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  1. USPI, Surgery Partners & more: 17 company moves in 2022

    Below are 17 stories Becker's has reported on in 2022 involving United Surgical Partners International, Surgery Partners and Surgical Care Affiliates.
  2. ASCA moves in 2022: 2 updates to know

    Here are two recent updates from the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association:
  3. Georgia hospital expands ambulatory surgery offerings with $400M project

    Northside Hospital Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, Ga., is expanding its ambulatory surgery offerings with a $400 million patient tower and medical office building, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported June 8. 

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  1. PE-backed Prism Vision Group Completes 21st acquisition

    Private equity-backed Prism Vision Group added Moorestown, N.J.-based South Jersey Eye Physicians to its network, Invision Mag reported June 8.  
  2. 'An unmet medical need': Physician weighs in on 1st eosinophilic esophagitis treatment

    The GI industry hit a milestone in May with the first FDA approved treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis.
  3. 5 statistics making ASC execs nervous

    With rising operation costs, nurse shortages and a push toward industry consolidation, independent physicians and ASCs are having a hard time staying independent. 
  4. Through insurance company denials and staffing shortages, 1 surgeon found the bright side

    Lauren Matteini, MD, serves as a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon at Geneva, Ill.-based Fox Valley Orthopedics. Dr. Matteini will serve on the panel "Minimally Invasive Complex Spine: Big Trends and Concepts" 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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  1. Physicians' ranking of most important social issues

    A large majority of physicians named healthcare access and substance abuse in their top five social issues, according to Medscape's "Physicians' Views on Today's Divisive Social Issues Report 2022." 
  2. $14.4M Missouri medical office building acquired by private equity company

    Syndicated Equities has acquired a medical office building in Fenton, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis, for $14.4 million, REBusiness reported June 8. 
  3. Michigan physician pleads guilty to fraudulent billing, to pay $500K

    A Muskegon, Mich., physician has pleaded guilty to billing Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield for services she didn't perform, the U.S. Justice Department said June 7. 
  4. Illinois physician admits to illegally prescribing drug

    A physician in Collinsville, Ill., admitted to illegally prescribing an anti-anxiety drug, the U.S. Justice Department said June 7. 

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  1. Joint-venture clinic, ASC planned in Minnesota 

    A multispecialty clinic with an ASC is in the works in Lakeville, Minn., Wolf Media reported June 1. 
  2. 'Our business model would implode': Why a physician group exited a payer's network

    David Kowalski, MD, a physician with Springfield (Ill.) Clinic, a physician group with ASCs that dropped out of network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois last year after a pay dispute, shed light on the details of the dispute and what lies ahead during a presentation at the Effingham (Ill.) County Chamber of Commerce last week.
  3. How staffing shortages are a mental burden on healthcare professionals

    Katie Lawrence serves as the executive director of ambulatory optimization and integration at Greenville, S.C.-based Prisma Health Medical Group.  Ms. Lawrence will serve on the panel "The New Work-Life Balance: Best Ideas to Meet Staff and Physician Needs" 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.
  4. Why this orthopedic surgeon is excited about pharma companies

    Alan Rechter, MD, serves as an orthopedic surgeon at Houston-based Orthopaedic Associates.  Dr. Rechter will serve on the panels "What Interventional Pain Management Will Look Like in 10 Years" and "Enter a New World of Postoperative Pain Management" 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.
  5. What it's like being at the forefront of policy changes through a program director's lens

    Lorraine Hutzler serves as associate program director at the Center for Quality and Patient Safety at New York City-based NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital.  Ms. Hutzler will serve on the panels "How to Make Bundled Payments, Risk-Based Pay a Win in Orthopedics" and "What it Takes to Build a World-Class Orthopedic, Spine Program" 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.
  6. How 1 CEO works smarter, not harder

    Eric Schnapp serves as the CEO of Memphis, Tenn.-based Mays and Schnapp Pain Clinic and Rehabilitation Center.  Mr. Schnapp will serve on the panel "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.
  7. ASCs find new strategies to avoid reimbursement woes

    Many ASCs are facing increasing obstacles in the payer landscape, but ASC administrators and executives are developing strategies like direct-to-employer contracting and attracting patients to bypass them. 
  8. Physician sentenced to 3 years in prison for tax evasion

    Mississippi emergency room physician Kevin Crandell, MD, was sentenced to 33 months in prison and nearly $1 million in restitution, the Daily Journal said June 7.
  9. 5 gastroenterologists making headlines

    From the next editor-in-chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy to Gastro Health's newly appointed COO, here are five gastroenterologists Becker's has reported on since May 9:

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