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  1. 6 device, equipment recalls in 2022

    Medical device and equipment manufacturers issued recalls in 2022 on products ranging from software to hip implants.
  2. Florida ASC lacks lifesaving hospital backup, state inspectors find

    Florida Health Department inspectors found that physicians performing surgeries at the Miami Surgical Center don't have state-required hospital backups to save a patient's life if procedures go wrong, the Miami Herald reported Aug. 15. 
  3. Ohio physician convicted of unlawfully distributing 111K opioids

    A pain management physician was convicted Aug. 12 of unlawfully distributing opioids from his Martins Ferry, Ohio-based clinic, the U.S. Justice Department said Aug. 15. 

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  1. 9 leading indicators of an economic recession

    With rising inflation rates and gas prices, several ASC leaders and business owners are watching for signs of an impending recession. 
  2. California physician to pay $1.9M fraud settlement

    Stockton, Calif.-based physician Azizulah Kamali, MD, has agreed to pay $1.9 million to resolve allegations that he submitted false claims for surgically implanted neurostimulators and paid kickbacks to sales marketers, the U.S. Justice Department said Aug. 12. 
  3. 3 high-profile MLB surgeries since Aug. 1

    As the MLB approaches the second half of its 2022 season, Becker's has reported on players from three different teams needing surgery since Aug.1.
  4. 16 recent gastroenterology updates

    From a data breach to a network expansion, here are 16 gastroenterology stories Becker's has reported on since Aug. 1:

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  1. Motus GI back on NASDAQ

    Medical endoscopy solutions company Motus GI received formal notice that it can once again trade on the NASDAQ stock market after falling below the minimum bid price requirement earlier this year, according to an Aug. 11 news release.
  2. California ASC gifted $100,000 for imaging tech

    Ventura, Calif.-based Community Memorial Health System received a $100,000 gift from Mechanics Bank to purchase an advanced C-arm, according to an Aug. 15 report from the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. 
  3. Leaders want ASCs to adopt these trends

    Pursuing equal payment to hospital outpatient departments and using technology to increase efficiency are among the trends healthcare leaders recommend ASCs adopt.
  4. 10 health companies that have announced layoffs, hiring freezes this year

    Even with a falling unemployment rate, U.S. companies are still laying off workers. 

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  1. Florida ASC sold for $18.5 million

    Southpoint Surgery Center in Jacksonville, Fla., a 34,029-square-foot medical center with a large ASC, has been sold to REIT healthcare for just over $18.5 million. 
  2. 3 hospitals, health systems opening ASCs

    Geisinger and two more hospitals and health systems that have opened or have plans to open ASCs that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 2:
  3. 5 of 2022's most expensive new eye centers

    The first half of the year has been fruitful for eye centers across the U.S.
  4. Rising anesthesia workload could lead to surgery risks: Tony Mira

    As the demand for anesthesia providers grows, there is a rising concern for the ability to maintain patient safety, according to a June blog post by Tony Mira, Anesthesia Business Consultants' president and CEO. 
  5. 'ASCs have to be nimble': How ASCs can face potential financial losses

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic-spurred economic downturn, many ASCS are looking to the 2008 recession as a blueprint for rebounding and growing.
  6. 9 Optum updates to know

    Optum, parent company of ASC company SCA Health, is having a huge year in acquisitions, spending almost $8 billion. 
  7. Court rules drug, not physician, caused ASC patient's death 

    A jury found that an Abingdon, Md.-based pain physician was not liable in the death of a patient who was injected with a contaminated steroid during a procedure at an ASC, The Daily Record reported Aug. 10. 
  8. Kaiser Permanente posts $1.3B loss in Q2 & 4 more updates 

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente reported a net loss of $1.3 billion for the second quarter of this year. 
  9. 528K jobs added to workforce in July as unemployment rate improves

    About 528,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in July, nearly doubling economist projections, and bringing the unemployment rate down to 3.5 percent. 

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