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  1. 70% of ASCs are independently owned: 3 stats to know

    Seventy percent of free-standing ASCs are independently owned and operated, according to VMG Health's "2022 M&A Report."
  2. How provider pay has changed over the last 3 years

    Several factors have contributed to a fluctuation in provider pay over the last three years, including increased demand, unemployment rates and a changing medical landscape. 
  3. 3 GI practice data breaches in 10 months

    Here are three gastroenterology practices that have been hit with data breaches that Becker's has reported on since Sept. 10, 2021:

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  1. Elevance in the headlines: 7 updates in 30 days

    Elevance Health, the insurer formerly known as Anthem, is one of the biggest payers by members with 39.9 million members.
  2. Olympus capital fund invests in endoscopy innovation

    Olympus' capital fund, Olympus Innovation Ventures, has participated in series A funding for Virgo Surgical Video Solutions, a company that specializes in artificial intelligence-powered endoscopy technology. 
  3. GI parasite screening kit completes recruitment for clinical trial

    Genetic Signatures, a company specializing in molecular diagnostics, has finished recruitment for its clinical trial of the 3base EasyScreen Enteric Protozoan Diagnostic Kit. 
  4. Texas' ASC boom: 9 moves in an industry hot spot 

    Texas is an ASC hot spot. The state ranks third in number of ASCs in the country, according to a report from the Ambulatory Center Centers Association.

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  1. 8 ways to retain top employees amid the 'Great Resignation'

    The U.S. job market is in the middle of the "Great Resignation," with companies losing employees faster than they can hire them. Companies are scrambling to acquire top talent, and they are struggling to keep the talent that they have. 
  2. Pain Care acquires 6th ASC

    Stockbridge, Ga.-based Pain Care has opened its fifth ASC, in Lawrenceville, Ga., and acquired an ASC from Georgia Pain and Spine. 
  3. The booming healthcare trend drawing investors to ASCs

    The draw of value-based care systems is becoming more apparent as big health industry players, investors and health systems migrate to the lower costs and better patient outcomes they provide.
  4. Patients in Southeastern US face higher GI cancer mortality rates

    GI cancer patients in the Southeastern United States face higher mortality rates than in other geographic regions in the U.S., suggests new research from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, published in Gastroenterology. 

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  1. Meet the leaders behind gastroenterology's best hospitals

    US News & World Report has released its 2022-2023 list of the best gastroenterology hospitals in the country. 
  2. Florida pain clinic ordered to close, physician and owners to pay $600K for opioid allegations

    New Port Richey, Fla.-based pain management practice Paragon Community Healthcare was ordered to permanently close as part of a settlement over alleged Controlled Substances Act violations, the Justice Department said July 27.
  3. Tenet, Amazon and Optum: 3 deals in 6 days

    Here are three of the biggest healthcare transactions Becker's has reported on since July 21:
  4. 10 specialties with the highest pay jumps

    Radiology saw the highest pay jump among physician specialties in the last year, according to Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare's 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."
  5. Private equity's growing influence: 3 ASC leaders' thoughts

    Increasing consolidation and COVID-19 have accelerated private equity's interest in ASCs. 
  6. ASCs are changing how hospitals are used, surgeon says

    As procedures increasingly move to ASCs, the way hospitals are used is shifting, according to Brian Bacot, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. 
  7. The 10 largest U.S. medical groups

    The Permanente Medical Group is the nation's largest, with 10,007 physicians, according to Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare's 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."
  8. Cardiologists vs. orthopedic surgeons: How pay has fluctuated in the last 5 years

    Orthopedic surgeons and cardiologists are among the highest-earning physician specialties in healthcare and on average generate at least $3 million in hospital revenue a year, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."
  9. Top 5 causes of burnout for ASC nurses, and top 5 ways to prevent it

    During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses across all healthcare fields felt overworked and often underpaid, contributing to burnout in the field. 

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