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  1. What leaders are saying about supply costs

    The cost of medical supplies has been rising due to shortages, supply chain issues and inflation. In conjunction with declining reimbursements and rising practice costs, ASCs are forced to grapple with a tumultuous financial landscape — all while ensuring quality care, patient satisfaction and more.
  2. Board reinstates pain physicians' license following settlement agreement, alleged patient assault 

    The Iowa Board of Medicine has agreed to reinstate a pain physicians' license who was charged with sexually abusing a patient, the Iowa Capital Dispatch reported July 10. 
  3. Cleveland Clinic could decrease medical building's size following resident concerns

    Cleveland Clinic is considering reducing the size of a $150 million construction project following resident concerns, according to a July 11 report from 

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  1. Inflation rate falls in June for 1st time since 2020

    The June inflation rate dipped for the first time in more than four years, opening the door for the Federal Reserve to potentially begin lowering interest rates this year, according to a July 11 report from CNBC.
  2. Georgia amends ASC certificate-of-need law

    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a law revising the certificate-of-need statute for ASCs, law firm Polsinelli wrote in an article published July 10 by  JD Supra.
  3. Rite Aid to pay $7.5M to settle illegal prescription allegations

    Rite Aid and 10 subsidiaries have agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle allegations of illegal prescription violating the Controlled Substance Act and False Claims Act. 
  4. USPI's growth: 5 key metrics

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International is maintaining its position as the leading operator of ASCs in the U.S. in 2024.

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  1. UC Davis names new ambulatory CMO

    Debbie Aizenberg, MD, is the new CMO of UC Davis’ ambulatory clinical care services in Sacramento, Calif. 
  2. U of Minnesota to shutter 2nd nurse practitioner clinic in 1 year

    Minneapolis-based University of Minnesota plans to shutter a nurse practitioner-led clinic at the end of October, according to a July 10 report from the Star Tribune.
  3. What ASCs need to know about the recent COVID-19 spike

    Here are five key notes about the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations:
  4. 'You get no business skills': What anesthesiologist medical education gets wrong 

    Physicians are flocking to employed models, and some leaders feel medical education is playing a role in that migration. 

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  1. Saratoga Hospital looks to demolish medical office building, construct new facility

    Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based Saratoga Hospital is seeking approval to demolish a 10,200-square-foot medical office building that previously housed OB/GYN and pulmonary care services, according to a July 10 report from the Albany Business Review.
  2. American Academy of Ophthalmology issues guidance on weight loss drugs

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society have issued new guidance for patients taking semaglutide — the active ingredient in weight loss medications including Ozempic and Wegovy. 
  3. State-by-state breakdown of new GI centers in 2024

    Here's a state-by-state breakdown of 15 new gastroenterology centers Becker's has reported on since Jan. 1. 
  4. U of Mississippi Medical Center to open new ASC

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson is opening a new ASC in the nearby suburb of Ridgeland, Dark Horse Press reported July 8.  
  5. Ophthalmologist awarded $2.3M NIH grant

    Ashok Kumar, PhD, a professor of ophthalmology, visual and anatomical sciences at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine in Detroit, was awarded $2.3 million to study cell death mechanisms during ocular infections. 
  6. Mainz Biomed debuts new colorectal cancer screening test

    Molecular genetics diagnostic company Mainz (Germany) Biomed has submitted an application for breakthrough device designation from the FDA for a colorectal cancer screening test. 
  7. How weight loss drugs affect 5 physician specialties

    The drug class that includes Ozempic, Wegovy and other obesity care treatments has grown in popularity over the last year, affecting several ASC specialties. 
  8. Urology surgery center completed in Las Vegas

    The 3,444-square-foot Las Vegas Urology Advanced Surgical Center was finished in early 2024, according to a July 8 report by Nevada Business. 
  9. Sovah Health expands GI coverage with new hire

    Virginia-based Sovah Health announced July 3 that gastroenterologist Kimberly Beavers, MD, will be joining its medical staff, according to WSET News. 

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