Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 5 takeaways on GI practice management, private equity

    The COVID-19 pandemic is one factor that's changed the private practice and management landscape for gastroenterologists, according to a paper written by United Digestive leaders.
  2. PerfectServe appoints first chief medical officer

    Clinical communication company PerfectServe on June 9 introduced Rodrigo Martínez, MD, as the company's first chief medical officer.
  3. Pain physician pleads guilty to accepting $66K in Insys kickback scheme

    A Maryland pain physician has pleaded guilty to accepting kickbacks for prescribing pain medication from Insys, according to a report in The Baltimore Sun.

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  1. New reasons insurers are denying payment

    Commercial insurers are changing their policies to deny hospitals and ASCs payment for services deemed unnecessary or lacking enough evidence to move forward.
  2. Former endoscopy center nurse sues Pennsylvania hospital, claims age discrimination

    The former 60-year-old clinical supervisor of State College, Pa.-based Mount Nittany Medical Center's endoscopy center is suing the hospital, claiming age discrimination.
  3. Dr. Scott Stayner debuts novel spinal fusion procedure in Minnesota

    Scott Stayner, MD, PhD, in January performed Minnesota's first spinal fusion using the Minuteman Fusion Plate.
  4. American College of Cardiology partners with startup to launch health monitoring platform

    The American College of Cardiology and Denver-based startup Cliexa have teamed up to launch a new home health monitoring platform, Cliexa-Pulse.

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  1. Doylestown Health system opens new outpatient center in Pennsylvania

    Doylestown (Pa.) Health recently opened a new outpatient center in Wrightstown, Pa., to expand services in the area.
  2. 20 exec moves ASC leaders need to know

    From President Joe Biden appointing a White House physician to Surgery Partners adding board members, here are the biggest executive moves in 2021 for ASC leaders to know:
  3. How 1 ASC focuses on growth despite serving a small community

    ASCs in rural areas may find it difficult to facilitate growth, but one ASC in Illinois is still finding opportunities.
  4. Arizona Urology Specialists opens ASC 

    Arizona Urology Specialists opened a urology ASC in Phoenix, the company announced June 9. 

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  1. Restructuring an ASC post-COVID: Q&A with Christina Holloway

    Christina Holloway, administrator of the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Bala Cynwyd (Penn.) spoke with Becker's ASC Review on how her center is restructuring policies post-COVID-19. 
  2. Retina Consultants of America adds new practice in Texas

    Southlake, Texas-based Retina Consultants of America recently welcomed its 11th practice, Retina Consultants of San Antonio.
  3. 48 ASCs opened by a hospital/health system in 2021

    Becker's ASC Review has reported on 48 ASCs opened or announced by hospitals or health systems in 2021. 
  4. Best states for physicians to practice over the past 5 years: Medscape

    Minnesota has been the top state for physicians to practice for the past four out of five years, according to a Medscape report examining compensation, practice conditions and quality of life across the U.S.
  5. Diversifying supply chain: How ASCs can combat shortages

    ASCs are still struggling with resource acquisition and supply management because of rising costs and pandemic-related shortages. 
  6. Tenet-owned health system building $400M campus with ASC

    Tenet-owned Baptist Health System is planning a campus with an ASC that could approach $400 million at full build out, San Antonio Business Journal reported June 8. 
  7. 3 notable spine surgeries at ASCs in 30 days

    A cervical disc replacement and two more spine surgeries debuted at ASCs in the last 30 days:
  8. Gastroenterologist pay drops to $406,000: 15 key statistics

    Gastroenterologist pay dropped to $406,000, the seventh highest-paid specialty, with plastic surgeons beating orthopedic surgeons to the top spot in 2021.
  9. Practice penalized after YouTube-trained nurses performed neurostimulator procedures

    A Houston-based chiropractor and her practice are paying $2.6 million and foregoing participation in federal healthcare programs for a decade to resolve billing fraud allegations, according to a June 8 Justice Department statement.

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