Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 8 metro areas paying anesthesiologists more than $350K

    In the San Diego-Carlsbad, Calif., area, anesthesiologists earn an average of $481,420 each year, making it the highest-paying metropolitan area for the profession in the U.S.
  2. U of Michigan buys KMart headquarters for ambulatory care site

    The Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan plans to purchase the former KMart headquarters in Troy, Mich., to convert the space to a $4.4 million ambulatory and outpatient facility, according to an April 23 report from the Michigan Daily.
  3. 7 hospitals, health systems laying off employees: What ASCs need to know

    Seven hospitals and health systems have announced plans to lay off employees in the last 20 days amid financial issues and payer contract obstacles. 

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  1. UC San Diego plans $175M+ outpatient center

    UC San Diego Health is developing an outpatient medical center with a price tag between $175 million and $225 million in San Diego's Rancho Bernardo neighborhood, the San Diego Union Tribune reported April 23.
  2. GI Alliance affiliate grows, adds Dr. Scharles Konadu

    Fort Worth-based Texas Digestive Disease Consultants, an affiliate of management group GI Alliance, has added gastroenterologist Scharles Konadu, MD. 
  3. Arizona physician accused of sexually abusing patients

    A physician in Yuma, Ariz., who pleaded not guilty to seven counts of sexual abuse and assault is facing new charges from patients, local CBS affiliate AZFamily reported April 23. 
  4. Fired Iowa physician contests license suspension in court 

    A fired resident of Iowa City-based University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is contesting his medical license suspension in court, Iowa Capital Dispatch reported April 22. 

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  1. Bad news for private practice physicians

    Here are three major issues plaguing private practice physicians today.
  2. 3 closures affecting healthcare

    Here are three closures affecting the healthcare industry that Becker's has reported on since April 16:
  3. Anesthesiologist sues Optum-affiliated Oregon ASC for alleged retaliation firing

    Anesthesiologist Ellis Richard Clark, MD, has filed a lawsuit against Optum-affiliated Salem (Ore.) Surgery Center, which operates under the name Northbank Surgical Center, for allegedly firing him in retaliation for complaining about unsafe anesthesia practices, according to an April 23 report from the Lund Report.
  4. Northside Hospital Gwinnett adds innovative endoscopy procedure

    Lawrenceville, Ga.-based Northside Hospital Gwinnett has expanded its interventional gastrointestinal and endoscopy program through the addition of new, minimally invasive procedures.

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  1. $1.2B for 5 of 2024's biggest-budget outpatient acquisitions

    Here are five of the most expensive outpatient medical facility acquisitions reported by Becker's in 2024 so far, with price tags totaling more than $1.2 billion:
  2. FTC to ban noncompetes 

    The Federal Trade Commission has banned noncompete clauses for most U.S. workers, The Washington Post reported April 23. 
  3. Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania opens ASC

    The Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania recently opened Slate Hill Surgery Center in Camp Hill, Pa.
  4. 4 physician fraud cases in 2 weeks

    Here are four physician fraud cases Becker's has reported on since April 8:
  5. Independent physicians have been 'left without a voice': Viewpoint

    Physicians are continuing to migrate to employed models as practice costs rise. 
  6. 5 gastroenterology practices making headlines

    Here are five gastroenterology-focused practices that have made headlines recently:
  7. What's new with physician pay cuts?

    As practice costs rise, many physician leaders are concerned about cuts in CMS reimbursements.
  8. Highest-paying practice settings for ophthalmologists

    Ophthalmologists have the highest annual mean wage in offices of physicians, according to updated data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  9. The health systems hopping on the ASC train

    ASCs have caught the eye of health systems as a means for growth and expansion.

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