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  1. 4 new joint venture ASCs

    Becker's has reported on four joint-venture ASC deals in the last 30 days, including two partially owned by Minneapolis-based Allina Health.
  2. 6 hospitals opening ASCs

    Here are six hospitals that have opened or have plans to open ASCs that Becker's has reported on since June 2:
  3. Physician pay, top procedures and more: 8 ophthalmology updates

    Ophthalmologist pay is rising higher than other physician specialties, plus seven more updates Becker's has reported on since the beginning of May:

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  1. 8 recent studies for ASC leaders

    Here are eight studies for ASC leaders that Becker's has reported on since the beginning of May.
  2. Indiana orthopedic ASC building sells for $6.6M

    The property housing LaPorte, Ind.-based Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute sold for $6.6 million, REJournals reported June 15.
  3. Patients, physicians face challenges with follow-up colonoscopy billing

    As policies around billing colonoscopies continue to change, it remains clear patients and physicians have trouble navigating the process.
  4. Ophthalmology ASC 1st in country to offer newly-approved laser

    San Antonio-based Parkhurst NuVision became the first ASC in the country to offer the newly FDA-approved Ally Lensar laser for cataract surgery. 

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  1. New AI partnership aims to find best candidates for IBD trials

    Providence, Rhode Island-based University Gastroenterology is teaming up with Virgo Surgical Video Solutions to use artificial intelligence to identify patients for inflammatory bowel disease trials. 
  2. $1.4B spent on 2022's most expensive ASC projects 

    The five most expensive ASC projects opened or announced this year total $1.43 billion. 
  3. $7M Kansas medical office building acquired by private equity firm 

    Private equity company Excelsior Capital has acquired a medical office building in Kansas City, Kan., for $7 million, the company said June 15. 
  4. The upcoming national expansion of DISC Sports & Spine Center

    Robert S. Bray, Jr., MD, is a neurological spine surgeon and founder of Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Sports & Spine Center. Dr. Bray will serve on the panels "How to Make Bundled Payments, Risk-Based Pay a Win in Orthopedics" and "The Next 5 Years of Spine and ASCs" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.

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  1. Great risk brings great opportunity, company president says

    Nicholas Grosso, MD, is the president of The Bethesda, Md.-based Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics. Dr. Grosso will serve on the panel "The Next Move for Orthopedic and Spine Supergroups" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  2. What a company partner is investing in to cater to patients 

    Michael Redler, MD, is a partner and an orthopedic surgeon at Fairfield, Conn.-based Connecticut Orthopedics, an assistant clinical professor at North Haven, Conn.-based Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, and a visiting assistant clinical professor at the Charlottesville-based University of Virginia Department of Orthopaedics. Dr. Redler will serve on the panels "Payer Trends for Orthopedics and Spine" and "ASC Management and Transactions: Big Trends for 2023" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  3. Fast-growing ASC chain lands investment from regional health system giant

    ASC developer Atlas Healthcare Partners has secured an investment from Southfield, Mich.-based BHSH System, the Phoenix-based company said June 15. 
  4. Connecticut hospital halts surgeries, redirects to ASC due to staff shortages

    Trinity Health of New England's Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford, Conn., redirected a majority of patients who need outpatient surgery to its ASC on June 9 due to staffing shortages. 
  5. 6 statistics on physician assistant pay in 2022

    Six things to know about physician assistant pay:
  6. 9 recent ASC moves in Florida

    Florida is home to the third-most ASCs of any state in the nation, and it ranks 16th in ASCs per capita.
  7. Aetna in the headlines: 6 updates in 30 days

    Aetna, a CVS Health company, insurers about 39 million people. 
  8. How an investment firm aims to attract physicians to a Texas medical building

    US REO Fund, a Plano, Texas-based real estate investment firm, is hoping to draw physician groups with the renovation of a medical office building and ASC in Plano, REJournals reported June 13. 
  9. Fast facts about ValueHealth

    Leawood, Kan.-based ValueHealth, an ASC company focused on value-based surgical offerings, is gaining steam in 2022 with outpatient partnerships. 

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