Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Physician guilty of dodging $2M in employment, corporate taxes

    A Virginia physician last week pleaded guilty to not paying millions in employment and corporate taxes to the IRS, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
  2. Amazon's healthcare moves: 7 notes for ASCs and physicians

    Amazon is a big force in healthcare and has made significant changes in the past 12 months that could affect physician practices and ASCs.
  3. What ASC management company had the best 2020? & more — 9 ASC industry notes

    Here are nine updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note: 

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  1. Jax Spine & Pain Center to break ground on $25M outpatient facility, medical office building

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Jax Spine & Pain Centers will break ground on a $25 million surgery center and medical office building in Jacksonville Feb. 17.
  2. 11 cities where compensation is increasing: Physicians Thrive

    Physicians Thrive released its "Physician Compensation Report 2020," providing an array of salary information.
  3. 3 joint-venture ASCs opened or announced in January

    Becker's ASC Review reported on three joint-venture ASCs that were opened or announced in January.
  4. Who's interested in buying Gastro Health, at what valuation & what it could all mean

    Audax Private Equity could sell Miami-based Gastro Health in 2021 after nearly five years of ownership, according to a PE Hub report. 

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  1. 5 stats on GI salary & incentive bonuses: Physicians Thrive

    Physicians Thrive released its "Physician Compensation Report 2020," providing an array of salary information.
  2. Top 10 states for highest median physician salary: Physicians Thrive

    Physicians Thrive released its "Physician Compensation Report 2020," providing an array of salary information.
  3. Colorado hospital operating orthopedic surgery center through partnership

    Vail (Colo.) Health will operate an orthopedic surgery center through a partnership with the Steadman Clinic, Howard Head Sports Medicine and Vail-Summit Orthopedics & Neurosurgery, VailDaily reported Feb. 13.
  4. Which states are most, least likely to face a physician shortage?

    The states most likely to see a physician shortage are in the West and South, according to a report from Physicians Thrive.

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  1. San Diego VA allegedly removed extra tissue from patients for research without consent

    The U.S. Office of Special Counsel revealed more details of an incident when the Department of Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System allegedly collected liver tissue from patients without their consent.
  2. Severe weather in South puts ASC surgeries on hold

    Several ASCs across the South postponed surgeries on Feb. 15 because of inclimate weather.
  3. Physician pay for 10 ASC specialties

    Neurosurgeons have the highest median salary among key ASC specialties, according to the Physician Compensation Report 2020 from Physicians Thrive, a financial planning company.
  4. New Hampshire orthopedic practice closing after hospital drops 17-year service agreement

    A Gilford, N.H.-based orthopedic practice will close after a local hospital decided not to renew its service agreement, according to a report in The Laconia Daily Sun.
  5. OhioHealth purchased building housing surgery center

    Columbus-based OhioHealth purchased the medical office building housing its joint venture surgery center in Pickerington, Ohio, Columbus Business First reported Feb. 12.
  6. Physicians Endoscopy part of 3-way joint venture acquisition of New Jersey center

    North Bergen, N.J.-based Hudson Bergen Endo Surgical Center was acquired by Physicians Endoscopy and North Bergen-based Ambulatory Center for Endoscopy in partnership with Teaneck, N.J.-based Holy Name Medical Center.
  7. ASC gets approval in Michigan: 3 details

    Plans for an ASC in Bloomfield, Mich., received unanimous approval from the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees Feb. 8.
  8. Highest, lowest premature-death rates in 10 US cities: WalletHub

    WalletHub released its healthiest and unhealthiest cities in America list for 2021 on Feb. 8.
  9. Gastro Health affiliate begins using single-use duodenoscope in Alabama

    A Gastro Health-Alabama affiliate in Birmingham, is using Ambu's single-use duodenoscope, the platform announced Feb. 10.

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