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  1. 10 ASC administrators to know

    Here are 10 ASC administrators to know:
  2. Top 15 ophthalmology procedures 

    The top ophthalmological procedure performed in 2021 was a comprehensive eye examination for existing patients who have already seen the provider for vision issues, according to claims data in a May report from Definitive Healthcare. 
  3. 6 federal updates for ASC leaders

    Here are six updates from HHS and CMS from the last two weeks:

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  1. 10 worst states for nurse pay vs. cost of living

    The minimum cost of living in many states in the U.S. eats up the majority of the average nurse salary, according to data from ZipRecruiter and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Living Wage Calculator.
  2. Most expensive ever: $579M ASC approved at UC Davis

    The University of California Board of Regents approved a $579 million ASC at UC Davis Health's Sacramento campus, Sacramento Business Journal reported May 19.
  3. 8 ASC, medical office building transactions totaling $109.7M

    Here are eight ASC and medical office building transactions totaling $109.7 million that Becker's has reported on in the last 17 days:
  4. 108,700+ physicians move to employment in the last 3 years: 6 findings

    More than 108,700 physicians have shifted to employment from 2019 to 2021, with 58,200 physicians joining hospitals and 50,500 moving to other corporate entities, according to an April report from Avalere.

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  1. Patients unhappy with 'corporate medicine' will look to independent ASCs, physicians

    Hospitals and corporate entities continue to snap up independent physician practices — a trend that has seen a significant spike because of the heightened economic challenges brought by the pandemic — but not all patients are happy with the level of care they receive by such corporate structures.
  2. Which ASCs will win in their market?

    The future is bright for ASCs, but amid rising costs and declining reimbursement, many leaders stress the importance of focused growth plans and other strategies to win in their market. 
  3. Aspiring orthopedic leaders should take these steps, says chief of surgery

    The field of orthopedic surgery is full of aspiring leaders, but the path to that goal isn't always clear.
  4. Health system takes ownership of orthopedic ASC

    Columbia, S.C.-based Prisma Health acquired the Moore Orthopaedic Clinic Outpatient Surgery Center in Lexington, S.C., according to an email shared with Becker's May 18.

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  1. Coastal Orthopedics opens new $30M medical center

    Independently owned medical group Coastal Orthopedics of Bradenton, Fla., opened its new medical center May 16, which cost more than $30 million, reported Sarasota community newspaper Your Observer.
  2. Development of new ASC begins in Pennsylvania

    Mediplex Property Group has started converting a building in Prussia, Pa., to an ASC, Healthcare Design reported May 18.
  3. Nurse pay vs. physician pay for each state

    Nurses earn less than a quarter of what physicians earn in seven U.S. states, according to data from ZipRecruiter.
  4. Nurse pay vs. cost of living in each state

    The state where average nurse pay goes the furthest is Kentucky, according to data from ZipRecruiter and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Living Wage Calculator.
  5. Iowa medical office building sold for $1.6M

    A medical office building in Clive, Iowa, was purchased for $1.6 million, Business Record reported May 18.
  6. Performing colonoscopies after positive stool test could lower CRC death rate: study

    Performing a colonoscopy after a positive fecal immunochemical test can improve patient outcomes, according to a study published in the journal Gut.
  7. Top 10 gastrointestinal diagnoses in 2021

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease was the most diagnosed gastrointestinal condition in 2021, according to claims data in a May report from Definitive Healthcare
  8. Cardiologist accused of designing, selling ransomware 

    A federal court in New York has charged Venezuelan cardiologist Moises Luis Zagala Gonzalez in the creation and sale of malicious software that cybercriminals used in extortion attempts, the U.S. Justice Department said May 16. 
  9. Centene in the headlines: 5 updates in 60 days 

    Here are five updates from the last 60 day about one the country's largest insurers: 

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