Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Spindletop Capital Management creates dermatology platform, acquires 8 practices — 3 insights

    Spindletop Capital Management created a dermatology practice management platform, Sanova Dermatology, and acquired eight dermatology practices.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. CMS spent the most on these 20 Medicare Part B & Part D drugs

    CMS released its Drug Spending Dashboards to provide insights into its Medicare Part B and Part D drug programs as well as Medicaid as a whole. The portal captured statistics from 2016.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Spindletop Capital Management invests in Tricity Pain Associates and Interventional Pain Management — 5 insights

    Spindletop Capital Management acquired San Antonio-based Tricity Pain Associates and Interventional Pain Associates.  By Eric Oliver -

6 most commonly performed spine and pain procedures

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  1. 53% of gastroenterologists are employed — 5 things to know

    More than half — 53 percent — of gastroenterologists are employed at hospitals or other healthcare organizations, according to the Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report 2018.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Here are the top 26 outpatient surgical procedures – No. 1 topped the list by a landslide

    Physicians performed nearly 113 million routine venipunctures in 2016, making that the most popular outpatient procedure that year, according to Definitive Healthcare data from Medicare claims.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 4 ASCs & outpatient facilities achieving certification and accreditation — April 2018

    Here are four outpatient centers that achieved accreditation, reaccreditation or certification in April 2018.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. 'This is simply wrong' — HHS Sec. Alex Azar criticizes high prices in hospitals compared to physician offices

    HHS Secretary Alex Azar discussed President Donald Trump's vision of healthcare in a prepared statement for the Federation of American Hospitals, mentioning the president's interest in limiting regulation, promoting transparency and shifting care to the most appropriate setting.  By Laura Dyrda -

6 most commonly performed spine and pain procedures

Tips on how to stay compliant and maximize revenue in your ASC.
  1. NueHealth, Rothman Institute, Jefferson Health joint venture plans to reopen ASC, double case volume to 4k — 6 highlights

    NueHealth partnered with Rothman Institute, Jefferson Health and 14 multispecialty physicians to acquire the Plymouth Meeting, Pa.-based Blue Bell Surgery Center.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Medical Transcription Billing Corp. hits $8.3M in Q1 revenue — 6 notes

    Medical Transcription Billing Corp. posted its first quarter of positive GAAP net income since its IPO in 2014.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. 4 things to know for ASCs seeking deemed status through The Joint Commission

    The Joint Commission is deemed by CMS as an approved accreditor for ASCs seeking Medicare certification.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Rick Epstein takes the reigns at OMNIlife science — 4 highlights

    Former Sonoma Orthopedic Products President and CEO Rick Epstein joined OMNIlife science as CEO.  By Angie Stewart -
  1. Northwell Health's North Shore University Hospital seeks to acquire ASC — 5 insights

    Northwell Lynbrook ASC Ventures, whose sole member is Manhasset, N.Y.-based North Shore University Hospital, submitted a certificate of need application to buy an ASC in Lynbrook, N.Y., Crain's Health Pulse reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Emerging medical services hub signs 2 new tenants — 4 insights

    Milford-based Connecticut Dermatology Group and Greenwich, Conn.-based Coastal Eye Surgeons both signed leases at a Greenwich property.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. The Orthopaedic Institute switches up executive team with 5 appointments — 6 insights

    Following a growth equity partnership with Varsity Healthcare Partners, Gainesville, Fla.-based The Orthopaedic Institute added five members to its executive team.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Breakdown of physician net worth by demographics — 21 statistics

    Thirty-one percent of women have a net worth of $1 million or more, compared to 47 percent of men, according to Medscape's Physician Wealth and Debt Report 2018.  By Angie Stewart -
  5. Anesthesia group attempts to legally block new provider from working with Atrium Health — 7 insights

    The legal saga between Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health and Charlotte-based Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants continued when SAC filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and injunction against Atrium's new provider, the Charlotte Observer reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Sky Spine Endoscopy Institute opens new headquarters: 3 fast facts

    The Sky Spine Endoscopy Institute relocated its headquarters to Frederick, Md.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. $11M surgery center opens in Minnesota — 5 insights

    Willmar, Minn.-based Carris Health opened its $11 million outpatient surgery center in Willmar, the West Central Tribune reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. President Trump vows to 'bring soaring drug prices back down to earth' — 6 takeaways

    President Donald Trump unveiled a proposal May 11 to slash the prices of pharmaceutical drugs, The New York Times reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. 4 new joint venture ASCs and partnerships — April/May 2018

    Here are four new joint venture ASCs and partnerships announced or opened in the past couple months.  By Angie Stewart -

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