Category Archive: ASC News

The healthcare disruptors exciting physicians

Today’s healthcare industry is changing rapidly, and some physicians are enthusiastic about the factors driving that change.

Chicago pain management ASCs transition EHR

The Chicago Stem Cell Therapy & Pain Management Institute has transitioned its ASCs and clinics to eClinicalWorks’ electronic health records system. 

4 hospital layoffs in 4 days: What ASCs need to know

Becker’s has reported on four health systems or hospitals laying off employees since June 5. 

AmSurg's ASC presence: A state-by-state breakdown

Major ASC chain AmSurg owns about 4.3 percent of the market, with 256 ASCs nationwide based on a count from 2022. It recently reached a deal to purchase additional ASCs from its affiliate Envision Healthcare in the wake of Envision’s bankruptcy filing….

Wisconsin VA physician fired for misdiagnosing patients 

Tomah (Wis.) Veterans Affairs Medical Center physician Mary Jo Lanska, MD, has been fired after accusations she misdiagnosed veterans suffering from brain injuries and other neurological disorders, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported June 8. 

Former Alaska physician sentenced to 17 years for assault 

Former Sitka, Alaska-based family medicine physician Richard McGrath, DO, has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for sexually assaulting three women, Alaska’s News Source reported June 9. 

The major shortage plaguing ASCs

Physician specialist shortages, and predicted shortages, are plaguing health systems nationwide, including ASCs. One major shortage especially affecting ASCs is a shortage of anesthesiologists.

UnitedHealth in the headlines: 8 updates in 60 days

UnitedHealth Group, parent company of ASC management company United Surgical Partners International, has continued its growth, both in terms of revenue and number of affiliated physicians. 

CMS moves to strengthen primary care

CMS unveiled the Making Care Primary Model, a new primary care initiative aimed at enhancing healthcare outcomes and equity for individuals and communities, June 8. 

10 best ASCs in Florida, per Leapfrog

In May, patient safety reporter Leapfrog and online magazine Money released their list of the best ASCs in the nation for 2023. Over one-third are in Florida. 

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