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  1. Meet the leaders of the 3 best hospitals in Illinois for cardiac surgery

    Healthgrades recently released its rankings for the best hospitals in the U.S. for cardiac surgery, including three in Illinois. 
  2. Parkview Health, Ortho NorthEast to open orthopedic ASC in Indiana

    Parkview Health and Ortho NorthEast are planning to build an orthopedic-focused ASC and medical office building in Warsaw, Ind., according to a March 15 report by Ink Free News.
  3. Industry consolidation is affecting anesthesia — here's how 

    Hospital mergers, which have become increasingly common, can dramatically change the way anesthesia practices function, according to a March 11 post by medical revenue cycle management group Coronis Health.

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  1. Kansas surgeon can be sued for removing wrong organ, court rules 

    The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that a former patient of Topeka-based Stormont Vail Health can continue her suit against the hospital and a physician who removed the incorrect organ, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported March 13. 
  2. What's in store for ASCs in 2024?

    Will the year bring on new challenges and opportunities for ASCs, or will 2024 be "status quo"?
  3. Optum's emergency acquisition of physician-owned clinic approved 

    Optum, parent company of ASC chain SCA Health, received approval to bypass a state review of its planned purchase of physician-owned Corvallis (Ore.) Clinic, the Oregon Health Authority said March 13.
  4. 5 things to know now about the ASC industry

    Here are five key things to know about the current state of the ASC industry:

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  1. 5 highest-paid anesthesiologists in San Antonio

    The highest-paid anesthesiologist in San Antonio earns $718,300 per year, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $302,970 anesthesiologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  2. How to do more with fewer anesthesiologists, per 1 physician

    Tariq Naseem, MD, an anesthesiologist and interventionist at Los Angeles-based Smidt Heart Institute, joined Becker's to discuss how the anesthesia provider shortage is affecting care delivery. 
  3. How has the Change Healthcare cyberattack affected physicians?

    UnitedHealth Group's Change Healthcare reported a cybersecurity issue on Feb. 21 that has disrupted operations for healthcare organizations nationwide.
  4. What to consider when collecting anesthesia payments

    Wrangling payments for anesthesia services from commercial insurers can be difficult, but what about patients who self pay?

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  1. The biggest ASC hotspots

    Becker's has reported on lots of ASC activity in California and Texas.
  2. Big wins and losses for noncompetes in 1 week

    Washington and Florida made big moves for and against noncompetes this week.
  3. Central Carolina Cardiology adds Dr. Scott Denardo

    Sanford, N.C.-based Central Carolina Cardiology added Scott Denardo, MD, to its team of cardiologists.
  4. US News' inaugural ASC rankings coming soon: What to know

    In November, U.S. News & World Report announced plans to debut an annual "Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers" ranking. 
  5. How the payer tug of war is changing the GI workforce

    Gastroenterologists continue to play tug of war with payers over reimbursement rates.
  6. AGA warns that blood tests should not replace colonoscopies

    A new colorectal cancer blood test shows promise, but the American Gastroenterological Association says it's not a substitute for colonoscopy. 
  7. Novant expanding GI services in rural North Carolina

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health surgeons will begin offering care at Novant Health's Pender Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., according to a March 14 report from local news affiliate WECT.
  8. Washington strengthens noncompete restrictions

    A bill amending Washington's noncompete policy was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 13, according to a news release from the Washington Senate Democrats. 
  9. Ohio physician sentenced to prison for illegal opioid distribution 

    A physician who practiced in Sandusky, Ohio, was sentenced to three and a half years of prison and one year of house arrest for illegally dispensing narcotics to patients.

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