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7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday

Here are seven news updates for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for July 28, 2014.

U.S. to be short 90k physicians by 2020.
According to projections by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the nation will be short more than 90,000 total physicians by 2020 and 130,000 physicians by 2025. Read the full report on Becker's Hospital Review.

University of Rochester Medicine to open ASC.
In August, University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medicine will open an ambulatory surgery center and Strong West Emergency in Brockport, N.Y. The two projects cost approximately $3 million to complete. The projects are opening in the former Lakeside Memorial Hospital building.

10.3M people gained insurance coverage under PPACA.
Approximately 10.3 million American adults gained health insurance coverage between January 2012 and June 2014, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers found a significant decline in the uninsured rate among nonelderly adults during the PPACA exchanges' first open enrollment period. Read the full report on Becker's Hospital Review.

272 ACOs in America.
CMS named the original 32 Pioneer accountable care organizations in December 2011. In July 2013, nine Pioneers left the program. But, the number of both government and commercial ACOs continues to grow. There are now 272 ACOs in the country. Read the full report on Becker's Hospital Review.

Capital Digestive Care adds two gastroenterologists.
Harjit K. Bhogal, MD, and Arushi deFonseka, MD, have joined Capital Digestive Care, based in Washington, D.C. Capital Digestive Care includes 60 physicians. The practice is affiliated with 15 hospitals and eight outpatient endoscopy centers.

Surgery Center of Kenai opens.
The Surgery Center of Kenai (Alaska) recently opened, but cannot yet perform procedures on Medicare and Medicaid patients. The surgery center is working to enter into a transfer agreement with the nearby Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska. Thus far, no progress has been made.

Healthcare analytics market to grow significantly.
The global healthcare analytics market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 25 percent from 2014 to 2019, according to a Research and Markets report. North America accounts for the largest market share, largely driven by issues such as ICD-10 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the United States.

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