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  1. How physician pay has changed in the last 5 years 

    Here's how much physicians were paid on average over the last five years, pulled from Medscape's physician compensation reports:
  2. 10 highest-spending states

    Massachusetts is the state with the highest personal expenditure per capita, according to an analysis of 2022 data from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis by the QR Code Generator. 
  3. Kelsey-Seybold opens expanded medical center with ASC space

    Sugar Land, Texas-based Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has opened its expanded Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center, according to an April 15 report from The Fort Bend Star.

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  1. The 8 biggest problems in healthcare in 2023, according to healthcare professionals

    The largest challenge that healthcare professionals faced while working in healthcare in 2023 was having to work with a limited number of staff members and workers, according to the 2024 "State of Healthcare" report from healthcare staffing firm Soliant, published April 10. 
  2. 5 hospitals, health systems opening ASCs

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that have opened or have plans to open ASCs that Becker's has reported on since March 28: 
  3. Female vs. male physician compensation 2024

    The gender gap between male and female physicians sits at 29%, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published April 12. 
  4. 12K-square-foot Michigan medical office building sells

    An 11,892-square-foot medical office building in Flint, Mich., has sold, according to an April 15 report from REJournals.

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  1. Healthcare CEO pay is rising. Here's why.

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  2. 2 providers sentenced for $4M drug testing scheme

    A physician and a chiropractor at a Kentucky pain clinic were sentenced for their roles in a scheme that defrauded Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance companies of more than $4 million.
  3. CMS approves new cardiology procedure for Arizona ASC

    Mesa, Ariz.-based Tri-City Cardiology has added the CardioMEMS HF System following approval from CMS. 
  4. Dr. Madhavi Jaspal joins SightMD

    Hauppauge, N.Y.-based ophthalmology provider SightMD has added Madhavi Jaspal, OD, to its team. 

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  1. Maryland physician charged with 29 counts of selling opioid prescriptions

    Ndubuisi Joseph Okafor, MD, a physician in Upper Marlboro, Md., has been charged on a 29-count indictment for illegally distributing prescriptions for narcotics.
  2. AdventHealth opens 20K-square-foot Florida ASC

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.- based AdventHealth has opened a 20,000-square-foot ASC in Daytona Beach, Fla., according to an April 13 report from the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  3. Physicians' average 2024 incentive bonuses

    Physicians in the U.S. earn an average of $363,000 annually, before taking into consideration incentive bonuses for the year, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published April 12. 
  4. Tenet's highest-paid executives

    The highest-earning executives at Tenet Healthcare, parent company of ASC chain United Surgical Partners International, saw overall pay increases in 2023, according to a proxy statement filed April 12 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  5. Stark law settlements hit a record $12.6M: What to know 

    CMS settled a record-breaking $12.56 million in Stark law voluntary self-referral disclosure settlements in 2022, according to recent CMS data.
  6. Are physicians taking on side gigs in 2024?

    Despite many earning close to $400,000 annually, over a third of U.S. physicians are taking on side gigs to supplement their income in 2024, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published April 12. 
  7. Employed vs. self-employed physician pay: Medscape

    Self-employed physicians outearn their employed counterparts on average, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report" released April 12. 
  8. Where physicians are paid the most

    Physicians in the West North Central region of the U.S., which includes states like Minnesota, Nebraska and Missouri, earn the most of any region, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report" released April 12. 
  9. How 29 physician specialties feel about their 2024 compensation

    While physicians are some of the highest paid professionals in the U.S., with an average yearly salary of nearly $400,000, many specialists still report feeling underpaid, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published April 12. 

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