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  1. Cardiologist pay up 3%: 5 compensation notes

    The average annual salary among cardiologists in the U.S. is $525,000, a 3% increase year over year, according to a survey by Medscape.
  2. Public hearing set for contested Alabama ASC

    A public hearing is set to begin May 28 over a new ASC seeking a certificate of need in Hoover, Ala., according to the Hoover Sun. 
  3. Would physicians take a pay cut for more autonomy or work-life balance? 

    More physicians would take a pay cut for more autonomy in 2024 compared to 2023, according to Doximity's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report."

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  1. 2024 anesthesiologist compensation in 9 numbers

    Anesthesiologists in the U.S. earn an average of $472,000 annually, according to Medscape's 2024 "Anesthesiologist Compensation Report," published May 24. 
  2. The most challenging part of being a gastroenterologist

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  3. Physician pay by practice setting

    Physicians in solo practice make an average of $443,274, according to Doximity's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published May 23.
  4. 10 specialties with the largest pay increases

    Hematology saw a 12.4% jump in compensation from 2022 to 2023, according to Doximity's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published May 23.

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  1. Texas physician convicted in $70M Medicare scheme

    A Texas physician was convicted by a federal jury for his involvement in the submission of more than $70 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare for unnecessary orthopedic braces and tests.
  2. Why this clinician prefers working in an ASC

    April Aud, BSN, RN, the administrator of Black River Ambulatory Surgery Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo., has served as a registered nurse for 16 years — with experience in both the ASC and hospital settings.
  3. How the earnings of 3 ASC specialties stack up

    Cardiologists have an average annual salary of $423,250, compared to $339,470 for anesthesiologists and $312,120 for ophthalmologists, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  4. Colon-cancer blood test earns safety endorsement from FDA panel

    An advisory committee to the FDA voted that a blood test that screens for colon and rectal cancers was safe, according to a May 23 report by The New York Times.

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  1. 4 cardiology groups changing hands

    Here are four cardiology-focused practices and groups that have been acquired in 2024, as reported by Becker's since Feb. 7:
  2. Nevada physician convicted of $2M fraud scheme

    A Nevada physician was convicted for his role in defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of nearly $2 million.
  3. ASCs grow with 'untapped' business line

    Jayehs Dayal, MD, an anesthesiologist and owner of White flint Surgery Center in Rockville, Md., was one of the first physicians to own a freestanding licensed, accredited, three-room ASC in Rockwell.
  4. FTC's noncompete ban may favor hospitals, hurt ASCs

    ASCA is opposed to the Federal Trade Commission's "Non-Compete Clause Rule," which will ban noncompete agreements Sept. 4, according to an article written in ASC Focus.
  5. CBO testimony blames physician employment for rising costs

    Chapin White, director of health analysis for the Congressional Budget Office, delivered testimony May 23 in the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means subcommittee about how consolidation in healthcare, and specifically hospital employment of physicians, is increasing healthcare costs.
  6. Why leadership structure matters to anesthesia practices

    Leadership choices can make the difference between success and failure at anesthesia practices, and it is important to have a succession plan in place.
  7. Nurse practitioner earnings have increased $16K since 2019

    The average annual wage for nurse practitioners has increased in each of the past five years, rising from $111,840 in 2019 to $128,490 in 2023, a total increase of more than $16,000, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  8. Dr. Christopher Schlachta elected Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons president

    Christopher Schlachta, MD, has been elected as the 2024-2025 president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. 
  9. The 10 lowest-paying metro areas for physicians

    Washington, D.C., is the lowest-paying metropolitan area for physicians in 2024, according to Doximity's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published May 23.

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