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  1. Tenet Healthcare adds Stephen Rusckowski to board of directors

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, parent company of ASC chain United Surgical Partners International, has added Stephen Rusckowski to its board of directors effective immediately.
  2. Pain management ASC, physician to pay $625K to resolve fraud allegations

    James Ellner, MD, and his practice and ASC will pay $625,000 to resolve whistleblower allegations that they violated the False Claims Act. 
  3. Healthcare roles account for 25% of new jobs in April

    The labor market added 253,000 non-farm jobs in April, with healthcare and social service positions accounting for 25 percent of new jobs, CNBC reported May 5.

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  1. 5 of healthcare's highest-paid CFOs

    The lowest yearly pay among five CFOs of large healthcare groups in 2022 was $3.3 million, whereas the highest was $15.18 million.
  2. Medical office investor buys undeveloped Arkansas plot for $6.1M

    About 9.3 acres of undeveloped commercial land in Rogers, Ark., has sold for $6.1 million to medical office building investor Prime Medical Investment, an affiliate of Texas-based Prime Healthcare Properties, according to a May 30 report from Talk Business & Politics.
  3. Is employee retention improving? How 'the great resignation' is becoming 'the big stay'

    In 2022, more than 50 million U.S. workers left their jobs, the highest number since the government started keeping track in 2000, leading economists to coin the term "the great resignation," according to a May 19 report from CNBC.
  4. How much are healthcare administrators paid?

    Although the mean annual wage among healthcare administrators is $122,420, that can vary based on factors including experience and practice setting, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational employment statistics survey.

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  1. What HCA executives were paid in the last 5 years

    The base pay among four of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare's top executives took a dip in 2020 but bounced back — and then some — in the last two years.
  2. Mon Health, Premier sign group purchasing agreement for ophthalmology products

    Intermed Labs at Morgantown, W.Va.-based Mon Health has been awarded a group purchasing agreement for ophthalmology products from Premier Inc., effective July 1. 
  3. 2022 sees highest number of recalled medical devices and 9 more updates | 2023

    Here are the supply chain updates ASC leaders need to know this week.
  4. Anesthesiologist pay compared to 5 highest-, lowest-earning physician specialties

    Anesthesiologists were the ninth-highest-paid physician specialty this year, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physician Compensation Report" published April 14, which surveyed more than 10,000 physicians across 29 specialties.

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  1. The healthcare disruptors scaring physicians 

    Six healthcare leaders recently joined Becker's to discuss the biggest disruptors concerning physicians. 
  2. UBMD Ophthalmology, Ira G. Ross Eye Institute to construct 45K-square-foot ASC

    University at Buffalo (N.Y.) affiliate UBMD Ophthalmology and Buffalo-based Ira G. Ross Eye Institute are planning to construct a 45,000-square-foot ASC in Orchard Park, N.Y., according to a May 29 report from Buffalo Business First.
  3. GI societies, UnitedHealthcare meet to discuss controversial prior authorization changes

    UnitedHealthcare is expected to change its prior authorization requirements for gastroenterology care June 1. 
  4. West Virginia physician sentenced for overprescription 

    Brian Gullett, DO, was sentenced to six months of prison for illegal opioid prescription, the Justice Department said May 25. 
  5. 220 Americans underwent procedures at Mexico ASC under investigation for meningitis outbreak, CDC says

    The CDC is currently collaborating with the Mexican Ministry of Health and U.S. state and local health departments to investigate an outbreak of fungal meningitis among patients who had surgical procedures under epidural anesthesia at River Side Surgical Center and Clinica K-3 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. 
  6. UnitedHealthcare vs. Aetna vs. Centene: 10 key comparisons to know in 2023

    UnitedHealthcare, Aetna and Centene are three of the largest healthcare payers in the U.S. 
  7. Physician specialists who take on the most side gigs

    Internal medicine specialists take on the most side gigs outside of their primary work position, while plastic surgeons take on the fewest, according to 2023 physician compensation reports from Medscape based on survey data from more than 10,000 physicians across 29 specialties. 
  8. Dr. Frank Parasmo sentenced for illegal oxycodone distribution

    Frank Parasmo, MD, was sentenced to 36 months in prison after he was convicted on 32 counts of unlawfully distributing oxycodone, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern Disctrict of New York said May 26.
  9. Man sentenced in $7M orthopedic brace fraud scheme

    A Florida business owner was sentenced to 65 months in prison for a Medicare fraud scheme involving back, knee, and wrist braces, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the southern district of New York said May 26.

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