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  1. 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. 
  2. 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:
  3. 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. 

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  1. 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. 
  2. 10 ASC admins to know

    Here are 10 ASC administrators to know:
  3. 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.
  4. Gastroenterology device market valued at $9.74B in 2021

    The latest report on the global gastroenterology device market estimates a market worth of $9.74 billion in 2021 with an anticipated compound annual growth rate of 8.3 percent from 2022 to 2028, Precision Business Insights reported in June. 

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  1. 4 new joint venture ASCs

    Becker's has reported on four joint-venture ASC deals in the last 30 days, including two partially owned by Minneapolis-based Allina Health.
  2. 6 hospitals opening ASCs

    Here are six hospitals that have opened or have plans to open ASCs that Becker's has reported on since June 2:
  3. Physician pay, top procedures and more: 8 ophthalmology updates

    Ophthalmologist pay is rising higher than other physician specialties, plus seven more updates Becker's has reported on since the beginning of May:
  4. 8 recent studies for ASC leaders

    Here are eight studies for ASC leaders that Becker's has reported on since the beginning of May.

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  1. Indiana orthopedic ASC building sells for $6.6M

    The property housing LaPorte, Ind.-based Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute sold for $6.6 million, REJournals reported June 15.
  2. Patients, physicians face challenges with follow-up colonoscopy billing

    As policies around billing colonoscopies continue to change, it remains clear patients and physicians have trouble navigating the process.
  3. Ophthalmology ASC 1st in country to offer newly-approved laser

    San Antonio-based Parkhurst NuVision became the first ASC in the country to offer the newly FDA-approved Ally Lensar laser for cataract surgery. 
  4. New AI partnership aims to find best candidates for IBD trials

    Providence, Rhode Island-based University Gastroenterology is teaming up with Virgo Surgical Video Solutions to use artificial intelligence to identify patients for inflammatory bowel disease trials. 
  5. $1.4B spent on 2022's most expensive ASC projects 

    The five most expensive ASC projects opened or announced this year total $1.43 billion. 
  6. $7M Kansas medical office building acquired by private equity firm 

    Private equity company Excelsior Capital has acquired a medical office building in Kansas City, Kan., for $7 million, the company said June 15. 
  7. The upcoming national expansion of DISC Sports & Spine Center

    Robert S. Bray, Jr., MD, is a neurological spine surgeon and founder of Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Sports & Spine Center. Dr. Bray will serve on the panels "How to Make Bundled Payments, Risk-Based Pay a Win in Orthopedics" and "The Next 5 Years of Spine and ASCs" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  8. Great risk brings great opportunity, company president says

    Nicholas Grosso, MD, is the president of The Bethesda, Md.-based Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics. Dr. Grosso will serve on the panel "The Next Move for Orthopedic and Spine Supergroups" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  9. What a company partner is investing in to cater to patients 

    Michael Redler, MD, is a partner and an orthopedic surgeon at Fairfield, Conn.-based Connecticut Orthopedics, an assistant clinical professor at North Haven, Conn.-based Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, and a visiting assistant clinical professor at the Charlottesville-based University of Virginia Department of Orthopaedics. Dr. Redler will serve on the panels "Payer Trends for Orthopedics and Spine" and "ASC Management and Transactions: Big Trends for 2023" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.

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