Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. '#Guttok': How social media is making gastroenterology more accessible

    TikTok content creators are using the app to share information on gut health conditions, treatment tips and personal experiences, CNBC's millennial-focused website Make It, reported Aug. 1.
  2. Why ASCs should play to their strengths

    Convenience, flexibility and efficiency are some of ASCs' greatest strengths. Combining these attributes with patient centricity, greater treatment variety and technology investments can lead a center to success, according to ASC leaders.
  3. 17 gastroenterology updates

    US Digestive Health's latest network expansion and 16 more gastroenterology updates Becker's has reported on since July 20:

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  1. Physician pay declines in Q2: 4 notes

    Physicians saw a slight decrease in compensation per provider from the first quarter to the second quarter of 2022, according to Kaufman Hall's "Physician Flash Report" published Aug. 1. 
  2. Florida physician charged with trafficking codeine, oxycodone

    A Florida physician was charged with trafficking prescription drugs July 26, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. 
  3. Florida physician joins Gastro Health

    Gastro Health has added gastroenterologist and internal medicine physician Keith Moore, MD, to its network, the company said Aug. 1. 
  4. States with best healthcare systems vs. best states to open a business

    When considering where to open an ASC or healthcare business, location is key.

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  1. 'Phenomenal staff' the best part of the job’, says ASC CEO

    Michael Grant, CEO of the Surgery Center of Amarillo (Texas), joined Becker's to discuss the most rewarding parts of the job.
  2. ASC CEO's 3-part strategy to weather financial challenges

    Michael Grant, CEO of the Surgery Center of Amarillo (Texas), joined Becker's to discuss how his ASC is tackling financial challenges.
  3. 'So much for healthcare heroes': Physician weighs in on pay cuts

    Many physicians are distressed by CMS' proposal to decrease the physician pay conversion factor by $1.53 to $33.08. 
  4. 10 states with the most physician searches per capita

    Utah has the most physician search engagements per capita, according to Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare's 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."

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  1. Cardiologist gets 30 months in prison for opioid charges

    Warren, N.J., cardiologist Raymond Catania, DO, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for illegal opioid prescriptions, the Justice Department said July 27.
  2. Where 5 physician owners see big growth in the next 2 years

    Five surgeons and ASC owners talk share how they're thinking about growth and investments in the next two years.
  3. 5 medical office building deals in July

    Here are five medical office deals Becker's has reported on since July 6:
  4. Anesthesiology's 6 biggest stories in July

    An anesthesiologist helped victims of a mass shooting, a report found an almost nine percent anesthesiologist pay bump in the last year, and a Boston program won the top spot in Doximity's residency program ranking.
  5. 4 biggest payer moves this month

    Payers are incentivizing physicians to perform procedures in low-cost settings, which means ASCs are becoming increasingly attractive. At the same time, physicians are balking at some payer moves in the last 30 days.
  6. 9 ASC leaders on the move

    Independent ASCs and big ASC companies alike saw leadership changes in the last 30 days.
  7. 13 new ASCs in July

    Here are 13 new ASCs Becker's has reported on in July:
  8. Nurse practitioner vs. CRNA compensation changes over the last 6 years

    Nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists are among the top-recruited specialists in healthcare today. 
  9. The biggest ASC stories in July

    CMS physician fee updates, inpatient-only list proposals, billions of dollars in deals and more: Here are 13 of the biggest stories in July: 

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