Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. CMS moves to strengthen primary care

    CMS unveiled the Making Care Primary Model, a new primary care initiative aimed at enhancing healthcare outcomes and equity for individuals and communities, June 8. 
  2. Ascension to sell ASC, hospital to New York clinic

    St. Louis-based Ascension has reached an agreement to transfer ownership of its Binghamton, N.Y.-based Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital​ and its affiliated facilities, including an ASC, to the Sayre, Pa.-based Guthrie Clinic, according to a June 8 report from Spectrum News.
  3. Physician groups are being snapped up — 5 reasons why 

    As costs rise and the industry increasingly consolidates, physician practices are increasingly looking to hospitals, health systems and commercial groups for financial security, according to a report published June 7 by the American Hospital Association.  

Overcoming the margin squeeze: How Proliance Surgeons and others are maximizing productivity + profitability

Stop wasting valuable resources on subpar revenue cycle management. See how Mount Sinai streamlined its revenue cycle by simplifying its payments processes here.
  1. Cardiovascular Associates of America partners with Shore Heart Group

    Cardiology management service organization Cardiovascular Associates of America has partnered with Neptune, N.J.-based Shore Heart Group. 
  2. 10 best ASCs in Florida, per Leapfrog

    In May, patient safety reporter Leapfrog and online magazine Money released their list of the best ASCs in the nation for 2023. Over one-third are in Florida. 
  3. 2 facilities debut world's smallest heart pump

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System and St. Francis Hospital and Heart Center have performed the first procedures using Magenta Medical's Elevate percutaneous left ventricular assist device, the world's smallest heart pump, for the treatment of coronary artery disease. 
  4. ValueHealth strikes joint venture to develop Florida ASC

    Kansas City-based ValueHealth has partnered with Naples, Fla.-based NCH Healthcare System to develop a 12,000-square-foot ASC in Naples on the NCH Baker Hospital campus. 

5 characteristics of a good ASC billing company

Finding the right ASC billing partner shouldn't be so complicated. Learn the 5 traits of a great ASC billing company and end your search today.
  1. Physician owner sentenced to prison for 3 drug charges 

    Bristol, Va.-based physician and former clinic owner Ralph Reach, MD, has been sentenced to six months of prison for three drug charges. 
  2. Physician vs. surgeon pay in ambulatory settings

    Surgeons in ambulatory healthcare service settings make an average of $71,860 more annually than physicians in the same setting.
  3. Registered nurse vs. nurse practitioner pay in ambulatory settings

    Nurse practitioners in ambulatory healthcare service settings make an average of $38,430 more annually than registered nurses in the same setting. 
  4. 2 medical exams ChatGPT has failed

    Artificial intelligence bot ChatGPT has made waves in healthcare after passing multiple exams, however, it is not always successful.

The benefits of multimodal pain management: 4 ASCs weigh in

The biggest change 4 ASCs made to boost patient satisfaction and grow their businesses — see what it is here.
  1. Physicians are losing power. Here's why.

    Harry Severance, MD, an adjunct assistant professor at Durhan, N.C.-based Duke University School of Medicine, joined Becker's to discuss how physicians increasingly moving to employed models has shifted the workforce to what he calls a "seller's market."
  2. The most challenging part of being a cardiologist

    Having a lot of rules and regulations is the most challenging part of being a cardiologist, according to Medscape's "Cardiologist Compensation Report 2023."
  3. 'We're doing the ASCs for the sons whose fathers have now retired': Behind a CEO's business model

    Mesa, Ariz.-based Surgery Center Services of America has developed more than 300 surgery centers since its inception in 1990. 
  4. The 10 most, least expensive Texas hospitals to get a colonoscopy

    Cleveland, Texas-based Texas Emergency Hospital is the most expensive hospital to receive a colonoscopy in the state while William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital in Dallas is the least expensive, according to information from data analytics company Hospital Pricing Specialists.
  5. Inova Health acquires another physician group: What ASC leaders should know

    Falls Church, Va.-based Inova Health System has acquired another local specialty physician practice, expanding its footprint and services, according to a June 6 report from the Washington Business Journal. 
  6. 5 opportunities for ASC growth, added revenue

    Ali Ghalayini. Administrator at Munster (Ind.) Surgery Center, told Becker's ASC Review that ASCs are witnessing "substantial growth" driven by an increased demand in outpatient services and expansion in focused, specialized services.
  7. 5 statistics on surgeon and physician signing bonuses

    Physician shortages are heating up competition for both surgical and nonsurgical specialists. One way to stay competitive is through signing bonuses.
  8. NewYork-Presbyterian sued after gastroenterologist allegedly assaulted patient 

    New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian was named in a civil lawsuit that alleges Zhi Alan Cheng, MD, a gastroenterologist who previously practiced at the health system's Flushing, N.Y., location, drugged and sexually assaulted a patient. 
  9. Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Texas medical campus delayed

    The opening of Pearland,Texas-based Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's new medical campus in Spring, Texas, has been delayed to the third quarter of 2023, Community Impact reported June 7.

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months

Featured Podcast