Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. The next frontier for ASCs: a hybrid cardiovascular care model

    A number of companies are banking on a hybrid office-based lab/ASC model as the next frontier in ASC development, OR Manager reports.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. How many ASCs are under company ownership & management?

    HealthCare Appraisers' 2019 ASC Valuation Survey outlined the number of ASCs that management companies own or manage.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. 17 orthopedics-focused ASCs, centers opened in the first half of 2019

    Here are 17 orthopedics-focused ASCs opened or announced in the first half of 2019:  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. 4 new joint-venture ASCs — May 2019

    Here are four joint-venture ASCs opened or announced in May:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Montana hospital plans medical office building with surgery center — 3 insights

    Missoula-based Providence Montana plans to build a multimillion dollar medical office building with an outpatient surgery center in Missoula, Montana Public Radio reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 12 GI-focused ASCs, centers opened in the first half of 2019

    Here are 12 GI-focused ASCs opened or announced in the first half of the year:  By Rachel Popa -
  4. 3-way joint venture surgery center approved in Massachusetts — 4 insights

    Massachusetts state health officials approved a proposal to turn a 13,000-square-foot building into an ASC, MetroWest Daily News reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Tenet-affiliated hospital building $13.3M medical office building in California — 3 insights

    Doctors Hospital of Manteca (Calif.) is building a two-story, 40,000-square-foot medical office building for $13.3 million adjacent to its main hospital, the Manteca/Ripon Bulletin reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 2019 ASC closings, GI practice mergers & more: 5 must-read articles for ASC leaders

    Here are five of the top-read stories on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. How an Oklahoma ASC battles soaring healthcare costs — 5 takeaways

    The Surgery Center of Oklahoma's anesthesiologist founders explained to Yahoo Finance how their business model is designed to keep costs down.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. The 'strangest' reason healthcare needs price transparency — 4 quotes from 2 ASC founders

    The Surgery Center of Oklahoma's anesthesiologist founders — Steven Lantier, MD, and Keith Smith, MD — believe price transparency is the key to getting healthcare costs under control, according to Yahoo Finance.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Gold standard for clean claims at ASCs climbs to 98% — 3 insights

    To keep denials low, ASCs must maintain a high clean claims rate, according to Regent RCM.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Kansas health system opens 7-OR surgery center, reserves inpatient for complex cases

    The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City opened its Indian Creek Ambulatory Surgery Center, a facility with seven operating rooms and two procedure rooms.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Marrying ASCs + office-based labs — 5 Qs with Cardiovascular Centers CEO Tim Price

    Cardiovascular Centers of America plans to open cardiovascular outpatient centers across the country, according to Tim Price, the management company's CEO.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Grant Thornton's Jeff Berman on the key supply chain trends to watch for

    Jeff Berman, principal of consulting company Grant Thornton's operations transformation, shared trends he sees in the healthcare supply chain with Becker's ASC Review.  By Rachel Popa -
  5. How ASCs can improve quality through education: 3 insights from Hallie Brewer

    Earlier this month, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care launched its 1095 Learn resource for ASCs, which gives them access to learning resources to improve quality during the 1,095 days that pass between accreditation surveys. Hallie Brewer, senior vice president of learning and development for association, told Becker's ASC Review how ASCs can best utilize 1095 Learn.  By Rachel Popa -
  6. 3 ways ASCs can assure compliance with safe medication practices

    ASC management company Pinnacle III outlined how ASCs can stay compliant with CMS' requirements for safe medication practices.  By Rachel Popa -
  7. Changes in store for ASC markets: Implant costs, payer rates & more

    Several changes coming to the ASC market are tracked in this year's ASC Valuation Survey by HealthCare Appraisers.  By Rachel Popa -
  8. 15 physician salary statistics to know

    Reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Medical Economics shed light on physician salary, as well as which states offer the highest.  By Rachel Popa -
  9. Private equity deal, GI practice merger & more: 5 must-read articles for GI leaders

    Here are five of the top-read stories on Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -

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