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  1. The lowest-paid ASC specialty

    Colon and rectal surgery is one of the lowest-paid ASC specialties, according to Doximity's  "Physician Compensation Report 2024", published May 23. 
  2. Peterson Health to shut down ASC, relocate to new $38M facility

    Kerrville, Texas-based Peterson Health has unveiled a newly constructed $38 million healthcare facility, according to a June 20 report from the Hill Country Community Journal. 
  3. 48K-square-foot medical office building opens in Arizona

    A 48,000-square-foot medical office building has opened in Buckeye, Ariz. A ribbon-cutting for the new facility was held on June 12. 

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  1. 5 states where physicians can thrive

    Wisconsin was recently named the best state for physicians to practice in 2024 by Medscape, which considered factors including malpractice insurance premiums, compensation, cost of living, physician density, physician burnout rates and the percentage of insured residents. 
  2. Optum, HCA, Tenet fight for ASC market share

    Although the ASC industry is largely fragmented, big players like Tenet Healthcare, HCA Healthcare and Optum are chipping away at ownership as procedures migrate to the outpatient setting. 
  3. 5 numbers on prior authorizations

    Here are five numbers illustrating the effect prior authorization regulations and reform efforts have on healthcare:
  4. Michigan PA charged with fraud

    A physician assistant was charged with a felony for allegedly using COVID-19 pandemic funding for his personal expenses. 

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  1. HCA Houston opens outpatient surgery department

    HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood opened a new $27 million outpatient surgery department, according to a June 19 report by Bluebonnet News.
  2. 5 highest-paid anesthesiologists in Austin

    The highest-paid anesthesiologist in Austin, Texas, earns $660,500 per year, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $339,470 anesthesiologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  3. Why sinking colonoscopy pay is a growing threat

    Gastroenterologists across the country are facing low reimbursement rates for colonoscopy demand.
  4. 10 healthcare bankruptcies to know

    Healthcare bankruptcies spiked in 2023 as debt levels and interest rates rose. 

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  1. Kelsey-Seybold's ASC strategy: 3 updates

    Here are three moves in the outpatient space that Sugar Land, Texas-based Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has made in the last year:
  2. The highest-paid health system CEO

    The Wall Street Journal named one health system CEO in its ranking of S&P 500 CEO pay released May 21.
  3. California man sentenced for defrauding physician of $2.7M

    A man in Fresno, Calif., was sentenced to 188 months in prison for defrauding a vulnerable physician of more than $2.7 million before his death. 
  4. Tylock-George Eye Care and Laser Center chief surgeon dies

    Michael George, MD, owner and chief surgeon at Tylock-George Eye Care and Laser Center in Irving, Texas, on June 14, according to a June 17 report from Fort Worth Inc.
  5. The payer trends concerning GI leaders

    From reimbursement declines to anesthesia availability, George Dickstein, MD, vice president of clinical affairs of Gastro Health Massachusetts, joined Becker's to discuss the payer trends that are concerning him most. 
  6. University of Mississippi Medical Center to open ASC, medical office building

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center is planning a 131,000-square-foot educational campus in Ridgeland, Miss., that will include an ASC, medical office building, imaging center and multimedia classrooms, according to a June 19 report from the Madison County Journal. 
  7. 3 ways ASCs can battle provider shortages

    As practices nationwide continue to face provider shortages, there are ways ASCs can remain competitive when it comes to recruiting talent, according to seven leaders who spoke with Becker's. 
  8. What ASCs need to know about the Corporate Transparency Act

    A law requiring businesses — including certain health systems and practices —  to report who owns or has significant control over their operations went into effect in January.
  9. What CMS has done in 2024

    CMS has made several policy changes this year that have shifted the ASC market, affecting issues such as prior authorization, reimbursement and billable procedures.

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