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  1. 10 spine ASCs to know

    There are more than 3,500 orthopedic ASCs in the U.S., according to 2021 CMS figures, but many of them do not offer spine surgery.
  2. 17 new ASCs in June

    Here are 17 new ASCs Becker's has reported on in June:
  3. 3 gastroenterology trends to watch

    Bill Snyder, CEO of digital health company Vivante Health, spoke with Becker's on June 29 to discuss the gastroenterology trends he is monitoring.

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  1. 9 recent studies for ASC leaders to know

    Here are eight studies for ASC leaders that Becker's has reported on recently:
  2. Walgreens healthcare updates: 5 recent moves

    From resolving generic drug cost lawsuits to expanding care offerings, here are five moves from Walgreens Becker's has covered recently:
  3. Surgery Partners, Novant Health planning $328.7M medical center 

    ASC chain Surgery Partners and Charlotte, N.C.-based Novant Health have submitted plans for a $328.7 million medical center in Asheville, N.C., The Transylvania Times reported June 29. 
  4. Nurse pay jumps nearly 5%

    Registered nurse pay jumped 4.81 percent from 2020 to 2021, according to the Medical Group Management Association's "Management and Staff Compensation" report.

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  1. 5 wealthiest, 5 lowest net worth specialties

    Infectious diseases and plastic surgery are at opposite ends of the net worth spectrum, according to Medscape's "Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2021."
  2. Centene in the headlines: 8 recent updates

    Here are five recent updates on one of the country's largest insurers: 
  3. 5 federal healthcare updates

    From Roe v. Wade to reimbursement protocols, here are five federal healthcare updates Becker's has covered since June 6:
  4. Ground broken for 100K-SF joint venture ASC, endoscopy center

    Gastroenterology group MNGI Digestive Health and Allina Health, both based in Minneapolis, broke ground on a joint venture multispecialty clinic, ASC and endoscopy center, REJournals reported June 30.

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  1. Aurora Health Care multispecialty center to open July 10

    Aurora Health Care's new Sheboygan, Wis., multispecialty medical center will open July 10. 
  2. United Digestive, GI Alliance and more: 10 industry updates

    Here are 10 updates on gastroenterology companies Becker's reported on during the second quarter:
  3. 10 biggest ASC deals in Q2

    Here are the biggest deals in the second quarter of 2022 that ASC leaders need to know:
  4. 5 statistics making gastroenterologists nervous

    From a rise in colorectal cancer cases to missed colonoscopy appointments, here are five numbers making gastroenterologists nervous. 
  5. San Antonio's Methodist Northeast breaks ground on ASC

    San Antonio-based Methodist Hospital Northeast is building a medical office building with an ASC, San Antonio Express-News reported June 30.
  6. Gastroenterology is 'really warming up' to telehealth, Vivante Health CEO says

    Gastroenterology has the second highest telemedicine usage of any adult speciality, according to Doximity's "State of Telemedicine Report."
  7. Same surgery cost nearly 20 times more in HOPD than ASC in California

    A retired orthopedic surgeon in Fresno, Calif., was charged nearly $4,000 more for a cataract surgery at a hospital outpatient department than his wife who received the same procedure at an ASC, Kaiser Health News reported June 27. 
  8. 5 reasons for physician practice finance improvement, decline in 2021

    In 2021, 21 percent of physicians reported an improvement in practice finances compared to 2020 while 29 percent reported a decline, according to Medical Economics' "2022 Physician Report" released June 18.
  9. 11 most popular ancillary physician services

    Electrocardiogram services are the most popular ancillary services offered by physicians, according to Medical Economics' "2022 Physician Report" released June 18. 

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