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  1. 10 states with the most ASCs in 2022

    The ASC market is growing rapidly, with over 11,000 ASCs operating in the U.S. today. 
  2. Physicians that receive incentives more likely to prescribe high-cost eye drops: Report

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine found that ophthalmologists and optometrists who received incentives from pharmaceutical companies are twice as likely to prescribe name-brand eye drops for glaucoma instead of generic, less expensive options.
  3. Ophthalmologist fined $15K for operating on eyes in the wrong order

    The Medical Examining Board of Connecticut fined a West Hartford opthalmologist $15,000 for operating on the wrong eye, the Hartford Courant reported Aug. 16. 

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  1. ASC chain with 1,079% 3-year growth makes the Inc. 5000 list

    Inc. has named Atlas Healthcare Partners, which manages and develops ASCs, to its 2022 list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. 
  2. Ten companies leading ophthalmology surgical device market growth

    The ophthalmology surgical device market is expected to have a compound annual growth rate of 5.5 percent over the next five years, led by the success of 10 companies, according to a report from Research and Markets.
  3. Orthopedic surgeons per capita for all 50 states

    Almost 23,000 orthopedic surgeons practice in the U.S., according to Definitive Healthcare's PhysicianView, which includes data on more than 2 million physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in the U.S.
  4. 5 endoscopy updates

    A Virginia health system received recognition from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and four more endoscopy updates Becker's has reported on since Aug. 3:

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  1. Cigna-Oscar Health collaboration to serve small businesses in Philadelphia area

    Cigna + Oscar, a health insurance provider for small businesses, is expanding its small-business insurance network to the Philadelphia area. 
  2. Monkeypox vaccine updates, device recalls and more supply chain updates

    Here are supply chain updates that have been reported by Becker's since Aug. 9:
  3. 14 physicians running for office in 2022 (and 12 who lost in the primaries)

    From state gubernatorial races to U.S. Senate races, physicians across the country are throwing their hats in the ring for the 2022 elections. 
  4. Private equity healthcare deals have plummeted in 2022, report says

    The number of private equity-backed healthcare deals has significantly declined in the first half of the year, according to findings from New York City-based consulting firm Oliver Wyman. 

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  1. 'Depersonalization' of medicine likely to continue amid CMS physician pay cuts, physician says

    CMS' plan to cut physician pay by 4.42 percent in its Medicare physician fee schedule proposal is leaving many physicians worried about healthcare becoming more impersonal. 
  2. USPI's growth strategy

    United Surgical Partners International, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare's surgery center business, is the largest ASC chain in the country, with 410 surgery centers and 24 surgical hospitals in 34 states.
  3. Value-based care in 2022: 15 updates

    ASCs are looking to value-based care as the industry pivots to support bundled payment models. 
  4. UnitedHealth's year of acquisitions: 5 major deals to know

    UnitedHealth, parent company of Optum and ASC chain SCA Health, is having a huge year for acquisitions. 
  5. NAPA partners with North Carolina ASC

    North American Partners in Anesthesia partnered with Wilmington (N.C.) Health Ambulatory Surgery Center.
  6. Washington physician to surrender license after order violation

    A Washington physician agreed to an order to surrender his license to practice as an osteopathic physician and surgeon after violating a previous order from the Washington Department of Health, the department said Aug. 12.
  7. Weekly unemployment claims, state by state

    Thousands of Americans are still filing unemployment insurance claims every week, even with a declining unemployment rate. 
  8. Evoke Pharma, Eversana to launch telehealth solution

    Specialty GI pharmacy company Evoke Pharma has partnered with Eversana, a provider of commercial sale services, to launch a patient telehealth solution.
  9. Albany Medical Center names Dr. Raza Malik chief of gastroenterology, hepatology

    Raza Malik, MD, PhD, joined Albany (N.Y) Medical Center as its chief of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology. 

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