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  1. A $900K settlement, the best ophthalmologists in the US and more: 11 industry updates

    The 175 physicians named the best ophthalmologists in the U.S. plus 10 more ophthalmology updates Becker's has reported on in September:
  2. Which specialists see the largest financial benefit from self-employment?

    Gastroenterologists see the largest financial benefit from self-employment out of 13 specialties, according to data compiled from Medscape's 2022 salary reporter, based on practitioners with eight to 14 years of experience. 
  3. Montecito Medical acquires 49,500-square-foot medical office building with ASC leased to Capital Ortho

    Montecito Medical has acquired a 49,500-square-foot medical office building in Flowood, Miss., which is 100 percent leased to Capital Ortho and its ASC. 

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  1. Why cardiology is ASCs' next big thing

    ASCs have seen a massive opportunity for growth in cardiology in the last few years, as payers and CMS see financial gain in performing these procedures in the ASC setting. 
  2. Iterative Scopes' AI-assisted polyp detection device earns FDA clearance

    Iterative Scopes, a gastroenterology-focused software company, received FDA 510(k) clearance for its AI-assisted polyp detection device, Skout.
  3. Stark Law changes: Physician compensation arrangements to keep an eye on

    Hospitals and health systems need to update their physician compensation plans after CMS' recent changes to the Stark Law, according to an article in JDSupra from the law firm Foley and Lardner. 
  4. Healthcare's $19B+ deals: What ASCs need to know 

    Healthcare giants like UnitedHealth Group, as well as nontraditional healthcare companies like CVS Health and Amazon, have made massive transactions in the last six months that point to an increasingly consolidated industry. 

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  1. EyeSouth Partners to add 19 physicians

    EyeSouth Partners will add 19 new physicians before the end of 2022 across 14 of its practices nationwide. 
  2. Spine surgeon convicted over kickback conspiracy

    Orthopedic spine surgeon Steven Valentino, DO, of Haverford, Pa., was convicted for a medication kickback scheme with a Houston pharmacy, the Justice Department said Sept. 21.
  3. 6 reasons to ditch annual performance reviews

    As the COVID-19 pandemic began, 15 percent of companies suspended annual performance reviews and performance ratings in favor of more frequent employee check-ins, according to a Sept. 21 report from Bloomberg. 
  4. Washington physician has license suspended over alleged unjustified vaccine exemption waivers

    The Washington Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery has suspended the license of osteopathic physician Anna Elperin, DO, for allegedly issuing COVID-19 vaccination exemptions without medical justification, the Washington State Department of Health said Sept. 21. 

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  1. 6 ophthalmologists making headlines

    Here are six stories about ophthalmologists that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 24.
  2. 5 ways Medicare's proposed cuts will affect physicians in 2023

    Physicians are bracing for an 8.42 percent drop in CMS payment rates in 2023 and many medical groups are considering limiting the number of new Medicare patients or reducing charity care as a result, according to the Medical Group Management Association.
  3. 5 medical office building deals totaling $268.5M

    Here are five medical office building transactions totaling $268.5 million that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 24:
  4. Colonoscopy in the news: 5 updates

    From a colonoscopy prep center to an artificial intelligence tool, here are five colonoscopy stories Becker's has reported on since June 30:
  5. $4M gift helps bring outpatient center to New Jersey

    Englewood (N.J.) Health cut the ribbon on an outpatient medical center in Jersey City, N.J., after receiving a $4 million gift from ZT Systems, a cloud and telecom service provider, reported Sept. 21.
  6. Firm aims to disrupt ASC superpowers with new management model

    In the shadow of growing giants like Dallas-based USPI, Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners and Deerfield, Ill.-based SCA Health, a new ASC management model is emerging.
  7. Gastroenterology megadeals shaping the industry in 2022

    Four percent of surveyed gastroenterologists intend to join management organizations in 2022, according to a report jointly published by consulting firm Fraser Healthcare and pharma research firm Spherix Global Insights.
  8. Two healthcare execs named to Forbes' list of richest self-made women

    Two healthcare executives appear on Forbes' list of the 100 richest self-made women in 2022. 
  9. Washington physician suspended indefinitely for inappropriate conduct

    Spokane, Wash., physician Thomas Osten, MD, was suspended indefinitely from practicing medicine anywhere in the state after multiple allegations of inappropriate conduct with patients, CBS affiliate KREM reported Sept. 20.

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