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  1. Orthopedic surgeon guilty of defrauding California, federal Medicare programs

    Lodi, Calif., orthopedic surgeon Gary Wisner, MD, was convicted of defrauding CMS and Medi-Cal over four years, the California Justice Department said June 17.
  2. Justice Department cracks down on ASC, anesthesia provider arrangements

    Recent government actions involving ASC-anesthesia provider arrangements point to a need to carefully vet these partnerships, according to a June 20 article in JDSupra from the law firm Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis. 
  3. 10 specialties with the most physicians at $5M+ net worth

    Plastic surgery is the specialty with the most physicians most likely to report net worth exceeding $5 million, according to Medscape's "Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2021."

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  1. Crunching the numbers: the profitability of anesthesia

    Data reporting is a powerful tool for any successful anesthesia practice; however, Tony Mira, chair and CEO of MiraMed, stressed the importance of proper analysis of collected data in a recently published blog post.
  2. How ASCs are spearheading the growth of the US surgery market through 2027

    The number of surgical procedures is forecasted to reach 105,814,000 procedures in 2022 and increase to 122,881,000 operations a year by 2027, led by the most significant growth in procedures performed in ASCs, according to a Research and Markets report.
  3. 9 ASC, medical office building transactions totaling more than $250M

    Here are nine ASC and medical office building transactions totaling $251.45 million Becker's has reported on since May 23:
  4. How the anesthesia provider shortage is hurting ASCs

    The anesthesia provider shortage is forcing some ASCs to pay extra stipends to secure coverage, according to Laura Galeazzi, administrator of Lancaster, Calif.-based Antelope Valley Surgical Institute. 

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  1. Anesthesia compensation: 4 stats to know 

    Anesthesiologist salaries increased by only 1 percent between 2020 and 2021, according to a June blog post from Tony Mira, Anesthesia Business Consultants' president and CEO.
  2. Private equity creates 'big uncertainty' in gastroenterology, physician says

    As private equity's influence in healthcare continues to grow, its effect on the gastroenterology industry remains murky.
  3. $12M medical office building with heart, orthopedic centers to open in North Carolina

    Novant Health is constructing a $12 million medical office building on its Brunswick County campus in Bolivia, N.C., WilmingtonBiz reported June 3.
  4. How physicians are leading the charge in ASC migration

    Patients are increasingly choosing ASCs as low-cost, high-quality sites of service, and many ASC leaders see physicians playing a role in the migration. 

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  1. North Carolina multispecialty clinic opens 1st ASC

    Wilmington (N.C.) Health, a multispecialty clinic, opened its first ASC on June 13, WilmingtonBiz reported June 3.
  2. Medicare's physician pay system is 'unsustainable,' trustees say

    The current physician payment system is potentially unsustainable in the long term, according to a June report from Medicare trustees to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris. 
  3. Walgreens aims to disrupt clinical trials sector

    Walgreens is edging further into the healthcare sector with the June 16 launch of its clinical trials business.
  4. Where 4 major ASC companies are focused for 2022

    United Surgical Partners International, AmSurg, SCA Health and Surgery Partners have made significant changes in the last year and are looking to new strategies in the future.
  5. Northwell Health breaks ground on $10M ASC for women

    Northwell Health broke ground on the Katz Women's Surgical Center at Glen Cove (N.Y.) Hospital, Long Island Business News reported June 16.
  6. 6 colonoscopy, endoscopy updates

    Here are six colonoscopy and endoscopy updates Becker's has reported on since May 5:
  7. Outpatient healthcare trust acquires Florida medical office building

    The Citrus Tower medical office building in Clermont, Fla., was acquired by Flagship Healthcare Trust, an outpatient healthcare real estate investment trust.
  8. Small business data breaches up 152%

    As small businesses have recently adopted new technology and expanded their networks to facilitate remote work, cyberattacks over the last two years have jumped 152 percent, The Wall Street Journal reported June 7.
  9. Why patients are flocking to orthopedic ASCs

    According to Andrew Wade, CEO of OrthoSC in Myrtle Beach, S.C., orthopedic ASCs can offer a hyper-focused level of care unavailable at any other site of service. 

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