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  1. Anesthesia compensation: 4 stats to know 

    Anesthesiologist salaries increased by only 1 percent between 2020 and 2021, according to a June blog post from Tony Mira, Anesthesia Business Consultants' president and CEO.
  2. Private equity creates 'big uncertainty' in gastroenterology, physician says

    As private equity's influence in healthcare continues to grow, its effect on the gastroenterology industry remains murky.
  3. $12M medical office building with heart, orthopedic centers to open in North Carolina

    Novant Health is constructing a $12 million medical office building on its Brunswick County campus in Bolivia, N.C., WilmingtonBiz reported June 3.

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  1. How physicians are leading the charge in ASC migration

    Patients are increasingly choosing ASCs as low-cost, high-quality sites of service, and many ASC leaders see physicians playing a role in the migration. 
  2. North Carolina multispecialty clinic opens 1st ASC

    Wilmington (N.C.) Health, a multispecialty clinic, opened its first ASC on June 13, WilmingtonBiz reported June 3.
  3. Medicare's physician pay system is 'unsustainable,' trustees say

    The current physician payment system is potentially unsustainable in the long term, according to a June report from Medicare trustees to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris. 
  4. Walgreens aims to disrupt clinical trials sector

    Walgreens is edging further into the healthcare sector with the June 16 launch of its clinical trials business.

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  1. Where 4 major ASC companies are focused for 2022

    United Surgical Partners International, AmSurg, SCA Health and Surgery Partners have made significant changes in the last year and are looking to new strategies in the future.
  2. Northwell Health breaks ground on $10M ASC for women

    Northwell Health broke ground on the Katz Women's Surgical Center at Glen Cove (N.Y.) Hospital, Long Island Business News reported June 16.
  3. 6 colonoscopy, endoscopy updates

    Here are six colonoscopy and endoscopy updates Becker's has reported on since May 5:
  4. Outpatient healthcare trust acquires Florida medical office building

    The Citrus Tower medical office building in Clermont, Fla., was acquired by Flagship Healthcare Trust, an outpatient healthcare real estate investment trust.

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  1. Small business data breaches up 152%

    As small businesses have recently adopted new technology and expanded their networks to facilitate remote work, cyberattacks over the last two years have jumped 152 percent, The Wall Street Journal reported June 7.
  2. Why patients are flocking to orthopedic ASCs

    According to Andrew Wade, CEO of OrthoSC in Myrtle Beach, S.C., orthopedic ASCs can offer a hyper-focused level of care unavailable at any other site of service. 
  3. 20 gastroenterology companies to know 

    From device companies to providers, here are 20 gastroenterology-focused companies to know:
  4. How ASCs are recruiting, retaining staff amid labor shortage

    ASCs, like all healthcare providers, are having to get creative to recruit staff and compete with the high salaries of hospitals. 
  5. 5 gastroenterology, endoscopy ASC openings

    Here are five gastroenterology- and endoscopy-focused ASCs that have opened or have plans to open that Becker's has reported on since April 12:
  6. 5 numbers exciting ASC execs 

    Although some ASCs are struggling amid high operating costs and low reimbursements, there are many numbers showing the industry is getting stronger. 
  7. Medicare billing for PAs: 4 trends to watch

    Medicare would have saved $194 million in 2018 if indirect billing for nurse practitioners and physician assistants were eliminated, but directly billing these providers would adversely affect small primary care practices, according to a study published in the June issue of Health Affairs. 
  8. 10 ASC admins to know

    Here are 10 ASC administrators to know:
  9. The biggest challenges gastroenterologists are facing

    The ebbs and flows of the evolving field of gastroenterology come with a host of challenges, including patients' stressors and whether to seek funding from private equity.

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