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  1. What's ahead for ASCs? Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic CEO weighs in

    As private equity and value-based care continue to boom and more procedures migrate to ASCs, many leaders expect changes in how health systems, hospitals and ASCs are run in 2023. 
  2. Merck sees success in new heart disease medication trial

    Life sciences company Merck has seen an improvement in pulmonary arterial hypertension patients using its new signaling inhibitor sotatercept in a phase three clinical trial. 
  3. Woodside Health acquires Georgia medical office buildings

    Woodside Health has acquired two medical office buildings totaling 80,000 square feet in Suwanee, Ga., according to a March 10 report from Commercial Property Executive.

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  1. How the gastroenterology gender gap has changed since 2010

    Since 2010, over half of practicing gastroenterologists in the U.S. have been women, according to data from career website Zippia.
  2. 4 new ASCs this week

    Here are four newly opened or announced ASCs reported on by Becker's since March 2:
  3. 20 most affordable locations for physicians to retire

    Scottsdale, Ariz., has been named the most affordable location to retire, according to a report from financial website Moneywise that considered factors including city cost of living, housing and healthcare costs. 
  4. Utah ophthalmologist sentenced to prison for unlicensed surgeries

    Paul Wyatt, MD, has been sentenced to prison for performing ophthalmology surgeries after his medical license was suspended in 2016, KSL reported March 9. 

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  1. 3 ways reimbursement challenges put a strain on physicians

    The effects of low reimbursement rates for procedures performed in ASCs continue to be a source of ongoing stress for physicians. 
  2. New app allows anesthesiologists to monitor patients via smartphone

    Guardian, a mobile app developed by medtech company Vigilant Medical Solutions, allows anesthesiologists to monitor patients' vitals via smartphone.
  3. Texas physician to pay $3M for allegedly violating false claims act

    Houston-based psychiatrist Ashok Jain, MD, has agreed to pay $3 million to settle claims that he billed Medicare for unnecessary transcranial magnetic stimulation services, according to a March 9 report from Medscape.
  4. COOs of 6 ASCs chains

    The six largest ASC chains represent a combined network of 33,000 physicians and more than 1,000 locations. 

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  1. 5 hospital closures in 2 months: What ASCs need to know

    Several hospitals are off to a rough financial start in 2023, which has forced some to permanently close their doors. 
  2. University of Maryland removed from top medical schools of 2023 list

    Baltimore-based University of Maryland has been removed from U.S. News and World Report's list of top medical schools for primary care in 2023. 
  3. Summit Health opens 3rd urology ASC in New Jersey

    Summit Health has opened its third ASC focused on urology in New Jersey, the Center for Advanced Surgical Excellence, according to a March 9 report from
  4. States ranked by number of practicing cardiologists

    California has the most practicing cardiologists of any state, according to data collected in January 2023 by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
  5. Oshi Health appoints new CFO, CCO

    Gastrointestinal health company Oshi Health has appointed two digital health veterans, Randy Forman and Ryan Powers, as its chief commercial officer and chief financial officer. 
  6. McLaren Macomb opens building with ASC

    Mount Clemens, Mich.-based McLaren Macomb is set to open its largest medical office building to date; it will house McLaren's first outpatient surgery center. 
  7. Why this surgeon is worries about the future of independent spine ASCs 

    As inflation skyrockets and the orthopedic industry increasingly consolidates, many leaders are worried about the viability of independent spine ASCs
  8. Where orthopedics and spine is headed in ASCs

    Three spine and orthopedic surgeons recently spoke with Becker's about the future of spine and orthopedics in ASCs
  9. The future of independent spine ASCs

     Three orthopedic and spine leaders recently spoke with Becker's about the future of independent spine and orthopedic ASCs. 

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