Becker's ASC Review

February 2022 Issue of Becker's ASC Review

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February 2022 • Vol. 2022 No. 2 USPI plans to have nore than 600 ASCs by 2025 United Surgical Partners International, the largest ASC chain in the country, plans to add over 160 surgery centers to its portfolio in the next three years. ASC disputes payer's conclusion that spine cases should have been in the hospital An ASC remains out of network with a Minnesota insurer, which terminated its contract over safety concerns last year. continued on page 8. continued on page 7. continued on page 8. ASCs COMPETE WITH WALMART, TARGET AND OTHERS FOR STAFF AS MINIMUM WAGE JUMPS ASCs, hospitals and medical groups are used to competing with each other for nursing staff. Now, Walmart, Target, Amazon and other retailers are vying for the same personnel and willing to pay high wages. INSIDE THE ISSUE: Spinal fusions at HOPDs increase after CMS approval for ASCs p. 11 19 insights on gastroenterology and ASCs p. 18 Best-paying healthcare jobs — anesthesiologist is No. 1. p. 20 Is CMS reversal on rates and inpatient-only list a sign of things to come? p. 10 How opioid-free anesthesia can boost cases, reduce costs at ASCs p. 10 15% of job vacancies due to long COVID-19, report finds p. 20 What happens when physicians sell their practices p. 8 26+ STORIES INSIDE 10 predictions for ASCs in 2022 p. 7 1 9 T H A N N U A L Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC + The Future of Spine Conference June 16-18, 2022 | Swissotel Chicago SAVE THE DATE BECKER'S SPINE REVIEW

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