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  1. Michigan ASC performs 1st procedure using kidney laser technology 

    Traverse City, Mich.-based Copper Ridge Surgery Center performed its first procedure using Lumenis' minimally invasive laser technology, the Moses Pulse 120H, the center announced Sept. 28. 
  2. World's best hospitals for GI — Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 by Newsweek

    The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., was named the best hospital for gastroenterology in the world by Newsweek in its "World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2022" list.
  3. 5 specialties with highest projected physician deficit

    The U.S. is expected to reach a shortage of 37,800 to 124,000 physicians by 2034, and cardiology could be hit the hardest, according to a report by physician search and consulting firm Merritt Hawkins.

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  1. Capital Digestive inks deal with 34-physician practice

    Capital Digestive Care has finalized a deal with Suffolk, Va.-based Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialists of Tidewater, the company said Sept. 28. 
  2. Early-career physicians' compensation satisfaction — Orthopedics is No. 18

    Emergency physicians, psychiatry and radiology were among the specialties in which most "young physicians" — those under 40 years old — were most satisfied with their pay, according to the Medscape Young Physician Compensation Report 2021.
  3. 7 CMS updates to know

    CMS plans to require ASCs to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for staff members. 
  4. Baptist Health breaks ground on outpatient medical center 

    Baptist Health broke ground on an outpatient medical center with an ASC in Louisville, Ky., according to a Sept. 27 email. 

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  1. 6 recent Florida ASC moves 

    Two Florida ASCs have been announced in the past week.
  2. Adaptability is how small practices can succeed, says Texas surgeon

    With the ongoing trend of small ASCs being bought up by larger groups, some see the consolidation as detrimental to the market, including President Joe Biden, who issued an executive order on July 9 to crack down on anticompetitive acquisitions.
  3. U of Vermont gets approval to plan ASC

    The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington received the state's green light to plan an outpatient surgery center, despite opposition from hospital employees who say the hospital is "unable and unwilling" to staff existing operations, Seven Days reported Sept. 21.
  4. Interventional cardiologists offered highest average starting salary: 5 stats to know

    Interventional cardiology is expected to have a deficit of 7,080 physicians by 2025, according to a report by physician search and consulting firm Merritt Hawkins.

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  1. Johns Hopkins planning medical office building, ASC 

    Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University is planning a medical office building and surgery center, Washington Business Journal reported Sept. 26. 
  2. Maine hospital to open surgery center  

    Portland, Maine-based Northern Light Mercy Hospital is opening an outpatient specialty care and surgery center, according to the Press Herald. 
  3. The opposition behind 4 proposed ASCs

    From staffing challenges to excess capacity, here are four ASCs or ASC expansions that have recently faced opposition:
  4. Physician convicted in $100M fraud scheme involving unnecessary spinal injections

    A Michigan pain physician faces a maximum penalty of life in prison after a jury convicted him for his role in a kickback scheme that defrauded Medicare and other federal insurance programs of more than $100 million.
  5. Kelsey-Seybold Clinic to expand Humana's Medicare HMO access in Houston area

    Houston-based Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is partnering with health insurer Humana to give members of its Medicare Advantage HMO plans access to 26 more clinics in the Greater Houston area, effective in January.
  6. 7 recent GI exec moves 

    New York City-based NYU Langone Health and University of Chicago Medicine have named gastroenterologists as directors. 
  7. Florida health system buys $3.7M property for outpatient complex

    Lee Memorial Health approved the purchase of 23 acres in Cape Coral, Fla., to house an outpatient physician and surgical center, Fort Myers News-Press reported Sept. 24. 
  8. California hospital onboards surgical robot at ASC

    Mission Viejo, Calif.-based Providence Mission Hospital acquired a da Vinci Xi surgical system at its ASC, the hospital said Sept. 23. 
  9. Gastroenterology generates $3M in hospital revenue: 4 stats on GI incentives

    Gastroenterology is expected to have a deficit of 1,630 physicians by 2025, according to a report by physician search and consulting firm Merritt Hawkins.

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