• Kaiser Permanente expands ASC presence: 3 updates this year

    From a new Maryland ASC to a potential California addition, here are three ASC updates from Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente that Becker's has reported on this year. 
  • SCA Health looking to fill 20 open CEO positions

    SCA Health, an organization specializing in ambulatory surgery care, has 20 open CEO positions at affiliated practices nationwide. 
  • 8 states with over 20 USPI ASCs

    United Surgical Partners International is the largest ambulatory surgery platform in the country, with 486 facilities nationwide. 
  • Louisiana physician charged with illegally distributing opioids, Adderall

    Mansfield, La.-based physician Jeffrey Evans Jr., MD, and Debra Craig, a licensed practical nurse, were indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally obtaining and distributing opioids and adderall, the U.S. Justice Department said Oct. 26. 
  • Compass Surgical Partners expands leadership team

    ASC management partner Compass Surgical Partners has added four new members to its leadership team in an effort to accelerate operations and innovation, according to an Oct. 26 press release. 
  • National Spine & Pain Centers appoints chief medical officer of ambulatory surgery

    National Spine & Pain Centers has promoted Yeshvant Navalgund, MD, to the role of chief medical officer of ambulatory surgery. 
  • Johns Hopkins ASCs to remain in CareFirst BCBS network

    Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine has reached an agreement with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to keep its ASCs in the CareFirst network. 
  • 4 orthopedic ASC updates in the last 30 days

    From a Florida surgery center acquisition to new robotics, here are four new orthopedic ASC updates Becker's has reported on in the last 30 days. 
  • 89 SCA Health ASCs named America's best 

    Eighty-nine SCA Health ASCs made Newsweek's "America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers," which ranks 510 of the more than 5,000 Medicare-certified ASCs in the country.
  • 20 best markets for ASC expansion

    Twenty U.S. metro areas, including Oklahoma City and New Orleans, might be the best markets to open an ASC in, according to data from healthcare analytics business Pivotal. 
  • Female executives are leaving their companies at record rates — here's why

    Women in leadership are switching jobs at higher rates than have ever been seen before, according to the 2022 "Women in the Workplace" study from consulting firm McKinsey & Co. 
  • Florida ASC welcomes its 1st patients

    The Surgery Center of Florida in Wesley Chapel has welcomed its first patients, QHR Health News reported Sept. 22.
  • How declining pay is pushing physicians to ASCs

    If CMS' proposed physician fee cut of 4.42 percent takes effect, the move has the potential to further push physicians to ASC settings.
  • AMA: 7 things young physicians need to know about burnout

    Physician burnout is at an all-time high, with three out of five physicians expressing that they feel exhausted, according to an Oct. 26 report from the American Medical Association. 
  • Colorado women's clinic to outsource procedures to local ASC

    The Women's Clinic of Northern Colorado in Fort Collins will begin outsourcing procedures to Nadora Healthcare, a Johnstown-based ASC, according to an Oct. 25 report from the Loveland Reporter-Herald. 
  • Texas physician guilty in $54M Medicare fraud scheme

    Daniel Canchola, MD, pleaded guilty for his role in a $54 million Medicare fraud scheme, the Justice Department said Oct. 25.
  • Finding a physician mentor: 5 tips

    Young physicians and residents should take advantage of mentorship opportunities to further their careers, according to an Oct. 25 article on the American Medical Association website. 
  • Where ASC consolidation is headed

    Prashanth Bala, vice president of ASC operations at Shields Health in Quincy, Mass., spoke with Becker's to discuss the trajectory of ASC consolidation.
  • Texas ASC files for $1.7M renovation with state

    The Katy (Texas) Ambulatory Surgery Center has submitted a project request to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for a renovation/alteration project, according to an Oct. 24 report from Community Impact. 
  • New York physician to pay $900K for opioid, fraudulent billing claims

    New York physician Ahmad Mehdi, MD, is paying $900,000 to settle civil claims over alleged improper opioid prescribing and fraudulent billing, the Justice Department said Oct. 24.

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