1. Spine, orthopedic hospital to replace shuttered Texas facility Full story
2. UW-Madison orthopedic head steps down after proposed ASC denied Full story
3. Average orthopedic surgeon wait time up 48% since 2017 Full story
4. ASCs are leaving money on the table with outdated revenue cycle management. Here's an easy-to-apply, 5-step solution.
5. Former NuVasive exec named CEO of LimaCorporate Full story
6. Johnson & Johnson spent $10B on M&As in last 5 years; spin off on track for 2023 Full story
7. Physician shortages: Appointment wait times average nearly 4 weeks in large cities Full story
8. Acceptance rates at the top 15 medical schools for orthopedic surgeons Full story
9. Payers, private equity and even health systems see the value in shifting procedures to ASCs, but are ASCs ready for increased patient acuity? Hear from 3 physician leaders to prepare.
10. Orthopedic surgeon compensation recovery in hospitals, physician-owned groups Full story
11. Rush, Franciscan Alliance partner with potential to expand neurosurgery offerings Full story
12. Effective management of staff shortages + supply disruptions are a must. Maintain efficiency despite chronic challenges with tips from this discussion.
Becker's Learning Opportunities
1. Hospitals are facing a healthcare climate fraught with operational risks, and a one dimensional strategy isn't cutting it. Here are the tools your team needs to stay nimble.
2. An estimated 80,000 people die in hospitals each year because of incorrect diagnoses. Learn the 4 causes of diagnostic errors and how to address them here.
3. Today's healthcare consumers won't settle for an impersonal experience. These 10 must-read articles examine the new payer imperative — member empowerment. Read them and learn how health plans can make healthcare personal.