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  1. Physician pay vs. average cost of living in each state

    The annual salary for physicians largely exceeds the base cost of living for each state in the U.S., according to data from ZipRecruiter and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Living Wage Calculator.
  2. 5 supply chain updates for ASCs

    Here are six supply chain updates from the last week:
  3. Endoscopy before age 50 linked to lower risk of colorectal cancer in women 

    Women who started endoscopic screenings at age 45 had a 50 percent to 60 percent lower risk of colorectal cancer compared to those who didn't screen at all, according to research published May 5 in JAMA Network Open. 

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  1. $8M Washington medical office building sold 

    A medical office building in Renton, Wash., was sold for $8.3 million, the Daily Journal of Commerce reported May 9. 
  2. National Spine and Pain adds 12 Dallas locations, ASC to network

    National Spine and Pain Centers, a network of minimally invasive spine and pain physicians has added 12 locations and an ASC to its network.
  3. Medtronic, Surgery Partners & more: 3 major deals for ASC leaders to know 

    From a Medtronic partnership to an ASC company investment, three recent deals show an increased interest in both ASCs and outpatient surgery. 
  4. USPI vs. AmSurg vs. SCA: 10 key comparisons to know in 2022

    United Surgical Partners International, AmSurg and Surgical Care Affiliates are the largest ASC chains in the U.S.

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  1. Top 15 gastroenterology procedures by volume 

    Liver elastography was the gastroenterology procedure with the highest volume in 2021, according to claims data in a May report from Definitive Healthcare
  2. Travel nurse pay drops, but will crisis rates disappear?

    The demand for travel nurses is dropping nationwide, and so is the pay, according to an April 8 Spectrum News 1 report.
  3. Surgical Care Affiliates rebrands to go beyond ASCs

    Surgical Care Affiliates, one of the largest ASC networks in the U.S., rebranded to SCA Health.
  4. ASC tax on the chopping block in Connecticut

    The Connecticut legislature's one-year, $24.2 billion state budget will eliminate ASC taxes by July 1, law firm Garfunkel Wild said May 6. 

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  1. 9 industry updates for GI leaders

    With moves from Gastro Health, GI Alliance and more, here are nine gastroenterology industry stories Becker's has reported on since May 3:
  2. 3 anesthesiologists making headlines

    Three anesthesiologists have made headlines recently, including a New York physician who purchased a medical office building and another convicted for opioid distribution. 
  3. Missouri hospital to get another $1M for ASC

    Houston, Mo.-based Texas County Missouri Hospital will get $1 million toward its new surgery center if a state budget approved by legislators is signed by the governor, Houston Herald reported May 9.
  4. Conmed to acquire In2Bones for $145M

    Medical technology company Conmed is acquiring orthopedic devicemaker In2Bones for $145 million.
  5. 23% of physicians say they've been mistreated at workplace 

    Nearly 1 in 4 physicians have experienced mistreatment in the workplace, according to research published May 6 in JAMA Network Open. 
  6. HHS appeal of No Surprises Act on hold: 3 things ASCs should know

    ASCs might have relief from the provisions of the No Surprises Act later this year after HHS requested a hold of its appeal of a federal court ruling in Texas that voided part of the act's arbitration process. 
  7. Alaska ASC building sells for $23M

    The building housing the Surgery Center of Fairbanks was sold for $23.3 million, according to an email shared with Becker's.
  8. 2 gastrointestinal drugs get FDA approval

    Two drugs treating gastrointestinal illnesses have received FDA approval, Phathom Pharmaceuticals said May 3. 
  9. ASC won't lose provider status because of suit against physician, California court rules

    A California court ruled that a surgical clinic will not lose its status as a healthcare provider solely because a physician acted beyond the scope of his license, allegedly causing a patient's death, Human Resources Director America reported May 6. 

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