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  1. 5 orthopedic updates for ASC leaders

    Surgery Partners performed about 25,400 orthopedic procedures in the second quarter and four more orthopedic updates Becker's has reported on since Aug. 3:
  2. 5 recent cardiology updates for ASC leaders

    A new outpatient cardiovascular tower and four more cardiology updates Becker's has reported on since July 15:
  3. New York hospital scraps multiple outpatient practices

    Middletown, N.Y.-based Garnet Health is scaling back on several outpatient services because of low patient volumes, increasing costs and supply shortages, News 12 Westchester reported Aug. 11.

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  1. 9.1% inflation intensifies ASC, physician economic woes

    U.S. inflation is currently at 9.1 percent, a 21-year high, and impending Medicare reimbursement cuts along with increasing overhead costs and staff wages are decreasing the already fine margins under which many ASCs and physician-owned practices operate. 
  2. Highest-paying physician specialties in the US | 2022

    Cardiology is the highest-paying U.S. physician specialty, according to a Aug. 8 report from Forbes. 
  3. Multi-role ophthalmologists: 5 to know

    An ophthalmologist who is also a published author and four other ophthalmologists who hold multiple positions to know:
  4. CRNA pay in the last 5 years

    Average certified registered nurse anesthetists pay dropped nearly 14 percent in the last year, according to Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare's 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."

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  1. 3 anesthesiologists making headlines

    Here are three anesthesiologists who've made headlines since July 11:
  2. Regent, Ascension opening Texas joint venture orthopedic ASC

    Chicago-based Regent Surgical Health is partnering with Ascension Texas for a robotic-equipped joint venture orthopedic ASC in Austin.
  3. 4 regulations to be aware of when opening an ASC

    The number of physicians investing in ASCs is increasing rapidly, but there are several state and federal regulations that buyers and investors should be aware of before taking the leap. 
  4. Bausch Health to appeal GI drug patent decision

    Bausch Health Cos. and its GI business, Salix Pharmaceuticals, will appeal a U.S. District Court of Delaware decision that found some of its drug patents infringed and invalid. 

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  1. St. Cloud Surgical Center celebrates 50 years

    The St. Cloud (Minn.) Surgical Center celebrated its 50th anniversary Aug. 10, KNSI Radio reported Aug. 11.
  2. Former Washington physician pleads guilty to hiring hit man to injure partner, kidnap wife

    Ronald Ilg, a former neonatal physician in Spokane, Wash., on Aug. 10 pleaded guilty to hiring a hit man on the dark web to assault one woman and kidnap and extort another, reported.
  3. North American Partners in Anesthesia offers services to NYU Langone ASC

    North American Partners in Anesthesia, an anesthesia-focused pain management company, is providing services to NYU Langone Ambulatory Surgery Center-Garden City (N.Y.).
  4. DISC Sports & Spine Center breaks ground on California ASC

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Sports & Spine Center broke ground on an ASC in Marina del Rey, Calif., that is expected to open in early 2023.
  5. Florida ASC cyberattack compromises 2,200 patient records

    In June, Florida Springs Surgery Center in Spring Hill reported to HHS that the personal data of 2,203 patients was leaked in a cyberattack between March 25 and June 2.
  6. Anesthesiologist pay: 7 stats to know

    Here are seven key stats on anesthesiologist pay:
  7. 3 ways ASCs are seeking to drive revenue

    As supply and labor costs skyrocket, many ASC leaders are seeking new ways to drive revenue. 
  8. How proposed Medicare rules will affect chronic pain management

    There could be several changes for chronic pain providers in 2023 based on a new proposal from Medicare, including changes to cost of care and the addition of new services.
  9. Consumer price index rises by 8.5 percent in July

    The consumer price index rose 8.5 percent in July compared to the same period last year, down from the inflation rate in June, according to an Aug.10 report from CNBC. 

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