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  1. 25 best states for physicians to practice, per Medscape

    Idaho is the best state to practice medicine in 2022, according to Medscape's rankings released May 20. 
  2. Chicago orthopedic group serving 75% CMS patients sees high growth

    Chicago-based Genesis Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is bucking trends by serving one of the specialty's most underserved population segments — patients on Medicare and Medicaid.
  3. - Florida, Colorado orthopedic surgeons log 1st shoulder replacements with Exactech device

    Sean Grey, MD, orthopedic surgeon with Fort Collins, Colo.-based Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies, and Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic's Bradley Schoch, MD, performed the first total shoulder arthroplasties with orthopedic devicemaker Exactech's new Equinoxe Laser Cage Glenoid.

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  1. Salary average, leadership moves and more: 5 cardiology updates

    Here are five cardiology updates for ASC leaders to know, gleaned from stories Becker's has covered since May 11:
  2. Surgeon pay hits 2-year high

    Annual general surgeon compensation hit a two-year high March 1, according to Kaufman Hall's "Physician Flash Report" published May 2. 
  3. Blue Cross Blue Shield changes colonoscopy policy after patient complains 

    Blue Cross Blue Shield has changed its colonoscopy policy after a patient in Greensboro, N.C., complained about lack of coverage, local CBS affiliate WFMY reported May 23. 
  4. New York to require COVID-19 testing before nonurgent procedures

    The New York Department of Health has updated its guidance for nonurgent procedures at ASCs, hospitals, office-based surgical practices and treatment centers, JDSupra reported May 23.

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  1. 2 tech companies partner to distribute AI polyp detection for colonoscopies

    Micro-Tech Endoscopy USA and Wision A.I. partnered to make Micro-Tech the U.S. GI endoscopy distributor of Wision's EndoScreener, an artificial intelligence-assisted polyp detection software used during colonoscopies.
  2. ASCs can win with this major trend

    With the trends in healthcare moving toward value-based care models, ASCs could be in the perfect position for growth. 
  3. The Orthopaedic Institute buys stake in ValueHealth ASC in Florida

    Private equity-backed practice management company Orthopedic Care Partners is buying an ownership stake in value-based care company ValueHealth's ASC in The Villages, Fla.
  4. ASC violated civil rights by denying vaccine exemptions, ex-employees allege

    Six former employees of an ASC allege they were fired from the surgery center after they were not granted religious-based exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a May 20 complaint filed in the U.S. District Court of Western Michigan.

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  1. Eye Care Leaders data breach hits at least 342,000 people

    Eye Care Leaders, an electronic medical record platform, experienced a data breach in December 2021, compromising the personal health information of at least 342,000 people from a minimum of eight eye care and surgical eye practices, IT security news source NetSec reported May 20.
  2. United Digestive adds Georgia liver health center to its network

    United Digestive, a gastroenterology-focused physician practice management company, added Daniel Mullady, MD, to its network.
  3. The move to value-based care is more than 'prevention vs. intervention,' says CEO

    With trends in healthcare moving toward value-based models, the structures that support fee-for-service programs may need to be adjusted or replaced entirely. Philadelphia-based Premier Orthopaedics has partnered with HOPCo to do just that.
  4. Data breach hits 500,000 people at Illinois independent physician group

    Champaign, Ill.-based Christie Clinic, a physician-owned multispecialty group practice, suffered a data breach that placed the personal data of 502,869 people at risk, according to the HHS breach portal.
  5. Gastro Care Partners taps new editor-in-chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

    Denver-based Gastro Care Partners, a provider of gastroenterology and ancillary patient treatment services, selected Douglas Adler, MD, as the next editor-in-chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
  6. Walmart's latest healthcare moves: 8 things for ASCs to know

    Walmart is making moves to boost its healthcare presence. Here are eight this year for ASC leaders to know:
  7. Fast facts about Surgery Partners

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners is one of the largest ASC companies in the U.S., with more than 180 facilities and 4,000 physicians. 
  8. Houston physician assistant guilty of distributing over 1.2M opioid pills 

    A physician assistant at two Houston-based clinics was convicted May 20 for distributing more than 1.2 million opioid pills, according to the U.S. Justice Department. 
  9. New York health center opens, offers gastroenterology services

    Lake Success, N.Y.-based Northwell Health opened Northwell Health Physician Partners, a center focused on primary and subspeciality care in White Plains, N.Y., Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals reported May 23.

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