Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Medical Facilities Corp. chooses new COO

    ASC developer Medical Facilities Corp. named John Schario as its new COO.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Insurers, hospitals clash over service shift to ASCs

    A new policy that steers patients getting colonoscopies away from hospital outpatient departments and into ASCs is stirring up controversy in Minnesota, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. Surgery Partners names new CEO — 4 insights

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners shook up its corporate structure, appointing Eric Evans CEO.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 3 key ASC supply chain management tips

    ASC software developer Simplify ASC gave three supply chain tips for surgery centers:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 3 leaders in gastroenterology to know this week

    Three leaders in gastroenterology to know this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. PE firm acquires ASC-focused payer contracting company, installs CEO — 3 insights

    Private equity firm Osceola Capital acquired Healthcents, a company focused on helping small and medium healthcare providers optimize their payer contracting and growth strategies.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Top 5 stories on ASC finances in 2019

    The most popular stories related to ASC finances in 2019 were ones detailing CMS updates, physician compensation, fraud schemes and insurer programs.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. 10 states with most affordable healthcare

    Research organization Altarum released its Healthcare Affordability State Policy Scorecard to rank the states that provide the most affordable healthcare options.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Partnership aims to improve ASC efficiency, collections with automated texts — 4 notes

    Simple Admit has integrated Dialog Health's two-way texting platform into its portfolio of automated patient relationship management solutions for ASCs, according to a Nov. 12 press release.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Optum partners with Minnesota health system to develop ASCs

    ASC operator Optum finalized a partnership with Allina Health System in Minneapolis in December, paving the way for the potential development of up to a dozen new surgery centers in the next five years, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Virginia ASC closed after hazmat spill

    Coolant leaked inside the University of Virginia Battle Building in Charlottesville overnight Jan. 10, resulting in an ASC's closure as crews cleaned up the spill, according to local NBC affiliate NBC29.  By Rachel Popa -
  1. Facts to know about ASC total joint replacements in 2020

    With 2020 upon us, here are four things ASC leaders should know about outpatient total joint replacements:  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 10 most common procedures in ASCs

    Eye and gastroenterology procedures are some of the most common services proliferated in ASCs, according to a March 2019 report by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 4 projections for GI, urology in ASCs in 2020

    A rise in upper gastroenterology endoscopy to diagnose and treat esophageal diseases will propel high demand for GI procedures in the next decade, according to Sg2's 2019 Impact of Change forecast.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Is GI pay trending up or down? Key trends to know heading into 2020

    With patient awareness of colorectal cancer on the rise and the resulting push for younger patients to be screened for the disease, pay and demand for gastroenterologists is increasing.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. 5 gastroenterologists making headlines

    The following gastroenterologists have been featured in the news recently:  By Rachel Popa -
  6. Flagship Healthcare Properties buys building with ASC & OrthoCarolina clinic

    Flagship Healthcare Properties has bought a medical office building fully leased by OrthoCarolina and Frye Surgery Center in Hickory, N.C., according to Connect CRE Real Estate News.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. ASC orthopedic volumes projected to skyrocket this decade — 3 reasons why

    Hospital outpatient departments currently perform about 50 percent of outpatient orthopedic procedures that could be comfortably done in an ASC, according to Sg2's 2019 Impact of Change forecast.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. ASCs to witness growth, provider shortages in next 10 years — 4 projections

    ASCs are expected to experience tremendous growth over the next decade, but provider shortages will hit multiple specialties, according to Sg2's 2019 Impact of Change forecast.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. Hospital employment more attractive for rookie surgeons as burnout rises

    Changes in early-career surgeons' preferences and the rise of physician burnout will make hospital employment more popular in the next decade, according to Sg2 Senior Consulting Director Amanda Olderog, who shared her insights in ASC Focus.  By Angie Stewart -

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