• False Claims Act settlements, judgements surpass $2.68B in 2023

    False Claims Act settlements and judgments surpassed $2.68 billion during the 2023 fiscal year, according to a Feb. 22 news release from the Justice Department.
  • The CMS tides are turning for ASCs in 2024

    At the end of 2022, several ASC industry groups, including the Association of Operating Room Nurses, expressed disappointment in CMS for only adding four new procedures to the ASC-covered list for 2023. 
  • Will ASC growth keep up with demand?

    Outpatient surgical volumes are only expected to grow in the coming years, led largely by orthopedic procedures including joint replacements, spinal fusions and knee replacements, according to a study from healthcare intelligence firm Sg2.
  • How 1 family built a healthcare dynasty

    The Stryker family, creators and heirs of medtech company Stryker, are currently wealthier than other well-known family dynasties, like the Kennedys and the Rockefellers. 
  • The 18 states without Surgery Partners' presence

    Major ASC chain Surgery Partners has 192 practice affiliates nationwide as of February, from New York to California. 
  • 10 ASCs hiring administrators

    Here are 10 ASCs that posted job listings seeking administrators in the last month. 
  • Where do noncompetes target physicians?

    Noncompetes have been a hot-button topic in healthcare, with supporters and those opposed to the practice each attempting to influence policy changes.
  • ASC masking updates: 8 things to know

    In December, several major health systems made headlines when they reinstated COVID-19-era mask mandates for patients and providers amid a rise in respiratory virus cases. 
  • Congressman to visit Indiana ASC

    U.S. Rep. Rudy Yakym is paying a visit to the Surgery Center of Grander (Ind.) to meet with leaders of the Elkhart, Ind.-based Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center and South Bend, Ind.-based Beacon Health System, according to a Feb. 22 report from Goshen News.
  • Oregon ASC set for demolition

    The Salem, Ore.-based Willamette Surgery Center, which served patients in the area for over 20 years, will be demolished after closing its doors last fall, according to a Feb. 21 report from the Salem Reporter.
  • The Stark law cases making headlines

    Here are two recent Stark law cases that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 23:
  • Good news, bad news for ASC administrators in 2024

    Physicians, ASCs and health systems alike have been rattled by — and relieved to learn about — recent changes in healthcare.
  • Surgery Partners' 192 ASC affiliates

    Major ASC chain Surgery Partners has 192 ASC affiliates all across the U.S.
  • Johnson & Johnson spinoff eliminates jobs

    Johnson & Johnson is eliminating 51 positions at its consumer health spinoff Kenvue through the first half of the year, according to a WARN notice filed with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 
  • The next big player in the ASC game

    ASC management company Compass Surgical Partners has made quite a name for itself over the past few months.
  • Private practice could become a niche

    Private practice is becoming a more difficult option for physicians in today's economy.
  • Physician suing Mayo Clinic gets jury trial 

    A free speech lawsuit filed by Michael Joyner, MD, against Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is set to go before a jury in July 2025, NBC affiliate KTTC reported Feb. 15. 
  • The 10 most depressed physician specialties

    Depression is on the rise among all physicians, with urologists facing the highest rates of mild to severe depression, according to a Feb. 20 report from the American Medical Association based on a depression and burnout survey of 7,360 specialists. 
  • States with the lowest, highest property tax rate

    Hawaii is the state with the lowest real estate property tax rate, while New Jersey is the state with the highest, according to personal finance site WalletHub.
  • 'Layoffs beget layoffs': Why 2024 could be the year of cut costs

    Less than two months into 2024, major corporations have already cut thousands of jobs nationwide in an effort to drive down costs, according to a Feb. 18 report from CNBC.

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