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  1. Pennsylvania physician gets 20 years in prison, $4M fine for pill mill

    Internal and pain medicine physician Andrew Berkowitz, MD, was sentenced to 20 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for running a prescription "pill mill" from his practice, the Justice Department said May 10.
  2. States with the highest projected physician shortages vs. job resignation rates

    As staffing issues remain top of mind for healthcare leaders, physician shortages and job resignations can further exacerbate the problem.
  3. GI Research Foundation honors Dr. David Rubin

    The GI Research Foundation has given the Joseph B. Kirsner Award to David Rubin, MD, the foundation said May 11. 

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  1. ASC hot spot: 5 deals in Florida this year

    Florida is an ASC hot spot, with at least 28 centers opened in 2022. 
  2. Ambulatory care sees highest job growth in healthcare sector in April

    Among the 34,000 healthcare jobs added in April, ambulatory care created 28,000, beating out hospitals, nursing and residential care, according to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  3. 5 California ASC updates

    Here are five updates on California ASCs that Becker's has reported on since April 11:
  4. Physicians & ASCs: The perfect pairing?

    ASCs can not only provide financial opportunities for physicians, but they also can offer a more ideal work experience and an opportunity for autonomy. 

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  1. Georgia community getting its 1st ASC

    Eye MD Surgery Center has been approved to open in Bethlehem, Ga., as Barrow County's first ASC, Barrow News-Journal reported May 11.
  2. Insurers want more surgeries in ASCs

    Snagging profitable payer contracts and high reimbursements has historically been an obstacle for ASCs, particularly when competing with hospitals' big pockets. 
  3. Premier Orthopedics partners with HOPCo for value-based care

    Philadelphia-based Premier Orthopaedics is joining with Healthcare Outcomes Performance Co. to integrate partnerships with orthopedic practices, physicians, health systems and payers in the region.
  4. Top 25 physician specialties by average charges

    Nephrology is the physician specialty with the highest average charges per provider, according to claims data in a May report from Definitive Healthcare. 

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  1. 10 total joint ASC physicians to know

    Below are 10 physicians performing total joint replacements at ASCs:
  2. Spine CEO eyes Texas, other ASC-friendly states for expansion

    National Spine and Pain Centers, a network of minimally invasive spine and pain physicians, has recently added 12 locations and a new ASC, and the group is eyeing several places for future expansion.
  3. Physician pay vs. average cost of living in each state

    The annual salary for physicians largely exceeds the base cost of living for each state in the U.S., according to data from ZipRecruiter and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Living Wage Calculator.
  4. 5 supply chain updates for ASCs

    Here are six supply chain updates from the last week:
  5. Endoscopy before age 50 linked to lower risk of colorectal cancer in women 

    Women who started endoscopic screenings at age 45 had a 50 percent to 60 percent lower risk of colorectal cancer compared to those who didn't screen at all, according to research published May 5 in JAMA Network Open. 
  6. $8M Washington medical office building sold 

    A medical office building in Renton, Wash., was sold for $8.3 million, the Daily Journal of Commerce reported May 9. 
  7. National Spine and Pain adds 12 Dallas locations, ASC to network

    National Spine and Pain Centers, a network of minimally invasive spine and pain physicians has added 12 locations and an ASC to its network.
  8. Medtronic, Surgery Partners & more: 3 major deals for ASC leaders to know 

    From a Medtronic partnership to an ASC company investment, three recent deals show an increased interest in both ASCs and outpatient surgery. 
  9. USPI vs. AmSurg vs. SCA: 10 key comparisons to know in 2022

    United Surgical Partners International, AmSurg and Surgical Care Affiliates are the largest ASC chains in the U.S.

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