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  1. Private equity acquisitions of physicians' practices associated with healthcare spending spikes

    Private equity acquisitions of physician practices are associated with increased healthcare spending and utilization, according to research published in JAMA Network Sept. 2.
  2. 10 US hospitals that diagnose the most Crohn's patients

    Cleveland Clinic topped Definitive Healthcare's list of the 10 U.S. hospitals that diagnose the most Crohn's disease patients. 
  3. 10 important benefits to offer employees

    The majority of U.S. companies offer coveted employee benefits including mental health coverage, family care benefits and 401(k) plans, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's "2022 Employee Benefits Survey" of 3,129 HR professionals. 

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  1. 5 numbers ASC execs need to know

    Here are five numbers pointing to industry trends ASC execs need to know:
  2. California physician to pay $2.3M for illegal drug distribution

    Santa Ana, Calif.-based physician Mohammed El-Nachef, MD, pleaded guilty to defrauding California's Medi-Cal system by prescribing medically unnecessary drugs to more than 1,000 patients, The Telegraph reported Sept. 28. 
  3. 51% of physicians believe substance, opioid misuse among colleagues increased during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Fifty-one percent of physicians believe that opioid and substance misuse among other physicians increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Medscape's 2022 "Substance and Opioid Abuse Report." 
  4. NexCore Group completes 45K-square-foot Arizona medical office building with GI, orthopedics

    NexCore Group has completed construction on a 45,250-square-foot medical office building in Tucson, Ariz., located on the Northwest Medical Center Houghton hospital campus. 

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  1. Nexgel adds 2 ophthalmologists to scientific advisory board

    Healthcare hydrogel manufacturer Nexgel has added two ophthalmologists, Neil Chesen, MD, and Leonard Nelson, MD, to its scientific advisory board. 
  2. Motus GI named sole supplier for the Veterans Health Administration

    Endoscopy solutions company Motus GI has been named the sole source provider for the Veterans Health Administration, the largest integrated health system in the U.S. for over nine million veterans. 
  3. Intermountain begins using Medtronic's AI tool for polyp detection

    Delta (Utah) Community Hospital, which is part of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, has begun using Medtronic's artificial intelligence-assisted polyp detection device, GI Genius, CBS affiliate KUTV reported Sept. 28.
  4. 11 medical office buildings in 3 states up for sale

    A&G Real Estate Partners is selling a portfolio of 11 medical office buildings located in three states.

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  1. FDA clears Medtronic gastrointestinal bleeding solution

    Medtronic received FDA clearance for its gastrointestinal bleeding solution, Nexpowder. 
  2. Waiting on medical student loan forgiveness? 6 things to know about the process

    The Biden administration announced a $20,000-per-individual student loan forgiveness program that will apply to around 8 million students nationwide. Here are six things to know about medical student loan forgiveness, according to a Sept. 27 report from CNBC: 
  3. ModMed launches tool to help ophthalmologists maintain reputations

    ModMed launched a new marketing service, AMP, that is designed to help ophthalmologists protect their online brand and reputation. 
  4. Dickson Medical Associates breaks ground on Tennessee ASC

    Dickson (Tenn.) Medical Associates has broken ground on a new ASC on Dickson's campus, the Dickson Post reported Sept. 28. 
  5. The 'looming' disruptor of the ASC industry 

    ASCs nationwide are struggling to recruit and retain amidst the 'Great Resignation' and rising operating costs. 
  6. Young physicians are less likely to be self employed 

    On par with the trend towards physician employment, younger physicians are less likely to be self-employed, according to Medscape's "Young Physician Compensation Report 2022."
  7. More than half of physicians rate lack of healthcare access as top social issue

    Fifty-one percent of physicians view healthcare access as the top social issue of 2022, according to Medscape's "Physicians Rate Healthcare Access" report. 
  8. 10 ASC, GI and ophthalmology donations in 2022

    From a donation from the Gates Foundation, to the establishment of a pediatric gastrointestinal center, here are 10 ASC, gastrointestinal and ophthalmic donations Becker's has reported on in 2022. 
  9. Where ASC chains see major financial opportunity

    As big healthcare companies, payers and investors turn to bundled payments, ASC chains are looking to value-based care systems in an effort to lower costs and improve care quality. 

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