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  1. Atlas Healthcare Partners taps Dan Jones as COO

    Phoenix-based ASC developer and manager Atlas Healthcare Partners has promoted Dan Jones to the role of chief operating officer. 
  2. How value-based care is squeezing its way into every corner of healthcare

    Value-based care is slowly becoming the name of the game in healthcare. 
  3. From cardiology to total joint replacements: The key opportunities for ASC growth, per 36 experts

    The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated to the healthcare industry that ASCs are ripe for taking on more complex procedures, including cardiac surgeries and total joint replacements. As more patients want to spend less time in a healthcare setting, ASCs have continued to expand. 

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  1. Physician lawmakers propose bill that would tie reimbursement to inflation

    Four members of the House of Representatives who are also physicians have introduced a bill that would make the use of inflation rates when calculating physician reimbursement rates each year permanent, Workers Compensation reported May 22. 
  2. 243 recent studies to know

    243 studies to know that Becker's has recently reported on:
  3. 50 hospitals closing service lines

    Below are 50 hospitals ending services that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 6:
  4. Florida Medical Clinic to add gastroenterology practice

    Tampa-based Florida Medical Clinic is going to add a gastroenterology practice at its Wesley Chapel, Fla.-based Epperson/Watergrass campus in July. 

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  1. ChatGPT fails American College of Gastroenterology pre-board assessment

    Artificial intelligence bot ChatGPT made headlines earlier this year when it passed the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam; however, when given the American College of Gastroenterology's pre-board assessment, it failed to make the grade. 
  2. The 25 best places to live in the U.S. for 2023, 2024

    Green Bay, Wis., has been named the top place to live in the U.S. for 2023 and 2024, according to a May 16 list published by U.S. News & World Report. 
  3. 6 prior authorization updates for ASC leaders

    Here are six prior authorization stories Becker's has reported on since May 11:
  4. 5 health systems expanding their ASC footprint

    Here are five health systems that are expanding their ASC footprint that Becker's has reported on since April 28:

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  1. Indiana physician wins $3.7M in suit against health system 

    John Farmer, MD, has been awarded $3.7 million after finding Baptist Health Madisonville (Ky.), the family medicine resident's former employer, violated terms of his contract and interfered with his business relationships, according to The Indiana Lawyer.
  2. Healthcare's top 19 investors in Q1

    Private equity firm Leon Capital Group was the most active healthcare investor worldwide in the first quarter of 2023, according to investment data company PitchBook.
  3. Anesthesiologists in the headlines: 4 updates in 2 weeks

    Here are four anesthesiologists or anesthesia-related stories Becker's has reported on since May 11:
  4. 4th death linked to tainted eye drops

    In February, Global Pharma Healthcare recalled its Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops distributed by EzriCare and Delsam Pharma following reports of a rare strain of bacteria that causes infection, eye loss and even patient death. 
  5. UnitedHealthcare grows by over $100B in 10 years

    UnitedHealthcare Group currently has the highest price per share of any company listed on the Dow Jones, with its annual revenue growing by over $100 billion since 2012, according to a May 20 report from CNBC.
  6. Texas physician sentenced for overprescribing opioids

    Denton, Texas-based family medicine physician Stanley Charles Evans, MD, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for overprescribing opioids, the Justice Department said May 19. 
  7. In December, CMS proposed to streamline prior authorizations; surgeons are skeptical

    In December, CMS submitted a 134-page proposal designed to improve prior authorizations for Medicare and Medicaid patients through automating the process and improving workflows. 
  8. ASC Administrator of the Week: Barbara Clancy-Sweeney

    Barbara Clancy-Sweeney, administrator of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, is Becker's ASC Administrator of the Week.
  9. 'I will no longer practice cookbook mediocrity': 5 physicians on the worst part of their job

    Medscape surveyed 10,011 physicians for its 2023 "Physician Compensation Report" on their experiences.

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