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  1. Anesthesiologist fined following patient death at Florida hospital

    An anesthesiologist must pay a fine following the 2019 death of a lung surgery patient at Miami-based Kendall Regional Medical Center, now the HCA Florida Kendall Hospital, the Miami Herald reported 
  2. Cleveland Clinic settles false claims allegations for $7.6M 

     The Cleveland Clinic Foundation agreed to pay $7.6 million to resolve false claims allegations. 
  3. Physicians suing their former employers: 3 updates 

    Here are three updates on lawsuits where a physician sued their former employer: 

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  1. Optum to close facility, laying off 129: What ASCs need to know 

    Optum, parent company of ASC chain SCA Health, will lay off 129 employees as it closes a Change Healthcare facility in Toledo, Ohio, according to regulatory documents filed with the state May 16.
  2. NYU Langone opens ASC in NYC

    NYU Langone Health opened a new outpatient facility near Penn Station in New York City.
  3. The average cost of an upper GI endoscopy in the US: A payment breakdown

    Undergoing an upper GI endoscopy in the U.S. will cost patients an average of $1,109 in the ASC setting, according to data from Sidecar Health. The majority of the procedure's cost goes toward facility fees. 
  4. 6 colonoscopy updates

    Here are six updates on colonoscopies in the U.S. since April 25: 

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  1. EyeCare Partners secures $275M loan, taps new CFO

    St. Louis-based ophthalmology management group EyeCare Partners has received a $275 million loan as part of a private debt exchange with the holders of a majority of its existing term loans, according to a May 17 report from the St. Louis Business Journal.
  2. Oklahoma bank to become medical office building

    A former bank building in Oklahoma City is slated for conversion to a medical office building, according to a May 18 report from The Oklahoman.
  3. 3 anesthesiologists in the headlines

    Here are three anesthesiologists making headlines that Becker's has reported on in the last two weeks:
  4. Physician pay in 2024: 5 fast facts

    Here are five statistics providing insight on the pay of physicians in the U.S., using data from Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report" for 2024.

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  1. 10 ASCs hiring administrators

    Here are 10 ASCs across the U.S. that have posted job listings for administrators within the last month:
  2. 5 ASC, medical office acquisitions in May

    Here are five acquisitions of ASCs or medical buildings that Becker's has reported since May 1:
  3. Anesthesiologist earned $1.26M in 2023: Meet Los Angeles County's highest-paid official

    Anesthesiologist Sebo Amirkhanian Namagerdy, MD, is the highest-paid official in the county, the Los Angeles Times reported May 16. 
  4. Houston ASC closed in the wake of deadly thunderstorm

    A severe thunderstorm passed through Houston on May 16, bringing torrential rain and high-speed winds that resulted in at least five deaths, according to a May 17 report from the Houston Chronicle. 
  5. How GI pay has evolved in the last 5 years

    The average annual compensation for gastroenterologists has increased by about 20% since 2019, according to data from Medscape. 
  6. The 7 states allowing PAs to work across state lines

    While physicians and nurses have been afforded the opportunity to practice across state lines, particularly in temporary roles, physician assistants have yet to enjoy the same benefits, according to a May 17 report from Medscape.
  7. 5 highest-paid ophthalmologists in New Orleans

    The highest-paid ophthalmologist in New Orleans earns $722,900 per year, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $312,120 ophthalmologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  8. How the wealth of 10 physician billionaires has evolved

    Ten physician billionaires' net worth has grown in the last three years to reach a combined worth of $49.7 billion. 
  9. Chattanooga Heart Institute adds cardiologist, cardiothoracic surgeon

    The Chattanooga (Tenn.) Heart Institute expanded its staff by adding Neal Miller, MD, and Vanessa Miller, MD, according to

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