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  1. The upcoming national expansion of DISC Sports & Spine Center

    Robert S. Bray, Jr., MD, is a neurological spine surgeon and founder of Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Sports & Spine Center. Dr. Bray will serve on the panels "How to Make Bundled Payments, Risk-Based Pay a Win in Orthopedics" and "The Next 5 Years of 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.
  2. Great risk brings great opportunity, company president says

    Nicholas Grosso, MD, is the president of The Bethesda, Md.-based Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics. Dr. Grosso will serve on the panel "The Next Move for Orthopedic and Spine Supergroups" 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. What a company partner is investing in to cater to patients 

    Michael Redler, MD, is a partner and an orthopedic surgeon at Fairfield, Conn.-based Connecticut Orthopedics, an assistant clinical professor at North Haven, Conn.-based Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, and a visiting assistant clinical professor at the Charlottesville-based University of Virginia Department of Orthopaedics. Dr. Redler will serve on the panels "Payer Trends for Orthopedics and Spine" and "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.

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  1. Fast-growing ASC chain lands investment from regional health system giant

    ASC developer Atlas Healthcare Partners has secured an investment from Southfield, Mich.-based BHSH System, the Phoenix-based company said June 15. 
  2. Connecticut hospital halts surgeries, redirects to ASC due to staff shortages

    Trinity Health of New England's Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford, Conn., redirected a majority of patients who need outpatient surgery to its ASC on June 9 due to staffing shortages. 
  3. 6 statistics on physician assistant pay in 2022

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  4. 9 recent ASC moves in Florida

    Florida is home to the third-most ASCs of any state in the nation, and it ranks 16th in ASCs per capita.

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  1. Aetna in the headlines: 6 updates in 30 days

    Aetna, a CVS Health company, insurers about 39 million people. 
  2. How an investment firm aims to attract physicians to a Texas medical building

    US REO Fund, a Plano, Texas-based real estate investment firm, is hoping to draw physician groups with the renovation of a medical office building and ASC in Plano, REJournals reported June 13. 
  3. Fast facts about ValueHealth

    Leawood, Kan.-based ValueHealth, an ASC company focused on value-based surgical offerings, is gaining steam in 2022 with outpatient partnerships. 
  4. AGA calls for national colorectal cancer screening approach

    The American Gastroenterological Association released a series of position statements June 14 amounting to a call to action for a national colorectal cancer screening approach.

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  1. Average orthopedic surgeon salary by state 2022

    The average annual salary for orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. is $377,000, according to career website Zippia, with the highest being in Maine and lowest in Oregon.
  2. 12 physician owner moves in 2022 

    Physician-owned entities are having a hard time remaining independent amid skyrocketing supply, labor and equipment costs. 
  3. 50 best children's hospitals for gastroenterology, ranked by US News

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital topped U.S. News & World Report's list of best children's hospitals for gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery.
  4. Xenco Medical adds single-use cervical spine instruments, implants for ASCs

    Xenco Medical launched its Multilevel CerviKit for outpatient spine surgery.
  5. Florida ophthalmology center completed, ASC planned  

    The Frantz EyeCare and Frantz Cosmetic Center, which is also the future site of an ASC, has been completed in Fort Myers, Fla., Naple News reported June 11.
  6. Health system opens joint-venture ASC in Minneapolis

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health opened a joint-venture ASC in Minneapolis, REBusinessOnline reported June 14.
  7. Georgia health system expansion to include ASC

    Atlanta-based Northside Hospital system is adding an ASC with its expansion in Snellville, Ga., the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported June 14.
  8. 5 gastroenterology studies to know

    Here are five gastroenterology studies Becker's has reported on since May 3.
  9. No need to reinvent the wheel in outpatient orthopedics, Dr. Alexander Sah says

    As orthopedics grew exponentially in ASCs in the last few years, some orthopedic surgeons still see challenges with the transition to outpatient cases, Alexander Sah, MD, said. However, keeping the process uncomplicated and following the examples of others can help.

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