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  1. Man sentenced in $7M orthopedic brace fraud scheme

    A Florida business owner was sentenced to 65 months in prison for a Medicare fraud scheme involving back, knee, and wrist braces, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the southern district of New York said May 26.
  2. The top 10 US beaches for physicians to visit in 2023

    With summer around the corner, and physicians looking to take advantage of time off for vacations, Forbes has named the top 10 beaches in the U.S. to visit in 2023. 
  3. What Tenet executives have been paid in the last 5 years

    The two highest-paying executives of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, parent company of ASC chain United Surgical Partners International, saw base salary drops from 2021 to 2022 but overall compensation increases. 

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  1. How many hours a week do anesthesiologists spend with patients?

    Fifty-two percent of anesthesiologists see patients for 30 to 40 hours a week, according to Medscape's "Anesthesiologist Compensation Report" for 2023. 
  2. Are orthopedic surgeons planning to drop Medicare, Medicaid patients?

     Most orthopedic surgeons will continue to take Medicare and Medicaid patients, according to Medscape's 2023 Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation Report released May 24. 
  3. 26 gastroenterology updates in May

    Here are 26 gastroenterology updates Becker's reported on in May:
  4. 11 cardiology updates in May

    Here are 11 cardiology updates Becker's has reported on in May:

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  1. Gastroenterologists among top five earners in medicine

    Gastroenterologists are among the top five highest earning specialties, according to the 2023 Medscape "Gastroenterologist Compensation Report," published May 24.
  2. 3 orthopedic ASCs opening in 2023

    Here are three ASCs opening so far this year with a focus on orthopedics:
  3. Physicians report 3.8% increase in earnings in 2022

    Physicians earned 3.8 percent more on average in 2022 than in 2021, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physician Compensation Report." 
  4. PeaceHealth to shutter RiverBend pediatric cardiology clinic, eliminate 69 jobs

    Springfield, Ore.-based PeaceHealth Medical Center at RiverBend plans to permanently close its pediatric cardiology clinic on July 21, according to a May 24 report from public radio station KLCC.

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  1. Top 10 least expensive hospitals to get a colonoscopy

    Geneva, Ala.-based Wiregrass Medical Center is the least expensive hospital to receive a colonoscopy, according to information from data analytics company Hospital Pricing Specialists.
  2. 11 device, medication recalls for ASC leaders to know

    Here are 11 important device and medication recalls since March 23 for health leaders to know: 
  3. Top 10 most expensive hospitals to get a colonoscopy

    Cleveland, Texas-based Texas Emergency Hospital is the most expensive hospital to receive a colonoscopy, according to information from data analytics company Hospital Pricing Specialists.
  4. The day to day of an anesthesiologist: 5 numbers to know

    Here are five statistics that offer insight into the work life of an anesthesiologist, using data from Medscape's "Anesthesiologist Compensation Report 2023."
  5. 'PA stands for patient advocate': PA leaders on undoing the harm of race-based medicine

    Howard Straker, PA-C, EdD, Susan LeLacheur, DrPH, PA-C, faculty members in the department of physician assistant studies at Washington, D.C.-based George Washington University, and Kara Caruthers, PA-C, associate professor at Nashville, Tenn.-based Meharry Medical College, recently sat down with Becker's to discuss how race is used in clinical algorithms and how that can impact patient care for people of color, and to offer some insight on how to remove racial elements from clinical medicine. 
  6. Beacon, OSMC opens $15.1M orthopedic surgery center

    Beacon Health System in South Bend, Ind. and Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center in Elkhart, Ind. opened The Surgery Center of Granger (Ind.), according to a May 25 news release from the health system.
  7. ASC Administrator of the Week: Dr. Melissa Hermanson

    Melissa Hermanson, DNP, RN, administrator of Vineland, N.J.-based Ambulatory Care Center, is Becker's ASC Administrator of the Week.
  8. Northwell Health to occupy 16K-square-foot ASC at Walmart-anchored shopping center

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health is set to fill three open spaces at a Yaphank, N.Y., strip mall anchored by a 198,000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter, according to a May 25 report from The Real Deal.
  9.  The 'gold rush' of outpatient cardiology

    Philip Blair, CEO of Surgery Center Services of America, spoke with Becker's about ASC companies' biggest growth focus and why cardiology is so important for ASCs. 

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