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  1. Cleveland Clinic announces new 1M-square-foot neurological center

    Cleveland Clinic is building a new neurological institute in Cleveland that will provide inpatient and outpatient care, surgical services and research laboratories. 
  2. Illinois ASC adds robotic knee replacement system

    Geneva-Ill.-based Fox Valley Orthopedics now offers robot-assisted knee replacement in its ASC using the Velys Robotic-Assisted Solution.
  3. Top 10 highest-paying cities for ophthalmologists

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  1. Southern Pain and Spine opens new ASC in Georgia

    Gainesville, Ga.-based Southern Pain and Spine Associates opened a surgery center in Jasper, Ga., according to a May 13 LinkedIn post.
  2. GI industry by the numbers

    From compensation to case volume, here are nine statistics on gastroenterology's changing landscape:
  3. ASC market expected to reach $110B by 2027

    The ASC market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.1 percent between 2022 and 2027, reaching a market value of $110.4 billion, IndustryARC reported May 6. 
  4. How outpatient joint replacement benefits patients, per Mayo physicians

    As ASCs become more specialized and accessible, many surgeons, anesthesiologists and advanced practice providers see advantages of outpatient surgery for both themselves and their patients, reports Mayo Clinic.

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  1. Payment dispute process begins for out-of-network anesthesia services: 3 things to know

    The independent dispute resolution process for out-of-network services is now available to anesthesiologists and other healthcare providers.
  2. Site-neutral insurer contracts a reality for orthopedic group

    Surgery centers have advocated for site-neutral payments with hospital outpatient departments, so the same rates are paid regardless of where the procedure is performed.
  3. 8 hospitals opening ASCs

    Here are eight hospitals that have opened or have plans to open ASCs:
  4. ASCA introduces new board officers, members

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's board of directors recently appointed new board officers and members.

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  1. Chicago surgeon to open Indiana ASC

    A surgeon from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago is planning to open an outpatient orthopedic surgery center in Chesterton, Ind., according to a May 12 report.
  2. Ohio physician charged in $8.4M Medicare fraud 

    Ohio physician Ankita Singh, MD, was charged with fraudulently billing Medicare $8.4 million for unnecessary supplies and equipment, the U.S. Justice Department said May 12. 
  3. ASC executive predicts industry boom unlikely to slow

    According to an interview from HealthLeaders with Alexander Sah, MD, several unique aspects of ASCs continue to drive growth.
  4. Most, least desirable states to open ASCs

    Texas is potentially the best state to open an ASC, while New Jersey and other states fall short.
  5. Hospital interests pushing CMS away from ASCs, administrator says

    CMS has passed several measures in the last year affecting ASC reimbursements, including removing 255 procedures from the ASC-payable list. For Cathy McCue, MSN, RN, administrator of Uropartners Surgery Center in Des Plaines, Ill., CMS' actions point to a prioritization of hospitals because of a strong hospital lobby. 
  6. $100M medical office project planned in Florida

    Real estate developer Olympus closed a deal to build a $100 million medical office campus with Healthcare Trust of America in Clermont, Fla., GrowthSpotter reported May 11.  
  7. COVID-19 hospitalizations up in 39 states & 4 more updates

    In the last 14 days, COVID-19 hospitalizations are up 20 percent nationwide, with 39 states and Washington, D.C., reporting increases. 
  8. Gastroenterologist honored by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons United Kingdom has named Dr. Aamir Ghafoor, its PACES Champion 2021 and the best examiner in the world, The News reported May 11. 
  9. Gastroenterologist revenue hits 2-year high: 3 notes

    Median gastroenterologist revenue hit a two-year high on March 1, according to Kaufman Hall's "Physician Flash Report" published May 2. 

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