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  1. 50% of physicians are thinking of leaving the field due to shortage

    Half of physicians have had thoughts about leaving medicine due to the growing physician shortage, according to Doximity's 2023 Physician Compensation Report.
  2. Largest ASC chains by number of physicians

    Tenet Healthcare's United Surgical Partners International is the largest ASC chain in the country both by centers and number of physicians. 
  3. The QZ modifier: Guidelines for anesthesia providers

    The QZ modifier for anesthesia providers has become increasingly complicated as the policy for certified registered nurse anesthetists shifts in many markets, according to a June 10 blog post from Coronis Health 

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  1. Screening colonoscopy for a healthy patient in a hospital should be malpractice, CEO says

    The demand for colonoscopies is skyrocketing as reimbursements sink, and many leaders feel ASCs are in a perfect position to mitigate that demand. 
  2. 'Adversarial would be an understatement': The tumultuous dynamic between hospitals, ASCs

    Physicians trying to open ASCs in many markets face opposition from hospital leaders when trying to obtain a certificate-of-need. 
  3. 6 gastroenterology executive moves

    Here are six gastroenterologists who have taken on new leadership roles, as reported by Becker's since May 23:
  4. Geisinger expands GI fellowship program

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger is expanding its gastroenterology fellowship in an effort to combat specialist shortages. 

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  1. Novant-CHS deal called off: What ASCs need to know 

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health called off its planned $320 million acquisition of two North Carolina hospitals from Community Health Systems. 
  2. What's new with Rite Aid? 

    After filing for bankruptcy in October, Rite Aid has since made several moves to close clinic locations and restructure leadership. 
  3. The lowest-paid ASC specialty

    Colon and rectal surgery is one of the lowest-paid ASC specialties, according to Doximity's  "Physician Compensation Report 2024", published May 23. 
  4. Peterson Health to shut down ASC, relocate to new $38M facility

    Kerrville, Texas-based Peterson Health has unveiled a newly constructed $38 million healthcare facility, according to a June 20 report from the Hill Country Community Journal. 

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  1. 48K-square-foot medical office building opens in Arizona

    A 48,000-square-foot medical office building has opened in Buckeye, Ariz. A ribbon-cutting for the new facility was held on June 12. 
  2. 5 states where physicians can thrive

    Wisconsin was recently named the best state for physicians to practice in 2024 by Medscape, which considered factors including malpractice insurance premiums, compensation, cost of living, physician density, physician burnout rates and the percentage of insured residents. 
  3. Optum, HCA, Tenet fight for ASC market share

    Although the ASC industry is largely fragmented, big players like Tenet Healthcare, HCA Healthcare and Optum are chipping away at ownership as procedures migrate to the outpatient setting. 
  4. 5 numbers on prior authorizations

    Here are five numbers illustrating the effect prior authorization regulations and reform efforts have on healthcare:
  5. Michigan PA charged with fraud

    A physician assistant was charged with a felony for allegedly using COVID-19 pandemic funding for his personal expenses. 
  6. HCA Houston opens outpatient surgery department

    HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood opened a new $27 million outpatient surgery department, according to a June 19 report by Bluebonnet News.
  7. 5 highest-paid anesthesiologists in Austin

    The highest-paid anesthesiologist in Austin, Texas, earns $660,500 per year, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $339,470 anesthesiologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  8. Why sinking colonoscopy pay is a growing threat

    Gastroenterologists across the country are facing low reimbursement rates for colonoscopy demand.
  9. 10 healthcare bankruptcies to know

    Healthcare bankruptcies spiked in 2023 as debt levels and interest rates rose. 

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