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    Sixty percent of physicians said that mortgages on their primary residences is the largest expense they have, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Wealth and Debt Report," published June 12. 
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    Fresno, Calif.-based Community Regional Medical Center will receive a $1.2 million settlement from Inspire Health Medical Group for allegations that neurosurgeons planned a walkout in 2021 but gave the system less than 32 hours notice.
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  • The bad investments physicians are making

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  • What ASCs need to know about the 22.8M Medicaid disenrollments

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