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  1. Physician medical group deals nearly doubled in Q1 2021 

    Physician medical group deals nearly doubled in the first quarter of 2021 and have continued at the same elevated levels since, according to a June report from PwC. 
  2. ASC ownership opportunity key to attracting physicians

    John Ryan, CEO of OrthoIndy in Indianapolis, joined Becker's to discuss how ASCs can attract physicians. 
  3. Orthopedic practices, payers and health systems: 7 HOPCo moves in the last year

    In the last year, Phoenix-based Healthcare Outcomes Performance Co. has affiliated with orthopedic practices in Michigan, Arizona, Florida and Nevada and expanded relationships with health systems and payers. 

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  1. Why ASCs are attractive to physicians in the era of hospital employment

    Sandra Berreth, RN, director of the Foothill Surgery Center at Sansum Clinic in Santa Barbara, Calif.,  joined Becker's to discuss what ASCs can do to attract physicians.
  2. Gastro Health opens colonoscopy prep center in Miami

    Gastro Health opened a Hygieacare center in Miami to prepare patients for colonoscopy.
  3. Healthcare industry finally bouncing back from effects of COVID-19, data shows

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had various effects on the healthcare industry, including staffing shortages and financial repercussions; however, finances are finally improving, the "2022 Physician Report" published June 14 by MedicalEconomics shows.
  4. Top 10 issues physicians faced in 2021

    Dealing with paperwork and ensuring their practices were in line with quality metrics was cited as the top issue physicians faced in 2021, according to Medical Economics' "2022 Physician Report" released June 18.

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  1. Practice admin guilty of selling 50K opioid pills over 10 years

    Former Arlington, Va., physician's office manager Candie Calix, 40, admitted to her role as the ringleader of a decade-long oxycodone distribution network, the Justice Department said June 27.
  2. 5 ophthalmology updates in June

    Twenty percent of ophthalmologists have at least $5 million in net worth, plus four more updates Becker's has reported on in June:
  3. New York eye group bumping patient capacity 50% with new ASC

    Buffalo-based ophthalmology group UBMD Ophthalmology is doubling the capacity of its Ross Eye Institute with an expansion project that will eventually include a new ASC, Buffalo Business First reported June 29.
  4. New York podiatrist pleads guilty to defrauding Amtrak

    Michael DeNicola, DPM, admitted to his role in a healthcare fraud scheme, distribution of opioids and illegal possession of a firearm, the Justice Department said June 29.

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  1. Physicians with ownership stake in their practice hits lowest rate in 5 years 

    The number of physicians with ownership in their practice is at its lowest since 2017, according to Medical Economics' "2022 Physician Report" released June 18. 
  2. Can ASCs handle the boom in case volume?

    ASC surgery volume is projected to grow 25 percent in the next decade, according to an analysis from Sg2 Healthcare Intelligence, but it's unclear whether ASCs will be able to accommodate these new cases with rising staff and supply costs. 
  3. 7 gastroenterology practice openings in Q2

    Here are seven gastroenterology practices that have opened or have plans to open that Becker's has reported on during the second quarter of 2022:
  4. 22% of physicians see malpractice premium increase

    Twenty-two percent of physicians saw an increase in malpractice premiums in 2021 compared with 2020, according to Medical Economics' "2022 Physician Report" released June 18. 
  5. Texas outpatient medical office building sells for $6M

    An outpatient medical office building in Rowlett, Texas, was sold for $6 million, REjournals reported June 28.
  6. Georgia ENT clinics owner sentenced to 3 years in prison for fraud 

    Jeffrey Gallups, MD, owner of a chain of Alpharetta, Ga.-based medical clinics, has been sentenced to three years in prison for a scheme in which the former Georgia insurance commissioner also has been indicted, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported June 28. 
  7. 5 largest health insurance companies by revenue

    UnitedHealthcare is the largest insurer by revenue, according to a June 2022 Value Penguin report. 
  8. Multispecialty ASCs comprise 66.2% of surgery center market share: 5 notes

    By 2031, the global ASC market is projected to hit $130.6 billion, up from $85.4 billion in 2020, and increasing at a 3.9 percent compound annual growth rate over the next nine years, according to a report from Future Market Insights.
  9. Covenant High Plains Surgery Center 1st ASC in region to use da Vinci X robot

    Covenant High Plains Surgery Center in Lubbock, Texas, is the first independent free-standing ASC in the region to complete a robot-assisted general surgery procedure using the da Vinci X surgical robot from Intuitive Surgical, according to a June 29 news release.

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