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  1. 8 anesthesiologist lawsuits in 2022 

    Here are eight lawsuits involving anesthesiologists that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 1:
  2. CMA names 1st Indigenous president

    Alika Lafontaine, MD, an anesthesiologist in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, was inducted as the Canadian Medical Association's first Indigenous president, Everything GP reported Aug. 26. 
  3. Anesthesiologist, pain clinic pays nearly $1M to settle false claims allegations 

    A LaVale, Md.-based anesthesiologist and pain management practice will pay $980,000 to resolve allegations they submitted false claims for medically unnecessary urine tests, Cumberland Times-News reported Aug. 27. 

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  1. 8 gastroenterology updates

    From a private equity investment to a new endoscopy center, here are eight gastroenterology industry updates Becker's has reported on since Aug. 16:
  2. 20 medical schools with the most graduates practicing in rural areas: report

    U.S. News & World Report has named 161 medical schools in the U.S. with the most graduates practicing in rural areas. 
  3. High schooler with undiagnosed tumor dies after ASC shoulder arthroscopy

    A 15-year-old who had just had his first day of high school died after complications arose from an arthroscopic shoulder surgery, the Ventura County Star reported Aug. 28.
  4. Ground broken on new 87-acre Florida medical complex with ASC

    Site work has begun on a new 87-acre medical complex in Panama City Beach, Fla., that will include an ASC, facilities for orthopedic surgery and cardiology, a hospital, urgent care and primary care, according to an Aug. 29 report from the Panama City News Herald.

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  1. Where medical real estate deals have been heating up

    New Jersey experienced significant medical real estate activity in August.
  2. ASC sues UnitedHealthcare for alleged ERISA violations

    Taylor Theunissen, MD, and Metairie, La.-based Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery filed a lawsuit against UnitedHealthcare, alleging the insurer failed to pay preathorized claims in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, according to Law Street Media.
  3. Amazon, CVS Health look to primary care amid increasing healthcare consolidation

    Giant companies like Amazon, CVS Health, Walgreens and Walmart are all looking to primary care and physicians amid an increasingly consolidating industry. 
  4. 9 moves from GI Alliance in 8 months

    Here are nine moves from Southlake, Texas-based GI Alliance that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 4:

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

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  1. 10 states with the fewest orthopedic surgeons per capita

    Almost 23,000 orthopedic surgeons practice in the U.S., according to Definitive Healthcare's PhysicianView, which includes data on more than 2 million physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in the U.S.
  2. What physician assistants are paid in all 50 states

    Rhode Island is the state with the highest annual mean wage for physician assistants, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' occupational employment statistics survey released March 31.
  3. 10 states with the most orthopedic surgeons per capita

    Almost 23,000 orthopedic surgeons practice in the U.S., according to Definitive Healthcare's PhysicianView, which includes data on more than 2 million physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in the U.S.
  4. $21.4M New Jersey medical office complex with orthopedic practice sold

    The Cherry Hill (N.J.) Office Center , a 185,000-square-foot office complex with five buildings, was sold by Lakewood Equity for $21.4 million, according to an Aug. 26 report from Commercial Property Executive.
  5. 61% of drugs receiving fast-tracked FDA approval shown to have low therapeutic value

    An August study published in the JAMA Health Forum found that between 2008 and 2021, of the 146 drugs receiving fast-tracked approval from the FDA, 61 percent were shown to have low therapeutic value. 
  6. North Carolina state treasurer supports surgeon's CON lawsuit

    North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell threw his support behind a lawsuit that eye surgeon Jay Singleton, MD, filed challenging the state's certificate of need laws, The North State Journal reported Aug. 25.
  7. Missouri physician sentenced for prescribing unapproved Orthovisc, healthcare fraud

    St. Louis-based physician Abdul Naushad, MD, has been sentenced to prison for injecting patients with cheaper osteoarthritis treatments that had not been approved by the FDA, local CBS affiliate KMOV4 reported Aug. 25. 
  8. The trends physicians fear most: 4 perspectives

    Healthcare's ever-changing landscape comes with a host of uncertainties. Here is what four physicians had to say about their fears regarding current healthcare trends:
  9. 20 most diverse medical schools in the US: Report

    A study from U.S. News & World Report found that in 2022, Howard University ranked as the most diverse medical school for students. 

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