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  1. Inflation jump took a bite out of 2021 physician compensation

    While average physician compensation increased by 3.8 percent in 2021, a Consumer Price Index inflation rate of 6.2 percent meant physicians saw a decline in real income last year, according to medical networking service Doximity's 2021 Physician Compensation Report.
  2. Former surgery center CEO named managing director of Vertess

    Former ASC and hospital CEO J. Blake Peart has joined Fort Worth, Texas-based mergers and acquisitions advisory firm Vertess as a managing director.
  3. Tennessee ophthalmology ASC property acquired

    An ophthalmology clinic and ASC in Bristol, Tenn., has been acquired by outpatient healthcare real estate investment company Flagship Healthcare Trust. 

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  1. US Digestive Health adds another Pennsylvania practice

    Gastrointestinal management organization U.S. Digestive Health has added Philadelphia-based Gastrointestinal Specialists to its network, U.S. Digestive Health said Jan. 4. 
  2. New York health system temporarily closes 19 locations, keeps ASCs open

    Rochester (N.Y.) Regional Health has temporarily closed 19 offices as a rising number of COVID-19 patients continue to strain healthcare networks across the country.
  3. The big problem facing ASCs this year

    The ASC industry experienced significant growth in the early 2000s with a large number of surgeons developing and investing in surgery centers.
  4. 5 most competitive places in US for physicians

    Healthcare publisher MDLinx calculated the most and least competitive places in the U.S. for physicians based on physician concentration, pay, demand and more.

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  1. $13M Georgia ASC property sold

    The building housing Henry Surgery Center in McDonough, Ga., has sold for $13 million to Remedy Investments.
  2. Maryland endoscopy center earns AAAHC nod

    The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Group's endoscopy center in La Plata, Md., has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, The Southern Maryland Chronicle said Jan. 4.
  3. 5 cardiology updates in the last 30 days

    Here are five updates in cardiology from the last month:
  4. Missouri medical building with ASC acquired

    Montecito Medical has acquired a medical office building in Missouri housing an ASC, the real estate company said Jan. 4. 

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  1. Prevea Health to open multispecialty ASC in Wisconsin

    Green Bay, Wis.-based Prevea Health is building a multispecialty ASC next to the Prevea St. Mary's Health Center, Fox11 News reported Jan. 4. 
  2. Private equity's healthcare boom: 10 stats to know

    COVID-19 has accelerated private equity's growth in healthcare.
  3. UnitedHealthcare in the headlines: 4 recent stories

    UnitedHealthcare is the largest health insurance company by membership with 70 million members. 
  4. ASC surgeon named to Tarsus Pharmaceuticals' board of directors

    Irvine, Calif.-based Tarsus Pharmaceuticals appointed Virginia Surgery Center ophthalmologist Elizabeth Yeu, MD, to its board of directors.
  5. Phoenix medical property with ASC sold

    An outpatient-focused joint venture between Atlanta-based Evergreen Medical Properties and Boston-based Bain Capital Real Estate acquired a Phoenix medical plaza with an ASC.
  6. Multisite surgeons have higher 30-day readmissions than single-site surgeons, study says

    Surgeons who operate at multiple sites have higher 30-day readmission rates than those that only operate at one location, according to a Jan. 4 General Surgery News report.
  7. Jason Guagenti named COO of Central Ohio Urology Group

    Gahanna, Ohio-based Central Ohio Urology Group, an affiliate of private equity-backed U.S. Urology Partners, named Jason Guagenti its new COO.
  8. Georgia eye center joins EyeSouth Partners

    Atlanta-based eye care management services organization EyeSouth Partners has added a Georgia eye center.
  9. California foundation pledges $3M for ASC renovations in memory of philanthropist

    The Wings of Freedom Foundation pledged $3 million to San Andreas, Calif.-based Mark Twain Medical Center to fund renovations of its ASC, Calaveras Enterprise reported Jan. 4. 

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