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  1. 10 spine ASCs to know

    Below are 10 notable ASCs that offer spine surgery:
  2. Fee-for-service model still has grip on gastroenterology

    Sixty-one percent of gastroenterologists participate in a fee-for-service payment model, according to Medscape's "Gastroenterologist Compensation Report" for 2023.
  3. 22 ophthalmology updates

    All the ophthalmology news Becker's has covered in the past 30 days:

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  1. Consolidation in the ASC industry: 3 stats to know 

    Although the ASC industry is slowly consolidating, the industry as a whole has remained independent amid increasing healthcare consolidation. 
  2. National ASC association taps 2 new members for board of directors

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, an organization that advocates for and serves ASCs nationwide, has added two new members to its board of directors: Rena Courtay, BSN, RN, and Todd Currier. 
  3. How can physicians leverage their power? 

    Five healthcare leaders recently joined Becker's to discuss how physicians can leverage their power in the industry.
  4. USPI in 5 stats

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International is the largest ASC chain in the country. 

5 characteristics of a good ASC billing company

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  1. Do anesthesiologists plan to drop payers?

    Most anesthesiologists do not intend to drop lower-paying insurers, according to Medscape's "Anesthesiologist Compensation Report" for 2023.
  2. Healthcare is increasingly consolidating: 10 new partnerships to know

    Here are 10 new partnerships between healthcare organizations, physician groups and more to know, as reported by Becker's in May.
  3. A new cardiology ASC and a multimillion dollar project to watch | 2023

    As cardiology procedures continue to migrate to the ASC setting, here is a new cardiology ASC to watch and a multimillion dollar gift to fund research at a cardiology medical center, as reported by Becker's in May. 
  4. Wages and job satisfaction in medicine: Is there a correlation?

    The number of physicians who would choose the same specialty again was down in 2023 as compared to 2022 on average, according to data from Medscape's 2022 and 2023 physician compensation reports. 

The benefits of multimodal pain management: 4 ASCs weigh in

The biggest change 4 ASCs made to boost patient satisfaction and grow their businesses — see what it is here.
  1. The highest, lowest paid anesthesiologists: 5 stats

    Although the mean annual wage among all anesthesiologists in the U.S. is $302,970, that can vary based on factors including experience and practice setting, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational employment statistics survey.
  2. Cleveland Clinic patients involved in data breach

    Patients from Cleveland Clinic, a health system with several ASC and endoscopy center affiliates, have been caught in a data breach at medical billing company MedInform, according to a May 30 report from JDSupra.
  3. Orlando Health buys medical office building from Walgreens for $4.1M

    Orlando (Fla.) Health has purchased a two-story medical office building from pharmaceutical chain Walgreens for $4.1 million, according to a May 31 report from the Orlando Business Journal.
  4. ASGE recognizes Evangelical Community Hospital ASC for endoscopy quality, safety

    The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has awarded a three-year quality and safety recognition to Evangelical Community Hospital's ASC in Lewisburg, Pa., according to a May 30 report from The Daily Item.
  5. Are gastroenterologists dropping insurers?

    Most gastroenterologists do not intend to drop lower-paying insurers, according to Medscape's "Gastroenterologist Compensation Report" for 2023.
  6. James River Cardiology, RC Capital partner to form Aligned Cardiovascular Partners

    Richmond, Va.-based James River Cardiology has entered into a partnership with private equity firm RC Capital to form Aligned Cardiovascular Partners. 
  7. Body of missing physician found in Arkansas

    The body of John Forsyth, MD, an emergency room physician at Mercy Hospital Cassville (Mo.), was found in northwest Arkansas, OzarksFirst reported May 30.
  8. UR Medicine opens orthopedic ASC

    The University of Rochester Medicine Center for Orthopaedics and Physical Performance Surgery Center in Henrietta, N.Y. opened, Hammes Healthcare said May 31.
  9. 4 endoscopy centers in the news

    Here are four updates on endoscopy centers that Becker's has reported on since May 2: 

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