Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. How automation helps MidLantic Urology manage revenue cycles, prior authorizations

    Automation tools have been a key part of boosting collections and managing finances at MidLantic Urology, controller Maryanne Thompson said.
  2. Opening an ASC? Here's what spine surgeons need to know

    The migration of more higher-acuity spine surgeries to the outpatient setting presents an opportunity for stakeholders and surgeons to realize significant profit in the coming years if that ASC is operated properly.
  3. Feds crack down on pain procedure billing fraud

    Multiple physicians and chiropractors have agreed to pay the federal government millions of dollars over the past six months to resolve fraudulent billing allegations related to pain management procedures.

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  1. PE GI Solutions subscribes to Provation documentation system

    PE GI Solutions' ASCs will begin using Provation's cloud-based documentation and patient charting system, it said June 15.
  2. Surgeon sues to break up IU Health's 'monopoly' on primary care, vascular surgery

    The only independent vascular surgeon in Southern Indiana alleged in a lawsuit that IU Health's monopoly on primary care physicians and vascular surgeons in Bloomington is anti-competitive and lowers care standards.
  3. Worst states for physicians to practice over the past 5 years: Medscape

    West Virginia was named the worst state for physicians to practice twice in the past five years by Medscape's Best and Worst Places to Practice reports from 2017-21.
  4. State-by-state breakdown of 104 new ASCs in 2021

    Florida is leading the charge with 11 ASCs opened or announced in 2021 so far. 

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  1. How an ASC created 2 robotic-assisted surgery programs during the pandemic

    When hospitals paused elective surgeries and cut spending during the COVID-19 pandemic, some ASCs chose to invest in technology to facilitate growth.
  2. Johns Hopkins ASC launches total joint, electrophysiology programs

    Lutherville, Md.-based Green Spring Station of Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center recently launched a total joint and electrophysiology program, according to a June 14 email from the Baltimore-based health system.
  3. Columbia University selects endowed professor, director of pediatric ophthalmology

    Columbia University in New York City recently introduced Steven E. Rosenberg, MD, as director of pediatric ophthalmology and the Anne S. Cohen Endowed Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology.
  4. Gastroenterologist proposes surgery center, medical office in Minnesota: 3 details

    A gastroenterologist is proposing to build a medical office and surgery center in Edina, Minn., The Edina Sun Current reported June 11.

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  1. Property management company acquires New Jersey medical office building with ASC

    Healthcare real estate company Anchor Health Properties recently acquired an Englewood, N.J.-based medical office building where the Patient Care Associates surgery center is housed, according to a June 14 press release.
  2. What anesthesia demographics tell us about practice management — 6 insights

    Understanding trends in anesthesia demographics is key to strategic planning and maximizing revenue, according to a blog post by Tony Mira, founder of Anesthesia Business Consultants. 
  3. How does the net worth of ASC specialists stack up?

    Only 1 percent of gastroenterologists have a net worth under $500,000, according to Medcape's Physician Wealth & 
  4. Flagler Health breaks ground on campus with ASC

    St. Augustine, Fla.-based Flagler Health broke ground June 11 on a campus with an ASC, the health system said.  
  5. Former hospital pharmacist, whistleblower alleges he was fired for pointing out fraudulent ASC billing

    David Schwartz, former pharmacy director of a Dallas hospital, alleges that he was fired for airing concerns that an affiliated surgery center was fraudulently overbilling state and federal payers, according to Bloomberg Law.
  6. The rise of the orthopedic supergroup

    In 1966, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker formed the band Cream. Each member was a star in his own right, leading most music historians to crown Cream as the very first “supergroup,” coining the now popular phrase.
  7. 9 spine-focused ASCs opened or announced this year

    Spine and total joint surgeries are among the highest-acuity procedures rapidly moving to the outpatient setting, representing a significant financial opportunity for ASCs.
  8. Illinois ASC, clinic says BCBSIL terminated contract without warning

    Springfield (Ill.) Clinic accused Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois of terminating its in-network provider agreement without warning, according to an ABC affiliate News Channel 20.
  9. What it will take for ASCs to thrive in 2021: 8 exec perspectives

    From managing staff shortages to overseeing increased caseloads, ASC leaders have many tasks and priorities on their plates. Here, eight ASC leaders share advice to achieve success in 2021. 

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