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  1. USPI, Surgery Partners & more: 5-year growth of the industry's biggest players

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International, AmSurg (Nashville, Tenn.), SCA Health (Deerfield, Ill.), HCA Healthcare (Nashville) and Surgery Partners (Nashville) are leading the ASC market by number of centers in 2023. 
  2. The best hospitals in Minnesota for orthopedic surgery

    Healthgrades has ranked the top 100 hospitals for orthopedic surgery in 2023, including 3 hospitals in Minnesota:
  3. The Stark law change targeting an 'out-of-control' physician issue

    CMS recently passed a Stark law update that will allow hospitals and healthcare providers to improve mental health services for physicians.

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  1. 3 ASCs facing backlash

    Here are three ASCs who have faced opposition so far in 2023: 
  2. 5 forces shaping the ASC industry

    ASCs are resilient, but they are not immune to the forces that continue to shape healthcare.
  3. American Physician Partners files for bankruptcy: What ASCs need to know

    Medical staffing company American Physician Partners has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. 
  4. USPI's grip on the ASC industry: 5 stats 

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International, Tenet Healthcare's surgery center arm, is the largest ASC chain in the country. 

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  1. 4 colonoscopy updates

    Here are four colonoscopy updates Becker's has reported on since Aug. 18:
  2. Sutter North Surgery Center vendor hit with data breach

    Sightpath Medical filed a data breach notice on behalf of Sutter North Surgery Center in Yuba City, Calif., on Sept. 8, JDSupra reported Sept. 18. 
  3. 6 drug shortages to watch

    Six drugs have been listed as in shortage since the beginning of September, according to data from the FDA and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 
  4. Best hospitals in Maryland for orthopedic surgery

    Healthgrades has ranked the top 100 hospitals for orthopedic surgery in 2023, including three hospitals in Maryland.

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  1. The 4 best hospitals in Ohio for outpatient joint replacements

    Healthgrades ranked the top hospitals for outpatient joint replacements in 2023, including four in Ohio. 
  2. Anesthesiologist sentenced for illegally prescribing opioids 

    Former Victorville, Calif.-based anesthesiologist Wendell Mark Street, MD, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for illegally prescribing and distributing oxycodone to buyers. 
  3. 5 highest paid anesthesiologists in Miami

    The highest paid anesthesiologist in Miami earns $606,000 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.
  4. 3 practices joining Cardiovascular Associates of America in 2023

    Here are three practices that have joined private equity-backed cardiovascular management group Cardiovascular Associates of America in 2023: 
  5. What has Optum done in 2023? 

    Optum, the largest employer of physicians in the country, has secured several major deals in 2023. 
  6. Private practice or employment? What would physicians choose if they could do it again 

    Six physicians joined Becker's to discuss if they would choose private practice or employment
  7. 4 physician fraud cases in 3 weeks

    Here are four physician fraud cases Becker's has covered since Aug. 28:
  8. Noncompetes on the West Coast: 3 things to know

    The U.S. has no national policy in regard to noncompete agreements, which prohibit clinicians from joining a competing practice or setting up their own within a particular distance from their previous employer for a certain period of time. This has led many states to create their own laws for or against the practice. 
  9. 14 hospital, health system controversies in the last week

    Here are 14 hospitals and health systems that have faced controversies in the last seven days, reported by Becker's since Sept. 12:

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