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  1. 20 lowest-paying specialties in 2022

    Half of the lowest-paid providers in 2022 were in pediatric specialties, according to 2023 data from online networking service Doximity.
  2. Massachusetts PA bills are a step in the right direction, PA org president says

    New legislation in Massachusetts would allow physician assistants to practice with fewer restrictions. 
  3. 5 healthcare leaders on what changes paid off in 2022

    Five healthcare specialists recently connected with Becker's to share what changes they implemented in 2022 are here to stay.

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  1. 2-story Ohio medical office building acquired for $10M

    Charlottesville, Va.-based healthcare real estate company Anchor Health Properties has acquired a two-story medical office building in Grove City, Ohio, for $10.2 million, according to a March 24 report from Columbus Business First.
  2. Physician salaries 'not keeping pace with inflation,' study shows

    While the average salary for physicians increased by 3.8 percent in 2021, it saw a dip of 2.4 percent in 2022, according to the "2023 Physician Compensation Report" from Doximity. 
  3. Gastroenterologist vs. general surgeon pay in 40 states

    Gastroenterologists earn less than general surgeons in every state, according to 2022 salary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  4. False claim allegations and recalled eye drops: 10 ophthalmology updates in 3 weeks

    From a $2.9 million false claim allegation to three deaths linked to bacterial infections caused by artificial tears, here are 10 ophthalmology updates since March 6. 

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  1. 2 more eye drops recalled in response to contamination risks

    Pharmedica and Apotex voluntarily recalled several lots of their products due to contamination risks, according to the FDA.
  2. 3 statistics on gastroenterologist pay to know

    Here are three quick statistics on gastroenterologist pay from Doximity's "2023 Physician Compensation Report" that healthcare leaders should know.
  3. Illinois physician not liable for man's cancer spread, jury rules in $6.5M suit 

    A Jefferson County, Ill., jury has ruled a urologist is not guilty in a $6.5 million suit that alleges he failed to diagnose a patient's prostate cancer, Missouri Lawyers Media reported March 24. 
  4. 9 upcoming hospital, outpatient center shutdowns

    In response to issues including poor financial performance and reimbursement challenges, medical facilities nationwide are closing their doors or shutting down service lines — which in turn may be advantageous to ASCs.

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  1. ASC Administrator of the Week: Alfonso del Granado, a 'breath of fresh air in the medical community'

    Alfonso del Granado, administrator and CEO of Lubbock, Texas-based Covenant High Plains Surgery Centers, is Becker's ASC Administrator of the Week. 
  2. 10 cities with the lowest adjusted compensation for physicians

    Washington, D.C., is the city with the lowest adjusted cost of living for physicians, based on adjusted compensation rates, according to Doximity's "2023 Physician Compensation Report." 
  3. Another New York physician on trial for murder by overprescribing opioids 

    New York physician Sudipt Deshmukh, MD, is facing a manslaughter charge in a patient's opioid overdose death, the Rochester Beacon reported March 23. 
  4. How the net worth of 10 healthcare billionaires has changed in 6 months

    In September, Thomas Frist Jr., MD, founder of HCA Healthcare, was named the richest American in healthcare, with a net worth of $17 billion. Today, his net worth sits at $20.5 billion, up $3.5 billion in six months, according to Forbes' live net worth tracker. 
  5. 10 cities with the highest adjusted cost of living for physicians

    Oklahoma City is the city with the highest adjusted cost of living for physicians, based on adjusted compensation rates, according to Doximity's "2023 Physician Compensation Report." 
  6. Kentucky physician wins $14M in lawsuit against CVS, Rite Aid

    Kentucky physician James Chaney has been awarded $14 million in his lawsuit against CVS and Rite Aid of Kentucky for wrongly attributing drug orders to him, the Lexington Herald Leader reported March 22. 
  7. Cities with the highest demand for temporary physicians

    Tallahassee, Fla., is the metropolitan area with the highest demand for temporary physicians, according to 2023 data from online networking service Doximity.
  8. Solo practice physicians see pay jump: Compensation growth by employment type

    Physician pay in a solo practice jumped 3 percent in the last year, according to 2023 data from online networking service Doximity.
  9. The most influential healthcare CEOs 

    Eighteen healthcare CEOs were deemed among the 200 most influential CEOs in the world, according to a March 17 report from CEOWorld Magazine. 

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