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  1. How do physicians feel about accepting Medicare patients?

    Nearly half of physicians are in support of accepting more Medicare patients at their practice, according to Medscape's 2024 "Medscape Doctors Evaluate Medicare and Medicaid Report 2024," published July 12. 
  2. US Senators tackle private equity

    In June, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey of Massachusetts introduced legislation targeting "corporate greed and private equity abuse" in the healthcare industry. 
  3. US ASC market to reach $60B by 2030

    The ASC market in the U.S. is projected to reach $60.8 billion by 2030, up from the most recent valuation of $40.4 billion from 2023.

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  1. CMS proposes updates to cardiovascular disease risk assessment

    CMS released proposals to update cardiovascular disease risk assessment and risk management services.
  2. Johnson City Eye Surgery Center breaks ground on ASC

    The Johnson City (Tenn.) Eye Surgery Center has broken ground on a new ASC, according to a July 11 report from CBS affiliate WJHL.
  3. UAB Health System opens 127K-square-foot medical office building

    University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System affiliate UAB Medical West has opened a 127,000-square-foot, seven-story medical office building.
  4. 5 ASC profitability killers

    Although the ASC industry is largely fragmented, independence is becoming increasingly difficult as practice costs soar and healthcare consolidates. 

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  1. What ASCs need to know about Ascensions' selling spree 

    St. Louis-based Ascension saw a $3 billion operating loss in fiscal year 2023, and its sustainability strategy includes selling off major hospitals in their system.  
  2. 'It's a trainwreck': 10 physicians on CMS' proposed pay cut 

    CMS proposed a 2.8% conversion factor reduction to its physician fee schedule for 2025 July 10. 
  3. Newsweek opens survey for Best ASCs of 2025

    Newsweek has opened a survey for its fifth-annual "Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers" ranking for 2025. 
  4. McLeod Health expands, adds ASC and cancer center

    Florence, S.C.-based McLeod Health  is expanding its campus to include an ASC, News13 reported July 9.

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  1. The trends shaping the ASC landscape

    ASCs are a unique care setting that are affected by trends such as consolidation, market shifts and other industry-wide changes differently than their hospital counterparts. 
  2. The best states for business in 2024, per CNBC

    Virginia has been named the top state for business in 2024 by CNBC. 
  3. Akron Children's set to open ASC, urgent care center

    Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital's new pediatric ASC will open its doors July 23.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. 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 cleveland.com. 
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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. 

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