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  1. 5 cardiologists making waves

    Here are five cardiologist that have made headlines in the last two weeks, as reported by Becker's since May 30:
  2. 4 ASC closures in 2024

    Here are four ASCs that have closed this year, as reported by Becker's since Feb. 22:
  3. 5 health systems opening ASCs in 1 week

    Many health systems have taken interest in ASCs this year, with some vying for market share themselves.

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  1. UnitedHealthcare prevails in TeamHealth suit: 5 notes

    UnitedHealthcare was delivered a win in May in its legal battle with Knoxville, Tenn.-based physician staffing company TeamHealth. 
  2. EyeCare Partners adds to leadership team

    St. Louis-based EyeCare Partners made three appointments and changes to its executive leadership team.
  3. Mount Sinai nears completion on $13M New York City ASC

    The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Health System is nearing completion on a $13 million ASC in New York City, according to a June 7 report from The Village Sun.
  4. University of Texas looks to open state's 3rd optometry school

    The University of Texas Board of Regents has approved a proposal to create an optometry school at the Austin-based medical school, according to a June 13 report from 

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  1. The outpatient services that lose the most money

    Average payments for outpatient burn and wound services were 42.9% below costs across all payers, a May report from the American Hospital Association found.
  2. The closure of Walmart Health: 5 key notes

    Walmart Health announced April 30 that it is closing all 51 of its clinics and shutting down its virtual care options.
  3. California delaying $25 healthcare minimum wage: What ASCs need to know

    On May 31, California Gov. Gavin Newsom delayed the start of minimum wage increases for healthcare workers by one month. 
  4. Pain physician to pay $1.2M to settle false claims allegations

    A Missouri pain management physician will pay $1.2 million to resolve allegations that he and his company knowingly submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid. 

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  1. 'It's only going to get worse': How physician shortages will transform care access

    Matt Mazurek, MD, assistant clinical professor of anesthesiology at St. Raphael's Campus of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital, joined Becker's to discuss how physician shortages will transform care access. 
  2. Portland Clinic to permanently close ASC

    The Portland (Ore.) Clinic plans to close its downtown ASC permanently on June 14 following 40 years in operation. 
  3. Who's pursuing ASCs in 2024?

    Health system executives, including CEOs, CFOs and COOs, have their sights set on ASCs this year, with outpatient surgery named as the top service line for joint venture partnerships in 2024, according to a Jan. 4 VMG Health survey of health system executives.
  4. Cities with the lowest number of anesthesiologists

    In the Weirton-Steubenville, W.V.-Ohio, Syracuse, N.Y., Greeley, Colo., and Bangor, Maine, metropolitan areas, there are 30 employed anesthesiologists, the fewest of any metropolitan area in the U.S., according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.
  5. How much do physicians owe on their mortgage?

    Nearly 20% of physicians have a mortgage of more than $500,000 on their primary home, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Wealth and Debt Report," published June 12.
  6. The biggest expenses, debts physicians have

    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. 
  7. 10 cities with the highest number of anesthesiologists

    There are 2,100 employed anesthesiologists in the New York City-Newark, N.J.-Jersey City, N.J., metropolitan area, the most of any area in the U.S., according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.
  8. How this former professional athlete is training to become a cardiologist

    Jimmy Howick, MD, started out as a professional baseball player but an injury derailed his athletic career. He is now training to become a cardiologist, according to a June 12 report by Mayo Clinic.
  9. 89% of PAs, NPs say they should have full prescription authority

    Approximately 89% of advanced practice providers in the U.S. say they should be granted full independent prescribing authority, according to a new survey from provider insights company Sermo. 

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