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BECKER'S ASC REVIEW Michigan-based ASC company aims to develop 15 centers through 2020: 5 things to know Royal Oak, Mich.-based Hillcrest Capital Partners, an ASC development and manage- ment company, aims to open 15 ASCs in the near future at a cost of $14 million per center. Employed physicians outnumber self-employed physicians for 1st time in U.S. Self-employed physician numbers contin- ue to decrease as a new American Medi- cal Association study shows 47.4 percent of physicians ere hospital-employed while 45.9 percent were self-employed in 2018. There are more than 145 ASCs in the U.S. in the U.S. that offer minimally invasive spine surgery, including spinal fusions, disc replacements and multi-level procedures. Studies have shown outpatient spine surgery is safe, and patients who undergo procedures in the ASC may consume fewer narcotics than patients who undergo hopsital-based procedures. continued on page 31 continued on page 48 continued on page 42 10 things to know about spine surgery in ASCs for 2019 Inside the issue: TriStar building $17.3M surgery center on HCA property after lengthy delay — 6 details p. 14 Louisiana neurologist allegedly defrauded government of nearly $1.7M p. 41 Colonoscopy tops list of ASC procedure charges — 14 statistics p. 46 The key financial concepts and payer trends for ASCs today p. 35 World's 10 biggest healthcare companies by revenue p. 9 DOJ charges 24 in $1.2B+ medical device kickback scheme — 5 insights p. 44 Physician Partners of America brings on 3 more former Laser Spine Institute surgeons p. 41 The 10 best states for physicians in 2019 June • Vol. 2019 No. 4 72+ STORIES FEATURED INSIDE THE ISSUE Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting October 24-26, 2019 | Swissotel Regency, Chicago Keynotes from Tucker Carlson, Kevin O'Leary, Mel Robbins, and more Call 1.800.417.2035 or email, or REGISTER TODAY 100 + Sessions featuring a Special AEU Credit Track 26th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs

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