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  1. $140M judgments resolve fraud charges against chiropractor's pain clinics, businesses

    Five companies, including three pain management clinics, with the same owner had a second default judgment issued against them for participating in a multimillion dollar billing fraud scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said Sept. 2.
  2. What's the biggest opportunity for growth in anesthesiology?

    For one CEO, the biggest opportunity for growth is a joint venture between ASC owners and anesthesia providers. 
  3. Cigna in the past 30 days: 7 updates

    Cigna expanded its Affordable Care Act market reach to three states. 
  1. $17M medical office building, ASC sold in Florida

    Two affiliates of Montecito Medical Real Estate sold a two-story medical office building in Weston, Fla. for $17.2 million, The Real Deal reported Sept. 2.
  2. What factors contribute to physician bad behavior?

    Fifty three percent of physicians said physician bad behavior was due to general personal arrogance, according to Medscape's report, "Physicians Behaving Badly: Has It Gotten Worse?"
  3. 5 fast facts on the president of AmSurg

    Jeff Snodgrass has served as the president of Nashville, Tenn.-based AmSurg, Envision's ASC division, since 2020. 
  4. NorthStar Anesthesia's CEO on reimbursement challenges, growth opportunities

    Adam Spiegel, CEO of NorthStar Anesthesia, spoke with Becker's ASC Review on the biggest opportunities for growth in anesthesia. 

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  1. 5 recent ASCs opened or announced in New York

    Five ASCs have been opened or announced in New York in the past month, as reported by Becker's ASC Review.
  2. 24-clinic Florida practice files for bankruptcy

    Boca Raton, Fla.-based Path Medical has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with $86.5 million in liabilities, South Florida Business Journal reported Sept. 2.
  3. UPMC surgeon performed, billed for illegal overlapping surgeries, whistleblower suit alleges

    The U.S. Justice Department is suing UPMC, its chair of cardiothoracic surgery and University of Pittsburgh Physicians in a whistleblower suit brought by a former UPMC physician.
  4. 'Advocacy is critical for our profession and our patients': What we heard this week

    Healthcare providers have given Becker's insight on a number of topics, ranging from payer challenges to growth opportunities for their specialties.

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  1. Physician noncompete disputes continue, but Biden administration wants them exiled

    Physician noncompete contracts are a common but sometimes contentious issue in the healthcare industry as they have the potential to disrupt the physician-patient relationship and remove physicians — who are already in short supply — from the workforce.
  2. Ophthalmology ASC hits decade of AAAHC accreditation

    Livonia (Mich.) Outpatient Surgery Center has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, according to partner company Sunerva Group. 
  3. WHO classifies new COVID-19 variant of concern & more: 7 updates for ASC leaders

    All Americans, regardless of vaccination status, should wear masks in public indoor settings, according to Rochelle Walensky, MD, director of the CDC. 
  4. Physician-owned ASC awarded for supply chain management 

    South Bend-Ind.-based Allied Physicians Surgery Center has received a best practice award for supply chain management, the company said Sept. 2. 
  5. 'The government pays us less than they pay their plumber': Anesthesia leaders on reimbursement challenges

    From labor shortages to surprise billing legislation, five leaders in anesthesiology spoke with Becker's ASC Review on the biggest reimbursement challenges they experience. 
  6. Colorado orthopedic practice acquires private practice, ASC

    Frisco, Colo.-based Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery has acquired an orthopedic practice and its ASC, Summit Daily reported Sept. 2. 
  7. 4 researchers awarded $35K to support ophthalmology, blindness prevention

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology and eye care nonprofit Research to Prevent Blindness awarded grants to four researchers Sept. 1 in support of population-based studies on ophthalmology and blindness research.
  8. Distinguished cardiology leader dies

    Craig Pratt, MD, who contributed to notable cardiology research and held several leadership positions in the industry, died Aug. 28 at the age of 76 from Parkinson's disease.
  9. Endosound gains FDA breakthrough device designation for ultrasound system

    The EndoSound Vision System was granted breakthrough device designation by the FDA Sept. 1.

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