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  1. Nursing pay at hospital-based outpatient clinics vs. inpatient

    Medscape's 2021 "RN/LPN Compensation Report" gives several insights into nurse compensation in the last year, including hourly wages and annual salaries.
  2. Ophthalmology group opening ASC in Kansas 

    Wichita, Kan.-based Grene Vision Group is planning a building with an ASC adjacent to its existing facility. 
  3. AAAHC elects board officers, directors

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care has elected three men to its board of directors for the 2021-22 term.
  1. Quigley Eye Specialists opens 30th Florida location

    Quigley Eye Specialists recently added a location in Sarasota, Fla., its 30th office, the Fort Myers, Fla.-based practice said Nov. 6.
  2. GI group joins Ohio health system

    Columbus-based Ohio Gastroenterology Group is now providing services to Marysville, Ohio-based Memorial Health, according to a Nov. 8 Union County Daily Digital report.
  3. Grady Health system 'tops out' surgical center

    Atlanta-based Grady Health System has placed the final steel beam in its new surgery center, the Correll Pavilion, next to Grady Memorial Hospital's main campus, according to a Nov. 5 The Ritz Herald report.
  4. Construction of laser eye ASC wraps in Alabama

    A Surgery Center Services of America-designed laser eye surgery ASC has been completed in Huntsville, Ala.

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  1. Surgery Partners proposes 5M share public offering: 3 things to know 

    Surgery Partners announced a proposed public offering of 5 million shares.
  2. Physician pay is changing: 8 specialties up, 9 down in 2021

    Despite many nonemergency surgery hurdles since the COVID-19 pandemic, plastic surgeons overtook orthopedic surgeons as the highest-paid specialty in the country this year, taking home an average annual salary of $526,000, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report."
  3. 2 Surgical Care Affiliate ASCs launch total joint service lines

    Alliance Surgery Center and the Surgical Center at Saddleback, two ASCs affiliated with Surgical Care Affiliates, launched total joint replacement programs, SCA said Nov. 6. 
  4. ASC real estate sold for $4.3M 

    A medical facility that formerly housed a surgery center has sold for $4.35 million in Fort Myers, Fla. 

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  1. Surgery Center Services of America opens cardiology ASC 

    Surgery Center Services of America opened the Epic Surgery Center in Scottsdale, Ariz., the company's CEO Philip Blair said Nov. 7. 
  2. Maine hospital plans COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children at ASC

    Northern Light Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine, will conduct a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children ages 5 to 11 at its surgery center, local station WMTV reported Nov. 8. 
  3. The 255 ASC surgeries moved off the ASC payable list by CMS

    The 2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System finalized Nov. 2 removes 255 procedures from the ASC payable list.
  4. Hospitals' bottom lines possible motivator for CMS changes, consultant says

    CMS finalized the 2022 ASC payment rules and approved procedures list on Nov. 2, with 255 procedures removed from the outpatient surgery list.
  5. Will commercial insurers follow CMS to move ASC surgeries back to the hospital?

    CMS finalized the 2022 ASC payment rules and approved procedures list on Nov. 2, with 255 procedures removed from the outpatient surgery list.
  6. 10 gastroenterologists to know

    Here are 10 physicians who specialize in gastroenterology:
  7. Bellin Health ASC gets green light from local committee

    A site plan review committee on Nov. 1 approved plans for Bellin Health's ASC in Ashwaubenon, Wis., The Press Times reported Nov. 5.
  8. 18 ASC acquisitions in October

    A roundup of ASC purchases making news last month:
  9. US Eye selects Nextech system for records management

    Sarasota, Fla.-based US Eye has selected Nextech Systems' IntelleChartPRO for electronic health records management, the software company said Nov. 4.

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