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  1. 6 ophthalmology partnerships in the last 60 days

    From a South Carolina-based ophthalmology practice to a consulting firm, here are six ophthalmology partnerships Becker's has reported on over the last two months. 
  2. Employed vs. self-employed ophthalmologist salaries in 15 largest US cities

    New York City has the largest gap in pay between employed and self-employed ophthalmologists who have been practicing for 15 to 21 years, according to Medscape's 2022 Salary Explorer.
  3. Employed vs. self-employed GI salaries in 15 largest US cities

    New York City has the largest gap in pay between employed and self-employed gastroenterologists who have been practicing for 15 to 21 years, according to Medscape's 2022 Salary Explorer.

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  1. ASC leaders ask CMS to pay separately for different levels of spine procedures 

    On Sept. 13, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association submitted comments to CMS on the Medicare 2023 proposed payment rule, including asking that CMS pay separately for different levels of spine procedures. 
  2. Top 10 states for private practice physicians

    A physician looking to go into private practice has to think about several factors when settling on a location. Prominent among them are the area's average pay, regulatory environment, amount of competition and individual insurance market.
  3. The 47 procedures ASCA wants CMS to add to the approved procedure list 

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association submitted comments to CMS on the Medicare 2023 proposed payment rule Sept. 13, asking the organization to make updates that would benefit ASCs as "high-quality, lower-cost facilities for outpatient surgical care," the company said in the letter shared with Becker's. 
  4. The 15 most expensive medical schools in US News' top 100

    Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland is the most expensive medical school on U.S. News & World Report's list of the top 100 medical schools for primary care in 2023, costing students $68,788 per year. 

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  1. 10 ways to maintain medical practice cybersecurity

    As cybersecurity becomes a growing concern for medical professionals among several practice data breaches, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends using strong passwords and limiting network access as some of the best ways to protect secure data. 
  2. Physician malpractice: 8 stats to know 

    Here are eight key statistics on physician malpractice, pulled from Medical Economics' "2022 Physician Report," WalletHub's "2022 Best & Worst States for Doctors" and Medscape's "2021 Physician Malpractice Report."
  3. Healthcare Solutions Holdings to open $85M Texas medical campus with ASC

    Healthcare Solutions Holdings committed $85 million to the development of a new medical campus in Sealy, Texas, that will contain a multispeciality ASC, two medical office buildings — one with a clinical space — and two Advance Care Medical complexes. 
  4. East vs. West: Which region pays ophthalmologists more

    Based on the salaries of mid-career ophthalmologists in 15 of the largest cities by population on the East Coast and the West Coast, ophthalmologists working on the West Coast receive a higher yearly salary. 

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  1. What procedures are migrating to ASCs?

    From high-acuity spine to cardiac procedures, five ASC leaders joined Becker's to share what procedures they see moving to the ASC setting.
  2. The most cost-effective medical schools in US News' top 100

    New York University in New York City is the most cost-effective medical school on U.S. News & World Report's list of the top 100 medical schools for primary care in 2023, costing students $0 per year after announcing its free tuition program in 2018. 
  3. Mid-career vs. late-career GI salaries in 15 largest US cities

    New York City has the largest gap in pay between mid-career (8 to 14 years practicing) and late-career (29 to 35 years practicing) gastroenterologists, according to the 2022 salary reporter from Medscape. 
  4. Dallas physician denied bail amid allegations of tampering with IV bags at ASC 

    Anesthesiologist Raynaldo Rivera Ortiz Jr., MD, was denied bail Sept. 19 on federal charges and allegations that he tampered with IV bags at Baylor Scott & White Surgicare North Dallas, The Dallas Morning News reported.  
  5. Intermountain hospital opens orthopedic, urology focused ASC

    St. George (Utah) Regional Hospital, which is part of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, opened an orthopedic and urology focused ASC, St. George News reported Sept. 19.
  6. Endoscopy centers in the news: 5 updates

    Here are five stories about endoscopy centers Becker's has reported on since Aug. 18:
  7. OCLI Vision adds glaucoma specialist Dr. Bonny Lee

    OCLI Vision, a partner of Spectrum Vision Partners, has added board-certified glaucoma specialist Bonny Lee, MD, to its Bethlehem, Pa.-based practice. 
  8. Becker's debut ranking of all 50 states for private practice physicians

    A physician looking to go into private practice has to think about several factors when settling on a location. Prominent among them are the area's average pay, regulatory environment, amount of competition and individual insurance market.
  9. 5 gastroenterologists to know

    Here are five physicians to know who specialize in gastroenterology:

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