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  1. Illinois Retina Associates partners with eyesight nonprofit

    Ophthalmology practice Illinois Retina Associates is partnering with visual impairment education nonprofit Hadley.
  2. 5 spine-driven ASCs to know

    There are more than 3,500 orthopedic ASCs in the U.S., according to 2021 CMS figures, but many of them do not offer spine surgery.
  3. Physicians under fire for substance prescription: 3 suits in 1 week 

    Three physicians in the last week have faced lawsuits surrounding the prescription of controlled substances.

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  1. Where ASCs stand in the consumer-driven healthcare era 

    ASCs play a huge role in mitigating the rising cost of healthcare as well as providing a more convenient site of service. 
  2. FDA approves 1st eosinophilic esophagitis treatment

    The FDA approved the first treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis, a chronic inflammatory disorder, according to a May 20 news release.
  3. Inside HOPCo's statewide musculoskeletal population health program

    With trends in healthcare moving toward value-based models, the structures that support fee-for-service programs may need to be adjusted or replaced entirely.
  4. Outpatient primary care physician shortage could worsen as new internists opt for hospital employment

    New internists are choosing to practice in hospitals over outpatient centers, making the outpatient physician shortage worse, according to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine May 17.

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  1. Ground broken for $14.5M Pennsylvania ASC

    Lake Erie (Pa.) College of Osteopathic Medicine Health broke ground on a $14.5 million ASC, Your Erie reported May 20.
  2. Best states for cardiologists to live, work in 2022

    North Dakota is the best state for cardiologists to live and work in 2022 while Virginia is the worst, according to career website Zippia.
  3. Average cardiologist pay by state 2022

    The average annual salary for cardiologists in the U.S. is $227,000, according to career website Zippia, with the highest being in Alaska and the lowest in Hawaii.
  4. Tennessee orthopedic practice breaks ground on $18.7M ASC

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics broke ground on an ASC, The Chattanoogan reported May 20.

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  1. Physician monthly, weekly & hourly pay per state

    Massachusetts physicians receive the highest monthly pay, according to data from Ziprecruiter. 
  2. 30% of physicians have experienced discrimination, survey says 

    Nearly 30 percent of physicians have experienced mistreatment from patients or visitors, according to research published May 19 in ScienceDaily. 
  3. Biggest private equity deals in the last year

    From Gastro Health's sale to a private equity company to an anesthesia practice acquisition, here are eight private equity deals from the last year that ASC leaders need to know:
  4. 10 best states for nurse pay vs. cost of living

    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. 4 recent joint-venture ASC deals

    Becker's has reported on four joint-venture ASC deals recently, including one partially owned by an independent orthopedic physician group.
  6. 3 suits filed against UnitedHealth: What ASCs need to know

    Three lawsuits have been filed against healthcare giant UnitedHealth Group and UnitedHealthcare in the last month — including two ASCs filing suits. 
  7. Best states for gastroenterologists to live, work in 2022

    Alaska is the best state for gastroenterologists to live and work in 2022 while California is the worst, according to career website Zippia.
  8. Average gastroenterologist salary by state 2022

    The average annual salary for gastroenterologists in the U.S. is $229,004, according to career website Zippia.
  9. What ASCs structurally need to capitalize on spine, total joints moving to outpatient, per Hoag Orthopedic Institute CEO

    In recent years, more complex surgeries like spine and total joints have shifted from the hospital setting to ASCs.

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