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  1. Fast facts about ValueHealth

    Leawood, Kan.-based ValueHealth, an ASC company focused on value-based surgical offerings, is gaining steam in 2022 with outpatient partnerships. 
  2. AGA calls for national colorectal cancer screening approach

    The American Gastroenterological Association released a series of position statements June 14 amounting to a call to action for a national colorectal cancer screening approach.
  3. Average orthopedic surgeon salary by state 2022

    The average annual salary for orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. is $377,000, according to career website Zippia, with the highest being in Maine and lowest in Oregon.

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  1. 12 physician owner moves in 2022 

    Physician-owned entities are having a hard time remaining independent amid skyrocketing supply, labor and equipment costs. 
  2. 50 best children's hospitals for gastroenterology, ranked by US News

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital topped U.S. News & World Report's list of best children's hospitals for gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery.
  3. Xenco Medical adds single-use cervical spine instruments, implants for ASCs

    Xenco Medical launched its Multilevel CerviKit for outpatient spine surgery.
  4. Florida ophthalmology center completed, ASC planned  

    The Frantz EyeCare and Frantz Cosmetic Center, which is also the future site of an ASC, has been completed in Fort Myers, Fla., Naple News reported June 11.

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  1. Health system opens joint-venture ASC in Minneapolis

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health opened a joint-venture ASC in Minneapolis, REBusinessOnline reported June 14.
  2. Georgia health system expansion to include ASC

    Atlanta-based Northside Hospital system is adding an ASC with its expansion in Snellville, Ga., the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported June 14.
  3. 5 gastroenterology studies to know

    Here are five gastroenterology studies Becker's has reported on since May 3.
  4. No need to reinvent the wheel in outpatient orthopedics, Dr. Alexander Sah says

    As orthopedics grew exponentially in ASCs in the last few years, some orthopedic surgeons still see challenges with the transition to outpatient cases, Alexander Sah, MD, said. However, keeping the process uncomplicated and following the examples of others can help.

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  1. The distinct evolution of the CIO role

    A CMIO discusses the way the evolution of the CIO role is positively affecting patients.  Jeffrey Hoffman, MD, serves as the chief medical information officer at Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Children's Hospital and as a clinical associate professor of pediatrics and chief of the division of clinical informatics at the Columbus-based Ohio State University College of Medicine.  Dr. Hoffman will serve on the panel "Mapping the Patient Journey: Technology to Help Boost Patient Care and Diagnostics" at Becker's 7th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle 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 Oct. 4-7 in Chicago.  To learn more and register, click here.
  2. True payment reform will need to occur soon, physician says

    A doctor discusses the rising healthcare costs across America. Vanessa Hill, MD, serves as the medical director at the Children's Hospital of San Antonio and as a physician adviser at Irving, Texas-based Christus Health.  Dr. Hill will serve on the panel "Key Strategies to Build Data Science Teams That Bolster the Bottom Line" at Becker's 7th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle 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 Oct. 4-7 in Chicago.  To learn more and register, click here.
  3. 10 total joint ASC physicians to know

    Below are 10 physicians performing total joint replacements at ASCs.
  4. Mark your calendar: ASCA's upcoming events

    Here are the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's important dates to remember for the upcoming month, found on the ASCA website:
  5. New ASCs in 4 of the best states for physicians to practice

    Texas, one of Medscape's best states for physicians to practice, has announced the opening or plans to open seven ASCs since Jan. 1. 
  6. Anthem in the headlines: 6 updates from last 60 days

    Anthem is one of the country's largest health insurers.
  7. Florida group practice joins US Urology Partners

    Private equity-backed U.S. Urology Partners is adding Ormond Beach-based group practice Florida Urology Center.
  8. Multispecialty ASC joining physician-owned orthopedic group

    Physician-owned group practice CNOS is adding Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based Midlands Clinic, the Sioux City Journal reported June 12.
  9. Physician found guilty in $12M Tricare fraud scheme

    Arkansas physician Joe May, MD, was convicted on 22 counts over his involvement in a scheme to defraud Tricare of $12 million, the Justice Department said June 10.

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