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  1. Compensation increased for healthcare management positions during pandemic

    Despite an onslaught of challenges brought on by the pandemic, healthcare management positions saw an increase in compensation from 2020 to 2021, according to the 2022 MGMA Management and Staff Compensation report.
  2. $3.1M medical office building sold in North Carolina

    A North Carolina medical office facility sold for $3.1 million, Boston Business Journal reported June 22. 
  3. Capitol Pain Institute, private equity firm partner to create pain management platform

    An affiliate of Capitol Pain Institute, an interventional pain management provider, and Iron Path Capital, a private equity firm, partnered to create a physician-led consolidation platform.

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  1. Ophthalmologist wealth: 4 report takeaways

    Ophthalmology is the eighth wealthiest speciality, according to Medscape's "Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2022."
  2. Independent ASCs, physicians: 7 updates

    Here are seven updates on independent ASCs and physicians reported by Becker's since Jan. 1: 
  3. Total joint procedures drawing patients to surgery centers, ASC chain CEO says

    The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed more patients towards total joint and spine procedures in ASCs, according to Darin Hill, CEO of Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners. 
  4. Physicians paying off their student loans, by specialty

    Thirty-one percent of physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians are paying off their student loans, according to Medscape's "Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2022."

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  1. USPI striding ahead of competition in total ASCs, physicians

    Dallas-based United Surgical International Partners is strengthening its position as the leading ASC operator in the U.S., with its latest partnership adding 22 ASCs and more than 140 physicians to its network.
  2. Independent spine ASC Riverfront Surgery Center opens in Tennessee

    The Chattanooga (Tenn.) Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for a medical office building that includes an independent spine and orthopedic ASC, The Chattanoogan reported June 22.
  3. 5 factors that will make or break ASCs

    As operation costs skyrocket and reimbursements stagnate, ASCs are facing huge challenges to maintaining profitability. Here are five factors that can make or break ASCs in the coming years, according to seven ASC leaders. 
  4. The Surgery Center of Pottsville to close

    The Surgery Center of Pottsville (Pa.) is closing on June 28 after 17 years in operation.

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  1. Gastroenterologist wealth: 3 report takeaways

    Gastroenterology is the sixth wealthiest speciality, according to Medscape's Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2022.
  2. What private practice physicians need to know about prior authorization

    Prior authorization is a big part of private practice physicians' jobs, but it's among the least popular parts of healthcare for providers of all kinds. The good news: There are signs that reform is gaining momentum.
  3. Private equity & ASCs: 4 updates in the last 14 days

    Four updates from private equity companies from the last 14 days:
  4. ASCs to see 25% surgery volume growth by 2032: 5 stats 

    ASC surgery volume is projected to grow 25 percent in the next decade, according to an analysis from Sg2 Healthcare Intelligence, a Vizient company focused on market analytics and insights. 
  5. FTC targeting healthcare private equity deals: What ASCs need to know

    The Federal Trade Commission has taken aim against a private-equity firms' healthcare deal in a move regulators say could spell trouble for other healthcare agreements the agency deems anticompetitive,  The Wall Street Journal reported recently.
  6. $100M Georgia project to include Northside ASC

    Atlanta-based Northside Hospital health system is building a new outpatient facility with an ASC in Snellville, Ga., What Now Atlanta reported June 17. 
  7. ASC market value to reach $35.6B by 2028

    By 2028, the ASC market is projected to reach over $35.6 billion, a study published June 17 by Coherent Market Insight reports.
  8. Physicians' bad investments, per Medscape 

    Thirty percent of specialist physicians invested in a stock or company that turned out badly, according to Medscape's "Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2022."
  9. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to open specialty center, ASC

    Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is planning to open a new specialty center and ASC in the city.

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