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  1. Indiana physician fired for objecting to EMR time goals, lawsuit claims 

    A physician at Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health Physicians has sued the health system, saying he was demoted and then terminated after objecting to limiting EMR time to 10 minutes, Indiana Business Journal reported May 16. 
  2. New York anesthesiologist admits buying, selling cancer drugs for profit 

    A New York anesthesiologist admitted to using his medical license to buy prescription oncology medication to sell for profit, the U.S. Justice Department said May 16. 
  3. As ASC industry booms, hospitals look to outpatient models

    It's no secret that orthopedic care is one of many specialties migrating to the outpatient setting, and hospitals and health systems are making several strategic shifts to keep up with this trend.

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  1. Physician-owned hospital pays $1.2M to settle billing fraud claims

    Oklahoma Heart Hospital South, a physician-owned hospital based in Oklahoma City, paid $1.2 million to settle billing fraud allegations May 16.
  2. National Medical Billing Services acquires Medi-Corp

    National Medical Billing Services acquired anesthesia, ASC and pain management revenue cycle management provider Medi-Corp, according to a May 17 news release shared with Becker's.
  3. ASCs battle the 'rising cost of everything'

    For many ASC leaders, the biggest obstacle to care is skyrocketing costs driven by supply and labor shortages, as well as a 40-year inflation apex of 8.5 percent.
  4. 5 firsts for ASCs

    Here are five ASCs Becker's has reported on since April 28 that have made waves by achieving respective firsts:

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  1. 4 orthopedic updates for ASC leaders

    From a new orthopedic-focused ASC to a robot-assisted knee replacement, here are four orthopedic updates to know:
  2. Private equity & ASCs: 6 updates in 30 days

    Private equity-backed groups are making headway in the ASC industry. Here are six private equity updates from the last month:
  3. $10.9 million loan will expand North Dakota county's ambulatory surgery services 

    Canado, N.D.-based Towner County Hospital Authority has secured a $10.9 million loan that will expand its ambulatory surgery offerings, U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., said May 13. 
  4. $14M Pennsylvania medical office building sold 

    A medical office building in Pennsylvania's Allegheny County  has been sold for $14 million, its seller Colliers, an investment management company, said May 16. 

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  1. Arizona endoscopy center to open in summer

    Glendale, Ariz.-based Arrowhead Endoscopy Center is in construction and set to open in summer, Phoenix Business Journal reported May 12.
  2. 10 gastroenterologists to know

    Here are 10 physicians to know who specialize in gastroenterology:
  3. 400-physician practice votes to join Duke Health after suit alleging takeover

    Durham, N.C.-based Private Diagnostic Clinic has voted to dissolve and join Duke Health, ending a legal dispute alleging Duke was trying to take over the practice, Triangle Business Journal reported May 13. 
  4. Limiting 1st-year residents' work hours improves patient safety, study finds

    Resident physician-reported medical errors and adverse events dropped by more than a third after physician work hours were limited to no more than 16 in a row, according to a study recently published in BMJ Quality & Safety.
  5. A California ASCs' secret to success

    For the Central California Endoscopy Center in Fresno, success hinges on a close-knit staff.
  6. ASCs 'insulated' Tenet's bottom line as hospitals continue to battle high labor costs

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International, Tenet Healthcare's surgery center business, has helped protect the company from the rising labor costs that continue to eat into the bottom line of many hospitals and health systems across the country.
  7. What $27B Atrium-Advocate merger could mean for ASCs

    Two large health systems revealed plans to merge last week in a blockbuster deal that could signal more transactions to follow for hospitals and surgery centers.
  8. Las Vegas ASC performs nation's 1st tendon repair with CoNextions device

    Las Vegas-based Sunset Ridge Surgery Center surgeon Colby Young, MD, performed the first procedure with the CoNextions TR Tendon Repair System on May 11.
  9. All the ways ASCs can drive down healthcare costs

    The migration of complex cases to ASCs can save employers, patients and payers money, Naya Kehayes, principal and ASC practice leader at ECG Management Consultants, said during the California Ambulatory Surgery Association's ASC Summit. 

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