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  1. Hospitals hit with worst financial year since the pandemic: What ASCs need to know 

    2022 was the "the worst financial year for hospitals and health systems since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic," according to Kaufman Hall's latest "National Flash Hospital Report."
  2. 10 gastroenterologists in the headlines

    Here are 10 gastroenterologists Becker's has reported on since Jan. 3:
  3. 5 new ASCs in January 

    Here are five new ASCs opened or announced in January:

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  1. Mixed responses to Amazon's RxPass and 7 more supply chain updates

    Below are eight supply chain updates for ASC leaders reported by Becker's since Jan. 25:
  2. From contributors to coping skills: 11 notes on physician burnout

    Over half of physicians have reported feeling burned out in the last 13 months, with some specialities facing higher rates of burnout than others. 
  3. The biggest ASC reimbursement shift in 2022

    CMS updated ASC payment rates to 3.8 percent, the most critical reimbursement shift in 2022, according to VMG Health's "ASCs in 2022: A Year in Review" report released Jan. 26.
  4. ASC leaders in the headlines: 4 notes

    Here are four ASC leaders who made headlines since Jan. 19:

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  1. The ASC trend that defined 2022

    High-acuity procedures shifting to the ASC setting continued in 2022, according to VMG Health's "ASCs in 2022: A Year in Review" report released Jan. 26.
  2. 50 stats on ASC labor costs 

    Here are 50 key stats on ASC labor costs from VMG Health's 2022 "Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study":
  3. The Joint Commission adds 8 new patient safety goals for ASCs in 2023

    The Joint Commission, which accredits health organizations that meet criteria for patient quality and safety nationwide, has added new national patient safety goals, effective Jan. 1, for ASCs looking to maintain compliance and experience standards. 
  4. Laredo Medical Center to invest $6.9M into cardiology program

    The Laredo (Texas) Medical Center plans to invest $6.9 million to enhance its heart and vascular program, according to a Jan. 30 report from Laredo Morning Times. 

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  1. 40% of practicing physicians expected to be over 65 in the next 10 years

    It is estimated that more than 40 percent of practicing physicians in the U.S. will be over age 65 in the next 10 years, according to a Jan. 30 report from Medscape. 
  2. 2nd neuro-ophthalmologist begins practice in New Mexico

    New Mexico only has two neuro-ophthalmologists in the state, with one, Scott Forman, MD, recently joining a practice in Taos, according to a Jan. 17 report from Taos News. 
  3. 'Poor leadership that doesn't care about the physicians': What leads to burnout

     Sixty-one percent of physicians said too many bureaucratic tasks contribute to burnout, according to a survey published Jan. 27 by Medscape.
  4. Virtual GI care could save $10K per patient, study finds

    A study conducted by digestive healthcare company Oshi Health in partnership with a national health plan found that virtual multidisciplinary care for gastrointestinal disorders improves patient outcomes and saves a total of $10,000 per patient over a six month period. 
  5. Vivo Infusion acquires Civic Infusion, hitting 36 ASCs

    Vivo Infusion has acquired Civic Infusion, a company founded in 2018 to provide solutions for infusion patients in Connecticut and New York.
  6. First Citizens Bank to put up $52.4M for medical office building portfolio

    Raleigh, N.C.-based First Citizens Bank has provided $52.4 million in financing to affiliates of Kayne Anderson Real Estate and Remedy Medical Properties for a portfolio of medical office buildings across seven states.
  7. Kaleida Health, UBMD surgery center expected to cost $25M

    New details have emerged regarding an ASC under construction in Amherst, N.Y., through a joint partnership with UBMD Physicians' Group and Kaleida Health, both based in Buffalo, N.Y.,  NBC affiliate WGRZ reported Jan. 31.
  8. 4 anesthesia updates

    Here are four anesthesia updates Becker's has reported on since Jan. 23:
  9. How long COVID-19 is worsening U.S. labor shortages

    About 30 percent of Americans, or 23 million people, develop long COVID-19 following COVID-19 infection, according to a Jan. 30 report from CNBC based on data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

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