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  1. 9 updates on value-based care & ASCs | 2022

    Value-based care and bundled payments have been gaining momentum in the ASC industry as a means to reduce healthcare costs and improve patient care. 
  2. Iowa nurse sentenced for stealing fentanyl from ASC 

    A Cedar Rapids, Iowa, nurse was sentenced Jan. 21 to five years of probations and fined $10,000 after pleading guilty to diverting fentanyl from an ASC for her own use. 
  3. Worst cities for physician pay in the last 5 years

    Baltimore and Boston have been consistently ranked as some of the worst cities for physician pay.

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  1. Borland Groover opens 4-OR endoscopy ASC 

    Borland Groover has opened an endoscopy center in St. Augustine, Fla. 
  2. These 2 devices could be 1st to mitigate both deep and shallow surgical infection risk

    Global medical technology firm Smith+Nephew's PICO 7 and PICO 14 single-use negative pressure wound therapy systems were cleared by the FDA for use on closed incisions to reduce the risk of both superficial and deep surgical site infections.
  3. The ASC winners and losers in 2022

    The next year will be pivotal for ASCs as the pandemic continues to strain healthcare providers and competition for waning dollars heats up.
  4. ASCs driving hospitals away? Not in this Pennsylvania town

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is opening a $289 million pediatric hospital in King of Prussia, Pa., Philadelphia Business Journal reported Jan. 23.

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  1. $19.2M ASC opposed by University of Iowa

    University of Iowa Health Care joined the organizations that have raised concerns over Iowa City, Iowa-based Steindler Clinic's planned $19.2 million ASC, The Gazette reported Jan. 21. 
  2. Private equity and ASCs: 13 recent updates

    Private equity groups have had a strong start to 2022, amplifying their position in the ASC industry. 
  3. Pain management ASC joins New Jersey office building

    Ardsley, N.Y.-based pain management practice Wellness and Surgery has added a new location in Clifton, N.J., ROI-NJ reported Jan. 21.
  4. New cardio ASC opens in California

    Visalia, Calif.-based Kaweah Health opened its new Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic, Valley Voice reported Jan. 21.

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  1. Catholic Health's gastroenterology chair building endoscopy center of excellence

    Christopher DiMaio, MD, is building a center of excellence for advanced endoscopy in Long Island, N.Y.
  2. $50M ASC coming to San Antonio

    University of Texas Health San Antonio has begun construction on a $50 million, 100,000-square-foot ASC and outpatient services building, San Antonio Business Journal reported Jan. 20.
  3. OrthoIllinois prevails in yearlong battle for $14M Wisconsin ASC

    Rockford-based OrthoIllinois received approval to build an ASC in Beloit, Wis., after lengthy discussions with the City Council and despite pushback from Beloit Health System, the Beloit Daily News reported Jan. 20.
  4. New York agency, developer fight over site of future ASC

    The Oneida County Industrial Development Agency, a New York state public benefit corporation, voted unanimously to move forward with a plan to take a plot of land in Utica via eminent domain, Utica Observer-Dispatch reported Jan. 21.
  5. Physicians at outpatient clinics most likely to report burnout

    Fifty-eight percent of physicians working in outpatient clinics have reported experiencing burnout, according to Medscape's 2022 "Physician Burnout & Depression Report" released Jan. 21.
  6. Insurers now required to cover follow-up colonoscopies

    Surprise bills for colonoscopies following a stool-based screening test with positive results are now prohibited, according to Health Day. 
  7. $24.9M Massachusetts ASC property sold

    Shields Health Care Group has sold a medical office building and ASC in Natick, Mass., for $24.9 million. 
  8. Cardiology's rapid outpatient migration: 8 key 'firsts' in the last year 

    ASC leaders expect cardiology procedures to be critical to ASC growth, with the procedures offering strong reimbursement rates and improved patient experiences. 
  9. OSU Wexner's $161.2M campus with an ASC: 3 updates

    The Ohio State University Wexner is opening a $161.2 million outpatient campus with an ASC in Dublin, Ohio, in September. 

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