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  1. California bill would tighten private equity oversight: What it means for ASCs

    Lawmakers in California are considering a bill that would create additional oversight for private equity companies attempting to purchase healthcare facilities, including ASCs.  
  2. Novant-leased medical office building breaks ground in North Carolina

    An 8,500-square-foot medical office building in Charlotte, N.C., is breaking ground next month, according to a June 10 report from the Charlotte Business Journal.
  3. Kentucky hospital to open cardiology clinic

    Cadiz, Ky.-based Trigg County Hospital is set to open a cardiology clinic for a new cardiology clinic, according to a June 8 report by WKDZ.

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  1. 5 gastroenterology groups adding practices

    Here are five gastroenterology-focused groups that opened new treatment facilities in the last five weeks, as reported by Becker's since May 6:
  2. Maury Regional Medical Center adds interventional cardiologist

    Najeeb Ahmed, MD, an interventional cardiologist, joined the Columbia, Tenn.-based Maury Regional Medical Center.
  3. Meet the leaders of the 8 best hospitals in California for cardiac care

    Healthgrades recently released its rankings for the best hospitals in the U.S. for cardiac care, including eight in California.
  4. Hoag taps executive medical director for digestive health

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag has tapped gastroenterologist Kenneth Chang, MD, as executive medical director of its Digestive Health Institute. 

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  1. 5 arrested for $15M Medicare fraud, money laundering scheme 

    Five people were arrested in Los Angeles for their involvement in a scheme to defraud Medicare of more than $15 million through sham hospice companies.
  2. 5 studies reshaping GI care

    From new colonoscopy suggestions to updated guidelines on obesity management, here are five studies published in 2024 that are reshaping gastroenterology care: 
  3. Self employed vs. employed gastroenterologists: 10 notes 

    Here are 10 key notes on private practice and employment for gastroenterologists and the physician workforce as a whole:
  4. The trends exciting ASC leaders

    From procedure migration to increased demand, here are the ASC and outpatient trends named by three ASC leaders when asked by Becker's about what's exciting them in the industry. 

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  1. Physician sentenced to 8 years for $19M fraud scheme 

    A Natick, Mass., psychiatrist was sentenced to eight years and three months in prison for a $19 million Medicare and private insurance fraud scheme. 
  2. Florida medical office building nears opening

    A medical office building in Panama City Beach, Fla., is nearing its opening date, according to a June 7 report from the Panama City News Herald.
  3. What procedures are next for ASCs?

    April Aud, BSN, RN, administrator of Poplar Bluff, Mo.-based Black River Ambulatory Surgery Center,  joined Becker's to discuss the procedures she thinks will move to the ASC setting. 
  4. UIC to launch nurse anesthetist program

    The University of Illinois Chicago plans to launch a nurse anesthesia program with the help of a $10 million donation. 
  5. Optum offloading, shuttering services: 5 things to know

    Optum, parent company of ASC chain SCA Health, has announced it's shuttering services, selling its settlement solutions business and closing a clinic. 
  6. Court battle over Alabama ASC certificate of need continues

    On May 28, a public hearing began over a contested ASC in Hoover, Ala., proposed by Healthcare Resources and the Hoover Health Care Authority in November. 
  7. 10 highest-paying metro areas for orthopedic surgeons

    Orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. can earn up to $183,600 more than the national average salary by practicing in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis., metropolitan area, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.
  8. 10 lowest-paying metro areas for orthopedic surgeons

    The annual earnings among orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. can vary by up to $426,640, depending on the city one practices in, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.
  9. Ophthalmologist to pay $2.4M to settle false claims allegations 

    A New York City-based ophthalmologist and his ophthalmology practice will pay $2.4 million to resolve allegations he submitted claims for medically unnecessary procedures, among other allegations, in violation of the False Claims Act. 

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