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  1. Why nurses are a critical investment in ASC profitability

    Amid staffing recruiting and retention issues for ASCs, investing in nurse leadership is one way to ensure staff remains engaged and retained. 
  2. The 25 most common ASC procedures

    Cataract excision surgery with removal of lens, without endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation, was the most frequently conducted procedure at ASCs in 2023, according to an analysis by healthcare market intelligence company Definitive Healthcare.
  3. Cone Health seeks approval for $19M ASC

    Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health has filed a certificate of need with the state to develop an $18.9 million ASC in the area, according to a July 9 report from CBS affiliate WFMY.

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  1. What leaders are saying about colonoscopies

    In wake of lowering recommended age for colonoscopies from 50 to 45, increased demand for colonoscopies and rising rates of colon cancer among people younger than 55, colonoscopies have become hot topic in healthcare — regardless of care setting.
  2. The growing burden of prior authorization

    The burden of prior authorization is growing as "payers seek new strategies to reduce outlays," according to a June 24 blog post from Coronis Health. 
  3. Dr. William Ashley becomes 1st neurosurgeon president-elect of AHA regional board

    The American Heart Association Eastern States Board of Directors appointed William Ashley, MD, PhD, as president-elect.
  4. Hurricane Beryl shutters outpatient facilities

    Several Texas hospitals have temporarily closed outpatient services in the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl, The Houston Chronicle reported July 9. 

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  1. The 'catch 22' of solving the anesthesia shortage

    Anesthesia provider shortages are plaguing the industry, forcing ASCs and hospitals, particularly in rural areas, to rethink their strategies.
  2. Sanford cuts ribbon on 5-story GI facility

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health has completed a five-story medical office building dedicated to digestive health, according to a July 9 report from the Argus Leader.
  3. CMS' missed opportunity to mitigate the anesthesiologist shortage

    CMS' rural pass-through program was created to incentivize certified registered nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologist assistants to work for small rural hospitals — but some leaders feel physicians should be included, too. 
  4. California building with Sutter Health ASC doubles in price

    A four-story medical office building has sold in East Sacramento, Calif., doubling in price in just 13 years, according to a July 8 report from the Sacramento Business Journal.

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  1. USA Health Cardiology relocates, grows care team

    Mobile, Ala.-based USA Health Cardiology has relocated from its existing facility in Dauphin, Ala., to a new physician office building that opened to patients July 1. 
  2. 5 physician practice closures in 1 year

    Here are five physician practice closures Becker's has reported on in the last year:
  3. Healthcare billionaire's net worth shoots up following Eli Lilly GI acquisition

    Healthcare billionaire Timothy Springer, PhD, a founding investor in Moderna and a professor of biochemistry at Boston-based Harvard Medical School, is about to see nine-digit growth of his net worth thanks to a new acquisition from pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly. 
  4. The smartest move anesthesiologists have made all year

    From joining state organizations to pushing procedures to the ASC setting, three anesthesiologists joined Becker's to discuss the smartest move they've made in the last year.
  5. North Carolina practice files fraud suit alleging physician tried to 'destroy' it

    Greenville-based Quasar Family Medicine North Carolina has filed a complaint that its lead physician concealed his drug overprescription and fraudulent billing to push the sale of his practice to another physician and then turn patients against the new owner. 
  6. Who's doing more surgeries in 2024?

    HCA Healthcare, SCA Health, Surgery Partners and United Surgical Partners International held a total of about 18% of the ASC market in the U.S. at the end of 2023 — but are they growing in terms of surgical volumes?
  7. 50% of US counties lack practicing cardiologists: Study

    Approximately 22 million Americans need to travel almost 90 miles round trip to seek specialty cardiology care, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 
  8. What Surgery Partners has done in 2024

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based ASC operator Surgery Partners has established itself as a leader of the outpatient surgery market and is the third-largest ASC operator in the U.S.
  9. Eli Lilly strengthens GI focus through $3.2B acquisition

    Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly plans to acquire Morphic, a biopharmaceutical company that specializes in treating gastroenterology patients, for $3.2 billion. 

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