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  1. Updated pancreatic cancer screening guidelines for those with genetic susceptibility

    The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has released updated guidelines for the screening of pancreatic cancer for those with genetic susceptibility.
  2. AMA's 10 ways to overhaul Medicare's physician payment system

    The American Medical Association endorsed 10 ways to reform the Medicare physician payment system, in a June 3 website post. 
  3. New centers, a partnership and more: 13 gastroenterology updates

    Below are 13 gastroenterology updates for ASC leaders to know:

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  1. Space Coast Ophthalmology opens new Florida ASC

    Titusville, Fla.-based Space Coast Ophthalmology opened a new ASC, the Viera Voice reported June 6.
  2. With new variants of COVID-19 emerging, it remains a concern for this clinical director

    Deborah Goodman, RN, serves as the clinical director of Munster, Ind.-based Great Lakes Surgical Suites.  Ms. Goodman will serve on the panel "ASC Compliance and Infection Control Post-COVID-19: Key Considerations" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  3. This 1 issue affects all aspects of a spine surgeon's practice 

    Todd Lansford, MD, serves as a spine surgeon for Charleston-based South Carolina Sports Medicine.  Dr. Lansford will serve on the panel "Payer Behavior: The Good, Bad and Intriguing Trends for Spine and ASCs" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  4. There's 1 way to ease administrative burden on practices and ASCs, says CEO

    Jacob Rodman serves as the chief executive officer at Raleigh (N.C.) Neurosurgical Clinic.  Mr. Rodman will serve on the panels "ASC Supply, Staffing Trends and How to Keep Costs Manageable" and "Big Threats, Opportunities in Spine, Orthopedics and ASCs" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.

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  1. The 1 issue that affects all businesses and Americans 

    Thomas Scully, MD, serves as a neurosurgeon at Tucson, Ariz.-based Northwest NeuroSpecialists.  Dr. Scully will serve on the panel "What Surgeons Need to Thrive With Value-Driven Care" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  2. 3 issues that take up most of this owner's day

    Corey Welchlin, DO, is the owner of the Center for Specialty Care in Fairmont, Minn.  Dr. Welchlin will serve on the panel "ASC Management and Transactions: Big Trends for 2023" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  3. 50K-square-foot ASC ASC breaks ground in Colorado

    Colorado Outdoors, an economic development agency and Brentwood, Tenn.-based QHR Health broke ground on a 50,000-square-foot ASC, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported June 6.
  4. How social media platforms have affected patient care 

    Cheryl Zapata serves as chief development officer at Plano-based Texas Back Institute. Ms. Zapata will serve on the panels "Orthopedic, Spine Practice Landscape in Two Years" and "Independent Spine Practices: The Big Threats and Even Bigger Opportunities to Thrive" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.

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  1. 10 musculoskeletal CPT codes used most in 2021

    A drain or injection in a major joint or bursa without an ultrasound is the musculoskeletal procedure with the highest volume in 2021, according to claims data in a June report from Definitive Healthcare. 
  2. ASC competition heating up in Colorado city

    Montrose (Colo.) Regional Health received approval on May 25 to build an 80,000-square-foot ASC, nine days before another outpatient project broke ground in the city, according to the Montrose Press.
  3. Joint venture ASC offering 20+ specialties set for Minnesota

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health, MNGI Digestive Health and real estate firm Davis plan to build a multispecialty ASC in Lakeville, Minn., Healthcare Design reported June 6.
  4. Private equity partners of 10 gastroenterology groups 

    Private equity is investing in gastroenterology as colonoscopies become increasingly in demand. 
  5. The 2 factors determining ASC success

    ASC success boils down to CMS policy and cost management, according to Sandy Berreth, RN, administrator at Foothill Surgery Center in Santa Barbara, Calif. Below, she discusses those factors surgery centers can control and those they can't.
  6. Inflation is expected to drop later this year: Will ASCs catch a break? 

    U.S. inflation, which recently hit a 40-year apex of 8.5 percent, is expected to cool later this year and into 2023, the Congressional Budget Office said recently, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  7. Orthopedic surgeons see biggest productivity jump of ASC specialties 

    Orthopedic surgeons saw a 7.3 percent increase in work relative value units from 2019 to 2021, according to the Medical Group Management Association's 2022 "Datadive Provider Compensation Report."  
  8. Owner, partner or employee: What's the most attractive to young physicians?

    Young physicians are entering the job field with three employment options: owner, employee or partner, the American Medical Association laid out in a June 2 post. 
  9. A CEO's top 2 recurring issues

    Alfonso del Granado serves as administrator and chief executive officer at Lubbock, Texas-based Covenant High Plains Surgery Center.  Mr. del Granado will serve on the panel "What's on the Horizon for Orthopedics and ASCs" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.

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