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  1. $4M gift helps bring outpatient center to New Jersey

    Englewood (N.J.) Health cut the ribbon on an outpatient medical center in Jersey City, N.J., after receiving a $4 million gift from ZT Systems, a cloud and telecom service provider, reported Sept. 21.
  2. Firm aims to disrupt ASC superpowers with new management model

    In the shadow of growing giants like Dallas-based USPI, Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners and Deerfield, Ill.-based SCA Health, a new ASC management model is emerging.
  3. Gastroenterology megadeals shaping the industry in 2022

    Four percent of surveyed gastroenterologists intend to join management organizations in 2022, according to a report jointly published by consulting firm Fraser Healthcare and pharma research firm Spherix Global Insights.

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  1. Two healthcare execs named to Forbes' list of richest self-made women

    Two healthcare executives appear on Forbes' list of the 100 richest self-made women in 2022. 
  2. Washington physician suspended indefinitely for inappropriate conduct

    Spokane, Wash., physician Thomas Osten, MD, was suspended indefinitely from practicing medicine anywhere in the state after multiple allegations of inappropriate conduct with patients, CBS affiliate KREM reported Sept. 20.
  3. 15 ways to retain employees

    Employers are still dealing with a mass exodus of employees from the workplace in what has been coined the "Great Resignation", with trends like "quiet quitting" becoming popular among Generation Z. 
  4. Crozer Health to convert Pennsylvania hospital to outpatient surgical facility

    Springfield, Pa.-based Crozer Health has announced that it will close several hospitals in the region to convert the spaces into different facilities, including converting Springfield Hospital into an outpatient surgical facility, according to a Sept. 21 press release sent to Becker's. 

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  1. 10 best states to start a career

    Even with a high cost of living, New York has been ranked the best state to begin a post-graduate career in 2022, according to a report from CNBC.
  2. 10 worst states for private practice physicians

    A physician looking to go into private practice has to think about several factors when settling on a location. Prominent among them are the area's average pay, regulatory environment, amount of competition and individual insurance market.
  3. Supply chain, staffing becoming 'challenging beyond words,' administrator says 

    For many ASCs, including Wilmington (N.C.) Surgcare, staffing and supply chain issues have plagued operations since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  4. Physicians brace for 8.42% cut to CMS rates; many consider dropping Medicare patients

    Physician practices are preparing for an 8.42 percent drop in Medicare payment rates next year because of the proposed 4.42 percent reduction in the CMS conversion factor and the 4 percent statutory Pay-As-You-Go sequester, which was implemented to offset congressional spending outside of healthcare.

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  1. Private equity turns to ophthalmology with billion-dollar deals 

    Private equity firms are seeing increasing opportunity in ophthalmology firms, reflected in the increase in multimillion-dollar investments in the industry in recent years, Kaiser Health News reported Sept. 19. 
  2. Orthopedic ASC opens on Medical City Spine Hospital campus

    Medical City Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Center Dallas has opened on the Dallas-based Medical City Spine Hospital Campus, according to a Sept. 21 press release sent to Becker's. 
  3. Ohio physician accused of fraudulent medical billing 

    Cleveland-based physician Timothy Sutton, MD, has been accused of illegally billing Medicare for tests that aim to predict a patients' likelihood of cancer and prescribing braces to patients who didn't need them, reported Sept. 20.
  4. Fujifilm outfits American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy training center with new imaging systems

    The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has equipped its Chicago Institute for Training and Technology Advanced Bioskills Laboratory and Simulation Center with 16 of Fujifilm's Eluxeo Endoscopic Imaging Systems and 20 700 series endoscopes. 
  5. 5 physicians receiving prison time for drug crimes

    Here are five stories about physicians being sentenced to prison for drug crimes that Becker's has reported on since Sept. 9:
  6. New York City to end vaccine mandates for private employers

    New York City will end its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers on Nov. 1, according to a Sept. 20 report from CBS News.  
  7. Provectus Biopharmaceuticals enters agreement with U of Miami

    Biotechnology company Provectus Biopharmaceuticals has entered into an option agreement with the University of Miami for the exclusive licensing of products developed by its Ophthalmic Biophysics Center of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. 
  8. University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health breaks ground on new ASC

    The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health has broken ground on a new ASC on its campus in Bel Air, Md., according to a Sept. 20 report from The Daily Record. 
  9. Texas ASCs: 6 moves in an industry hotspot

    Texas is one of the best states to open an ASC — the Southern ASC market is a hotspot for growth and WalletHub indicated Texas is the best state to start a business. 

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