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  1. The trends ASCs should jump on next

    Three-party ownership and in-house billing are among the trends ASC leaders said can help lead surgery centers to success.
  2. Watch for these signs of illegal telehealth partnerships, HHS warns physicians

    The HHS Office of Inspector General has issued a fraud alert for physicians entering telemedicine arrangements, according to a July 25 article in JDSupra from the law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton. 
  3. Solutions to the physician shortage 

    The U.S. could see a shortage of 54,100 to 139,000 physicians by 2033, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges cited in a July 25 Time report. 

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  1. Fired physician sues Indiana hospital, alleges ADA violation, gender bias

    A fired Indiana physician is suing her former employer, Lebanon, Ind.-based Witham Memorial Hospital, alleging she was illegally discriminated against after becoming ill due to dangerous office conditions, the Indianapolis Business Journal reported July 25. 
  2. ASCs should focus on price transparency, value-based care in next 5 years, leader says

    In the next five years, ASCs will be pushed towards value-based contracts to keep procedure costs low, according to Andy Poole, manager of ASC business solutions at the Emergency Care Research Institute in Plymouth Meeting, Va.
  3. Michigan physician barred from prescribing controlled substances

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based David Sova, DO, has entered a settlement agreement with a federal court to never prescribe controlled substances, the U.S. Justice Department said July 25. 
  4. 6 gastroenterology leadership moves

    Here are six gastroenterology leaders on the move that Becker's has reported on since July 19:

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  1. Gastro Care Partners names Brooks Marshall SVP of business development

    Wyoming and Colorado's largest gastroenterology and ancillary patient treatment services provider, Gastro Care Partners, has appointed Brooks Marshall as its senior vice president of business development. 
  2. Former ASC nurse pleads guilty to illegally obtaining opioids at work

    A former nurse who worked at four Virginia healthcare facilities, including Stony Point Surgery Center in Richmond, on July 25 pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining various controlled substances.
  3. Top 50 hospitals for gastroenterology, GI surgery in 2022: US News

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic was named the best hospital for gastroenterology and GI surgery in 2022 by U.S. News & World Report.
  4. 'I have great concerns for the future': How an ASC administrator is tackling financial challenges

    Andrew Lovewell, administrator and CEO of the Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopaedic Group in Columbia, Mo., joined Becker's to discuss the financial challenges facing ASCs. 

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  1. $4.8M cardiology ASC wins approval in Alabama 

    The Heart & Vascular Institute of Alabama was cleared to build a single-specialty ASC in Montgomery after facing opposition from other health systems and ASCs in the area, Lexology reported July 22. 
  2. How the $3.9B Amazon-One Medical deal could affect medical group acquisitions 

    Amazon's plan to acquire primary care provider company One Medical could raise costs for all medical groups and further alter the dynamics of physician recruiting and acquisitions, Forbes reported. 
  3. Giving staff the tools to deliver 'world class care' best part of the job, says ASC leader

    Andrew Lovewell, administrator and CEO of the Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopaedic Group in Columbia, Mo., joined Becker's to discuss what he loves most about his job. 
  4. Gastroenterologist pay: 5 stats

    Here are five statistics on gastroenterologist compensation Becker's has reported on since April 15:
  5. Average physician signing bonuses in the last 5 years 

    The average physician signing bonus jumped 4.5 percent in the last year, according to Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare's 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."
  6. Physician sues Houston Methodist for $25M, alleges defamation

    An ENT is suing Houston Methodist Hospital for $25 million, alleging the hospital defamed her for expressing her opinion on vaccine mandates, local NBC affiliate KPRC reported July 24. 
  7. Eli Lilly partners with 3D printer to produce GI medication

    3D printing firm Triastek has partnered with Eli Lilly, a global pharmaceutical company, to develop 3D-printed oral gastrointestinal drugs. 
  8. Top 12 reasons why employees are leaving their workplaces: McKinsey

    In March, the number of open jobs in the market almost doubled the amount of new hires. Individuals have been leaving the workforce at a rapid pace, with 4.3 million people quitting their jobs in December alone. 
  9. Practice Greenhealth's 25 most environmentally friendly healthcare organizations

    The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards showcase health practices that are committing their facilities to environmentally friendly care. 

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