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  1. 10 total joint ASC physicians to know

    Below are 10 physicians performing total joint replacements at ASCs.
  2. Mark your calendar: ASCA's upcoming events

    Here are the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's important dates to remember for the upcoming month, found on the ASCA website:
  3. New ASCs in 4 of the best states for physicians to practice

    Texas, one of Medscape's best states for physicians to practice, has announced the opening or plans to open seven ASCs since Jan. 1. 

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  1. Anthem in the headlines: 6 updates from last 60 days

    Anthem is one of the country's largest health insurers.
  2. Florida group practice joins US Urology Partners

    Private equity-backed U.S. Urology Partners is adding Ormond Beach-based group practice Florida Urology Center.
  3. Multispecialty ASC joining physician-owned orthopedic group

    Physician-owned group practice CNOS is adding Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based Midlands Clinic, the Sioux City Journal reported June 12.
  4. Physician found guilty in $12M Tricare fraud scheme

    Arkansas physician Joe May, MD, was convicted on 22 counts over his involvement in a scheme to defraud Tricare of $12 million, the Justice Department said June 10.

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  1. ASCs' biggest challenges & how execs are solving them

    From staffing shortages to supply chain obstacles, 17 ASC leaders joined Becker's to discuss what their biggest day-to-day challenges are and how they're solving them. 
  2. Gastro Health adds Maryland practice

    Gastro Health has added Annapolis, Md.-based Digestive Disorders Associates to its network, the Miami-based gastroenterology organization said June 13. 
  3. Husband-wife physician duo running front-line Ukrainian hospital 

    Valentyna Glushenko, MD, and Arkady Glushenko, MD, a husband and wife physician duo, are running a front-line hospital in Slovyansk, Ukraine, The Washington Post reported June 11. 
  4. Baylor Scott & White opening new ASC in Dallas area

    Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White is opening a multispecialty ASC in Southlake, Texas, a Dallas suburb, Community Impact Newspaper reported June 10.

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  1. Meet the leaders of 5 gastroenterology megagroups

    Gastroenterology MSOs and physician networks have grown in popularity in recent years, giving gastroenterologists the opportunity to expand their reach.
  2. Average anesthesia salary by state 2022

    The average annual salary for anesthesiologists in the U.S. is $226,000, according to career website Zippia, with the highest being in North Dakota and lowest in Hawaii.
  3. Hospital challenging $12.5M South Carolina ASC

    Orangeburg, S.C.-based Regional Medical Center is set to challenge plans for a $12.5 million private ASC in a hearing that has been delayed till August to allow the hospital and physician group time to try to settle out of court, The Times and Democrat reported June 12.
  4. How 1 company attracts talented employees despite staffing shortages

    Ronjon Paul, MD, serves as a spine surgeon and as chair of the spine surgery department at Naperville, Ill.-based Duly Health and Care.  Dr. Paul will serve on the panel "The Next Move for Orthopedic and Spine Supergroups" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in June 16-18 in Chicago.  To learn more and register, click here.
  5. The pandemic has taught how to survive adversity, CEO says

    Annu Navani, MD, is the founder and CEO of Campbell, Calif.-based Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center and an adjunct clinical associate professor of the division of pain at Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine.  Dr. Navani will serve on the panel "Interventional Spine Tech: Revolutionary or All Hype?" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  6. Why 1 owner finds it challenging to be excited about healthcare

    Zeeshan Tayeb, MD, serves as the owner of Pain Specialists of Cincinnati.  Dr. Tayeb will serve on the panels "What Interventional Pain Management Will Look Like in 10 Years" and "How to Build an Integrated Pain Practice" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  7. How 1 neurosurgeon is handling insurance denials

    Betsy Grunch, MD, serves as a neurosurgeon at the Gainesville, Ga.-based Longstreet Clinic. Dr. Grunch will serve on the panels "Discectomies in the ASC — Best Practices for Optimized Spine Programs," "Where Orthopedic, Spine Patient Referrals Will Come From in Five Years" and "Cervical Spine Surgery: Most Interesting Innovations Today" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  8. Whistleblowers win $1.75M in physician's $9.5M Medicare fraud settlement

    Minas Kochumian, MD, paid $9.49 million to settle allegations that he submitted false claims to CMS and Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, for procedures and tests that were never performed, the Justice Department said June 10.
  9. Financial burden patients carry poses challenge to gastroenterologists

    The shift in patients' financial burdens is beginning to cast a shadow over gastroenterology.

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