Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 2 New Jersey residents plead guilty to helping physician distribute opioids 

    Two residents in Paterson, N.J., admitted to conspiring with a physician to distribute opioids without a legitimate medical reason. 
  2. 5 highest-paid ophthalmologists in Oklahoma City

    The highest-paid ophthalmologist in Oklahoma City earns $715,000 per year, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $312,120 ophthalmologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  3. What Amazon has done in the first half of 2024

    Amazon is one of healthcare's biggest disruptors and one of the biggest players in the race to acquire physicians.

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  1. Mass Eye and Ear ophthalmologist dies at 101

    Claes Dohlman, MD, a former Boston-based Mass Eye and Ear ophthalmologist, has died at 101, according to a July 16 report from The Washington Post.
  2. Former AMA president undergoes colonoscopy at Wisconsin VA

    In March, the American Medical Association's immediate past president Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, underwent a colonoscopy at the Milwaukee (Wis.) VA Medical Center. 
  3. Cancer testing company to pay $900K to settle Stark Law violation allegations

    Palo Alto, Calif.-based oncology company Guardant Health will pay $913,933 to settle allegations it violated Stark Law. 
  4. Pain management ASC to open in Maryland medical office building

    Clearway Pain Solutions has signed a lease for 10,490 square feet of space at a medical office building in Timonium, Md., according to a July 18 report from The Maryland Daily Record.

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  1. Mass General Brigham cancels elective surgeries over global internet outage

    Elective procedures at Boston-based Mass General Brigham were canceled July 17 due to a massive software outage that's affected other sectors globally, the hospital said.
  2. Optum employees report layoffs

    Former employees with Optum and its provider subsidiaries began posting on social media beginning July 18 regarding another round of layoffs they say occurred across sectors of the company.
  3. 5 latest numbers on physician pay

    Healthcare as a whole is constantly evolving and shifting — and compensation is no different. Between federal policy updates, workforce changes and shifting care methods, pay among providers is always in flux.
  4. New York ASCs form independent practice association

    A group of ASCs in New York City have partnered to form Surgical Solutions IPA, an independent practice organization.

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  1. Weight loss drugs a new concern for anesthesiologists

    On July 17, KENS5 reported on a woman who was taking Wegovy, a GLP-1, regularly for weight loss but was not made aware of the potential negative interactions leading up to a bronchoscopy.    Chaplain Treanor, the patient, went into her procedure having taken Wegovy days before, according to the report.    Ozempic is FDA-approved for diabetes treatment and Wegovy is FDA-approved for weight loss.  
  2. Weight loss drugs and GI: Side effects providers should know

    A rise in popularity in glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists such as Ozempic and Wegovy is causing concern in the medical community over potential side effects for various physician specialties, according to a July 17 report from Medscape.
  3. Virginia practice to close 1 year after physician misconduct allegations 

    Lynchburg (Va.) Gynecology will close Sept. 7, one year after one of its physicians was investigated for misconduct allegations, according to a report from local ABC affiliate WSET.  
  4. Bill amending ban on new physician-owned hospitals gains traction

    A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives would amend aspects of the Affordable Care Act passed to ease the ban on physician-owned hospitals.
  5. Massachusetts hospital taps new anesthesia head

    Attleboro, Mass.-based Sturdy Memorial Hospital has named Amer Tabba, MD, as their new chief of anesthesia.
  6. Gastroenterologist named to ACG Board

    Raymond Cross, MD, of Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, was elected to the Board of Governors representing Maryland at the American College of Gastroenterology on July 18, according to a news release.
  7. Renovo Health opens endoscopy center

    Manitowoc, Wis.-based Renovo Health has opened a new endoscopy and surgery center, according to a July 16 report from CBS affiliate WFRV.
  8. Why physicians have lost power — and how they can get it back

    Physician autonomy is top of mind for Vladimir Sinkov, MD, founder and CEO of Las Vegas-based Sinkov Spine Center. 
  9. Why this physician stopped accepting Medicare patients

    Even before inflation and the finalized pay cut for 2024 are factored in, Medicare physician payment has effectively declined 26% since 2001, according to the American Medical Association.

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