Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Mississippi ASC wins advanced spine, orthopedic certification

    The Surgery Center at Mississippi Sports Medicine, with locations in Flowood, Miss., and Madison, Ala., has received advanced orthopaedic and spine certification from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
  2. Orthopedic ASC opening in California

    An orthopedic ASC is being built in Clovis, Calif., according to a Dec. 1 LinkedIn post.
  3. Texas ASC performs 1st total knee replacement with new robot

    Lubbock, Texas-based Covenant High Plains Surgery Center now offers robot-assisted total knee replacement surgery, the center said Dec. 2. 
  1. Average physician pay hits $362K & 3 more insights from 2021 study

    The average physician makes $362,040 a year, according to the "2021 Physician and Advanced Practice Salary Report" by LocumTenens.com.
  2. 2021 ASC unsung hero winner announced

    One Medical Passport and Mnet Health announced the winner of the 2021 Ambulatory Surgery Everyday Heroes award, according to a Dec. 2 news release.
  3. California ASC 1st to perform biportal endoscopic spinal surgery

    The Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgery Center in Marina del Rey, Calif., was the first ASC in the U.S. to perform a biportal endoscopic spinal surgery, according to a Dec. 1 news release emailed to Becker's.
  4. Patient loses eye to fungal infection, sues Florida ASC

    St. Luke's Surgical Center in Tarpon Springs, Fla., is being sued by a patient who lost her eye to a fungal infection after one of its surgeons, Brandon Rodriguez, MD, performed a cornea transplant, Tampa Free Press reported Dec. 1.

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  1. Omicron variant confirmed in the US & 6 more COVID-19 updates

    California officials confirmed that a recent case of COVID-19 was caused by the omicron coronavirus variant — the first known case detected in the U.S. The individual returned from South Africa Nov. 22.
  2. 10 ASC administrators to know

    Here are 10 ASC administrators to know:
  3. Specialties with the most malpractice suits, per Medscape

    Fifty-one percent of physicians in the U.S. surveyed by Medscape for its 2021 Malpractice Report said they have been named in a malpractice lawsuit. 
  4. Who leads CMS? 4 executives driving policy

    CMS has a massive influence on ASC's ability to secure reimbursements, and the agency's recent decision to remove 255 procedures from the ASC-payable list confused and frustrated many industry leaders. 

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  1. AI in gastroenterology: The future or all hype?

    Artificial intelligence has a growing presence in gastroenterology — from Medtronic's first AI system for colonoscopies to Iterative Scopes securing $30 million in funding to develop its AI-powered gastroenterology technology.
  2. 10 PE deals in the ASC industry in 2021

    Private equity companies have made several moves to strengthen their presence in the ASC industry.
  3. ASCs working with hospitals: How one admin maintains strong ties

    Hospitals and ASCs can butt heads at times over competition for top nurses, physicians and other staff; differences in reimbursements; and advocating for approved outpatient procedures.
  4. Great times ahead for ASCs and nursing despite recruiting competition, says admin

    Shortages in nursing nationwide — and globally — are predicted to intensify as populations age, but the problem might not affect all parts of the healthcare industry equally.
  5. 14-facility vascular care chain opens 1st outpatient center in suburban Chicago

    A vascular interventional radiologist and Arise Vascular have opened the chain's first office-based lab to perform outpatient endovascular procedures in a Chicago suburb, Arise said Nov. 30. 
  6. ASC piloting remote post-op wound assessments, says admin

    The pace of innovation in technology has upended the status quo in healthcare with increasing frequency.
  7. $3.5M raised for telemedicine system used to diagnose eye diseases

    Spect recently completed a $3.5 million seed funding round to support its AI-powered telemedicine platform used to diagnose eye diseases, the data science company said Nov. 30.
  8. The sole endoscopy center to earn Leapfrog's patient care excellence award

    The Novant Health Brunswick Endoscopy Center in Supply, N.C., was recognized by Leapfrog Group Nov. 30 for excellence in patient care.
  9. 16 physicians, Alabama health system open ASC in $33.7M facility

    East Alabama Health and a group of 16 local physicians have opened an ASC to patients in Auburn, Ala., the health system said Nov. 30. 

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