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  1. 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:
  2. 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. 
  3. 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:

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  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. '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. 
  4. 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.

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  1. Value-based care in 2022: 15 updates

    ASCs are looking to value-based care as the industry pivots to support bundled payment models. 
  2. 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. 
  3. NAPA partners with North Carolina ASC

    North American Partners in Anesthesia partnered with Wilmington (N.C.) Health Ambulatory Surgery Center.
  4. 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.

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  1. Weekly unemployment claims, state by state

    Thousands of Americans are still filing unemployment insurance claims every week, even with a declining unemployment rate. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. Unemployment rates in the 10 best states for physicians

    States with lower unemployment rates tend to be among the best places for physicians to practice.
  5. Newspaper foundation joins CON lawsuit; N.C. surgeon appeals to state Supreme Court

    North Carolina eye surgeon Jay Singleton, MD, is appealing a June 21 unanimous court decision to dismiss his challenge to the state's certificate of need laws, The Carolina Journal reported Aug. 16.
  6. New ASC being built in Austin, Texas

    A new ASC is coming to Austin, Texas, according to the state's licensing and regulation department.
  7. Idaho hospital's $40M heart center, outpatient expansion to allow hiring of 20+ physicians

    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho-based Kootenai Health is building a $40 million heart center and outpatient surgery expansion that will create the capacity for more than 20 new physicians, the Coeur d'Alene Press reported Aug. 16.
  8. UnitedHealth buys Kelsey-Seybold-affiliated insurer

    UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest operator of Medicare Advantage plans, acquired Texas Medicare insurer KS Plan Administrators, the Star Tribune reported Aug. 16.
  9. $16M orthopedic center, ASC planned for Colorado

    BoulderCentre for Orthopedics and Spine is building a 37,000-square-foot facility with an ASC in Broomfield, Colo., the Boulder Daily Camera reported Aug. 15.

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