• 10 ASC administrators to know

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  • Insurance company authorization processes need reform, physicians say

    ASC leaders are often frustrated over their interactions with insurance companies. Anthony Romeo, MD, executive vice president of the Musculoskeletal Institute of Duly Health and Care in Elmhurst, Ill., and Alok Sharan, MD, director of spine and orthopedics at Matawan-based NJ Spine and Wellness and originator of the awake spinal fusion procedure, told Becker's ASC Review Podcast at the August Orthopedic, Spine and ASC virtual event that authorizations for procedures should be at least standardized, if not fully automated.
  • How ASC leaders can maintain staff amid shortage, according to MedHQ's COO

    The medical sector is experiencing a labor shortage, and many analysts predict it will only get worse as the Baby Boomer generation ages out of the workforce. Rita Hernandez Figi, COO of healthcare human resources management firm MedHQ, told Becker's ASC Review about some of the strategies leaders should know to maintain staffing in the face of the shortage.
  • New York ASC admin says new procedure could restore fertility to cancer patients

    One devastating side effect of cancer treatment for women can be a loss of fertility. Gabriel Figueroa, administrator of Manhattan Reproductive Surgery Center, told Becker's ASC Review Podcast that his team is on the verge of launching a program that could give cancer patients more options for family planning.
  • 8 fast facts on Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America exec team

    The Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America operates more than 70 surgery centers in 17 states. Here are eight fast facts on two of its top executives:
  • 13 quick notes on PE GI Solutions' executive team

    Jamison, Pa.-based Physicians Endoscopy GI Solutions is a single-specialty management company that is affiliated with more than 600 gastroenterologists and partnered with more than 60 ASCs that perform more than 600,000 procedures each year across 19 states.
  • Insurers are taking decisions out of the hands of physicians, says ortho surgeon

    Autonomy is an important factor in where physicians choose to practice medicine, and Grant Shifflett, MD, of Disc Sports & Spine Center in Newport Beach, Calif., told Becker's ASC Review Podcast that he sees a potentially concerning trajectory.
  • 6 notes on Boston Scientific's head of endoscopy

    Medical device company Boston Scientific grossed nearly $10 billion in total revenue in 2020, according to the company's annual report.
  • Tower Surgical Partners appoints its first COO

    Tower Surgical Partners named Cresia Walker as its first COO, the company said Oct. 11. 
  • 15 notes on Covenant Physician Partners' executive team

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Covenant Physician Partners has made several executive hires within the past year, after rebranding from an ASC company to a physician services company. Most recently, the company appointed Mike Field as vice president of physician recruitment on Oct. 8.
  • What ASCs want CMS to consider before issuing vaccination mandate

    CMS plans to issue a rule that will require ASCs, along with all other healthcare providers, to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for staff as a condition of participating in Medicare. 
  • 16 fast facts on SurgCenter leadership

    Towson, Md.-based SurgCenter Development ranks as the sixth-largest ASC chain in the U.S. in 2021, with a portfolio of 92 ASCs.
  • 10 ASC administrators to know

    Here are 10 ASC administrator to know:
  • Balancing finances, quality care key to PE investment success, administrator says

    For Melissa Hermanson, RN, private equity investors and ASCs must share a mission and values to have a mutually beneficial relationship. 
  • How private equity will affect ophthalmology ASCs: Q&A with Robert Nelson

    Robert Nelson is executive director of Island Eye Surgicenter in Westbury, N.Y. He told Becker's about how he thinks private equity investment will affect ophthalmology and shared his biggest concerns about the winter season. 
  • HST Pathways names CFO

    HST Pathways, an ASC software company, named Susan Kane as CFO, the company said Oct. 4. 
  • Independent ASCs the 'sweet spot' for private equity, administrator says

    Private equity investment is booming in healthcare, and some ASC leaders think independent ASCs will be key to industry growth. 
  • 5 fast facts on Surgery Partners' CEO 

    Eric Evans has been the CEO and director of Nashville, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners since January 2020. 
  • Adaptability is how small practices can succeed, says Texas surgeon

    With the ongoing trend of small ASCs being bought up by larger groups, some see the consolidation as detrimental to the market, including President Joe Biden, who issued an executive order on July 9 to crack down on anticompetitive acquisitions.
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    Kayla Schneeweiss-Keene, administrator of Mann Cataract Surgery Center in Humble, Texas, led her center through storm damage amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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