Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. ASC, medical office building break ground in Texas

    Ground has been broken on a three-story medical office building and ASC project in Katy, Texas, according to a Nov. 4 report from the Katy Times.
  2. UnitedHealthcare in the headlines: 3 notes

    Here are three updates on UnitedHealthcare that Becker's has reported since Nov. 1:
  3. 3 states cracking down on noncompete laws

    Here are three states that have taken action to ban noncompetes that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 5:

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  1. 3 CMS rulings impacting ASCs

    Here are three recent rulings from CMS that affect ASCs: 
  2. Claritas HealthTech establishes spinoff for AI-assisted GI solutions

    Medical image enhancement and AI diagnostic software solutions company Claritas HealthTech has established a U.S.-based spinoff, Intelligent Scopes Corp., that will focus on the research, development and delivery of endoscopic image processing and AI-assisted diagnostic solutions for urology and gastroenterology.
  3. Certificate of need laws hindering SurgNet's growth

    Nashville-based SurgNet, a new-to-market ASC management and development company, is struggling to grow in its home state due to complicated certificate of need laws, according to a Nov. 3 report from the Nashville Business Journal. 
  4. 5 highest paid ophthalmologists in Phoenix

    The highest paid ophthalmologist in Phoenix earns $686,400, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $265,450 ophthalmologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  1. How AmSurg is 'positioning for growth' as an independent company

    AmSurg has officially emerged under new ownership as a separate and independent entity from Envision Healthcare, its former parent company, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.
  2. Indiana physician's lawsuit challenges state's noncompete law

    Pediatric intensivist David Lankford, MD, is suing his former employer, Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lutheran Hospital, to get out of a noncompete clause in his contract, local PBS affiliate WFYI reported Nov. 2. 
  3. Prisma Health plans to go out of network with UnitedHealthcare

    In August, Greenville, S.C.-based Prisma Health warned its patients that starting Jan. 1, the health system might be out of network with UnitedHealthcare. Now, as the negotiation deadline looms, it seems more and more likely, according to a Nov. 3 report from NBC affiliate WYFF. 
  4. ASCs playing increasingly important role in joint arthroplasty

    ASCs are playing an increasingly important role in total joint arthroplasty procedures performed in the U.S., according to the American Joint Replacement Registry's 2023 annual report on hip and knee arthroplasty procedural trends and patient outcomes. 

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  1. Ohio ASC sees uptick in knee surgeries

    Greater Dayton (Ohio) Surgery Center has seen an increased number of knee replacement surgeries due to an aging population, the Dayton Daily News reported Nov. 2.
  2. The 77 health systems preferred by providers for cardiology

    WebMD released the results of the hospitals and health systems that providers prefer the most for cardiology in the U.S.
  3. How AI is changing gastroenterology for the better

    On Oct. 23, Iterative Health released research findings that demonstrated the effectiveness of artificial intelligence for use in the treatment and management of inflammatory bowel disease and in improving adenoma detection during colonoscopies. 
  4. 15 new ASCs in October

    Here are 15 new ASCs opened or announced that Becker's reported on in October. 
  5. Physician pay behind inflation in Q3

    The median compensation earned by physicians in the third quarter was $358,753, up $7,253 compared to the same period last year, according to data from Kaufman Hall.
  6. How much does it cost to employ a physician?

    The average cost of employing a provider full time in the third quarter of this year was $611,194, representing a rising cost of labor, according to data from Kaufman Hall.
  7. Physician-owned clinic pays $3.3M for undeveloped lot

    Physician-owned BayCare Clinic in Green Bay, Wis., purchased more than 25 acres of undeveloped land for $3.3 million, the Green Bay Press Gazette reported Nov. 3. 
  8. How much do employed physicians earn through seeing patients?

    The average revenue earned by physicians and advanced practice providers via treating patients is on the rise, according to data from Kaufman Hall.
  9. The 11 procedures added to the ASC-payable list

    CMS added 11 procedures to the ASC-covered list in the ASC Payment System Final Rule released Nov. 2 that were not included in the proposed rule. 

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