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  1. 6 gastroenterology updates

    Here are six gastroenterology updates Becker's has reported on since Nov. 18:
  2. Real estate joint venture acquires 8 ASCs

    A joint venture between AEW Capital Management and Flagship Healthcare Trust has acquired eight ASCs across seven states, the company said in a Nov. 30 news release shared with Becker's. 
  3.  $3B for the most expensive ASC projects in 2022 

    Here are 10 of the most expensive ASC projects in 2022, totaling more than $3 billion:

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  1. 'The standard of medicine in this country will continue to decline': 4 leaders on reimbursements

    Here are four leaders' thoughts on reimbursements:
  2. What we heard this month from ASC leaders: November 

    From GI tech to payer behavior, here are three ASC leaders on the industry:
  3. What does it take for ASCs to be successful in value-based care?

    Healthcare has begun its migration to value-based care, and ASCs seem primed for success in the new model.
  4. 5 federal healthcare updates

    From renaming monkeypox to respiratory syncytial virus reaching a potentially critical peak, here are five federal healthcare updates Becker's has reported on since Nov. 23:

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  1. 5 new single-specialty ASCs in November

    Here are five newly opened or announced single-specialty ASCs reported on by Becker's since Nov. 2:
  2. Cigna's profits up 70% in Q3 and 3 more company updates

    Here are four Cigna updates reported on by Becker's since Oct. 21:
  3. Florida optometrist to pay $8K after patient went blind

    Terry Friedman, OD, of Kendall, Fla., has been ordered to pay $7,882 by the state's board of optometry after a patient he treated went blind, the Miami Herald reported Nov. 28. 
  4. Group purchasing organizations under fire and 4 more supply chain updates

    Here are five supply chain updates reported by Becker's since Nov. 23:

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  1. Pennsylvania physician sentenced to up to 6 years for unlawful opioid prescription

    Doylestown, Pa.-based Richard Alan Kondan, DO, has been sentenced to two to six years in prison for unlawful prescription of opioids, the Bucks County District Attorney's Office said Nov. 29. 
  2. The specialties driving ASC growth

    As procedures migrate to the outpatient setting, ASC leaders are seeing cardiology and orthopedics as huge opportunities for growth. 
  3. Justice Department to appeal the ruling that cleared the UnitedHealth-Change merger & 5 more updates

    Here are six updates from UnitedHealthcare, one of the largest payers, since Nov. 17:
  4. Physician pay in the last 5 years

    Here's how much physicians were paid on average over the last five years, pulled from Medscape's physician compensation reports:  
  5. Boston Scientific to acquire Apollo Endosurgery in $615M deal

    Boston Scientific has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire gastrointestinal device company Apollo Endosurgery.
  6. Indianapolis medical office building acquired under partnership

    Indianapolis-based Shore Terrace Medical Center's medical office building was acquired under a partnership between Indianapolis-based Urban Growth Capital, BrightPoint Real Estate and Chicago-based North Companies.
  7. 3 gastroenterology lawsuits in 2022

    Here are three lawsuits involving gastroenterologists or gastroenterology practices that Becker's has reported on since March 7:
  8. Michigan ASC gains orthopedic certification

    Troy, Mich.-based UnaSource Surgery Center has snagged Advanced Orthopaedic Certification from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the company said in a Nov. 28 email to Becker's. 
  9. ASC patient files complaint over incident during surgery

    A 67-year-old man who had eye surgery said his physician and surgical staff hid evidence of a mishap that left him with a small cut on his forehead, Kaiser Health News reported Nov. 28.

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