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    Quit rates are on the rise nationwide since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and healthcare is no exception. In July 2023, 1 in every 43 employees across every sector nationwide quit their jobs, according to research from resume specialist company ResumeBlaze based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. 
  • AMA launches physician survey on Medicare pay cut

    The American Medical Association has randomly selected physician practices and individual physicians to complete a patient-care hours survey that will ensure that practice expenses and patient-care hours are accurately reflected, according to a Nov. 7 report from the AMA.
  • Minnesota physician sentenced to prison for tax evasion

    Joseph Meyer, MD, a former family medicine physician in Roseau, Minn., was sentenced to four months in federal prison, six months of home confinement and two years supervised release, and he will be required to pay full restitution for a tax-evasion scheme that lasted almost two decades.
  • 26% of physicians considering transition to nonclinical careers

    Over a fourth of physicians (26%) are considering leaving their primary roles as physicians to pivot to nonclinical careers, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physicians and Nonclinical Careers Report," published Nov. 7.  
  • 25% of US medical students are debating dropping out: Survey

    One-quarter of medical students in the U.S. are considering quitting their studies, a figure that compares to 12% worldwide, according to a report by Elsevier Health.
  • 17 health systems recognized for top ambulatory care in 2023

    The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has recognized the top ambulatory care organizations for 2023, with 17 systems earning CHIME's highest designation. 
  • Number of ASCs in the US outpaces CMS' estimates

    While the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association estimates that there are just over 6,000 ASCs in the U.S., that number is actually much higher. 
  • 3 major issues private practices will have to reckon with

    Private practices are up against a variety of challenges that will continue to put pressure on them today and in the future. 
  • The 10 states in need of more ASCs

    ASCs are continuing to grow in number nationwide, but despite 80% of surgeries being performed in the outpatient setting, 10 states still have fewer than one ASC for every 100,000 residents. 
  • ASCs per capita in all 50 states | 2023

    While California has the most ASCs of any state according to the most recent data from the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, Maryland has the most ASCs per capita. Meanwhile, Vermont has the fewest in both number and per capita. 
  • 9 key ASC industry stats to know headed into 2024

    The number of ASCs nationwide is growing rapidly headed into 2024, with over 11,000 Medicare- and non-Medicare-certified facilities across the country. 
  • 3 states cracking down on noncompete laws

    Here are three states that have taken action to ban noncompetes that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 5:
  • Certificate of need laws hindering SurgNet's growth

    Nashville-based SurgNet, a new-to-market ASC management and development company, is struggling to grow in its home state due to complicated certificate of need laws, according to a Nov. 3 report from the Nashville Business Journal. 
  • How AmSurg is 'positioning for growth' as an independent company

    AmSurg has officially emerged under new ownership as a separate and independent entity from Envision Healthcare, its former parent company, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.
  • Physician pay behind inflation in Q3

    The median compensation earned by physicians in the third quarter was $358,753, up $7,253 compared to the same period last year, according to data from Kaufman Hall.
  • Where ASCs are closing in 2023

    Here are six states experiencing ASC closures in 2023: 
  • Texas medical group to 'wind down' business

    Peripheral Vascular Associates, a 27-provider group, has notified state officials of its plan to lay off workers and close multiple offices.
  • Louisiana physician guilty of tax evasion

    Baton Rouge, La.-based physician Melissa Barrett, MD, was found guilty of tax evasion. 

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