Becker's ASC Review

May/June 2022 Issue of Becker's ASC Review

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May/June 2022 • Vol. 2022 No. 4 The investment ASCs can't afford to skip ASCs are in a great position to capitalize on value-based care and save Medicare, insurers and patients billions of dollars each year by migrating outpatient surgeries to the low-acuity setting. But there is one thing holding them back. Optum's strategy for 2022 growth Optum has grown significantly over the last decade, adding thousands of physicians to its network and purchasing ASC company Surgical Care Affiliates. Now the company is focused on expanding its primary care network, data offerings and $115 billion pharmacy and medical care business continued on page 12. continued on page 84. continued on page 41. ARE ASCS WARMING UP TO PRIVATE EQUITY? A few years ago, private equity was a dirty word among some circles of physicians. The idea of accepting investment dollars in exchange for autonomy was unattractive for physician owners at best, and dangerous at worse. Is this attitude beginning to change? 130+ STORIES INSIDE 10 issues affecting ASCs' bottom line p. 15 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 IN THIS ISSUE: The issue dividing ASC owners p. 46 Healthcare's $979M physician problem p. 19 What would it take to sell your ASC? Owners weigh in p. 34 The 15 best, worst states for physicians in 2022 p. 98 The payer trends impeding ASCs today p. 21 10 most common complications after ASC spine surgery: Study p. 54 Robots keeping the next generation of spine surgeons out of ASCs p. 54

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