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  1. UnitedHealthcare policy could push procedures to ASC setting 

    UnitedHealthcare’s 2023 site-of-service policy, which went into effect April 1, could push procedures to the ASC setting. 
  2. Capitol Pain Institute acquires Texas ASC

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Capitol Pain Institute acquired Balcones Pain Consultants and Water Leaf Surgery Center, the company said in a May 18 news release. 
  3. ASCs could be payers' big ticket to growth: 5 notes

    Payers are continuing to look at ASCs as a way to cut costs, leaders said at a March 22 California Ambulatory Surgery Association summit with payers and industry stakeholders. 

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  1. 6 anesthesia updates to know

    Here are six anesthesia updates Becker's has reported on since May 8:
  2. Gastroenterologist pay vs. 10 lowest-earning specialties

    On average, gastroenterologists make $252,000 more annually than physicians working in public health and preventive medicine, the lowest-earning physician specialty, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report" for 2023.
  3. Tennessee law creates 'graduate physician' role

    Tennessee has enacted a law that will create a medical position called "graduate physicians," also known as assistant physicians, Cato Institute reported May 17. 
  4. What do the best states for healthcare have in common?

    Ten states were named best in the country for healthcare per U.S. News & World Report's rankings released May 2. 

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  1. ASC partnerships in 2023: 5 big moves to know

    From three major Surgery Partners partnerships to new pain institute partners, here are five major ASC partnerships to know from the first half of the year: 
  2. Physician group won't drop suit against Envision: 4 things ASCs need to know

    The American Academy of Emergency Medicine Physician Group plans to continue its federal suit against Envision Healthcare despite the company filing for bankruptcy, KFF Health News reported May 12.
  3. The unhealthiest, healthiest county in each state

    Rankings of each state's healthiest and unhealthiest county were released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in Madison. 
  4. AmSurg to buy Envision ASCs: 6 things to know about the management giant

    Envision Healthcare has reached a restructuring agreement with its stakeholders, including ASC management center AmSurg, after announcing plans to file for bankruptcy. AmSurg plans to purchase the ASCs held by Envision. 

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  1. The top GI physicians in the US, per ChatGPT

    The top gastroenterologists in the nation work for health systems including the University of Chicago Medicine and Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai, according to OpenAI-created chatbot ChatGPT. 
  2. 'It should concern anyone who could be a patient': Where prior authorization is headed, per 1 surgeon

    Payers are constantly changing prior authorization rules, keeping physicians and physician staff on their toes over what procedures may or may not be approved. 
  3. The highest-paid healthcare CEOs 

    Eleven healthcare CEO's topped Equilar's list of the 100 top-paid CEOs of America's largest companies. 
  4. 11 worst states for healthcare

    West Virginia is the worst state for healthcare, MoneyGeek reported April 2. 
  5. Bon Secours Mercy Health, Compass Surgical partner to expand ASCs

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health and Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners are partnering to grow outpatient surgical care, the companies said May 18.
  6. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia receives millions to advance pediatric heart valve research

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has received a multimillion dollar gift from the Topolewski family to advance pediatric heart valve research through the Topolewski Pediatric Heart Valve Center and establish an endowed chair in pediatric cardiology.
  7. 6 cardiology updates to know

    From partnerships to a new ASC, here are six cardiology updates Becker's has reported on since May 3:
  8. Centene in the headlines: 25 updates in 60 days

    Here are 25 Centene updates Becker's has covered since Feb. 8:
  9. What does the future look like for independent ASCs? Here's what 3 experts have to say

    While ASCs, especially independent ASCs, are facing several challenges in the current healthcare environment, including market conditions, competition and legislative interference, there is hope for the future, according to three experts. 

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