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  1. 7 recent supply chain updates: Acquisitions, class 1 recalls and more

    Here are seven supply chain updates reported since Aug. 12 for ASC leaders to know:
  2. Cigna in the headlines: 8 recent updates

    A new executive vice president and seven more Cigna updates since July 27:
  3. 5 practices that have added new technology in the last 30 days

    From robotic procedures in Boston to stent implants in Louisiana, here are five practices that have added new technology in the last 30 days. 

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  1. Physicians urge CMS to boost 2023 conversion factor, expand certain telehealth services

    The Medical Group Management Association, on Sept. 6 submitted comments to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure in response to the 2023 physician fee schedule proposed rule.
  2. Newsweek names 20 best ophthalmologists in America

    From New York to California, 175 optometrist and ophthalmologists have been named the best eye doctors in America for 2022 by Newsweek. 
  3. 12 ways for physicians to improve telehealth presence

    Telehealth encounters increased substantially during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many physicians keeping telehealth options due to their ease and affordability. 
  4. EyeSouth partners completes 31st affiliation

    EyeSouth partners has completed an affiliation with Raleigh Ophthalmology, the organization's 31st affiliation, and its first in North Carolina, according to a Sept. 6 press release shared with Becker's. 

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  1. Texas PA arrested for practicing with a suspended license

    A Brownsville, Texas-based physician assistant has been charged for defrauding Medicaid by working with a suspended medical license, the U.S. Justice Department said Sept. 6. 
  2. Amazon's healthcare focus: 4 moves in 2 weeks

    Here are four healthcare moves from Amazon since Aug. 24:
  3. CVS Health's $8B deal to buy Signify Health: What ASCs need to know

    CVS Health entered a deal to acquire home health company Signify Health for $8 billion Sept. 5. 
  4. 3 new mergers in 2022

    From healthcare real estate firms to major health systems, here are three mergers that our readers are paying attention to this year. 

Scaling standardized protocols saved one hospital $12M in 1 year

The switch to value-based care is expensive, but this strategy saved a North Carolina hospital $12M in 1 year.
  1. 3 gastroenterologists making headlines

    Here are three gastroenterologists moves Becker's has reported on since Aug. 16:
  2. New Mexico PA surrenders 2nd state license following sexual misconduct allegations

    A Roswell, N.M.-based physician assistant has surrendered his Iowa license following numerous accusations of sexual misconduct, Iowa Capital Dispatch reported Sept. 5. 
  3. 10 'red flags' in job postings

    According to a Sept. 1 report from CNBC, job seekers find job listings very influential when determining where to work.
  4. Optometry ranked 2nd best job in the US for 2022

    Employment website Indeed has ranked optometry as the second best job in the U.S. for 2022, according to a CNBC report. 
  5. 5 recent federal healthcare updates

    Here are five federal healthcare updates on life expectancy, vaccines and more that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 29:
  6. 9 fast facts on CVS Health acquisitions

    CVS Health recently closed a deal to purchase Signify Health for $8 billion, adding to its 17 acquisition total. 
  7. 3 recent ASC acquisitions

    Two acquisitions from HCA Healthcare and one more ASC acquisition Becker's has reported on since Aug. 18:
  8. 5 highest paying states for ophthalmologists

    According to an employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean wage for ophthalmologists is highest in Delaware. 
  9. Dallas ASC temporarily closes after medical emergency with 'compromised' IV bag

    Baylor Scott & White Surgicare North Dallas has temporarily paused operations following a medical emergency involving an 18-year–old boy in which a "compromised" IV bag was found at the facility, The Dallas Morning News reported Sep. 5. 

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