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  1. 69% of physicians want a single-payer system

    Sixty-nine percent of physicians would like some form of a single-payer system, according to Medscape's 2022 "Physicians Rate Healthcare Access Report."
  2. Fujifilm debuts newest ultrasound endoscope

    Fujifilm has debuted its new endoscopic ultrasound endoscope, EG-74OUT, a convex ultrasonic endoscope for the upper gastrointestinal tract. 
  3. Gastro Health, GI Alliance and more: 8 industry updates

    Here are eight updates on gastroenterology companies Becker's reported on during the third quarter of 2022:

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  1. Vision Integrated Partners adds 9 Oklahoma eye clinics, ASCs

    Vision Integrated Partners has established partnerships with Britton Vision Associates and Southwest Eye Clinic and Surgery, both based in Oklahoma City. 
  2. Visus Therapeutics acquires all patents, assets from visual disability researcher ViewPoint

    Biopharmaceutical company Visus Therapeutics has acquired all patents and assets from eyecare developer ViewPoint Therapeutics.  
  3. GI vs. Ophthalmologist pay: 5 notes

    The national average salary for gastroenterologists is approximately 8 percent more than ophthalmologists, according to data from Medscape.
  4. Mississippi hospital opens state's 1st cardiovascular ASC

    Hattiesburg, Miss.-based Forrest General Hospital and the Hattiesburg Clinic partnered to open Mississippi's first ambulatory cardiovascular surgery center, ABC and NBC affiliate WDAM reported Sept. 27.

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  1. Healthcare Solutions Holdings expands ASC, urgent care services in Missouri

    Healthcare Solutions Holdings, based in Glen Cove, N.Y., expanded its ASC, primary and urgent care services in Missouri.
  2. September recap: Top 10 gastroenterology stories

    Here are the most-read gastroenterology stories published by Becker's in September:
  3. FDA approves anesthesia for ocular surface

    Eyecare pharmaceutical company Harrow and anesthesia company Sintetica have developed an FDA-approved ocular surface anesthesia, Iheezo. 
  4. Biogen pays $900M to settle physician kickback allegations

    Pharmaceutical company Biogen has agreed to pay $900 million to resolve allegations it paid kickbacks to physicians to prescribe Biogen drugs, the U.S. Justice Department said Sept. 26. 

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  1. Kaiser Permanente building second ASC in Folsom

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente submitted applications for a 260,000-square-foot medical office building with an ASC in Folsom, the Sacramento Business Journal reported Sept. 27.
  2. Former Santen CEO joins Opus Genetics' board of directors

    Former Santen CEO Adrienne Graves, PhD, has been appointed to the board of directors for retinal gene therapy research company Opus Genetics. 
  3. CoFi and Alphaeon partner for ophthalmology financing

    Payment platform CoFi partnered with financing company Alphaeon to launch a financing solution for ophthalmology practices. 
  4. Alabama neurologist who tried fleeing to Middle East convicted of bank fraud, identity theft

    Neurologist and pain specialist Rassan Tarabein, MD, was convicted for bank fraud, false statements, aggravated identity theft and refusing to pay court-ordered restitution, the Justice Department said Sept. 23.
  5. Young physicians' incentive bonuses: 3 stats

    The average incentive bonus jumped $6,000 for young physicians in the last year, according to Medscape's "Young Physician Compensation Report 2022."
  6. Top 20 GI hospitals by procedure volume 

    Cleveland Clinic is the hospital with the largest gastroenterology procedure volume in the country, according to a report from Definitive Healthcare. 
  7. 10 most-read ophthalmology stories in September

    From new partnerships to salary reports, here are the 10 most-read ophthalmology stories from Becker's during September. 
  8. 70% of Americans seeking second jobs to combat rising costs

    Nearly 70 percent of Americans are looking for a second job this year due to rising inflation, according to a September survey of over 1,000 full-time and part-time workers, CNBC reported on Sept. 27. 
  9. 'Historically' slow payers hindering ASC procedure migration, admin says 

    While many procedures are migrating to the ASC setting, "historically" slow payer policy changes could create delays, according to administrator Brenda Carter. 

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