Becker's ASC Review

ASC_May_June_2024 Issue

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May-June 2024 • Vol. 2024 No. 4 A rookie's guide to opening an ASC As ASCs become increasingly enticing to health systems, investors and physicians alike, some healthcare leaders who are not as familiar with ASC practices may be looking to open outpatient centers. ASC growth could hinge on this policy Patient and provider interest in ASCs is rising, but markets that have stringent certificate-of-need laws could struggle, leaders say. continued on page 22 continued on page 7 continued on page 27 Stark law's unintended consequences Some of the largest recoveries by the Justice Department in the last year were Stark law violations, and some leaders worry the policy is hurting physicians rather than preventing corruption. Harry Severance, MD, an adjunct assistant professor at Durham, N.C.- based Duke University School of Medicine, joined Becker's to discuss how Stark law and anti-kickback statutes are affecting physicians. 70+ STORIES INSIDE The trends 3 ASC CEOs left in 2023 p. 21 21 ST ANNUAL Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC + The Future of Spine Conference Swissotel Chicago June 19-22, 2024 SAVE THE DATE IN THIS ISSUE: Payers' missed opportunity in ASCs p. 26 116 new ASCs open in 2023 p. 6 The 'innovation in practice' mindset guiding United Digestive's new CEO p. 42 Rite Aid shuttering 200+ locations: What ASCs need to know p. 49 Health systems are evaluating AI beyond dollar signs p. 56 This hospital CEO is done playing nice with Medicare Advantage p. 60

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