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  1. 4 things to know about the physician shortage

    Along with burnout and the shift to value-based care, the impending physician shortage is a hot topic in the healthcare industry.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 3 things to know about cardiology in ASCs

    Cardiology is a growing trend in ASCs, further affirmed by CMS' proposed rule for 2020, and expert insight.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. ICD-11 is looming — 8 steps to prepare

    The newest version of the International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11, is set to take effect in January 2022, according to Software Advice, a business solutions company.  By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Idaho health system plans 2-building medical complex with ASC

    Saltzer Health is planning a medical complex intended to offer quality care, price transparency and lower costs.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. Physician-managed Altair Health opens spine ASC — 3 insights

    Morristown, N.J.-based Altair Health opened a 16,000-square-foot ASC devoted to spine care and pain management procedures in Florham Park, N.J.  By Angie Stewart -
  3. Physicians Endoscopy, Capital Digestive Care team up to create management platform

    Physicians Endoscopy and Capital Digestive Care entered into a strategic partnership Aug. 1, which saw the two companies form a management platform.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Physician-owned micro hospital opening & 4 other must-read articles

    Here are five of the most-read articles in Becker's ASC Review this week:  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. CMS' proposed rate hikes for 10 most common GI procedures

    The American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy outlined how reimbursement for the top 10 GI procedures in ASCcs will change under the CMS 2020 proposed rule.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. 12 GI physicians featured in July

    Becker's ASC Review featured 12 GI physicians this month:  By Rachel Popa -
  3. CMS total joint proposal 'better late than never,' CMO says

    CMS' proposal to add total knee arthroplasty to the ASC covered procedures list in 2020 is "long overdue," according to Michael Gillman, MD, CMO and founder of Las Vegas-based BullsEye Ortho.  By Angie Stewart -
  4. Physician compensation data for 5 major states

    Nationally, specialist physicians earn $341,000 on average, and primary care physicians earn $237,000, according to salary data from Medscape.  By Rachel Popa -

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  1. After investing in USPI, PE firm raises $4.3B for more ventures

    Private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe raised $4.3 billion to invest in healthcare and technology companies.  By Angie Stewart -
  2. ASC supply chain tip of the day: Use an inventory management system

    Hospital-based supply chain strategies often work for ASCs too, said Molly Ehrlich, a consulting director with healthcare improvement company Vizient.  By Rachel Popa -
  3. CVS to launch pilot program for Aetna beneficiaries undergoing total knee replacement surgery

    CVS plans to launch a pilot program this summer to help Aetna knee replacement surgery patients with care before and after their procedures, an Aetna spokesperson confirmed to Becker's ASC Review.  By Rachel Popa -
  4. Exact Sciences' big week & more: 4 GI company key notes

    Here are four updates from gastroenterology companies from the past week:  By Eric Oliver -
  5. 4 quotes from HCA Healthcare CEO Sam Hazen on outpatient caseload

    HCA Healthcare grew its outpatient caseload 3 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2019, which contributed to the company posting $12.6 billion in revenues for the quarter.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Vizient speaks out against CMS' price transparency efforts

    Group purchasing company Vizient opposes CMS' proposed outpatient prospective payment system rule because it could limit access to care and drive up prices.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. CMS could add 6 heart procedures to ASC-payable list

    CMS proposed adding six coronary intervention procedures — including cardiac stenting — to the list of covered surgical procedures at ASCs in 2020.  By Angie Stewart -
  8. 3 physician-owned hospitals sold or shut down

    The ACA imposed a moratorium on physician-owned hospitals in 2010, preventing the development of 37 planned physician-owned hospitals, according to a report the Trump administration released in late 2018.  By Angie Stewart -
  9. 3 physician-owned hospitals, microhospitals continuing to grow

    Although a number of physician-owned hospitals have been sold or shut down since the ACA imposed a moratorium on them in 2010, a few independent ones have managed to keep growing.  By Angie Stewart -

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