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Jan-Feb 2020 ASC

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BECKER'S ASC REVIEW Jury awards $1.6M to Iowa surgery center in anti-competition case An ASC in Iowa was awarded more than a million dollars in damages after a jury ruled its CEO conspired with a competing physician group to develop a new surgery center. 3 changes in Medicare's 2020 final rule affecting GI practices CMS made three key changes for their 2020 final payment rule that will affect GI, including dropping adenoma detection rate from its merit-based payment system. For nearly 10 years, there was almost no growth in the total number of Medicare-certified ASCs. However, over the past two years there has been a return to growth, with around 200 ASCs opening in 2017 and 61 closing. Here are the key trends to know heading into a new decade. continued on page 13 continued on page 34 continued on page 22 20 key trends and concepts for ASCs in 2020 Inside the issue: CMS is paying for 6 coronary intervention procedures in 2020 - 5 things to know p. 13 How consolidation will affect the ASC industry: Dr. Scott Fowler weighs in p. 21 ASC valuation + common misconceptions about fair market value p. 26 Stryker bets on extremities, to buy Wright Medical for $5.4B: 5 key notes p. 31 Why Arizona Digestive Health joined the GI Alliance p. 37 29 best-managed healthcare companies p. 42 Top 20 highest-paying physician specialties p.12 January/February 2020 • Vol. 2020 No. 1 INSIDE THE ISSUE 74+ STORIES FEATURED Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting June 18-20, 2020 | Swissotel, Chicago Keynotes from Ellen Latham, Nick Saban, Jill Ellis, and more Call 1.800.417.2035 or email, or REGISTER TODAY 150 Physician Speakers, 250+ Speakers total! 18th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management- Driven ASC + The Future of Spine Conference

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