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  1. Mississippi medical office building OK'd for construction

    A building permit has been issued for a new medical office building in Corinth, Miss., according to a May 22 report from the Daily Corinthian.
  2. The state of outpatient spine surgery in 4 studies

    Outpatient spine surgery is growing, and its outlook suggests the trend will likely continue.
  3. The top workplace concerns for Gen Z, millennials

    The majority of Gen Z and millennial employees in the U.S. are living paycheck to paycheck in 2024, according to Deloitte's annual employment survey published May 15. 

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  1. 5 hospitals, health systems opening ASCs

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that have opened or have plans to open ASCs that Becker's has reported on since April 22:
  2. What's next for the FTCs' noncompete ban 

    The Federal Trade Commission's voted 3-2 on April 23 to ban on noncompete clauses for most U.S. workers, and the act is slated to take effect Sept. 4. 
  3. CRNA earnings up $33K since 2019

    The average annual salary for nurse anesthetists has increased in each of the past five years, rising from $181,040 in 2019 to $214,200 in 2023, a total increase of more than $33,000, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  4. Texas physician's license suspended for allegedly assaulting patient, working impaired

    The Texas Medical Board's disciplinary panel has suspended a physician's license for alleged misconduct.

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  1. 'Generate the best returns': How Tenet attracts physicians to ASCs

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, parent company of ASC giant United Surgical Partners International, has seen explosive growth in the last few years.
  2. State awards UAB $120,000 for colonoscopy screening project

    The Alabama Department of Public Health’s Cancer Prevention and Control Division has awarded two University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Surgery professors a $120,000 grant to continue a free colorectal cancer screening project. 
  3. Bon Secours pushes back on 3rd HCA Healthcare facility proposal

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare has submitted its third application to build a medical facility in Hanover County, Va., according to a May 18 report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
  4. Rome Health expands GI services

    Rome (N.Y.) Health is expanding its gastroenterology services with the addition of a new specialist and expanded appointment opportunities for colonoscopies. 

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  1. Hattiesburg Clinic relocates ASC

    Hattiesburg (Miss.) Clinic is relocating its Lowery A. Woodall Outpatient Surgery Center to a larger facility, according to a May 20 report from The Pine Belt News.
  2. Northside Medical opens 100,000-square-foot medical office building

    Northside Hospital has opened a 100,000-square-foot medical office building in Buford, Ga., to bring more services to fast-growing Gwinnett County. 
  3. 9 cardiologists making waves

    Here are nine cardiologists that have made headlines in the last month, as reported by Becker's since April 23: 
  4. Gastroenterology in the news: 5 updates

    Here are five of the latest government updates affecting the field of gastroenterology, as reported by Becker's since March 6:
  5. Why physicians are investing in ASC ownership

    While the percentage of independent ASCs is shrinking, the market remains dominated by physician-owned centers as ownership offers huge benefits for investing physicians. 
  6. American Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy launches AI institute

    The American Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy has launched an artificial intelligence institute for gastroenterology. 
  7. The burden of anesthesia reimbursements: Why securing revenue is getting harder

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the Change Healthcare cyberattack are just two of the budgetary challenges facing anesthesia providers, according to a May 6 post by medical revenue cycle management group Coronis Health.
  8. The average anesthesia cost for 5 common ASC procedures

    Here is the average cost of anesthesia care in the ASC setting for five procedures commonly performed at ASCs, according to data from Sidecar Health:
  9. How private practice physicians can take on revenue cycle management

    Having a strong understanding of the revenue cycle management of a practice can be a big benefit for private practice physicians for a variety of reasons, according to a May 20 news release from the American Medical Association.

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