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  1. 20 specialties with the highest compensation

    Neurosurgery is the specialty with the highest average annual compensation, according to Doximity's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published May 23.
  2. Are physicians happy with pay in 2024?

    Though physicians on average earn over $400,000 annually depending on their practice setting and speciality, around 36% still feel dissatisfied with their earnings in 2024, according to Doximity's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published May 23. 
  3. How physician shortages are impacting patient access

    The majority of physicians believe that staffing shortages throughout the healthcare system are negatively impacting patients in 2024, according to Doximity's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published May 23. 

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  1. Missouri system passes on ASC plans

    Hannibal (Mo.) Regional Healthcare Systems has scrapped plans for an ASC in Kirksville, Mo., according to a May 23 report from CBS affiliate KTVO.
  2. Alabama city expands legal budget in effort to acquire ASC certificate of need

    The city of Hoover, Ala., has expanded its legal budget for the fiscal year in an effort to continue pushing for a certificate of need for a new ASC, according to a May 22 report from ABC affiliate 3340.
  3. $19M medical office building planned in Virginia

    Flagship Healthcare Properties has spent $1 million to acquire a site in Mechanicsville, Va., where it plans to construct a $19 million medical office building, according to a May 23 report from Richmond BizSense. 
  4. Gastroenterology pay in 2024: 4 notes

    Gastroenterologists are the 11th highest paid physician specialists in 2024, with an average yearly salary of $514,208, according to Doximity's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published May 23. 

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  1. Walmart Health begins layoffs: 3 things to know

    Walmart Health Virtual Care is laying off 74 employees at its corporate headquarters in Phoenix.
  2. 22 gastroenterology updates

    Here are 22 gastroenterology updates Becker's has reported on since May 1:
  3. Premier Anesthesia affiliates with the Ohio Hospital Association

    Anesthesia management organization Premier Anesthesia has affiliated with the Ohio Hospital Association's corporate partner program. 
  4. How systems could double colorectal cancer screenings

    Giving patients more choice in their colorectal cancer screening options could double the number of patients who get screened, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

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  1. 2 conflicting colonoscopy guidelines

    The jury is still out on several guidelines regarding screening colonoscopies, despite rising colorectal cancer rates. 
  2. 4 ophthalmology practice additions in 3 months

    Here are four ophthalmology groups that have acquired and added practices that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 22:
  3. Physician assistant pay has jumped $18K since 2019

    The average annual wage for physician assistants has increased in each of the past five years, rising from $112,410 in 2019 to $130,490 in 2023, a total increase of more than $18,000, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  4. Medical office building investments on the decline in Q1

    Investment in medical office buildings fell by 21% year over year in the first quarter of 2024, declining to $1.6 billion, according to a May 20 report from real estate investment firm CBRE. 
  5. 10 states with the most anesthesia residents

    While the anesthesiologist shortage persists nationwide, some states could have more luck filling open spots than others. 
  6. Mississippi medical office building OK'd for construction

    A building permit has been issued for a new medical office building in Corinth, Miss., according to a May 22 report from the Daily Corinthian.
  7. The state of outpatient spine surgery in 4 studies

    Outpatient spine surgery is growing, and its outlook suggests the trend will likely continue.
  8. The top workplace concerns for Gen Z, millennials

    The majority of Gen Z and millennial employees in the U.S. are living paycheck to paycheck in 2024, according to Deloitte's annual employment survey published May 15. 
  9. 5 hospitals, health systems opening ASCs

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that have opened or have plans to open ASCs that Becker's has reported on since April 22:

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