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  1. Zimmer Biomet to be 'relentless' about ASC opportunities in Q4

    Medical device manufacturer Zimmer Biomet is keeping a close eye on the "rapid" shift of orthopedic and joint replacement cases to the ASC setting. 
  2. The new ACS president's vision of multidisciplinary surgery teams

    Henri Ford, MD, dean and chief academic officer of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and an internationally recognized pediatric surgeon, was recently named the 104th president of the American College of Surgeons.
  3. AMA launches physician survey on Medicare pay cut

    The American Medical Association has randomly selected physician practices and individual physicians to complete a patient-care hours survey that will ensure that practice expenses and patient-care hours are accurately reflected, according to a Nov. 7 report from the AMA.

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  1. Real estate joint venture snags $75M credit facility

    A joint venture between real estate investment, development and advisory firm Sendero Capital and Angelo Gordon, an investing platform, received a $75 million credit facility, Commercial Property Executive reported Nov. 7.
  2. Minnesota physician sentenced to prison for tax evasion

    Joseph Meyer, MD, a former family medicine physician in Roseau, Minn., was sentenced to four months in federal prison, six months of home confinement and two years supervised release, and he will be required to pay full restitution for a tax-evasion scheme that lasted almost two decades.
  3. AGA issues guidance on weight loss drug usage prior to endoscopy

    The American Gastroenterological Association has issued new guidance for patients taking the popular diabetes and weight loss medications glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists, known by brand names including Ozempic and Trulicity, prior to endoscopy. 
  4. 26% of physicians considering transition to nonclinical careers

    Over a fourth of physicians (26%) are considering leaving their primary roles as physicians to pivot to nonclinical careers, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physicians and Nonclinical Careers Report," published Nov. 7.  

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  1. 3 outpatient orthopedic, spine updates

    Here are three outpatient orthopedic and spine updates Becker's has reported on since Oct. 17:
  2. 25% of US medical students are debating dropping out: Survey

    One-quarter of medical students in the U.S. are considering quitting their studies, a figure that compares to 12% worldwide, according to a report by Elsevier Health.
  3. UC Davis' $579M ambulatory center on schedule despite weather, supply challenges

    Construction of the largest ambulatory care center in the country is currently underway on the UC Davis Health campus in Sacramento, Calif., according to a Nov. 7 report from the Sacramento Business Journal. 
  4. Number of cardiology physicians by state

    There are 34,312 active physicians specializing in cardiology in the U.S., according to recent data from KFF.

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  1. 3 accreditation updates

    Here are three accreditation updates Becker's has reported on since Oct. 23:
  2. UnitedHealthcare providers by state

    California has the largest number of providers accepting UnitedHealthcare insurance plans statewide, in addition to having more ASCs than any other state, according to the most recent data from the payer's website. 
  3. 17 health systems recognized for top ambulatory care in 2023

    The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has recognized the top ambulatory care organizations for 2023, with 17 systems earning CHIME's highest designation. 
  4. Number of ASCs in the US outpaces CMS' estimates

    While the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association estimates that there are just over 6,000 ASCs in the U.S., that number is actually much higher. 
  5. Texas ophthalmology group pays $3M to settle false claims violations

    Sherman, Texas-based Arlington Ophthalmology Association, operating as Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers, has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to resolve False Claims Act violations, according to a Nov. 6 report from My Texas Daily.
  6. Hoag implants one of the world's 1st dual-chamber leadless pacemaker

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has implanted one of the world's first dual-chamber leadless pacemaker in a patient, a minimally invasive procedure recently cleared by the FDA. 
  7. 3 major issues private practices will have to reckon with

    Private practices are up against a variety of challenges that will continue to put pressure on them today and in the future. 
  8. Mulkay Cardiology Consultants notifies 80,000 of ransomware attack

    On Nov. 3, Mulkay Cardiology Consultants at Holy Name Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J., notified the Maine attorney general's office of a ransomware incident that the company discovered in September, reported Nov. 6. 
  9. ASC power players

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