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    The COVID-19 pandemic had a number of wide-ranging effects on the healthcare industry. Medicare physician fee spending in ASCs saw a 90 percent drop in actual versus expected spending in April 2020, by far the largest decrease for any place of service, according to a November 2021 American Medical Association report.
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    The COVID-19 pandemic had a number of wide-ranging effects on the healthcare industry. Medicare physician fee spending in ASCs saw a 90 percent drop in actual versus expected spending in April 2020, by far the largest decrease for any place of service, according to a November 2021 American Medical Association report.
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    Physician ownership jumped up one percent from 2019 to 2020, according to the "2021 Physician and Advanced Practice Salary Report" by LocumTenens.com.
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    The average physician makes $362,040 a year, according to the "2021 Physician and Advanced Practice Salary Report" by LocumTenens.com.
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    Fifty-one percent of physicians in the U.S. surveyed by Medscape for its 2021 Malpractice Report said they have been named in a malpractice lawsuit. 
  • Notes from Medscape's 2021 report on medical malpractice lawsuits

    More than half of doctors in the U.S. surveyed by Medscape for its 2021 Malpractice Report said they have been named in a malpractice lawsuit, with plastic surgery being the top specialty cited.
  • 45% job growth for ASC NPs, plus other ASC staff projections

    Medical staff are drawn to ASCs for a number of reasons: better pay, better work schedules and lower stress levels are some of the most commonly cited. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects sky-high job growth for some ASC medical staff positions.
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    Physicians are drawn to ASCs for multiple reasons, but hospitals usually pay them better. That's not the case for the rest of the medical staff.
  • Highest, lowest pay for surgical techs: all 50 states ranked

    The national average pay for surgical technologists is $24.77 per hour or $51,510 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' occupational employment statistics survey released March 31.
  • What physician assistants are paid in all 50 states

    The national average pay for physician assistants is $55.81 per hour or $116,080 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' occupational employment statistics survey released March 31.
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    The average hourly pay for nurses in the U.S. is $38.74 for registered nurses and $55.05 for nurse practitioners, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data — but that pay gap varies widely across the country.
  • What nurses are paid per hour in all 50 states

    The average hourly pay for nurses in the U.S. is $38.74 for registered nurses and $55.05 for nurse practitioners, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' occupational employment statistics survey released March 31.
  • Top 35 ASCs performing the most Medicare procedures

    One Alabama ASC has performed vastly more Medicare procedures than any other ASC in 2021, and the top 35 have performed more than 1 million such cases combined. Here are the top 35 ASCs ranked by number of Medicare procedures performed so far in 2021, according to data from Definitive Healthcare:
  • All 50 states ranked by number of new ASCs in 2021

    Florida led the pack this year with 24 new ASCs opened, announced or proposed in 2021.
  • 11 Sutter Health centers ranked among America's best ASCs by Newsweek

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health had 11 locations named in Newsweek's "America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2022" list. 
  • Top 25 states for surgical techs

    West Virginia is ranked the top state in the country for surgical technicians to live and work by job market research company Zippia.
  • Top 25 states for cardiologists

    North Dakota is ranked the top state in the country for cardiologists to live and work by job market research company Zippia.
  • Nursing pay at hospital-based outpatient clinics vs. inpatient

    Medscape's 2021 "RN/LPN Compensation Report" gives several insights into nurse compensation in the last year, including hourly wages and annual salaries.
  • Physician pay is changing: 8 specialties up, 9 down in 2021

    Despite many nonemergency surgery hurdles since the COVID-19 pandemic, plastic surgeons overtook orthopedic surgeons as the highest-paid specialty in the country this year, taking home an average annual salary of $526,000, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report."
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    Forty-five ASCs in Florida made Newsweek's ranking of America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2022.

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