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BECKER'S ASC REVIEW The outpatient cardiology shift is coming It's only a matter of time before revenue-generating cardiology cases shi from hospitals to ASCs, a transition that has great implications for Medicare cost. CMS proposes adding total knee replacements to ASC covered list for 2020 CMS may add total knee replacements to the ASC payable list in 2020 and remove total hip replace- ments from the inpatient only list, among other updates. UnitedHealth Group plans to grow OptumCare, which includes Surgical Care Affiliates, from a $16 billion business into a $100 billion business over the next decade. e company seeks growth by serving more Medicare Advantage patients as well as adding ASCs, primary care and urgent care clinics. continued on page 17 continued on page 55 continued on page 10 How OptumCare aims to become a $100B business in the next 10 years Inside the issue: 18-physician group, 2 New York hospitals advance $8M ASC project p. 14 How private equity investment affects ASC value p. 16 The state of SurgCenter Development — COO Dr. Greg Fox offers 4 insights p. 30 Where US physicians earned the most in 2018 p. 10 Ohio ASC to close, reopen as joint venture: 4 details p. 37 Aetna to change ASC payment process — 3 details p. 47 PE firm invests in 3 Pennsylvania GI practices, forms US Digestive Health p. 59 23 joint venture ASCs in 2019 - State-by-state breakdown July/August • Vol. 2019 No. 5 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 95+ STORIES FEATURED INSIDE THE ISSUE

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