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  1. USPI's orthopedic strategy: 3 notes

    USPI saw "midteens" growth in total joint replacements at its ASCs over the third quarter in 2022, according to an Oct. 30 earnings call transcribed by Seeking Alpha. 
  2. Is value-based care the key to ASC success?

    A report by Humana released Nov. 15 found that value-based care benefits physicians and patients. In light of that finding, is adopting a value-based care model going to make or break ASCs?
  3. Amazon digs in on healthcare: 6 updates in 30 days

    Here are six Amazon moves expanding its healthcare presence that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 18 that ASCs should know:

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  1. Salem Hospital warns endoscopy patients of potential HIV, hepatitis exposure

    Salem (Mass.) Hospital has alerted endoscopy patients that they may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis due to incorrectly administered IVs, Fox affiliate Boston 25 reported Nov. 15.
  2. 5 highest paid anesthesiologists in Denver

    The highest paid anesthesiologist in Denver earns $674,700 per year, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $302,970 anesthesiologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  3. 7 AmSurg ASCs named America's best

    Seven ASCs affiliated with AmSurg made Newsweek's "America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers" list, which ranks 550 of the more than 5,000 Medicare-certified ASCs in the country.
  4. 3 healthcare real estate transactions totaling $73M

    Here are three healthcare real estate transactions totaling $73 million that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 30: 

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  1. 4 ASC CEO shake-ups in 2023

    Here are four ASCs that have appointed new CEOs this year:
  2. 4 senators introduce legislation to improve Medicare Advantage transparency

    U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, MD, Catherine Cortez Mastro, Elizabeth Warren and Marsha Blackburn have introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the transparency of Medicare Advantage plans. 
  3. US Digestive Health adds Dr. Chris Evans

    U.S. Digestive Health has expanded into York, Pa., with the addition of surgeon Chris Evans, DO. 
  4. 5 physician-owned practice deals to know

    The U.S. physician group market is valued at $292.3 billion in 2023 and is expected to hit $397.1 billion by 2030, according to a report from Fortune Business Insights.

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  1. 3 cardiologist lawsuits in 2 months

    Here are three cardiologist or cardiology-related suits that Becker's has reported on since Sept. 18:
  2. Half of consumers optimistic about AI in healthcare

    Fifty percent of U.S. consumers say artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize healthcare delivery — regardless of whether they have used the technology. That figure was even higher (70%) among those familiar with the technology, according to a survey by Deloitte. 
  3. 10 best cities to live: US News

    Green Bay, Wis., was named the best city to live in by U.S. News & World Report. 
  4. Patient sues Global Pharma Healthcare over recalled eye drops

    An 81-year-old in Elsmere, Ky., has filed a lawsuit against Global Pharma Healthcare, claiming that its product, EzriCare Artificial Tears, caused an infection in her eye that led to countless medical appointments, multiple surgeries and an eight-day hospital stay, according to a Nov. 15 report from USA Today.
  5. 10 best cities to retire: US News

    Several cities in Pennsylvania were named the best cities to retire in by U.S. News & World Report. 
  6. Healthcare layoffs by the numbers: What ASCs need to know

    Here are five key stats on layoffs that ASC leaders need to know:
  7. Excela to pay $10M to settle lawsuits from 2 cardiologists

    Greensburg, Pa.-based Excela Health will pay $10 million to settle civil lawsuits from two cardiologists who held staff privileges at Excela's Westmoreland Hospital, according to a Nov. 15 report from Trib Live.
  8. Peak Gastroenterology Associates opens Colorado facility

    Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Peak Gastroenterology Associates has opened a new location in Lone Tree, Colo. The new practice will begin seeing patients Nov. 16 with an endoscopy center opening in late December. 
  9. HCA named top employer for veterans

    HealthOne, an affiliate of hospital and ASC management company HCA Healthcare, has been named a "Best for Vets" employer by the Military Times for the fourth consecutive year. 

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