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  1. Where physicians see patients having trouble paying medical bills

    In its 2022 "Physicians Rate Healthcare Access Report." Medscape laid out the regions where physicians are reporting patients having difficulty paying bills over the last 5 years. 
  2. SCA Health, USPI antitrust suit moving forward, judge rules

    A federal judge ruled an antitrust suit, filed by former employees of Deerfield, Ill.-based SCA Health, can move forward against Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, DaVita and UnitedHealth Group affiliates, Bloomberg Law reported Sept. 27. 
  3. The richest US physician has a $17B net worth

    A physician with a net worth of $17 billion made Forbes' 2022 list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, based on data from September 2022.

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  1. Pennsylvania practice adds New Jersey ASC, expands surgical team

    Dermatology of Philadelphia expanded into New Jersey with an ASC in Marlton, ROI NJ reported Sept. 29.
  2. 10 highest-paying cities for mid-career, late-career gastroenterologists

    Dallas is the highest-paying U.S. city for mid-career (eight to 14 years) gastroenterologists, while Atlanta is the highest-paying city for late-career (22 to 28 years) gastroenterologists, based on data compiled from Medscape's 2022 salary reporter. 
  3. 5 Optum, SCA Health leaders to know

    Here are five leaders to know from Optum and its subsidiary and ASC chain SCA Health, pulled from the companies' websites:
  4. 45% of workers earning over 6 figures report living paycheck to paycheck

    Forty-five percent of workers earning over six figures a year report that they are living from paycheck to paycheck, up from 38 percent last year, according to a Sept. 30 report from CNBC. 

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  1. Anesthesiologist charged with plotting to leak confidential medical information to Russia

    Anesthesiologist Anna Gabrielian, MD, and her spouse, U.S. Army doctor Jamie Lee Henry, MD, were arrested for allegedly plotting to give Russia confidential medical information about members of the U.S. military and the U.S. government, according to a Sept. 29 report from NBC.  
  2. $16M paid for New Jersey medical office building

    Real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield sold a medical office building in Clifton, N.J., for $16 million, reported Sept. 30.
  3. UH Cleveland facility to receive additional GI Genius endoscopy modules

    UH Cleveland Medical Center will receive additional donated GI Genius endoscopy units through a program sponsored by Medtronic and Amazon Web Services. 
  4. The 10 richest Americans in healthcare this year, per Forbes

    Ten people whose wealth is rooted in the healthcare industry made Forbes' 2022 list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, based on data from September 2022: 

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  1. EyeSouth Partners to be purchased by private equity firm

    Private equity firm Olympus Partners inked an agreement to acquire ophthalmology management services organization EyeSouth Partners.
  2. 5 USPI execs to know 

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International is the largest ASC chain in the country with 410 ASCs and 24 surgical hospitals. 
  3. Market share of the 10 largest payers

    UnitedHealth Group is the insurer with the largest market share, according to a September report from ValuePenguin. 
  4. Virginia physician to pay $50K for violating the Controlled Substances Act 

    Richmond, Va.-based physician Salman Akbar, MD, agreed to pay $50,000 in penalties for issuing prescriptions in violation of the Controlled Substances Act, the U.S. Justice Department said Sept. 29.
  5. At-home test capable of detecting colon cancer available on Amazon

    Biomerica's at-home colon disease screening test is available on Amazon. 
  6. Practice admin gets 7 years for opioid distribution

    Former Arlington, Va., physician's office manager Candie Calix, 40, was sentenced to seven years in prison for her role as the ringleader of a decade-long oxycodone distribution network, the Justice Department said Sept. 28.
  7. What nurses are paid per hour in all 50 states

    This is the 2021 ranking. Click here to see the 2022 edition. The average hourly pay for nurses in the U.S. is $38.74 for registered nurses and $55.05 for nurse practitioners, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' occupational employment statistics survey released March 31.
  8. Ohio surgery center marks 15 years

    USPI affiliate Mayfield Spine Surgery Center recently celebrated its 15th year serving patients in the Cincinnati area.
  9. Palmetto Surgery Center COO speaks on the importance of investing in nurses

    Curt K. Collins is the COO at Palmetto Surgery Center in Columbia, S.C.

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