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  1. Supplier to pay $12M for Medicare scheme and 5 more supply chain updates | 2023

    Here are the supply chain updates ASC leaders need to know this week.
  2. Mid-career physicians have higher burnout rates: AMA survey

    Physicians who have been in practice for six to 10 years have the highest burnout rates, according to a Sept. 26 report from the American Medical Association based on a survey of more than 13,000 physicians and providers across 30 states. 
  3. Previously approved ASC project looks to expand by 33%

    Greg Daniel, MD, a physician-turned-developer, earned approval for a three-story medical office building in Buffalo, N.Y., two years ago. Now, he plans to expand the project by 33 percent, according to a Sept. 26 report from The Buffalo News. 

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  1. Wisconsin hospital halts surgical services: 3 things ASCs need to know 

    Chippewa Falls, Wis.-based HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital will temporarily suspend surgical services Oct. 26, citing operational and staffing challenges and low patient demand.
  2. What to know about USPI in 5 numbers

    Here are five numbers that offer a snapshot of United Surgical Partners International, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare:  
  3. 5 things to know about GI Alliance

    Here are five fast facts about gastroenterology-focused management service organization GI Alliance:
  4. Intermountain, Orthopedic Partners ASC set to open in Utah

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain is poised to open an orthopedic-focused ASC in Park City, Utah.

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  1. The major decisions that changed 24 ASCs for the better this year

    From transitioning to a four-day workweek to implementing new payer contracts, 24 healthcare leaders shared with Becker's the best decisions their ASCs made in the last year. 
  2. Kentucky physician convicted of illegal prescribing 

    Pikeville, Ky.-based physician Crystal Compton, DO, 43, was convicted on 44 counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances and conspiracy to illicitly prescribe controlled substances.
  3. Purported medical assistant convicted in opioid scheme 

    David Litwin, a purported medical assistant at Las Vegas-based pain center New Amsterdam Medical Group, has been convicted for a pill scheme. 
  4. 8 health systems calling it quits with Medicare Advantage: What ASCs should know

    This year, eight major U.S. health systems have canceled their Medicare Advantage contracts, often citing low reimbursement rates and prior authorization hassles. 

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  1. The 14 medical careers with the highest student loan debt

    Oral surgeons have the highest average amount of student loan debt, according to a 2023 report from personal banking and finance company SoFi.
  2. Diversity on rise in US workforce

    In 2021, the U.S. workforce added around 323,094 jobs across 88 S&P 100 companies, with 94 percent of those jobs going to people of color, according to a Sept. 25 report from Bloomberg.
  3. Unifeye Vision Partners enters Texas market

    Unifeye Vision Partners has partnered with Dallas-based Sweeney Eye Associates, marking its entry into the Texas market. 
  4. Northwestern outpatient center earns construction permit

    Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine has secured a tower crane construction permit for its proposed five-story medical office building, the Bronzeville Advanced Outpatient Care Center on the South Side of the city, according to a Sept. 25 report from Urbanize.
  5. What this CEO would buy for her ASC if she won the lottery

    This ASC administrator has big plans for her surgery center if she wins the lottery. 
  6. 3 healthcare companies undergoing major layoffs

    Here are three healthcare companies laying off employees that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 23: 
  7. Ransomware group threatens MNGI Digestive Health

    Ransomware group AlphV has posted a notice on its website claiming to have confidential patient data from Minneapolis-based MNGI Digestive Health, according to a Sept. 25 report from 
  8. HealthPartners breaks ground on $50M surgery center in Minnesota

    HealthPartners broke ground on a $50.5 million specialty surgery center in Woodbury, Minn. 
  9. 10 lowest-paying states for physician assistants

    Physician assistants are compensated the least in Arkansas, where they earn an average of $92,689 — $29,263 less than the national average — according to career website ZipRecruiter.

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