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  1. 7 ASC acquisitions, affiliations, partnerships

    Below are seven ASC acquisitions, affiliations and partnerships that Becker's has covered in the past 58 days:
  2. Dow's sharp drop has investors anxious: 5 notes

    The Dow had its worst day since 2020 May 5, slipping 1,063 points, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  3. Hospital is 1st in California to use Medtronic's AI device for colonoscopy

    Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif., is reportedly the first hospital in the state to perform a procedure using Medtronic's artificial intelligence endoscopy module, GI Genius.

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  1. California anesthesia group acquired by private equity-backed firm

    Private equity-backed hospital services company Synergy Health Partners has acquired SoCal Anesthesia Solutions.
  2. New Jersey ASC turns 25, performed 276K procedures since opening

    Egg Harbor Township, N.J.-based AtlantiCare Surgery Center is celebrating its 25th birthday, ROI-NJ reported May 5.
  3. $1B invested in the 10 biggest ASC projects of 2022

    Becker's ASC Review has reported on 10 ASC projects each costing more than $20 million so far in 2022.
  4. Research park with ASC acquired for $37.5M

    Boca Raton-based Florida Atlantic University's Research Park was acquired for $37.5 million, The Real Deal reported May 5.

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  1. 10 administrators to know

    Here are 10 ASC administrators to know:
  2. Financial opportunities in ASCs and how to capitalize on them — 3 takeaways

    Growth opportunities across the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) space continue.
  3. $22M Alaska ASC real estate sold 

    Capital Real Estate Group has sold a medical office building in Alaska for $22.3 million. 
  4. 15% of physicians didn't get a raise last year & 6 more survey stats

    Fifteen percent of physicians said they were not given an annual raise, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2022," released April 15. 

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  1. ASC procedure volume jumps 47% 

    Monthly ASC claims rose 47.1 percent from 2020 to 2021, according to an April report from Definitive Healthcare. 
  2. Physicians under fire for opioid distribution: 4 suits in 10 days

    Four lawsuits from the U.S. Justice Department have put physicians under fire for opioid distribution in the last 10 days. 
  3. Why ASCs could beat inflation, per Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett, billionaire CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, made a projection at the company's annual shareholders meeting that bodes well for ASCs during times of high inflation.
  4. How gastroenterologist pay has changed in the past 10 years 

    Gastroenterology is consistently among the top 10 highest-paid physician specialties, according to Medscape's Physicians Compensation Reports.
  5. New Mexico orthopedic practice in talks to partner with health system

    Albuquerque. N.M.-based ABQ Orthopedics is in contract negotiations with Presbyterian Medical Group, also based in Albuquerque, the Rio Rancho Observer reported May 4.
  6. GI Alliance expands Houston presence with new partnership

    GI Alliance partnered with Gastroenterology Consultants, expanding its presence in the greater Houston area.
  7. 12 clinicians charged with opioid distribution

    Twelve medical professionals were charged with crimes related to illegal opioid distribution, the Justice Department said May 4.
  8. NY pain management physician pleads guilty to tax fraud

    Queensbury, N.Y., pain management physician Ehab Kodsi, MD, PhD, pleaded guilty to underreporting his income on his tax returns, ABC affiliate News10 reported May 4.
  9. 5 spine ASCs to know

    There are more than 3,500 orthopedic ASCs in the U.S., according to 2021 CMS figures, but many of them do not offer spine surgery.

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