• ASCs in the Midwest: 15 stats

    Here are 15 key stats on ASCs in the Midwest, according to VMG Health's "Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study" for 2022.
  • Primary care physicians by the numbers

    Here are six key stats on primary care physicians:
  • What do the 9 physician billionaires have in common? They're all self-made

    Nine U.S. physicians appeared on Forbes' 36th annual list of the world's richest people. They range from company founders to inventors, but all are varying degrees of self-made.
  • Are ASC bonuses, staffing fixes 'too little, too late'?

    Many surgery centers saw high staff turnover during the pandemic and are now focused on recruiting and retaining talent to stay operational.
  • Burdensome CMS policies tempering physician investment, exec says

    David Hardin, MD, the chief of medical innovation at Healogic in Denver, spoke with Becker's ASC Review about how CMS policies are hindering physician investments and affecting care. 
  • HCA Healthcare hiring 11 administrators 

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is hiring administrators for 11 locations in California, Colorado, Nevada, Georgia, Texas and Florida. 
  • ASCs are still an emerging market, says admin

    The ASC market across the U.S. has grown rapidly in the past two decades.
  • Prior auths and pandemic pricing top concerns for future, says admin

    The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it increased costs for labor and supplies, but ASCs were already dealing with other factors that increased their costs.
  • Nurse pay by the numbers

    ASCs are feeling the effects of the nurse shortage as they compete with the deep pockets of hospitals, medical centers and even Amazon to recruit. 
  • 10 ASC exec moves in 2022

    Here are 10 career moves from ASC leaders since Jan. 1:
  • What ASCs are doing to stay relevant

    ASCs earned an elevated role in the healthcare ecosystem during the pandemic, as many stayed open to provide surgery for patients without COVID-19 when hospitals ended nonemergency services. Now, insurers and investors see big opportunities with ASCs as a high quality, low-cost setting for care.
  • The investment ASCs can't afford to skip

    ASCs are in a great position to capitalize on the trend to value-based care. Surgery centers are the high-quality, low-cost setting for care and could save Medicare, insurers and patients billions of dollars every year by migrating outpatient surgeries to the low-acuity setting. But there is one thing holding them back.
  • Employees asking for wage bumps, but budgets aren't changing

    Employers are setting aside an average of 3.9 percent of payroll this year for wage increases, but that's not enough with inflation hitting a 40-year high in February, and employees are asking for more pay, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • 10 administrators to know

    Here are 10 ASC administrators to know:
  • How 1 SCA exec is tackling market challenges

    For Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates, tackling staffing and consolidation challenges requires a focus on sustainability.  
  • ASC financial health on the line: An update on net working capital

    The average net working capital of ASCs is $1.3 million per year, a benchmark of a surgery center's financial health, according to the VMG Health's "Intellimarker 2022" report.
  • HCA Healthcare names ambulatory surgery leader 

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare's ambulatory surgery division named Ryan Miller assistant vice president of administrative services in the continental division, the company said April 4. 
  • USPI hiring 32 administrators 

    Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International, the country's largest ASC management company, is hiring at least 33 administrators nationally.
  • Compass Surgical Partners names COO 

    Compass Surgical Partners has named Robert Carrera as chief operating officer, the Raleigh, N.C.-based ASC management company said April 4. 
  • 10 states with the lowest RN pay

    The average annual salary for registered nurses in the U.S. is $82,750, but the average pay for nurses in several states falls below the mean, according to a March 31 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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