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  1. Northern Lakes Surgery Center names new director

    Moose Lake, Minn.-based Northern Lakes Surgery Center, set to open in 2023, has named Jacque Volk, NP, as its director, according to a Nov. 22 report from BusinessNorth. 
  2. 3D-printed ulcerative colitis treatment receives FDA clearance to start clinical trials

    Nanjing, China-based Triastek, a pharmaceutical company, has received FDA investigational new drug clearance to begin clinical studies on its 3D-printed medicine, T21, designed to treat ulcerative colitis. 
  3. 5 orthopedic ASC updates in November

    From a new Florida surgery center to a JCPenney conversion, here are five orthopedic ASC updates Becker's has reported on since Nov. 1. 

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  1. New York medical office building sells for $16M

    A 51,357-square-foot medical office building in Geneseo, N.Y., has sold for $15.9 million, according to a November report from Rebusiness Online. 
  2. Intermittent fasting may help with GERD: study

    A recent U.S. study found that intermittent fasting can potentially reduce acid exposure time and other symptoms in individuals with gastroesophageal reflux disease, Medscape reported Nov. 21. 
  3. 2 major ophthalmology donations in 2 months

    Becker's has reported on $25 million donated to ophthalmology research since the beginning of October. Here are two important ophthalmology donations: 
  4. 3 billing challenges anesthesiologists face

    Medical providers, including anesthesiologists, face ongoing challenges when it comes to collecting medical debts from many Americans, according to a new blog post from founder and CEO of MiraMed Global and president and CEO of Anesthesia Business Consultants, Tony Mira.

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  1. What to expect in GI with 2023 CMS Physician Fee Schedule: Medscape

    Medicare will expand its coverage of colorectal cancer testing with its 2023 physician payment rule along with budget cuts, which comes with benefits and disadvantages, Medscape reported Nov. 21. 
  2. States ranked by medical malpractice statute of limitations

    Maryland has the longest statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits, at five years after the occurrence of the injury, according to a Nov. 18 report from Forbes. 
  3. CRNA pay: 5 stats to know

    Certified registered nurse anesthetists consistently outearn their advanced practice peers, according to Medscape's "APRN Compensation Report 2022," released Nov. 11. 
  4. Why anesthesia practices are struggling to collect payments

    Anesthesia practices collecting patient payments is becoming increasingly difficult, Tony Mira, CEO of MiraMed Global, wrote in a Nov. 1 blog post. 

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  1. Working in healthcare 'tenuous at present,' CEO says

    Craig Sarine, CEO of University Surgical Associates in Chattanooga, Tenn., joined Becker's to discuss what he wishes his co-workers knew about his job and the migration of procedures to the outpatient setting. 
  2. Virginia physician to pay $3.1M to settle kickback allegations 

    Alexandria, Va.-based orthopedic surgeon Thomas Raley, MD, will pay $3.1 million and has been sentenced to three years in prison for referring drug prescriptions in return for illegal kickback payments, the Justice Department said Nov. 18. 
  3. Medical malpractice reports by state in 2022

    California had the most adverse action and medical malpractice payment reports in 2022, according to data from the National Practitioner Data Bank collected from Jan. 1 to June 30. 
  4. Majority of spine patients who fear contracting COVID-19 prefer ASC surgical procedures

    Over half of spine surgery patients (56.4 percent) who still have a high fear of contracting COVID-19 prefer to undergo procedures at ASCs versus hospital settings according to a Nov. 18 study published in Cureus, a peer-reviewed medical journal. 
  5. USA Health receives approval for 28K-square-foot Alabama ASC

    USA Health has received state review board approval to build a 28,000-square-foot ASC on its Mobile, Ala.-campus according to a Nov. 21 report from Fox10 News. 
  6. Woolfson Eye Institute to open new Georgia office

    Atlanta-based Woolfson Eye Institute will open a new office in Marietta, Ga., this month that will be run by LASIK specialist and institute founder Jonathan Woolfson, MD. 
  7. Atrium Health gains approval for $30.13M North Carolina ASC

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist has received regulatory approval to open a $30.13 million ASC in Greensboro, N.C., according to a Nov. 18 report from the Winston-Salem Journal. 
  8. 3 physician burnout prevention strategies

    Luis Garcia, MD, president of Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health, shared three well-being priorities that can reduce physician burnout on a Becker's webinar, sponsored by the American Medical Association.
  9. SCA Health leader talks keys to success

    Health provider SCA Health has 89 ASCs on Newsweek's list of the best ASCs in the nation in 2022. Its vice president of marketing, communications and events, Blair Primis, shared some of the organization's keys to success with Becker's. 

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