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  1. Beyond ASCs: SCA and its Optum Specialty Practices business helps OrthoWest lay the foundation to drive values-based care & capture long-term growth

    In 2019, Bryce Johnson, MD, and his colleagues from four California-based orthopedic practices knew they needed to be part of an integrated care delivery system to better navigate the evolving healthcare environment.
  2. Zoning changes clear the way for OrthoIllinois ASC

    The Beloit (Wis.) City Council voted unanimously to change the city's "hospital" zoning category with the broader term "medical facility," Beloit Daily News reported Sept. 21.
  3. Michigan health system invests $800M in new ASCs, other projects

    Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Health System's board of directors approved a plan to build multiple ASCs in the area, among other projects, the company said Sept. 20.

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  1. Physician compensation decreased for these 9 specialties

    Given the financial blow the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt to many areas of healthcare, it may be no surprise that salaries for some medical specialties declined over the past year.
  2. Inflammatory bowel disease market to surpass $2.5M by 2028

    The global inflammatory bowel disease market is estimated to be valued at $1.8 million and will surpass $2.5M by 2028, according to a Sept. 21 report from India-based global market intelligence firm Coherent Market Insights.
  3. 8 ASC chains with the most physicians in 2021

    The largest eight ASC companies have at least 1,000 affiliated physicians, with United Surgical Partners International at the top of the pack, exceeding 11,000.
  4. 5 predictions on cardiology in ASCs

    Cardiologists and heart center administrators see a bright future for outpatient cardiology. But the optimal conditions for heart procedures to become more prevalent in ASCs are still evolving.

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  1. Eye surgery centers in 2026: 5 factors driving change

    The next few years will be pivotal for the survival of independent eye practices and surgery centers, as many are joining larger organizations and private equity groups.
  2. 5 forces changing the game in GI

    There are multiple disruptors in the gastroenterology field today. Some are making patient care better, while others will create roadblocks for years to come.
  3. FDA approves first ophthalmology biosimilar drug

    The FDA has approved a ranibizumab biosimilar, its first ophthalmologic biosimilar, according to a Sept. 20 report from the Center for Biosimilars.
  4. Vascular surgeon opens private practice in Connecticut

    Paul Gagne, MD, will serve as founder and lead physician of Vascular Care Connecticut's new location in Darien, the organization said Sept. 20.

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  1. U of Vermont employees oppose new ASC amid staff shortage: 8 things to know

    Employees of the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington are opposing a proposed ASC as the hospital faces staffing challenges, Seven Days reported Sept. 18.
  2. 6 fast facts on Regent Surgical Health CEO Chris Bishop

    Chris Bishop was named the CEO of Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health in 2016 after previously serving as president. Here are six things to know about Mr. Bishop:
  3. Arizona ASC company adds former USPI exec, promotes another in-house

    Phoenix-based ASC company Atlas Healthcare Partners revamped part of its executive team with two new appointments, the company said Sept. 20. Chuck Brown will move to a new role as chief strategy officer, while Jason Mangus joins Atlas to replace Brown as chief development officer.
  4. North Carolina surgeon among 1st to use new tech for shoulder surgery

    Joseph Barker, MD, a surgeon at Raleigh (N.C.) Orthopaedic Clinic, became the first surgeon in the state to use a new balloon technology for rotator cuff surgery, the clinic said Sept. 17.
  5. 10% physician pay cut by CMS looms large

    The 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule includes a large pay cut for physicians to meet the budget neutrality requirements.
  6. Are surgical robots important to ASC growth?

    Surgical robots have seen exponential growth in ASCs, despite the high costs to acquire them. 
  7. 7 ASCs' biggest accomplishments 

    From battling storm damage to adding service lines, seven ASC leaders spoke with Becker's about the biggest accomplishments at their centers:
  8. Former Regent, USPI exec joins HCA as vice president of business development

    HCA Houston Healthcare named Brad Pollard vice president of business development, the company said Sept. 17.
  9. 3 government trends keeping ASC leaders up at night

    The past two years have featured rapidly changing government directives and temporary regulations, and many of these have had a profound effect on the healthcare industry. 

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