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  1. 3 notable spine surgeries at ASCs in 30 days

    A cervical disc replacement and two more spine surgeries debuted at ASCs in the last 30 days:
  2. Gastroenterologist pay drops to $406,000: 15 key statistics

    Gastroenterologist pay dropped to $406,000, the seventh highest-paid specialty, with plastic surgeons beating orthopedic surgeons to the top spot in 2021.
  3. Practice penalized after YouTube-trained nurses performed neurostimulator procedures

    A Houston-based chiropractor and her practice are paying $2.6 million and foregoing participation in federal healthcare programs for a decade to resolve billing fraud allegations, according to a June 8 Justice Department statement.

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  1. 10 states with the highest number of ASCs per capita

    The number of ASCs is growing across the U.S. as patients and payers demand more outpatient surgery.
  2. 10 total joint ASC physicians to know

    Ten total joint ASC physicians to know:
  3. How 8 leaders are solving the biggest challenges at their ASCs

    From supply shortages to caseload decline, here's how eight ASC leaders are tackling the biggest challenges at their ASCs:
  4. Meet the Oregon ASC that 'rose to the occasion' when caseload soared

    When hospitals were overrun during the pandemic, many ASCs had to navigate increases in caseloads. 

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  1. AdventHealth's surgery center expansion: 4 updates

    AdventHealth has had a busy month expanding its surgical offerings, as the health system opened or acquired four centers in Florida and Kentucky.
  2. How 3 ASCs are mitigating staffing shortages

    Staffing post-pandemic has been tricky for many ASCs, whether it’s because of  competing wages or surgery migration.
  3. USPI vs. AmSurg vs. SCA: 10 key comparisons to know in 2021

    United Surgical Partners International, AmSurg and Surgical Care Affiliates are the largest ASC chains in the U.S.
  4. 3 federal cases involving physicians, practices

    Becker's ASC Review reported on three cases from The U.S. Justice Department involving physicians and practices over the last 30 days.

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  1. US Eye first to use new TECNIS Synergy lens

    Sarasota, Fla.-based US Eye practices are the first to use Johnson & Johnson Vision's TECNIS Synerg Intraocular Lens for cataract surgery, the practice announced in a June 7 news release.
  2. FDA issues warning for Medtronic heart pump

    The FDA issued a warning June 3 alerting healthcare providers to stop implants that use Medtronic's Heartware Ventricular Assist Device System.
  3. Where Dell Medical School's program for at-home CRC screenings stands 3 years in

    A recent study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine analyzes the results of an ongoing project by The University of Texas at Austin's Dell Medical School to mail colorectal cancer screening tests to low-income individuals in Travis County, Texas.
  4. ASC supply chain: 5 updates

    Medline received a multibillion-dollar investment, and the FDA released new guidance to improve prescription drug security. 
  5. AdventHealth opens $16.3M surgery center in Kentucky

    AdventHealth opened a $16.3 million surgery center in Manchester, Ky., The Enterprise reported.
  6. How cardiologists can adapt and thrive in ASCs

    Shifting to an outpatient-based setting can be a daunting idea for cardiologists, but finding a well-equipped ASC can help surgeons succeed, according to James Stidham, president of Healthcare Management Associates.
  7. Profit sharing, productivity bonuses for physicians: 7 Stark Law updates

    CMS clarified the rule allowing in-office ancillary service referrals without violating Stark Law and announced changes that will take effect Jan. 1, 2022.
  8. How this orthopedic ASC leveraged digital engagement to improve patient outcomes

    B. Bus Tarbox, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Columbia (Mo.) Orthopedic Group said his patients' outcomes and satisfaction have improved since onboarding the Force Therapeutics patient engagement platform.
  9. 10 physician income statistics by practice size, ownership

    Physicians in private practice earned about 4 percent more than nonphysician practice owners in 2020, and compensation changes as the practice grows, according to Medical Economics' salary, productivity and profession survey.

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