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  1. 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. 
  2. 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:
  3. 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. 

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  1. 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.
  2. Conmed to acquire In2Bones for $145M

    Medical technology company Conmed is acquiring orthopedic devicemaker In2Bones for $145 million.
  3. 23% of physicians say they've been mistreated at workplace 

    Nearly 1 in 4 physicians have experienced mistreatment in the workplace, according to research published May 6 in JAMA Network Open. 
  4. HHS appeal of No Surprises Act on hold: 3 things ASCs should know

    ASCs might have relief from the provisions of the No Surprises Act later this year after HHS requested a hold of its appeal of a federal court ruling in Texas that voided part of the act's arbitration process. 

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  1. Alaska ASC building sells for $23M

    The building housing the Surgery Center of Fairbanks was sold for $23.3 million, according to an email shared with Becker's.
  2. 2 gastrointestinal drugs get FDA approval

    Two drugs treating gastrointestinal illnesses have received FDA approval, Phathom Pharmaceuticals said May 3. 
  3. ASC won't lose provider status because of suit against physician, California court rules

    A California court ruled that a surgical clinic will not lose its status as a healthcare provider solely because a physician acted beyond the scope of his license, allegedly causing a patient's death, Human Resources Director America reported May 6. 
  4. Virginia health system plans outpatient facility

    Richmond, Va.-based VCU Health is planning an outpatient facility as part of an upcoming mixed-use development in Chesterfield, Va., Richmond BizSense reported May 9.

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  1. $152M patient tower to expand Florida hospitals' surgery offerings 

    BayCare's St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., has opened a $152 million patient tower that will expand its surgical offerings, hospital owner BayCare Health System said May 6. 
  2. Texas hospital gets $1.6M grant for ASC site prep

    Kerrville, Texas-based Peterson Health has secured a $1.6 million grant that will help prepare the site for its $44 million surgical center, Jam Broadcasting reported recently. 
  3. Hospitals seek 15% pay bump from insurers — what should ASCs ask for?

    Hospitals across the U.S. are seeing labor and supply costs rise with inflation and are clashing with insurers about raising contracted rates, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  4. 10 ASCs leaders on positive signs for the industry

    With low infection rates and fast turnarounds, ASCs are increasingly viewed as ideal sites of outpatient services.
  5. Gastro Health taps new COO

    Gastro Health selected Alan Oliver as the platform's new COO, South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report reported May 9.
  6. 7 newly approved, cleared GI drugs, technologies

    Here are seven gastroenterology drugs and technologies that have been approved or cleared by the FDA in the past five months:
  7. How physicians across 4 specialities approach private equity

    Private equity investment has planted roots in the healthcare space, buying private practices and growing consolidated platforms.
  8. 5 cardiology industry updates

    Here are five recent cardiology updates to know:
  9. Massachusetts ASC performs 1st outpatient total knee replacement 

    The Surgery Center of Merrimack Valley performed its first outpatient total knee replacement, Shields Health Care Group said May 5. 

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