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  1. 4 ophthalmology developments to know

    Four updates, including recent studies and technological developments in ophthalmology, reported by Becker's since March 1:
  2. Hawaii endoscopy clinic gets OK to build $2.5M ASC

    Ohana Endoscopy Clinic was cleared to build a $2.5 million outpatient surgery center in Kapolei, Hawaii, a state health planning and development agency document shows.
  3. PE company, Magruder Eye Institute form strategic partnership

    Investment adviser Chicago Pacific Founders has partnered with two Florida-based ophthalmology providers, Magruder Eye and Robson Eye Institute, to form Ascend Vision Partners.

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  1. Small business owners + clean energy tax incentives: 3 takeaways

    President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law Aug. 16. The sweeping $739 billion reconciliation package provides clean energy tax incentives for home and business owners, among other provisions. 
  2. 4 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are four stories involving orthopedic surgeons Becker's has reported on since Aug. 4:
  3. 30 stats on the gastroenterology industry

    The gastroenterology industry is constantly evolving — here's where it stands today through the lenses of salary, ASC case mix, procedure costs and other statistics.
  4. How Optum, SCA Health are shifting growth strategies

    Deerfield Ill.-based SCA Health, formerly Surgical Care Affiliates, is one of the largest ASC chains in the country and operates under parent company Optum.

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  1. Gastroenterology remains 'solid, steady' investment option: 2 deals to know

    Gastroenterology and urology remain steady investment opportunities in 2022, according to an Aug. 14 article in JDSupra from the law firm Bass, Berry & Sims. 
  2. Average starting salaries for the most in-demand physicians

    Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare's 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives" laid out the starting salary of the most in-demand physician specialties. 
  3. The 17 physicians in the 117th US Congress

    As several physicians run for Congressional office in 2022, it's worth noting their 17 colleagues who hold medical degrees and serve in the 117th U.S. Congress. 
  4. ASC sector expected to flourish: 3 deals signaling long-term growth

    While healthcare mergers and acquisitions are down this year compared to 2021, the ASC sector continues to grow, according to an Aug. 14 article in JDSupra from the law firm Bass, Berry & Sims. 

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  1. Prior authorization in 2022: 13 updates

    Healthcare providers have been pushing for prior authorization reform this year, and many states are passing legislation to remove prior authorization requirements. 
  2. 'Fatiguing, but ultimately necessary': A physician's playbook for payer negotiations

    From the time it requires to the revenue implications it entails, negotiating with insurers is one of the most important, if most challenging, aspects of a physician's practice. For surgeons seeking to boost reimbursement rates or ensure bills and claims are paid out as expected, there are a few factors to keep top of mind, as outlined by three spine surgeons.
  3. Surgical hospital with endoscopy center acquired for $67.5M

    Post Falls, Idaho-based Northwest Specialty Hospital was acquired for $67.5 million.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. 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. 
  8. 10 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.
  9. 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.

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