Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. The 7 best medical schools in Texas

    U.S. News & World Report has named its top medical schools for primary care in 2024, including seven institutions in Texas that made the top 100. 
  2. ASC activity in the South: 4 updates

    Here are four moves regarding Southern ASCs that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 14:
  3. 10 states that vaccinate the most, least

    Massachusetts is the state with the highest vaccination rate, while Mississippi has the lowest, according to personal finance site WalletHub. 

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  1. The physician shortage by specialty

    The overall shortage of physicians in the U.S. could reach 124,000 by 2034, according to Physician Thrive's 2023 compensation report. 
  2. FTC continues to target noncompetes: 5 things to know

    The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals remanded a district court's dismissal of an antitrust case that could have implications for noncompete agreements, according to a Sept. 8 JDSupra article from law firm Shearman & Sterling. 
  3. Physician-owned hospital files for bankruptcy protection 

    A West Lake Hills, Texas-based physician-owned hospital, The Hospital at Westlake, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  4. The states workers are fleeing, moving to 

    People are leaving California and New York for Texas and Florida, according to a Sept. 4 analysis from Forbes. 

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  1. Mississippi ASC breaks ground on 4.6K-square-foot expansion

    The Oxford (Miss.) Surgery Center has broken ground on a 4,620-square-foot expansion, according to a Sept. 8 report from The Oxford Eagle. 
  2. ASC seeks approval in New York City

    An ASC in the Staten Island borough of New York City is seeking approval to enlarge an existing building, according to a Sept. 9 report from
  3. The 5 highest paid healthcare CEOs make $145.7M

    The five highest-paid healthcare CEOs made a total of $145.7 million in 2022, according to data from research firm Equilar provided to Becker's on Aug. 25. 
  4. 4 of 10 most in-demand US jobs are in healthcare

    The most in-demand healthcare job paying over $100,000 is clinical psychologist, according to a Sept. 10 report from CNBC based on research from job search platform Ladders. 

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  1. The biggest misconceptions about gastroenterology

    Gastroenterology is a very common medical specialty, but it is not without its misconceptions. 
  2. AHA weighs in on CMS' proposed ASC payment system

    The American Hospital Association, which represents 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations, has submitted a letter to CMS commenting on its proposed hospital outpatient prospective payment system and ambulatory surgical center payment system rules for calendar year 2024. 
  3. The 4 best hospitals in Maryland for outpatient joint replacements

    Healthgrades ranked the top hospitals for outpatient joint replacements in 2023, including four in Maryland.
  4. Kentucky nurse accused of replacing morphine with water, food coloring

    Registered nurse Abigail Hall has been accused of stealing morphine from a Lawrenceburg, Ky.-based facility and replacing it with a mixture of water and blue food coloring, according to a Sept. 5 report from the Lexington Herald Leader.
  5. 5 highest paid cardiologists in Miami

    The highest paid cardiologist in Miami earns $1,030,800, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $421,330 cardiologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  6. Gastroenterologist billing $1.5M higher than average

    The annual average billing amount to commercial payers from medical specialists is around $3.8 million, according to AMN Healthcare's "2023 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives" report released July 24. 
  7. UCLA physician awarded $600K in retaliation lawsuit

    Los Angeles County has been ordered to pay more than $600,000 to Los Angeles-based Harbor-UCLA Medical Center physician and professor Timothy Jang, MD, after he alleged he suffered retaliation for reporting racist actions by another physician and complaining about medical equipment malfunctions, according to an Aug. 30 report from the Daily Breeze. 
  8. 4 endoscopy updates

    Here are four endoscopy updates Becker's has reported on since Aug. 17: 
  9. Starting salary growth slows

    After years of growth, wages for new recruits has declined in recent months, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 21. 

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