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  1. The 77 health systems preferred by providers for cardiology

    WebMD released the results of the hospitals and health systems that providers prefer the most for cardiology in the U.S.
  2. How AI is changing gastroenterology for the better

    On Oct. 23, Iterative Health released research findings that demonstrated the effectiveness of artificial intelligence for use in the treatment and management of inflammatory bowel disease and in improving adenoma detection during colonoscopies. 
  3. 15 new ASCs in October

    Here are 15 new ASCs opened or announced that Becker's reported on in October. 

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  1. Physician pay behind inflation in Q3

    The median compensation earned by physicians in the third quarter was $358,753, up $7,253 compared to the same period last year, according to data from Kaufman Hall.
  2. How much does it cost to employ a physician?

    The average cost of employing a provider full time in the third quarter of this year was $611,194, representing a rising cost of labor, according to data from Kaufman Hall.
  3. Physician-owned clinic pays $3.3M for undeveloped lot

    Physician-owned BayCare Clinic in Green Bay, Wis., purchased more than 25 acres of undeveloped land for $3.3 million, the Green Bay Press Gazette reported Nov. 3. 
  4. How much do employed physicians earn through seeing patients?

    The average revenue earned by physicians and advanced practice providers via treating patients is on the rise, according to data from Kaufman Hall.

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  1. The 11 procedures added to the ASC-payable list

    CMS added 11 procedures to the ASC-covered list in the ASC Payment System Final Rule released Nov. 2 that were not included in the proposed rule. 
  2. American Academy of Ophthalmology establishes partnership for VR training

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology is partnering with virtual reality medical training company FundamentalVR to harness the power of VR training for ophthalmology trainees. 
  3. 3 ASC acquisitions

    Here are three ASC acquisitions that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 18:
  4. ASCs get 3.1% pay bump, 11 more payable procedures in CMS final rule 

    CMS has finalized a 3.1% payment rate for ASCs. 

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  1. CMS to cut physician pay in 2024

    CMS will reduce overall physician pay 1.25% in 2024, while boosting pay for some visits including primary and longitudinal care.
  2. Where ASCs are closing in 2023

    Here are six states experiencing ASC closures in 2023: 
  3. California medical office building approved despite opposition

    The Los Angeles city council has approved a medical office building proposal from hospital operator CHA Health Systems to build a 96,000-square-foot facility that will be leased by Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, according to a Nov. 2 report from Urbanize Los Angeles. 
  4.  3 disruptors scooping up physicians

    Here are three disruptors that have made strides in the consolidation of physicians in the last year:
  5. 2 Texas cardiology centers expected to close, lay off 30

    Two San Antonio-based cardiovascular centers owned by Peripheral Vascular Associates will likely shut down, according to two Oct. 25 letters to the Texas Workforce Commission shared with Becker's.
  6. Corewell Health adds Great Lakes Gastroenterology to network

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Corewell Health added Great Lakes Gastroenterology in St. Joseph, Mich., to its network on Nov. 1, Benton-Michiana Spirit News reported Nov. 2.
  7. 5 highest paid anesthesiologists in San Diego

    The highest paid anesthesiologist in San Diego earns $706,100 per year, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $302,970 anesthesiologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  8. Where cardiology patient volumes are on the rise

    From August 2022 to 2023, cardiology patient volumes increased in four of five geographic regions in the U.S., according to an Oct. 26 "Strata and Syntellis Performance Trends" report, which reviewed data from 2,000 hospitals and 135,000 physicians nationwide. 
  9. 4 new cardiology ASCs in October

    Here are four newly announced or opened cardiology ASCs reported by Becker's since Oct. 16:

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