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  1. USPI striding ahead of competition in total ASCs, physicians

    Dallas-based United Surgical International Partners is strengthening its position as the leading ASC operator in the U.S., with its latest partnership adding 22 ASCs and more than 140 physicians to its network.
  2. Independent spine ASC Riverfront Surgery Center opens in Tennessee

    The Chattanooga (Tenn.) Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for a medical office building that includes an independent spine and orthopedic ASC, The Chattanoogan reported June 22.
  3. 5 factors that will make or break ASCs

    As operation costs skyrocket and reimbursements stagnate, ASCs are facing huge challenges to maintaining profitability. Here are five factors that can make or break ASCs in the coming years, according to seven ASC leaders. 

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  1. The Surgery Center of Pottsville to close

    The Surgery Center of Pottsville (Pa.) is closing on June 28 after 17 years in operation.
  2. Gastroenterologist wealth: 3 report takeaways

    Gastroenterology is the sixth wealthiest speciality, according to Medscape's Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2022.
  3. What private practice physicians need to know about prior authorization

    Prior authorization is a big part of private practice physicians' jobs, but it's among the least popular parts of healthcare for providers of all kinds. The good news: There are signs that reform is gaining momentum.
  4. Private equity & ASCs: 4 updates in the last 14 days

    Four updates from private equity companies from the last 14 days:

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  1. ASCs to see 25% surgery volume growth by 2032: 5 stats 

    ASC surgery volume is projected to grow 25 percent in the next decade, according to an analysis from Sg2 Healthcare Intelligence, a Vizient company focused on market analytics and insights. 
  2. FTC targeting healthcare private equity deals: What ASCs need to know

    The Federal Trade Commission has taken aim against a private-equity firms' healthcare deal in a move regulators say could spell trouble for other healthcare agreements the agency deems anticompetitive,  The Wall Street Journal reported recently.
  3. $100M Georgia project to include Northside ASC

    Atlanta-based Northside Hospital health system is building a new outpatient facility with an ASC in Snellville, Ga., What Now Atlanta reported June 17. 
  4. ASC market value to reach $35.6B by 2028

    By 2028, the ASC market is projected to reach over $35.6 billion, a study published June 17 by Coherent Market Insight reports.

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  1. Physicians' bad investments, per Medscape 

    Thirty percent of specialist physicians invested in a stock or company that turned out badly, according to Medscape's "Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2022."
  2. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to open specialty center, ASC

    Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is planning to open a new specialty center and ASC in the city.
  3. Meet the leaders of the largest ASC chains

    Here are 11 leaders of the largest ASC chains to know:
  4. Anesthesiologists in these 2 regions saw sharp pay drops

    Anesthesiologists in the East and South saw sizable drops in their median wages from 2021 to 2022, according to a June blog post from Tony Mira, Anesthesia Business Consultants' president and CEO.
  5. Software, supply chain companies join to help ASCs buying implants

    HST Pathways, an ASC-focused software company, and Advantien, an ASC-focused supply chain company, have formed a partnership to help surgery centers streamline their implant purchasing systems.
  6. Skagit Regional Health to build new ASC

    Mt. Vernon, Wash.-based Skagit Regional Health is building a new ASC.
  7. $25M Indiana facility to house ASC

    Real estate developer NexCore Group plans to develop a $25 million medical office building at the Grand Millennium Center in Westfield, Ind., Construction Review Online reported June 20. 
  8. Christus Health ASC acquired in Louisiana

    Healthcare real estate company Montecito Medical has acquired an ASC building in Shreveport, La. 
  9. GI startup among $150K Johns Hopkins, Microsoft grant recipients

    Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures is partnering with Microsoft to give a total of $150,000 to three startups, including gastroenterology technology company SpectralDx, that are addressing environmental and medical challenges, reported June 15.

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