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  1. Upcoming Wisconsin ASC to support 10,000+ surgeries annually

    Valley Surgery Center, located in Hudson (Wis.) Medical Center, will be able to handle over 10,000 surgeries per year once it is fully operational, the Hudson Star-Observer reported June 21.
  2. North Carolina judge says certificate of need law 'monopolistic' despite lawsuit dismissal

    The North Carolina Court of Appeals unanimously dismissed a surgeon's challenge to the state's certificate of need laws, The Carolina Journal reported June 21.
  3. 8 gastroenterology updates to know

    From updated cancer screening guidelines to a $5 million donation, here are eight gastroenterology updates Becker's reported on since June 6:

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  1. USPI building joint venture ASC with physician investors in San Antonio

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International, a Tenet Healthcare subsidiary, is building a medical office building and ASC in partnership with a group of physician investors, San Antonio Business Journal reported June 20.
  2. Outpatient surgeries jump 14% in Kansas: 4 things to know

    ASCs in the Wichita, Kan., area are returning to pre-pandemic case numbers, Wichita Business Journal reported June 17.
  3. Iterative Scopes taps new chief technology officer

    Iterative Scopes, a gastroenterology-focused software company, selected Aditya Khosla, PhD, as its chief technology officer.
  4. ASC chain signs on deal to boost patient engagement

    Force Therapeutics announced its partnership with Avon, Conn.-based Constitution Surgery Alliance to incorporate its digital care management platform, BioSpace reported June 17.

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  1. 10 specialties with most physicians with net worth under $500K

    Infectious diseases is the specialty with the most physicians most likely to report net worth under $500,000, according to Medscape's "Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2021."
  2. Tenet opening ASC, hospital in Florida 

    Tenet Healthcare is planning a hospital and ASC in Port St. Lucie, Fla., The Palm Beach Post reported June 17. 
  3. Cleveland Clinic hospital in Florida receives $5M for digestive center

    Cleveland Clinic Weston (Fla.) Hospital received a $5 million donation for research and education at the digestive disease center from Steven Shulman and his wife, Ellen.
  4. Appeals court affirms conviction of physician, pharmacist in $4.4M Tricare fraud scheme

    A Florida physician, pharmacist and Navy veteran lost the appeal of their conviction in a $4.4 million Tricare fraud scheme, according to a June 20 article in JDSupra from the law firm Burr & Forman. 

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  1. Geisinger building $500M orthopedic ASC, hospital

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health Systems plans to develop a $500 million to $600 million hospital, orthopedic surgery center, assisted living facility, welcome center and parking garage, according to northcentralpa.com.
  2. USPI, United Urology Group ink 22-ASC joint venture deal

    United Surgical Partners International and United Urology Group signed an official agreement to form a joint venture partnership in 22 ASCs on June 21.
  3. Orthopedic surgeon guilty of defrauding California, federal Medicare programs

    Lodi, Calif., orthopedic surgeon Gary Wisner, MD, was convicted of defrauding CMS and Medi-Cal over four years, the California Justice Department said June 17.
  4. Justice Department cracks down on ASC, anesthesia provider arrangements

    Recent government actions involving ASC-anesthesia provider arrangements point to a need to carefully vet these partnerships, according to a June 20 article in JDSupra from the law firm Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis. 
  5. 10 specialties with the most physicians at $5M+ net worth

    Plastic surgery is the specialty with the most physicians most likely to report net worth exceeding $5 million, according to Medscape's "Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2021."
  6. Crunching the numbers: the profitability of anesthesia

    Data reporting is a powerful tool for any successful anesthesia practice; however, Tony Mira, chair and CEO of MiraMed, stressed the importance of proper analysis of collected data in a recently published blog post.
  7. How ASCs are spearheading the growth of the US surgery market through 2027

    The number of surgical procedures is forecasted to reach 105,814,000 procedures in 2022 and increase to 122,881,000 operations a year by 2027, led by the most significant growth in procedures performed in ASCs, according to a Research and Markets report.
  8. 9 ASC, medical office building transactions totaling more than $250M

    Here are nine ASC and medical office building transactions totaling $251.45 million Becker's has reported on since May 23:
  9. How the anesthesia provider shortage is hurting ASCs

    The anesthesia provider shortage is forcing some ASCs to pay extra stipends to secure coverage, according to Laura Galeazzi, administrator of Lancaster, Calif.-based Antelope Valley Surgical Institute. 

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