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  1. How many physicians are worth more than $5M?

    In 2024, 28% of physicians have a net worth ranging between $2 million and $4.9 million, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Wealth and Debt Report," published June 12. 
  2. Liver surgery may be the next big ASC procedure

    A study conducted at City of Hope, a cancer research organization based in Duarte, Calif., found that robotic liver surgery can be safely conducted as an outpatient procedure.
  3. How ASCs can win with stagnating reimbursements

    Matt Kraemer, administrator of Northern Arizona Healthcare in Flagstaff, joined Becker's  to discuss his team's strategy in handling the obstacle of rising overhead paired with stagnating ASC reimbursements. 

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  1. 31% of gastroenterologists worth over $5M

    Approximately 31% of gastroenterologists have a net worth of over $5 million in 2024, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Wealth and Debt Report," published June 12. 
  2. 'Tap dancing the minefield': The consequence of stagnating ASC pay

    ASCs nationwide are facing rising operating costs that are outpacing dwindling reimbursements.
  3. The average net worth of physicians in 2024

    Twenty-eight percent of physicians have a net worth ranging between $2 million and $4.9 million in 2024, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Wealth & Debt Report," published June 12. 
  4. 3 recent kickback lawsuits to know 

    Here are three kickback lawsuits Becker's has covered in the last month:

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  1. Anesthesiologists in the headlines: 3 updates

    Here are three anesthesiologists who have made headlines in the last two weeks:
  2. St. Luke's breaks ground on 180K-square-foot medical office building

    Boise, Idaho-based St. Luke's has broken ground on a 180,000-square-foot medical office building in Boise, according to a June 12 report from CBS affiliate KBOI.
  3. IMBiotechnologies signs agreement with ASC GPO

    Medical device company IMBiotechnologies has signed a supply agreement with group purchasing organization Medicus Management, which currently supplies 20 office-based laboratories and ASCs. 
  4. California health systems have their eyes on ASCs

    Here are five ASCs in California that have been acquired or announced within the last three months, as reported by Becker's since March 5:

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  1. U of Kansas system to open $90M clinic, ASC

    Kansas City-based University of Kansas Health System is opening a $90 million clinic and ASC in Olathe, Kan., according to a June 11 report from the Kansas City Business Journal.
  2. 5 ASC, MOB updates in Florida in 1 month

    Here are five updates on ASCs and medical office buildings in Florida that Becker's has reported on since May 9:
  3. United Digestive's 2 best ASCs, per US News

    Two ASCs affiliated with GI physician practice management organization United Digestive have been named among U.S. News & World Report's top ASCs in the nation for 2024. 
  4. Supreme Court to revisit contested Medicare payment ruling

    The Supreme Court has accepted a petition to review a decision on a case that decreased the extra Medicare payments received by hospitals that serve larger populations of low-income patients, Bloomberg Law reported June 10. 
  5. Hospital cited for 'immediate jeopardy' for CRNA use in sedations 

    Modesto, Calif.-based Doctors Medical Center has been cited for immediate jeopardy by CMS for using certified registered nurse anesthetists to sedate and monitor surgical patients.
  6. CRNA pay is skyrocketing. Here's why

    Certified registered nurse anesthetist compensation is rising across the country as anesthesia provider shortages plague hospitals and ASCs, VMG Health said in a May 22 blog post. 
  7. Houston Methodist developing system's largest outpatient center with ASC

    Houston Methodist is planning its largest outpatient care campus, which will include an ASC, in Spring, Texas, Community Effect reported June 10. 
  8. 2 ways to potentially increase colorectal cancer screenings

    Two recent studies point to distinct ways health systems could increase the amount of patients undergoing routine colorectal cancer screenings. 
  9. 6K-square-foot New Jersey medical office building sells

    A two-story, 6,000-square-foot medical office building in Teaneck, N.J., has sold, according to a June 11 report from 

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