Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. PE investment during COVID-19: opportunity for some, adverse effects for most

    While the ramifications of COVID-19 created opportunities for investments in some specialties, most will be adversely affected, according to a white paper published by Provident Healthcare Partners.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. ASC anesthesia provider inks 3 deals in 1 month

    Melville, N.Y.-based North American Partners in Anesthesia has been on a dealmaking spree.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Surgeon departs hospital in light of ASC conversion: 'I enjoy the more invasive procedures'

    General surgeon Phil Tranqui, MD, is leaving Valley, Ala.-based EAMC-Lanier after 14 years with the hospital, according to The Times-News.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Federal loan helps 27-employee eye group reopen, but forgiveness is in question

    Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus was able to bring employees back on payroll and reopen for nonemergency cases after receiving a Paycheck Protection Program loan April 25, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. 494 ASCs with total joint replacements | 2020

    Total joint replacements are moving to the outpatient setting, with nearly 500 ASCs and surgical hospitals across the country including outpatient total knee and hip procedures.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 'We have been busier than ever doing fewer cases than ever': Texas ASC administrator details surgery ramp-up, outlook for 2020

    Lubbock, Texas-based Covenant High Plains Surgery Center Administrator Alfonso del Granado outlines the ASC's plan to resume elective procedures while also planning for an unknown future amid the pandemic.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. The pandemic 'pushed us to grow even more responsive, innovative and resourceful': Key thoughts from Semmes Murphy Clinic CEO

    Memphis, Tenn.-based Semmes Murphy Clinic CEO John Lewis describes the group's approach to resuming surgery post-pandemic and where it's headed in the future.  By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. The business of moving spine cases to surgery centers

    “Every success story is a tale of constant adaptation, revision and change.” - Richard Branson  By Nader Samii, JD/MBA – Chief Executive Officer at National Medical Billing Services and Alison Kuley, CPC, Member NASS coding Committee 2019-2022 - Senior Spine Coder at National Medical Billing Services -
  2. 90% of surgical volume lost to COVID-19, Texas orthopedic practice says

    San Antonio-based TSAOG Orthopaedics lost 90 percent of its surgical volume and half its office visits from mid-March through April, the San Antonio Business Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Delaware surgery center resumes elective procedures

    Dover, Del.-based Bayhealth Surgery Center recently resumed elective surgeries, as the health system works to return to pre-COVID-19 working conditions, local TV station 47 ABC reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Kentucky hospital building $1B medical campus with surgery center — 4 insights

    Baptist Health Lexington (Ky.) will build a $1B medical campus that will expand care options in Lexington, The News Tribune reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Indiana health systems to combine, develop surgery center

    Delphi, Ind.-based St. Elizabeth Healthcare signed a letter of intent to absorb Lawrenceburg, Ind.-based Highpoint Health, The Journal Press & The Register reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 10 physician specialties that generate the most revenue for hospitals

    The average amount of revenue physicians generate for hospitals has jumped significantly in recent years, and a decline in patient volumes and elective procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic is putting hospitals and physicians in a fragile financial position.   By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Hospital closes some ORs after tests show mold; surgeries continue in other spaces — 5 details

    Seattle Children's Hospital closed several operating rooms after air tests revealed low levels of mold in early May, according to MYNorthwest and KIRO Radio.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Court upholds dismissal of California surgery center suit against UnitedHealthcare

    A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of Glendale Outpatient Surgery Center's lawsuit against United HealthCare Services and UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. 4 planned, proposed specialty ASCs in South Carolina — cardiology, ENT & more

    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control fielded applications for several specialty ASCs in April.  By Angie Stewart -
  6. South Carolina gets proposal for $2.4M ASC renovation — 3 details

    RMC Ambulatory Surgery Center in Orangeburg, S.C., is awaiting state approval to undertake a $2.4 million renovation project, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.  By Angie Stewart -
  7. Which physicians have the most claims denied, resubmitted? A specialty breakdown

    For general surgeons, 19 percent of claims are denied or need resubmitted, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2020."  By Angie Stewart -
  8. Cardiologists explain how COVID-19 changed their practice forever

    COVID-19 shifted how cardiologists practice and will permanently change the specialty going forward, according to an article in TCTMD.   By Eric Oliver -
  9. Ophthalmologists report higher rates of depression amid pandemic, study finds

    A study out of India found a higher rate of depression in ophthalmologists than the general population, possibly due to fears surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Mirage News reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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