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  1. U.S. wages grew 7.7% in October

    Wages in the U.S. were up 7.7 percent from the same time last year in October, with the economy adding 239,000 jobs, up from last month's 192,000, according to a Nov. 2 report from CNBC. 
  2. Healthcare is seeing ''astronomical financial losses in 2022': 3 leaders' thoughts on revenue 

    Three ASC leaders joined Becker's to discuss the financial losses providers are seeing in 2022:
  3. 3 fast facts on ASC operating costs 

    Here are three breakdowns of ASC operating costs to know:

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  1. EyeCare Partners adds vice president of education at new innovation center

    St. Louis-based EyeCare Partners has named Robert Folberg, MD, as vice president of education for its newly launched innovation center. 
  2. Unifeye Vision Partners adds 9th California practice

    Private-equity backed Unifeye Vision Partners has added Eye Care of San Diego in Mission Hills, Calif., to its network, its ninth partnership in the state and 13th overall. 
  3. University Hospitals breaks ground on orthopedic-focused ASC in Ohio

    Cleveland, Ohio-based University Hospitals broke ground on a health campus in Amherst that will include a two-story medical office building and an orthopedic-focused ASC, according to a Nov. 1 report from local news station WTAM.
  4. CMS adds 4 new ASC covered procedures

    CMS released its 2023 payment and procedure updates for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments, finalizing an update of 3.8 percent. 

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  1. CMS expands colorectal cancer screening coverage: 2 things to know

    CMS has expanded colorectal cancer screening coverage as part of its finalized 2023 Physician Fee Schedule released Nov. 1.
  2. Physician leaders balk at Medicare 4.48% physician fee cut

    Physicians have voiced their frustration at Medicare's physician fee schedule final rule, released Nov. 1, which will reduce the conversion factor by 4.48 percent to $33.06 and potentially decrease access to care for the Medicare population.
  3. CMS bumps ASC payments to 3.8 percent in final rule

     CMS updated ASC payment rates to 3.8 percent in its 2023 "Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Proposed Rule." 
  4. Administrator of the Week: Amanda Sosnosky, a multipractice leader

    Amanda Sosnosky, RN, administrator of Orthopedic Surgery Center of Green Bay and Orthopedic Surgery Center of the Fox Valley in Wisconsin, is Becker's Administrator of the Week.

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  1. 2 ways private practices can best recruit talent

    Physicians have been struggling with changes to the workforce throughout COVID-19, with recruitment becoming more difficult for practices. The American Medical Association has suggested two ways that private practices can best recruit talent: 
  2. 5 things ASC leaders should know about long COVID-19 cases

    Long COVID-19 cases, defined as suffering from COVID-19 symptoms for three months or longer, are more prevalent in women than men, according to an Oct. 31 report from CNBC based on U.S. Census Bureau and National Center for Health Statistics data. 
  3. Volunteer Surgery Center celebrates 1 year, plans to open medical office building

    Volunteer Surgery Center in Talbott, Tenn., owned by Tennova Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, is celebrating one year of operation, according to an Oct. 31 report from the Citizen Tribune. 
  4. Patient wins $21M in suit against anesthesiologist, CRNA after brain injury during surgery

    Carlos David Castro Rojas was awarded more than $21 million in a suit against an anesthesiologist and certified registered nurse anesthetist for an injury sustained during a procedure at Dallas-based Baylor University Medical Center, local ABC affiliate WFAA reported Oct. 31. 
  5. Anesthesiologist named to Illinois' medical board 

    Maria Laporta, MD, chief of anesthesiology at Freeport (Ill.) Memorial Hospital, was named a member of the Illinois State Medical Board, Gov. J.B. Pritzker's office said Oct. 31. 
  6. Biggest ASC deals in October 

    The five biggest deals in October that ASC leaders need to know:
  7. 18 new ASCs in October 

    Becker's reported on 18 ASCs that opened or were announced in October:
  8. 4 gastroenterologists making headlines

    Here are four gastroenterologist moves Becker's has reported on since Oct. 5:
  9. $15M Massachusetts medical office building acquired

    A medical office building in Braintree, Mass., has been acquired for $15.1 million, ConnectCRE reported Oct. 31.

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