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  1. ASC reimbursements are changing – here's how 

    The ASC sector has seen continued increases in CMS payment rates as procedures continue to shift to the outpatient setting, according to VMG Health's 2024 Healthcare M&A Report published May 7.
  2. Physician gets prison for $1.3M fraud scheme targeting Amtrak

    A Cedar Grove, N.J.-based physician was sentenced to 26 months in prison for a $1.3 million healthcare fraud scheme targeting Amtrak. 
  3. Arizona Digestive Health expands

    Phoenix-based Arizona Digestive Health, an affiliate of GI Alliance, has expanded its presence in Scottsdale, Ariz., through the addition of two new specialists. 

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  1. US Anesthesia Partners taps former GE executive for EVP role

    Former GE HealthCare executive Jeff Terry has joined U.S. Anesthesia Partners as its executive vice president of health system strategy and innovation. 
  2. US News previews ASC ratings ahead of full launch

    U.S. News & World Report has rated ambulatory surgery centers for the first time this year after decades of rating acute care hospitals across the nation, and surgery center leaders can now preview their results.
  3. Illinois colonoscopy coverage bill moves to Senate

    An Illinois bill that would require coverage for all medical necessary colonoscopies is headed to the state Senate, WGEM reported May 9.
  4. 5 notes on Ozempic for gastroenterologists

    Usage of weight loss medications including Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists such as Ozempic has skyrocketed in the U.S. in the last year, affecting numerous medical specialties. 

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  1. The industry trends ASC leaders should watch

    Here are three major trends ASC leaders should keep an eye on, according to VMG Health's "2024 Healthcare M&A Report."
  2. 8 updates on the ophthalmology industry in 30 days

    Here are eight headlines and updates to know on the ophthalmology industry that Becker's has reported on since April 12:
  3. Surgery Partners sees big financial wins in Q1: 5 notes

    Surgery Partners has started off the year strong, seeing big financial gains.
  4. UVM Medical Center pushes for $130M ASC amid opposition

    Burlington-based University of Vermont Medical Center's president and COO, Stephen Leffler, MD, posted a letter to the community encouraging support for a new $130 million ASC, according to a May 8 report from the Burlington Free Press. 

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  1. Where America's 34 healthcare billionaires went to college

    There are 34 billionaires in the U.S. who made their wealth in healthcare ventures, according to Forbes' annual list of the richest people in the world. 
  2. Why 3 ASCs closed in the last year

    ASCs and other small businesses have struggled to stay afloat amid rising practice costs, staffing shortages and reimbursement declines. 
  3. States ranked by CRNAs per capita

    Texas and Florida have the most certified registered nurse anesthetists of any state, according to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  4. Physicians should 'choose a different profession' if they're in it for the money: Viewpoint 

    More physicians are regretting choosing to pursue medicine, according to a 2023 survey from the Physicians Foundation. 
  5. How much ophthalmologists earn in the 10 best states for healthcare

    Ophthalmologists have an average annual salary of $343,320 in Hawaii, the best state for healthcare according to U.S. News & World Report. 
  6. Florida man sentenced, to pay $97M healthcare fraud scheme 

    A man in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was sentenced to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release and must pay $97 million for his role in a healthcare fraud and kickback scheme. 
  7. 3 new gastroenterology center openings

    Here are three gastroenterology centers that have opened that Becker's has reported on since April 10:
  8. How hospitals can manage anesthesia staffing, scheduling

    As hospitals have been in dire need of anesthesia staff over the last few years, the need for locum labor has continued to rise. 
  9. United Health Services ophthalmologist Dr. Frank Gilroy dies at 93

    Frank Gilroy, MD, an ophthalmologist and founding leader of New York-based United Health Services healthcare system, has died at age 93. 

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