Becker's ASC Review

March/April 2023 Issue of Becker's ASC Review

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March-April 2023 • Vol. 2023 No. 3 Physicians see income drop — what happens next? From skyrocketing inflation to CMS pay cuts, physicians are facing compensation declines affecting their practices and livelihoods. Private equity is driving cases to ASCs — and cardiology could be primed for growth Private equity's interest in ASCs and physicians over the last decade has helped spur a migration of procedures to the outpatient setting, and cardiology could be the next target. continued on page 9 continued on page 10 continued on page 24 Senator argues for physician- owned hospitals Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., teamed with Brian Miller, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, to pen a column for The Wall Street Journal calling for an end to the ban on physician-owned hospitals. 30+ STORIES INSIDE The ASC trend that defined 2022 p. 8 2 0 T H A N N U A L SPINE & ORTHOPEDIC + PAIN MANAGEMENT-DRIVEN ASC CONFERENCE June 15-17, 2023 | Swissotel Chicago SAVE THE DATE IN THIS ISSUE: CMS updates Stark Law self-referral rules: 4 things to know p. 10 Physician falls to 6th on list of best healthcare jobs p. 8 Optum to add LHC Group in $5.4B deal: 4 notes p. 24 Which ASC chain has the most surgery centers? p. 9 22 of the largest orthopedic groups in the US by number of physicians p. 17

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