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  1. UIC to launch nurse anesthetist program

    The University of Illinois Chicago plans to launch a nurse anesthesia program with the help of a $10 million donation. 
  2. Optum offloading, shuttering services: 5 things to know

    Optum, parent company of ASC chain SCA Health, has announced it's shuttering services, selling its settlement solutions business and closing a clinic. 
  3. Court battle over Alabama ASC certificate of need continues

    On May 28, a public hearing began over a contested ASC in Hoover, Ala., proposed by Healthcare Resources and the Hoover Health Care Authority in November. 

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  1. 10 highest-paying metro areas for orthopedic surgeons

    Orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. can earn up to $183,600 more than the national average salary by practicing in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis., metropolitan area, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.
  2. 10 lowest-paying metro areas for orthopedic surgeons

    The annual earnings among orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. can vary by up to $426,640, depending on the city one practices in, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.
  3. Ophthalmologist to pay $2.4M to settle false claims allegations 

    A New York City-based ophthalmologist and his ophthalmology practice will pay $2.4 million to resolve allegations he submitted claims for medically unnecessary procedures, among other allegations, in violation of the False Claims Act. 
  4. Physician assistant pay in 2024: 10 things to know

    Physician assistants earn an average base salary of $131,000 in 2024, up from $122,000 in 2023, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Assistant Compensation Report," published June 7. 

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  1. Panorama Eyecare informs patients of ransomware attack

    Fort Collins, Colo.-based Panorama Eyecare notified patients that an unauthorized party may have gained access to the company's internal network.
  2. Michigan medical office building sells for $9M

    A 36,338-square-foot medical office building in Novi, Mich., has sold for $9.3 million, according to a June 7 report from REBusiness Online.
  3. The danger of the ASC reimbursement declines

    ASCs are struggling to meet margins as procedures continue to migrate to the outpatient setting but reimbursements stagnate. 
  4. New York ASC implants 1st J&J Odyssey lens

    Kenneth Rosenthal, MD, became the first surgeon at New York City-based Retinal ASC of New York to implant Johnson & Johnson Vision's latest Odyssey lens. 

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  1. The ASC trends making leaders nervous

    From reimbursement declines to anesthesia shortages, three ASC leaders joined Becker's to discuss the ASC or outpatient trend making them nervous.
  2. Is new physician pay growing?

    New physicians are making more post-residency than they were in 2019, according to the Medical Group Management Association's "Provider Compensation and Productivity Data Report."
  3. GI becoming 'hub for obesity management'

    The June issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology is focused on obesity in gastroenterology, discussing issues including population trends in obesity, food insecurity, how obesity affects predisposition to diseases and response to therapies, treatment and therapies and a multidisciplinary approach to obesity. 
  4. 600+ ASCs with total joint replacements | 2024

    Total joint replacements are becoming more common in the outpatient surgery center as technology advances, pain management improves and organizations build an infrastructure around recovering at home.
  5. SSM Health breaks ground on Wisconsin outpatient center

    St. Louis-based SSM Health broke ground on an outpatient center in Sun Prairie, Wis.
  6. ASC activity in the South: 3 notes

    Here are three updates on ASC activity in the South that Becker's has reported on since May 9:
  7. 10 biggest ASC chains by number of centers

    United Surgical Partners International and SCA Health rank No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, as ASC companies with the most centers.
  8. Massachusetts, DC loosen CRNA supervision requirements

    Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., have both made moves to allow certified registered nurse anesthetists to practice without physician supervision. 
  9. Where 32 hospitals, health systems, are laying off employees in 2024

    Thirty-two hospitals and health systems have announced plans to lay off employees so far in 2024, which could create a larger talent pool for ASCs and private practices. 

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