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  1. Eye Health America adds 23rd practice partner

    Integrated eyecare platform Eye Health America has partnered with Venice, Fla.-based Medical, Laser, & Surgical Care of Vision and Eye Diseases, marking its 23rd partnership since 2018. 
  2. Oregon hospitals delay 'several hundred' surgeries due to anesthesiologist shortage 

    Portland, Ore.-based Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center have had to cancel several hundred surgeries amid a shortage of anesthesia providers, The Oregonian reported Nov. 30. 
  3. 5 highest paid anesthesiologists in Jacksonville

    The highest paid anesthesiologist in Jacksonville, Fla. earns $570,500 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.

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  1. USPI in 2023: 5 moves to know

    United Surgical Partners International has maintained its status as an industry-leading ASC operator in the last year. Here is an overview of what the company has done in 2023:
  2. Ascension joins BCBS Oklahoma's Medicare Advantage network

    Tulsa, Okla.-based Ascension St. John has joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma's Medicare Advantage network, according to a Nov. 30 report from the Owasso Reporter.
  3. Georgia Senate committee backs repeal of certificate-of-need laws

    A Georgia Senate committee has recommended the repeal of certificate-of-need laws in their entirety, according to a Nov. 29 report from the panel. 
  4. ASC reform legislation: Where it stands almost 1 year later

    In February, four lawmakers reintroduced legislation to increase Medicare beneficiaries' access to affordable outpatient surgical care, known as the Outpatient Surgery Quality and Access Act.

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  1. Active physicians per 100,000 people across 18 specialties

    As ASCs have to compete with major health systems for physician talent, a new tool from the Association of American Medical college provides a window into which specialties may be easier to hire than others. 
  2. The specialty rapidly garnering ASC interest

    Although the balance in cardiology care currently leans toward hospitals, cardiology has become the fastest-growing specialty at ASCs due to multiple factors, according to a blog post from consulting firm VMG Health. 
  3. Best-paying cities for ophthalmologists

    Las Vegas is the best-paying state for ophthalmologists regardless of experience level or practice setting, according to Medscape's Salary Explorer.
  4. Washington clinic pays $644K to settle allegations it overbilled Medicare, Medicaid

    Tumwater, Wash,-based sleep disorder practice Innovative Sleep Centers will pay $644,562 to resolve allegations it improperly billed Medicare and Medicaid. 

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  1. ReFocus Eye Health adds 7th ophthalmology group of 2023

    Stamford, Conn.-based ReFocus Eye Health has partnered with Washington Eye Institute.
  2. BCBS Texas to expand Medicare Advantage coverage

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas is expanding its Medicare Advantage coverage for 2024, entering 80 additional counties in the state. 
  3. Corza Medical opens ophthalmology tech and innovation center

    Westwood, Mass.-based Corza Medical has opened a new Ophthalmology Center of Technology and Innovation in Fenton, Mo., designed to advance the development of devices for ophthalmic surgeries and eye treatments.
  4. 99.7% of GI residency positions filled for 2023

    Only two certified gastroenterology residency positions nationwide remain unfilled for 2023, with 688 positions filled by MD and DO students, according to data from the National Resident Matching Program, published Nov. 29. 
  5. Best-paying cities for new anesthesiologists

    Indianapolis is the best-paying city for anesthesiologists with one to seven years of experience, according to Medscape's Salary Explorer.
  6. New Jersey medical office building expands tenancy

    Atkins Companies has signed tenancy agreements with three medical practices at its West Orange, N.J.-based Washington Medical Arts Building, moving closer to filling its 70,000 square feet of space, according to a Nov. 29 report from NJBiz.
  7. AdventHealth installs final beam on new ASC

    AdventHealth Daytona Beach (Fla.) has installed the final beam on its new ASC and medical office building, which is slated to open in the spring of 2024, according to a Nov. 29 report from the Observer.
  8. Best-paying cities for cardiologists

    Evansville, Ind., is the best-paying state for cardiologists regardless of experience level or practice setting, according to Medscape's Salary Explorer.
  9. Florida pushes noncompete ban for physicians

    A proposed bill in the Florida House would eliminate noncompete agreements for physicians, NBC affiliate WCTV reported Nov. 29.

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