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  1. Physician assistant cleared in malpractice case following Florida patient's death 

    A Florida circuit court has cleared a Sarasota, Fla.-based physician assistant of liability in a medical malpractice trial over the death of a patient, Courtroom View Network reported Aug. 25. 
  2. Subdued wage growth likely as US reaches peak employment

    With employers desperately seeking workers over the last two years, wages in the U.S. have been at an all-time high. Now, with a decrease in unemployment, that might be changing, an Aug. 20 report from Yahoo Finance shows. 
  3. LastPass, password manager for over 33M globally hacked

    Global password manager LastPass, a system used by more than 33 million people globally, had source code and proprietary technical information stolen during a breach in August. 

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  1. Mayo Clinic algorithm may better predict colorectal cancer recurrence

    Mayo Clinic researchers in Phoenix used artificial intelligence to create an algorithm to better predict colorectal cancer recurrence, according to a multinational study published in Gastroenterology.
  2. New Jersey medical office building sold

    A medical office building in Fair Lawn, N.J., has been sold, roi-nj.com reported Aug. 26.
  3. 'The history speaks for itself:' Spine practice celebrates 85 years

    Cincinnati-based Mayfield Brain & Spine is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year and continues to look for new ways to expand and innovate, local news outlet WKRC reported Aug. 25.
  4. 3 upcoming orthopedic ASCs

    Here are three orthopedic-focused ASCs in the works that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 11:

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  1. Mayo Clinic to renovate, relocate ASC

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Health System is spending $15 million on projects in Alber Lea, including moving and renovating an ASC, local outlet ABC 6 News reported Aug. 24.
  2. How Biden's debt forgiveness program applies to medical school students

    President Joe Biden announced his student loan forgiveness program on Aug. 24, which allows up to $20,000 in loan forgiveness for those who qualify. 
  3. HHS updates kickback guidance on patient incentives for pre-surgical education

    Physicians are allowed to offer patients gift cards in small amounts in exchange for completing online patient education modules without violating the anti-kickback statute, according to an opinion from the HHS Office of Inspector General. 
  4. USPI, HCA and Surgery Partners further consolidate: 9 deals in 2022

    The ASC industry, like the rest of the healthcare industry, is increasingly consolidating amid rising operating costs. 

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  1. 5 ASC, physician practice closures this year 

    Here are five physician practice and ASC closures in the last year:
  2. Nevada physician charged with illegally distributing drugs from a fake clinic 

    A federal trial is underway for physician Chad Hall, DO, who is charged with illegally dealing drugs out of a fake clinic, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Aug. 24. 
  3. What CRNAs are paid in all 50 states

    Connecticut is the state with the highest annual mean wage for certified nurse anesthetists, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' occupational employment statistics survey released March 31.
  4. Anesthesiologists making headlines: 4 updates in 2 weeks

    Here are four anesthesiologists making headlines since Aug. 9:
  5. Ophthalmology is the speciality with most clinical trials: 9 fast facts

    Since 2010, 504,000 clinical trials have started in the U.S., according to a report from Definitive Healthcare. 
  6. Why North Carolina was named 2022's best state for business

    A July report from CNBC ranked North Carolina No. 1 on its list of the best states for business.
  7. Medical office building portfolio in Kentucky, Indiana acquired

    A four-building medical office portfolio in northern Kentucky and southern Indiana was acquired by Montecito Medical, RE Journals reported Aug. 25.
  8. 3 NAPA partnerships in 2 weeks

    Here are three partnerships from anesthesia-focused pain management company North American Partners in Anesthesia that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 11:
  9. The US' top 5 ophthalmologists, per Newsweek

    Here are the top five ophthalmologists in the U.S. in 2022, according to a survey of more than 10,000 ophthalmologists conducted by Newsweek.

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