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  1. 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."  
  2. 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. 
  3. 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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  1. 1 way to decrease companies' annual costs with Helena Levenson, senior clinical consultant at Cardinal Health

    Helena Levenson serves as senior clinical consultant of ambulatory surgery at Cardinal Health.  Ms. Levenson will serve on the panel "How Orthopedic ASCs Take the Patient Experience to the Next Level" 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. Meeting patients where they are is vital for ASC success, leader says

    Matt Lightle serves as the director of business development of the Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopaedic Group.  Mr. Lightle will serve on the panel "Creating an Outpatient Joint Replacement Program with Stay Suites" 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. Why ASCs Inc. vice president focuses on representing physician owners

    Stephanie Tarry serves as executive vice president of ASCs Inc.  Ms. Tarry will serve on the panel "Maximize the Value of Your ASC/MOB Real Estate" 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. Hospital opens Texas cardio clinic with upcoming ASC, to create 120 jobs

    Little Rock-based Arkansas Heart Hospital held a ribbon cutting for its cardiology clinic in Texarkana, Texas, the Texarkana Gazette reported June 2.

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  1. GI ASC included in $40M New York hospital campus project

    United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, N.Y., is planning a gastroenterology ASC as part of an almost $40 million expansion project, Buffalo Business First reported June 1.
  2. New Jersey health system planning endoscopy center

    Mullica Hill, N.J.-based health system Inspira Health is building an outpatient endoscopy center, Philadelphia Business Journal reported June 1.
  3. AGA's 117th president begins term

    John Carethers, MD, has begun his tenure as the president of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute, according to a June 1 press release sent to Becker's by the organization.
  4. Northwestern plans $100M outpatient center in Chicago

    Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine plans to build a 120,000-square-foot outpatient facility on the city's South Side, according to a June 2 Chicago Tribune report.

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  1. Nurse indicted in $8.8M medical equipment kickback scheme

    Hampton, Ga., nurse practitioner Kateline Lavache, RN, was charged for her alleged role in a scheme that defrauded Medicare of $8.8 million, the Justice Department said June 2.
  2. American College of Surgeons speaks out after 2 surgeons killed in mass shooting at outpatient surgery center building

    The American College of Surgeons held a June 2 press conference to discuss the gun violence crisis, less than a day after a spine patient shot and killed his surgeon and three others in a Tulsa, Okla., building that housed an ASC.
  3. $29M+ paid for Maine medical campus anchored by physician-owned group

    A medical campus in South Portland, Maine, has sold for $29.75 million, MaineBiz reported June 1.
  4. Florida USPI affiliate launches robotic surgery program 

    Advanced Surgery Center of Sarasota (Fla.), an affiliate of United Surgical Partners International, has launched a robotic-assisted surgery program, the center said June 1. 
  5. Ophthalmologists see highest pay jump of all physician specialties

    Ophthalmologists saw a 7 percent increase in annual compensation from 2019 to 2021, according to the Medical Group Management Association's 2022 "Datadive Provider Compensation Report."  
  6. Massachusetts physician pays $100K to settle improper prescribing allegations 

    A Newton, Mass.-based physician agreed to pay $100,000 to settle allegations that he improperly prescribed schedule II, IV and V controlled substances, the U.S. Justice Department said June 1. 
  7. Need for temporary anesthesia providers remains high, pointing to growing shortage

    Anesthesia providers, including anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists, were the most used type of locum tenens professionals in the last year, according to AMN Healthcare's "2022 Survey of Locum Tenens."
  8. A director at OrthoTennessee's top 5 daily challenges

    Teresa Copeland serves as director of payer contracting and surgical services at Knoxville-based OrthoTennessee.  Ms. Copeland will serve on the panels "Prior Authorizations, Denials and More: Big Payer Trends in Spine and Orthopedics" and "How to Build a Sustainable ASC Budget When the Future is Uncertain" 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.
  9. The 'one-size-fits-all' solution in practice management is outdated. 1 exec has found the new answer

    Peter Slate serves as chief business development officer at Healthcare Outcomes Performance Co.  Mr. Slate will serve on the panels "Direct-to-Employer Contracting 101: Strategies to Ink Valuable Deals" and "How to Make the Most Out of an ASC Transaction" 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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