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  1. Nebraska hospital acquires ASC, completes upgrades

    Columbus (Neb.) Community Hospital hosted an open house following the renovations of its recently acquired ASC, The Columbus Telegram reported Jan. 15. 
  2. 55% of physicians would take a pay cut for a better work-life balance, survey says

    Fifty-five percent of physicians said they would take a salary reduction to have a better work-life balance, compared to 47 percent of physicians last year, according to the results of the "Medscape 2022 Physician Lifestyle and Happiness Report."  
  3. 5 ways orthopedics is affecting anesthesia

    The administration of anesthesia in orthopedic cases remains a desirable line of business, Tony Mira, CEO and founder of Anesthesia Business Consultants, wrote in a recent blog post. 
  1. 11 hospitals that opened ASCs in December

    Here are 11 hospitals and health systems that opened or announced plans for ASCs in December:
  2. Here's how a Missouri administrator keeps employee turnover in check

    Many ASC employees are left overworked as staff shortages, exacerbated by COVID-19 spikes and vaccination mandates, plague the healthcare industry.  
  3. 5 interesting orthopedic deals in the last 12 months

    Five orthopedic deals to know in the last year, beginning with the most recent:
  4. 10 total joint ASC physicians to know

    Here are 10 physicians who perform outpatient total joint replacements:

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  1. Maryland ASC adds robotics system 

    Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates Surgery Center in Salisbury, Md., added Mako's SmartRobotics for total knee replacements, The Dispatch reported Jan. 13. 
  2. 6 gastroenterologist moves

    From potential gubernatorial campaigns to new CMOs, here are six gastroenterologist moves since Dec. 1. 
  3. Supreme Court backs CMS' COVID-19 shot mandate for healthcare workers

    Healthcare providers across the U.S., including surgery centers, must once again require employees to be fully vaccinated or obtain an exemption after the Supreme Court upheld CMS' COVID-19 vaccination mandate for eligible healthcare workers.
  4. MedPAC recommends physician pay freeze

    MedPAC voted Jan. 13 against recommending to raise Medicare physician payments for 2023, according to an opposition letter from the president of American Medical Association, Gerald Harmon, MD. 

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  1. Texas hospital adds outpatient clinic, pediatric ambulatory surgery 

    Tyler, Texas-based Christus Trinity Mother Frances and Pediatric Surgical Associates are teaming up to open an outpatient clinic and offer ambulatory surgery, the Longview News-Journal reported Jan. 13. 
  2. No Surprises Act begins: What anesthesia providers need to know 

    The No Surprises Act went into effect Jan. 1, meaning out-of-network anesthesia providers are prohibited from balance billing.
  3. Worst of omicron coming for Midwest & 7 more COVID-19 updates 

    Eight COVID-19 updates from the last week:
  4. Medical group deals up 121% last quarter: 4 details

    The medical group transactions market heated up at the end of last year, more than doubling the number of fourth quarter deals from the previous year.
  5. '2 steps forward and 3 steps back': Georgia endoscopy center's struggle to survive

    Staff shortages, exacerbated by COVID-19 spikes and vaccination mandates, have some endoscopy centers struggling to stay afloat. 
  6. One GI closes 2nd deal of year in Indiana 

    One GI added Terre Haute, Ind.-based Digestive Health Associates to its network, the gastroenterology management company said Jan. 13. 
  7. New Jersey ASCs, physician-owner to pay $7.4M to settle fraud allegations 

    Six New Jersey surgery centers and medical offices affiliated with the Interventional Pain Management Center, owned by Amit Poonia, MD, have agreed to pay $7.4 million to resolve fraud allegations. 
  8. Best-paying healthcare jobs — anesthesiologist is No. 1. 

    Physician was named the sixth best-paying healthcare job, according to a U.S. News & World Report list released Jan. 11.
  9. 7 federal updates ASCs should know

    Here are seven updates from the federal government since Jan. 1:

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