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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.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. Texas' top 50 ASCs: US News

    U.S. News & World Report released its inaugural ranking of best ambulatory surgery centers May 14.
  4. 20 specialties with the lowest compensation

    Pediatric endocrinology is the specialty with the lowest average annual compensation, according to Doximity's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published May 23.

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  1. 5 highest-paid anesthesiologists in Oklahoma City

    The highest-paid anesthesiologist in Oklahoma City earns $669,000 per year, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $339,470 anesthesiologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  2. UVM Medical Center proposes $129M outpatient surgery center

    The University of Vermont Medical Center is seeking approval to build a $129 million outpatient surgery center in South Burlington, Vt., according to a May 22 report by NBC 5.
  3. 20 specialties with the highest compensation

    Neurosurgery is the specialty with the highest average annual compensation, according to Doximity's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published May 23.
  4. Are physicians happy with pay in 2024?

    Though physicians on average earn over $400,000 annually depending on their practice setting and speciality, around 36% still feel dissatisfied with their earnings in 2024, according to Doximity's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published May 23. 
  5. How physician shortages are impacting patient access

    The majority of physicians believe that staffing shortages throughout the healthcare system are negatively impacting patients in 2024, according to Doximity's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published May 23. 
  6. Missouri system passes on ASC plans

    Hannibal (Mo.) Regional Healthcare Systems has scrapped plans for an ASC in Kirksville, Mo., according to a May 23 report from CBS affiliate KTVO.
  7. Alabama city expands legal budget in effort to acquire ASC certificate of need

    The city of Hoover, Ala., has expanded its legal budget for the fiscal year in an effort to continue pushing for a certificate of need for a new ASC, according to a May 22 report from ABC affiliate 3340.
  8. $19M medical office building planned in Virginia

    Flagship Healthcare Properties has spent $1 million to acquire a site in Mechanicsville, Va., where it plans to construct a $19 million medical office building, according to a May 23 report from Richmond BizSense. 
  9. Gastroenterology pay in 2024: 4 notes

    Gastroenterologists are the 11th highest paid physician specialists in 2024, with an average yearly salary of $514,208, according to Doximity's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published May 23. 

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