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  1. 39 physician specialties ranked by total pay from 2013-2022

    From 2013 to 2022, physicians were paid a total of $12.13 billion, according to a report published in JAMA Network on March 28.
  2. Northwest Specialty Hospital plans 2 ASCs

    An ASC spearheaded by Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls, Idaho, is nearing completion, and the health system is planning another surgery center in Washington, the Journal of Business reported March 28.
  3. Anesthesiologist, CRNA pay: Stats to know 

    Pay increases for certified registered nurse anesthetists outpace increases for anesthesiologists and other hospital-based providers, according to a report from healthcare consulting firm Veralon. 

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  1. How 24 leaders improved with 1 change

    One change can have ripple effects to improve a practice.These 24 industry leaders explain one cange they've made in the last few years.
  2. Anesthesiologist agrees to stipulations after abuse allegations

    A Spokane, Wash., anesthesiologist agreed to take ethics training following allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse of a patient. 
  3. How this gastroenterologist is raising awareness for colorectal cancer

    The White House named March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Here's how Benjamin Levy III, MD, a gastroenterologist at University of Chicago Medicine, raised awareness this month.
  4. Tenet completes $975M sale of California hospitals, ASCs

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, parent company of ASC giant United Surgical Partners International, has completed the sale of four hospitals and two ASCs in Southern California to UCI Health. 

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  1. How the world's largest company jumped into healthcare

    Walmart, the world's largest company by annual revenue, has embraced a new frontier in recent years: healthcare.
  2. 5 health systems selling off health facilities in the last year

    Here are five health systems that have sold facilities in the last year:
  3. Police investigate bomb threat at California surgery center

    The Simi Valley Police Department is investigating a bomb threat made at a surgery center in California, the VC Star reported March 26.
  4. Physician couple pleads guilty to fraud 

    A physician couple from Hollidaysburg, Pa., have pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud. 

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  1. ASC activity ramps up in the Midwest

    Here are five ASC moves throughout the Midwest that Becker's has reported on since March 13:
  2. 14 new ASC projects on the East Coast

    Here are 14 ASCs on the East Coast that were opened, announced or expanded this year, as reported by Becker's in 2024:
  3. Health systems considering dropping Medicare Advantage: What ASCs need to know 

    Nearly half of health systems are considering dropping Medicare Advantage, according to a survey from the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Eliciting Insights. 
  4. Anesthesiologist accused of poisoning IV bags at ASC appears in court

    Raynaldo Ortiz Jr., MD, an anesthesiologist who allegedly injected heart-stopping drugs into IV bags at Baylor Scott & White Surgicare North Dallas, appeared in court ahead of his trial, which is set to begin April 1, according to ABC affiliate WFAA. 
  5. ASC staff choosing hospitals for more money, leader says 

    ASCs in many markets have to compete with the deep pockets of hospitals to recruit and retain staff. 
  6. 5 highest-paid cardiologists in Detroit

    The highest-paid cardiologist in Detroit earns $1,039,600, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $421,330 cardiologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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