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  1. 6 GI supergroups by number of physicians

    Here are the number of physicians at five of the biggest gastroenterology-focused management service organizations: 
  2. 5 highest paid cardiologists in Boston

    The highest paid cardiologist in Boston earns $921,200, 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.
  3. Physician, granddaughter charged with unlawful opioid distribution

    Florida-based physician Janet Pettyjohn, DO, and her granddaughter, Shelly Gallagher, have been charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs and unlawful drug distribution.

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  1. 4 pieces of legislation fighting to alleviate the physician shortage crisis

    Physician burnout is on the rise nationwide, with several factors leading practicing physicians to retire early, cut back on hours or leave medicine altogether. 
  2. Surgery Partners in Q3: 5 financial notes

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners reported revenues of $674 million in the third quarter of this year, representing growth of 8.6% year over year.
  3. Sanford Health adds to cardiology team

    The Sanford Bemidji (Minn.) Heart and Vascular Center has added Linda Gossett, MD, to its team of cardiologists, according to a Nov. 8 report by Park Rapids Enterprise.
  4. The 8 key reasons hospital systems own or affiliate with ASCs

    While hospital systems have several key reasons to affiliate with ASCs, including cost reduction, physician enhancement and value-based care strategies, the key reason systems are affiliating is to increase their outpatient surgical capacity, according to the annual "Hospital Leadership ASC Survey," conducted by ASC expert group Avanza Healthcare Strategies and published on Nov. 8. 

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  1. More than 7 out of 10 health systems intend to invest in, affiliate with ASCs

    The majority of hospitals and health systems are accelerating their ASC investment strategies, with more than 7 out of 10 systems intending to continue investing in and affiliating with ASCs moving forward, according to the annual "Hospital Leadership ASC Survey," conducted by ASC expert group Avanza Healthcare Strategies. 
  2. The number of ASCs per capita on the rise in 13 states

    The number of ASCs per capita is on the rise in 13 states based on U.S. Census Bureau population data from 2020 and 2022. 
  3. Compass Surgical Partners, Jersey Shore ASC launch joint venture

    Compass Surgical Partners and Jersey Shore ASC have partnered to manage an outpatient surgery center in Somers Point, N.J.
  4. The future of private practice

    As healthcare continues to evolve, private practices must change with it. 

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  1. 10 states with the fastest falling 'quit rates'

    Quit rates are on the rise nationwide since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and healthcare is no exception. In July 2023, 1 in every 43 employees across every sector nationwide quit their jobs, according to research from resume specialist company ResumeBlaze based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. 
  2. ASC activity in the South: 6 notes

    Here are six updates on ASC activity in the South that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 18:
  3. Intermountain to open new Utah ASC

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health is opening a new medical campus with an ASC in Saratoga Springs, Utah.
  4. Number of Medicare Advantage plan offerings remains stagnant as systems cut ties

    The average Medicare Advantage beneficiary can choose from a total of 43 plans for the 2024 enrollment period, the same number of plan options as 2023, according to data from KFF published Nov. 8. 
  5. Virginia Hospital Center pays $21.5M for ASC, medical office building space

    Virginia Hospital Center has paid $21.5 million to acquire a six-story office property in Alexandria, Va., for use as an ASC and medical office building, according to a Nov. 7 report from the Commercial Observer. 
  6. UCF-HCA Healthcare study identifies geographical links to colon cancer

    Raghav Bassi, MD, chief internal medicine resident at UCF-HCA Healthcare in Gainesville, Fla., has received honors for his research showing that southern U.S. states, which have the nation's highest obesity rates, also have the highest incidences of colon cancer. 
  7. Zimmer Biomet to be 'relentless' about ASC opportunities in Q4

    Medical device manufacturer Zimmer Biomet is keeping a close eye on the "rapid" shift of orthopedic and joint replacement cases to the ASC setting. 
  8. The new ACS president's vision of multidisciplinary surgery teams

    Henri Ford, MD, dean and chief academic officer of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and an internationally recognized pediatric surgeon, was recently named the 104th president of the American College of Surgeons.
  9. AMA launches physician survey on Medicare pay cut

    The American Medical Association has randomly selected physician practices and individual physicians to complete a patient-care hours survey that will ensure that practice expenses and patient-care hours are accurately reflected, according to a Nov. 7 report from the AMA.

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