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  1. The 5 specialties with lowest net worth

    Orthopedists on average have the highest net worth, according to Medscape's Physician Wealth and Debt report, with 15 percent reporting a net worth exceeding $5 million. On the other end of the spectrum, here are the five specialty groups with the highest percent of physicians report a net worth under $500,000.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Centene dives deeper into ACA exchanges: 5 things to know

    Despite many leading payers withdrawing their ACA presence, Centene plans to bolster its offerings in several state exchanges, according to The New York Times.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. MACRA participation in 2017 — Which specialties are on board?

    The following nine specialties have 50 percent or more of their physicians expecting to participate in MACRA in 2017, according to the "Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2017."  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. VP Mike Pence speaks to HHS: 4 key quotes on the AHCA

    Vice President Mike Pence made a speech yesterday regarding healthcare. The speech comes at a critical time for Congress, as the Senate continues to shape its version of the American Health Care Act.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 5 trends in healthcare payments — 92% of patients want to know costs before a visit

    InstaMed released its 2016 Trends in Healthcare Payment Annual Report, outlining the key concepts for healthcare payments in the coming year.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Surgery gone bananas — Ohio laser surgery center performs cataracts on golden lion tamarin monkey

    When Ana, the Akron (Ohio) Zoo's golden lion tamarin, was having trouble seeing, the zoo's veterinary staff discovered she developed cataracts, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. OmniVision, Neoscope launch single-use endoscopy solution — 3 insights

    OmniVision Technologies partnered with Neoscope to design a single-use endoscope.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Boston Scientific continues to pour money into endoscopy — Why?

    In a piece for Forbes, market research firm Trefis analyzed why Boston Scientific continues to invest in the endoscopy market.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. XBiotech discontinues its phase III trial & more — 6 GI company key notes

    Here are six updates on GI companies from the past week.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 30 statistics on cataract surgery price in 10 large cities

    Here are the total cost as well as physician services and facility fees for cataract surgery in the 10 largest U.S. metropolitan cities by population based on data from Healthcare Bluebook. The total cost includes the physician services, facility fees and anesthesia fee.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. CMS approves Bivarus patient data registry to participate in MIPS: 4 key notes

    CMS approved Bivarus to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System for 2017 as a qualified clinical data registry.  By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Number of people insured through ACA falls by 2M — 3 insights

    The number of people insured through the ACA fell by approximately 2 million from Jan. 31 through mid-March, Politico reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. The 11 things payers, providers really think about value-based care

    As healthcare continues to move towards value-based care, Quest Diagnostics surveyed payers and providers on their feelings about the nation's transition to value-based care.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. 5 thoughts from a first-year GI fellow

    New York City-based NewYork Presbyterian/Weill Cornell gastroenterology fellow Shawn Shah, MD, shared five thoughts on the completion of his fellowship training with Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. 5 stats on GI net revenue per case at multispecialty ASCs

    VMG Health's 2017 Intellimarker Multi-Specialty ASC Study included statistics on ASC revenue per case for gastroenterology.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Canadian guidelines excludes baby boomers from HCV screening guidelines — 5 insights

    The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care's decision to exclude baby boomers from their new guidelines concerning hepatitis C virus screenings is creating a ruckus throughout the medical community, MedpageToday reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. GI endoscopy device market to grow at 5% CAGR through 2020 — 5 key notes

    Absolute Report analysts expect the gastrointestinal endoscopy device market to grow significantly through 2020.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Vermont medical center CEO: How Green Mountain surgery center's approval may harm community hospitals

    Rutland (Vt.) Regional Medical Center President and CEO Tom Huebner penned an article in the VT Digger illustrating how The Green Mountain Care Board approving a new ASC in Colchester, Va., would impact community hospitals throughout Vermont.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. ASC leader to know: Melissa Bushnell of AtlantiCare

    Melissa Bushnell, RN, BSN, is the executive director of ambulatory surgery at Egg Harbor Township, N.J.-based AtlantiCare. During her three years in the position, she has provided leadership, oversight and direction regarding all ambulatory surgery aspects.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. 7 things to know about AMA's new president-elect Dr. Barbara McAneny

    Oncologist Barbara McAneny, MD, is the new president-elect of the American Medical Association, effective June 2017.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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