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  1. ASC investments heat up: 6 deals to know

    Outpatient investments are heating up, with many companies looking to ASC chains, physician groups and outpatient properties for financial growth. 
  2. Aetna drops prior authorizations for cataract surgery

    Aetna will no longer require prior authorization for cataract surgery, according to a July 2022 email from the health insurance company. 
  3. Michigan physician acquitted of pill mill charges after 3 years in jail

    After awaiting trial without bond for 43 months, Detroit physician Rajendra Bothra, MD, was acquitted June 29 of all charges that he used his pain clinics to illegally prescribe $500 million in opiods, the Detroit Free Press reported. 

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  1. Rural hospital ASC project gets $1M in state funds

    Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed legislation that provides $1 million in capital funding for the development of Texas County Memorial Hospital's ASC, the Houston Herald reported July 4.
  2. 5 gastroenterology updates

    From the first full multi-organ transplant to treat a rare form of cancer to practice and center openings, here are five gastroenterology updates Becker's has reported on since June 22:
  3. Georgia physician pleads guilty to illegally prescribing drugs 

    A pain management physician in Douglas, Ga., has admitted to participating in a drug trafficking scheme that distributed controlled substances from his pain management clinic, The Georgia Virtue reported July 5. 
  4. Amazon healthcare moves: 10 things for ASCs to know

    Here are 10 Amazon healthcare moves since May 27 for ASC leaders to know:

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  1. ASCs operating at 'breakneck' speed to compete with HOPD staffing

    Sandra Berreth, RN, director of the Foothill Surgery Center at Sansum Clinic in Santa Barbara, Calif., joined Becker's to discuss the solutions to the biggest challenges in ASCs today.
  2. Cleveland Clinic performs multi-digestive-organ transplant to treat rare cancer

    Cleveland Clinic has performed the first full multi-organ transplant with multiple digestive organs to treat a patient with a rare form of appendix cancer.
  3. 4 ASC acquisitions, affiliations, partnerships

    Here are four ASC acquisitions, affiliations and partnerships Becker's has covered since June 3:
  4. Orthopedics is the solution to ASC survival, CEO says

    John Ryan, CEO of OrthoIndy in Indianapolis, joined Becker's to discuss what solutions he sees to the biggest challenges facing ASCs today.

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  1. Primary care physicians seeing fewer patients per week

    The number of hours worked by primary care physicians is at the lowest since 2016, according to Medical Economics' "2022 Physician Report" released June 16.
  2. ASC company key notes from Q2

    From acquisitions to new projects to board elections, here is a roundup of notable moves by the U.S.' biggest ASC companies in Q2:
  3. 10 spine ASCs to know

    There are more than 3,500 orthopedic ASCs in the U.S., according to 2021 CMS figures, but many of them do not offer spine surgery.
  4. 17 new ASCs in June

    Here are 17 new ASCs Becker's has reported on in June:
  5. 3 gastroenterology trends to watch

    Bill Snyder, CEO of digital health company Vivante Health, spoke with Becker's on June 29 to discuss the gastroenterology trends he is monitoring.
  6. 9 recent studies for ASC leaders to know

    Here are eight studies for ASC leaders that Becker's has reported on recently:
  7. Walgreens healthcare updates: 5 recent moves

    From resolving generic drug cost lawsuits to expanding care offerings, here are five moves from Walgreens Becker's has covered recently:
  8. Surgery Partners, Novant Health planning $328.7M medical center 

    ASC chain Surgery Partners and Charlotte, N.C.-based Novant Health have submitted plans for a $328.7 million medical center in Asheville, N.C., The Transylvania Times reported June 29. 
  9. Nurse pay jumps nearly 5%

    Registered nurse pay jumped 4.81 percent from 2020 to 2021, according to the Medical Group Management Association's "Management and Staff Compensation" report.

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