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  1. Dr. Kingsley Chin forms company focused on ASCs

    Kingsley Chin, MD, formed a new company, Nanisx, to push minimally invasive spine technology into ASCs.
  2. Rising pay, top-ranked physicians & more: 7 ophthalmology updates

    Viola Kanevsky, OD, is the top eye physician in the country, according to Newsweek's new ranking, plus six more ophthalmology updates Becker's has reported on in the last 30 days:
  3. Centene in the headlines: 9 updates in 30 days

    From the canceling of nearly $2 billion in projects to a terminated contract with Tenet, here are nine Centene updates published by Becker's since Aug. 1.

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  1. August job report shows promising employment numbers, high inflation

    The U.S. labor market added 315,000 new jobs in August, topping analyst expectations and bringing the jobs economy back to its original pre-COVID strength, according to a Sept. 2 report from The Wall Street Journal. 
  2. Generation Z is the future of the US workforce: Understand their expectations

    Generation Z and millennials now make up over half of the U.S. workforce, and that number is only growing. 
  3. Surgical tech company awarded 2 care coordination patents

    Healthcare technology company Ospitek was granted two patents for a live patient tracking system for hospitals and ASCs and a smart schedule board for operating rooms.
  4. 73 universities with ongoing ophthalmology research funded by NIH grants

    The National Institutes of Health provides ophthalmology labs and universities with funds for new research and developments in the field of eyecare. 

Specialty practice consolidation 101: How to balance growth with autonomy

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  1. 10 states with the most ASC growth since 2020

    The number of ASCs is growing across the U.S. as patients and payers demand more outpatient surgery.
  2. 6 developments in GI tech

    From leadership appointments to partnerships, here are six updates from gastroenterology medtech companies since June 1:
  3. Ongoing NIH-funded research projects by state

    The National Institutes of Health provides grant funding for clinics and universities performing specialized research. 
  4. The gastroenterology workforce: 7 stats

    There are 13,465 gastroenterologists in the U.S., according to the Merritt Hawkins physician revenue calculator.

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  1. 12 cardiology industry stats to know

    Here is where cardiology stands today through the lenses of salary, ASC statistics and more.
  2. Top 5 ASC chains by market share

    There is a huge growth opportunity for ASC chains, as around 70 percent of freestanding surgery centers remain independent, according to VMG Health's "Annual Healthcare M&A Report 2022."
  3. 3 recent gastroenterology leadership moves

    Here are three gastroenterology leadership moves Becker's has reported on since Aug. 2:
  4. Congressman's wife died of gastroenteritis after taking herbal supplement

    Lori McClintock, wife of U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, died from dehydration due to gastroenteritis after taking a plant supplement, according to an Aug. 24 report from KHN.
  5. Iterative Scopes taps Dr. Shrujal Baxi as chief medical officer

    Iterative Scopes, a gastroenterology-focused software company, appointed Shrujal Baxi, MD, chief medical officer.
  6. Gastro Health acquires Virginia practice

    Gastro Health finalized its acquisition of Charlottesville (Va.) Gastroenterology Associates on Sept. 1.
  7. The smart ASC and the future of the extended workforce

    Amid historic labor shortages, health systems, hospitals and ASCs are all competing for top talent.
  8. 5 steps to opening an ASC

    With ASC ownership becoming more popular among physicians, it's important to know five major steps associated with opening an ASC, including licensing and certification. 
  9. Pennsylvania physician sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, drug charges

    Scranton, Pa., pain management physician Kurt Moran, MD, was sentenced to 140 months in prison for healthcare fraud and illegal distribution of a controlled substance, the Justice Department said Sept. 1.

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