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  1. Florida pain clinic ordered to close, physician and owners to pay $600K for opioid allegations

    New Port Richey, Fla.-based pain management practice Paragon Community Healthcare was ordered to permanently close as part of a settlement over alleged Controlled Substances Act violations, the Justice Department said July 27.
  2. Tenet, Amazon and Optum: 3 deals in 6 days

    Here are three of the biggest healthcare transactions Becker's has reported on since July 21:
  3. 10 specialties with the highest pay jumps

    Radiology saw the highest pay jump among physician specialties in the last year, according to Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare's 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."

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  1. Private equity's growing influence: 3 ASC leaders' thoughts

    Increasing consolidation and COVID-19 have accelerated private equity's interest in ASCs. 
  2. ASCs are changing how hospitals are used, surgeon says

    As procedures increasingly move to ASCs, the way hospitals are used is shifting, according to Brian Bacot, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. 
  3. The 10 largest U.S. medical groups

    The Permanente Medical Group is the nation's largest, with 10,007 physicians, according to Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare's 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."
  4. Cardiologists vs. orthopedic surgeons: How pay has fluctuated in the last 5 years

    Orthopedic surgeons and cardiologists are among the highest-earning physician specialties in healthcare and on average generate at least $3 million in hospital revenue a year, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."

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  1. Top 5 causes of burnout for ASC nurses, and top 5 ways to prevent it

    During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses across all healthcare fields felt overworked and often underpaid, contributing to burnout in the field. 
  2. 6 federal healthcare updates

    Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency of international concern and six more federal healthcare updates Becker's has reported on since July 18:
  3. Rural, single-specialty ASCs report less staff turnover, per ASCA survey: 5 things to know

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association released results from its June "60-Second Survey," with findings on staff turnover, hourly pay and contracted workers.
  4. Physician's license suspended in wake of sexual assault charges

    A Washington physician's license has been suspended after he allegedly sexually assaulted three patients in a hospital during their treatment, the Washington State Department of Health said July 26.

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  1. Sanford recruiting gastroenterologists to address yearlong wait for colonoscopies

    Patients of Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D., are experiencing wait times of up to a year for routine colonoscopies because of backlogs, Inforum reported July 26.
  2. Traveling nurse wages take a fall

    At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses in the U.S. were making some of the highest wages they had ever seen. A travel nurse could make, on average, $10,000 a week, The Wall Street Journal reported. 
  3. 'Convenience matters': Why multisite ASCs are on the rise

    Multisite ASC networks are one of the biggest new trends in the market today.
  4. Tenet acquires Baylor's 5% stake in USPI for $406M

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare now owns 100 percent of United Surgical Partners International's voting shares, CEO Saum Sutaria, MD, said during a July 22 earnings call, according to Seeking Alpha.
  5. Airfares drop in time for fall business travel

    Upcoming domestic flight prices are 26 percent cheaper than this summer's flights, and fall international flight costs will drop 25 percent, the Wall Street Journal reported July 26.
  6. US News & World Report's top dozen ophthalmology hospitals

    U.S. News & World Report released its Best Hospitals for Ophthalmology 2022-23 list on July 26.
  7. 5 supply chain updates

    Supply chain developments reported by Becker's since July 21:
  8. Dr. Gil Melmed joins Oshi Health medical advisory board

    Gil Melmed, MD, has joined virtual gastrointestinal care company Oshi Health's medical advisory board, according to a press release sent to Becker's. 
  9. 4 fast facts on The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics

    Here are four things to know about The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics based in Bethesda, Md.:

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