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  1. The cardiologist shortage by the numbers

    Here are four statistics on the cardiologist shortage that leaders should know:
  2. Lawsuit alleges UnitedHealth used AI to wrongfully deny claims

    Insurance giant UnitedHealth Group is facing a lawsuit alleging it used an artificial intelligence algorithm to wrongfully deny coverage to older patients for care under its Medicare Advantage health policies, Bloomberg Law reported Nov. 14.
  3. 3 ways to address anesthesia provider shortages

    As the shortage of anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthesiologists continues to grow, the average cost of hiring an anesthesiologist has risen 20% to 40% since 2022. 

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  1. 5 things to know about Optum's president

    Heather Cianfrocco is president of Optum, parent company of ASC chain SCA Health.
  2. 5 celebrities with scoliosis

    Scoliosis affects 2% to 3% of the U.S. population, or approximately 6 million  to 9 million people. The condition accounts for more than 38,000 spinal fusion procedures each year, according to the National Scoliosis Foundation. Scoliosis affects professional athletes, musicians, actors and others on a daily basis.
  3. The 3 trends keeping ASC leaders up at night

    Here are three major trends that are worrying ASC leaders. 
  4. 12 ophthalmology updates

    Here are 12 ophthalmology updates that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 18:

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  1. FDA issues warning to Amazon over sale of unapproved ophthalmology drugs

    The FDA has issued a warning letter to online retail giant Amazon for selling unapproved ophthalmology medications. 
  2. Proposed Pennsylvania medical office building denied following 15 hearings

    A proposed development including a medical office building and dialysis center in Derry Township, Pa., has been denied by township supervisors, who voted 5-0 against the master plan, according to a Nov. 15 report from Penn Live.
  3. 3 sentenced in $54M prescription fraud scheme 

    Three men have been sentenced for their roles in a $54 million bribery and kickback scheme related to fraudulent prescriptions. 
  4. 5 highest paid cardiologists in Denver

    The highest paid cardiologist in Denver earns $846,400, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $421,330 cardiologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  1. 3 gastroenterology firsts in 1 month

    Here are three "firsts" in the gastroenterology world that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 17:
  2. 5 things to know about USPI's new CEO 

    Andy Johnston will become the CEO of Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International, the largest ASC chain in the country, at the end of the year. 
  3. The 10 states with the highest medical malpractice rates

    New York has the highest rate of medical malpractice in the U.S., with an average of 1.25 malpractice reports per practitioner between 1990 and 2023, according to a study from personal injury law firm Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi based on government records from the National Practitioner Data Bank.
  4. Internal medicine vs. anesthesiologist pay in 2023

    Here are eight comparisons providing insight on compensation differences between internal medicine providers and anesthesiologists, using data from the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.
  5. 'Independent healthcare providers will vanish': Why an ASC leader is nervous 

    Jose Rivera, administrator of The Villages, Fla.-based Tri-County Heart Institute, joined Becker's to discuss healthcare industry trends he's nervous and hopeful about right now. 
  6. 3 physician shortage numbers making leaders nervous 

    Many leaders are worried about the impending physician shortage amid healthcare's "Great Resignation."
  7. BCBS Massachusetts to restrict anesthesia coverage for certain GI procedures

    Beginning Jan. 1, Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts will no longer cover the use of monitored anesthesia for certain gastrointestinal patients undergoing endoscopic, bronchoscopic, or interventional pain procedures. 
  8. Value-based care lowers costs, improves patient outcomes: Report

    A 2023 report from insurer Humana shows that Medicare Advantage patients receiving care through value-based arrangements spend more time with their physicians and have better care outcomes than their non-value-based counterparts. 
  9. Nurse earnings by subspecialty

    Salaried nurses earn an average of $139,000 annually, while hourly nurses earn an average of $154,000, according to Medscape's 2023 "APRN Compensation Report," published Nov. 14. 

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