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  1. Bausch Health to appeal GI drug patent decision

    Bausch Health Cos. and its GI business, Salix Pharmaceuticals, will appeal a U.S. District Court of Delaware decision that found some of its drug patents infringed and invalid. 
  2. St. Cloud Surgical Center celebrates 50 years

    The St. Cloud (Minn.) Surgical Center celebrated its 50th anniversary Aug. 10, KNSI Radio reported Aug. 11.
  3. Former Washington physician pleads guilty to hiring hit man to injure partner, kidnap wife

    Ronald Ilg, a former neonatal physician in Spokane, Wash., on Aug. 10 pleaded guilty to hiring a hit man on the dark web to assault one woman and kidnap and extort another, reported.

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  1. North American Partners in Anesthesia offers services to NYU Langone ASC

    North American Partners in Anesthesia, an anesthesia-focused pain management company, is providing services to NYU Langone Ambulatory Surgery Center-Garden City (N.Y.).
  2. DISC Sports & Spine Center breaks ground on California ASC

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Sports & Spine Center broke ground on an ASC in Marina del Rey, Calif., that is expected to open in early 2023.
  3. Florida ASC cyberattack compromises 2,200 patient records

    In June, Florida Springs Surgery Center in Spring Hill reported to HHS that the personal data of 2,203 patients was leaked in a cyberattack between March 25 and June 2.
  4. Anesthesiologist pay: 7 stats to know

    Here are seven key stats on anesthesiologist pay:

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  1. 3 ways ASCs are seeking to drive revenue

    As supply and labor costs skyrocket, many ASC leaders are seeking new ways to drive revenue. 
  2. How proposed Medicare rules will affect chronic pain management

    There could be several changes for chronic pain providers in 2023 based on a new proposal from Medicare, including changes to cost of care and the addition of new services.
  3. Consumer price index rises by 8.5 percent in July

    The consumer price index rose 8.5 percent in July compared to the same period last year, down from the inflation rate in June, according to an Aug.10 report from CNBC. 
  4. Walgreens in the headlines: 6 updates

    Walgreens has grappled with a drug recall, two lawsuits and a boycott threat since June 10.

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  1. 5 recent studies for ASC leaders to know

    Two recent studies have shown use cases for artificial intelligence in both ophthalmology and gastroenterology.
  2. Midcareer gastroenterologist pay in 5 most populated cities

    Chicago is the best paying city for midcareer gastroenterologists in any practice setting when comparing the five most populous cities in the U.S., according to the Medscape Salary Explorer.
  3. ASC vs. HOPD for orthopedic surgery: 5 insights

    Costs are significantly lower for patients choosing to have an orthopedic procedure at an ASC instead of a hospital outpatient department, according to a new report from Medscape. 
  4. AI system diagnoses IBD more effectively than human experts: Study

    A pilot study published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology suggests that an AI system has a higher accuracy of diagnosing inflammatory bowel disease than health professionals. 
  5. Record-breaking deals, partnerships and more: 7 California ASC updates

    California holds the most ASCs of any state, and a new project would also give it the most expensive ASC in the nation.
  6. 5 artificial intelligence updates this year

    From glaucoma detection to cancer detection, artificial intelligence is being used in a variety of ways at ASCs.
  7. Deals, acquisitions, closures: 5 Florida ASC updates

    Florida is one of the most active states for ASCs and medical real estate.
  8. 10 biggest ASC deals this year

    Here are the biggest deals in 2022 that ASC leaders need to know about:
  9. Cohen Children's Medical Center opens $110M pediatric surgery complex

    New York City-based Cohen Children’s Medical Center has opened its Pediatric Surgical Operating Complex.

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