Category: ASC News

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 G…

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.