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  1. US surgeons collaborate on medical tourism ASC in Mexico

    UC San Diego Health surgeons traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, June 2 to open a bariatric ASC in collaboration with the International Institute of Metabolic Medicine, a facility that specializes in the treatment of medical tourism patients, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
  2. How ASC leaders are approaching investment, growth

    From total joint procedures to private equity, 10 ASC leaders joined Becker's to discuss how they are looking at growth and investment within the last year:
  3. Why 1 spine surgeon sees independent practice as a growing trend

    Vivek Mohan, MD, serves as a spine surgeon at the Orthopedic Spine Institute in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Dr. Mohan will serve on the panels "Cervical Spine Surgery: Most Interesting Innovations Today" and "The New Work-Life Balance: Best Ideas to Meet Staff and Physician Needs" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.

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  1. Patient safety deserves new focus amid staff shortages, leader says

    Andy Poole serves as the manager of ASC business solutions at ECRI.  Mr. Poole will serve on the panels "Is it the Right Time to Sell? What Happens Next?" and "Direct-to-Employer Contracting 101: Strategies to Ink Valuable Deals" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  2. The surprising benefit of a looming recession 

    Mary O'Connor, MD, serves as a professor emerita of orthopedics at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and is co-founder and chief medical officer of Vori Health. She was previously a professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation at New Haven, Conn.-based Yale School of Medicine. Dr. O'Connor will serve on the panel "Technology Revolutionizing Spine, Orthopedics Today" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  3. Insurer requirements limit most patients' options, CEO says

    Thomas Schuler, MD, serves as the chief executive officer, founder and spinal surgeon at Reston-based Virginia Spine Institute.  Dr. Schuler will serve on the panel "Independent Spine Practices: The Big Threats and Even Bigger Opportunities to Thrive" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  4. 1 obstacle is draining physician offices and their patients 

    Adam Bruggeman, MD, serves as the chief executive officer and a surgeon at San Antonio-based Texas Spine Care Center. Dr. Bruggeman will serve on the panels "Prior Authorizations, Denials and More: Big Payer Trends in Spine and Orthopedics" and "Amazon, Walmart, Apple in Healthcare: What Surgeons Need to Know" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.

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  1. Physician deemed a 'high risk' to the public says medical board is using 'phony' evaluation 

    An Iowa physician who has been deemed a high risk to the public said a state licensing board has used a "phony" competency evaluation to discipline him, the Globe Gazette reported June 5.  
  2. New colonoscopy tech has potential to revolutionize industry

    Innovations in colonoscopy technology are progressing rapidly and have the potential to revolutionize colonoscopy effectiveness. Here are some newer techniques to consider, per industry experts at MDLix:
  3. 'Unheard of': Rectal cancer vanished in 100% of participants for dostarlimab study

    A cancer study published June 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine showed historic results, with every participant finishing cancer-free and without clinically significant complications.
  4. Prevea Health opening Wisconsin city's 1st specialty ASC

    Prevea's new multispecialty surgery center, the first in Green Bay, Wis., is set to officially open next week.

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  1. Physician partnership sells $8.2M New Jersey ASC real estate 

    A physician partnership has sold real estate housing an ASC in Freehold, N.J., for $8.2 million, NJBiz reported June 6. 
  2. NYU Langone, local hospital planning to convert former store to ASC 

    NYU Langone Hospital and Long Island Community Hospital are planning to purchase a building that formerly housed a Burlington Coat Factory in Patchogue, N.Y., to convert to an ASC, Greater Patchogue reported June 2. 
  3. Updated pancreatic cancer screening guidelines for those with genetic susceptibility

    The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has released updated guidelines for the screening of pancreatic cancer for those with genetic susceptibility.
  4. AMA's 10 ways to overhaul Medicare's physician payment system

    The American Medical Association endorsed 10 ways to reform the Medicare physician payment system, in a June 3 website post. 
  5. New centers, a partnership and more: 13 gastroenterology updates

    Below are 13 gastroenterology updates for ASC leaders to know:
  6. Space Coast Ophthalmology opens new Florida ASC

    Titusville, Fla.-based Space Coast Ophthalmology opened a new ASC, the Viera Voice reported June 6.
  7. With new variants of COVID-19 emerging, it remains a concern for this clinical director

    Deborah Goodman, RN, serves as the clinical director of Munster, Ind.-based Great Lakes Surgical Suites.  Ms. Goodman will serve on the panel "ASC Compliance and Infection Control Post-COVID-19: Key Considerations" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  8. This 1 issue affects all aspects of a spine surgeon's practice 

    Todd Lansford, MD, serves as a spine surgeon for Charleston-based South Carolina Sports Medicine.  Dr. Lansford will serve on the panel "Payer Behavior: The Good, Bad and Intriguing Trends for Spine and ASCs" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  9. There's 1 way to ease administrative burden on practices and ASCs, says CEO

    Jacob Rodman serves as the chief executive officer at Raleigh (N.C.) Neurosurgical Clinic.  Mr. Rodman will serve on the panels "ASC Supply, Staffing Trends and How to Keep Costs Manageable" and "Big Threats, Opportunities in Spine, Orthopedics and ASCs" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.

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