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  1. Georgia community getting its 1st ASC

    Eye MD Surgery Center has been approved to open in Bethlehem, Ga., as Barrow County's first ASC, Barrow News-Journal reported May 11.
  2. Insurers want more surgeries in ASCs

    Snagging profitable payer contracts and high reimbursements has historically been an obstacle for ASCs, particularly when competing with hospitals' big pockets. 
  3. Premier Orthopedics partners with HOPCo for value-based care

    Philadelphia-based Premier Orthopaedics is joining with Healthcare Outcomes Performance Co. to integrate partnerships with orthopedic practices, physicians, health systems and payers in the region.

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  1. Top 25 physician specialties by average charges

    Nephrology is the physician specialty with the highest average charges per provider, according to claims data in a May report from Definitive Healthcare. 
  2. 10 total joint ASC physicians to know

    Below are 10 physicians performing total joint replacements at ASCs:
  3. Spine CEO eyes Texas, other ASC-friendly states for expansion

    National Spine and Pain Centers, a network of minimally invasive spine and pain physicians, has recently added 12 locations and a new ASC, and the group is eyeing several places for future expansion.
  4. Physician pay vs. average cost of living in each state

    The annual salary for physicians largely exceeds the base cost of living for each state in the U.S., according to data from ZipRecruiter and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Living Wage Calculator.

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  1. 5 supply chain updates for ASCs

    Here are six supply chain updates from the last week:
  2. Endoscopy before age 50 linked to lower risk of colorectal cancer in women 

    Women who started endoscopic screenings at age 45 had a 50 percent to 60 percent lower risk of colorectal cancer compared to those who didn't screen at all, according to research published May 5 in JAMA Network Open. 
  3. $8M Washington medical office building sold 

    A medical office building in Renton, Wash., was sold for $8.3 million, the Daily Journal of Commerce reported May 9. 
  4. National Spine and Pain adds 12 Dallas locations, ASC to network

    National Spine and Pain Centers, a network of minimally invasive spine and pain physicians has added 12 locations and an ASC to its network.

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  1. Medtronic, Surgery Partners & more: 3 major deals for ASC leaders to know 

    From a Medtronic partnership to an ASC company investment, three recent deals show an increased interest in both ASCs and outpatient surgery. 
  2. USPI vs. AmSurg vs. SCA: 10 key comparisons to know in 2022

    United Surgical Partners International, AmSurg and Surgical Care Affiliates are the largest ASC chains in the U.S.
  3. Top 15 gastroenterology procedures by volume 

    Liver elastography was the gastroenterology procedure with the highest volume in 2021, according to claims data in a May report from Definitive Healthcare
  4. Travel nurse pay drops, but will crisis rates disappear?

    The demand for travel nurses is dropping nationwide, and so is the pay, according to an April 8 Spectrum News 1 report.
  5. Surgical Care Affiliates rebrands to go beyond ASCs

    Surgical Care Affiliates, one of the largest ASC networks in the U.S., rebranded to SCA Health.
  6. ASC tax on the chopping block in Connecticut

    The Connecticut legislature's one-year, $24.2 billion state budget will eliminate ASC taxes by July 1, law firm Garfunkel Wild said May 6. 
  7. 9 industry updates for GI leaders

    With moves from Gastro Health, GI Alliance and more, here are nine gastroenterology industry stories Becker's has reported on since May 3:
  8. 3 anesthesiologists making headlines

    Three anesthesiologists have made headlines recently, including a New York physician who purchased a medical office building and another convicted for opioid distribution. 
  9. Missouri hospital to get another $1M for ASC

    Houston, Mo.-based Texas County Missouri Hospital will get $1 million toward its new surgery center if a state budget approved by legislators is signed by the governor, Houston Herald reported May 9.

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