC acquisitions, joint ventures & more: 4 ValueHealth moves in Q1

    ValueHealth, a Leawood, Kan.-based digital healthcare company, has made several big moves in the first quarter:

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