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  1. 22% of physicians see malpractice premium increase

    Twenty-two percent of physicians saw an increase in malpractice premiums in 2021 compared with 2020, according to Medical Economics' "2022 Physician Report" released June 18. 
  2. Texas outpatient medical office building sells for $6M

    An outpatient medical office building in Rowlett, Texas, was sold for $6 million, REjournals reported June 28.
  3. Georgia ENT clinics owner sentenced to 3 years in prison for fraud 

    Jeffrey Gallups, MD, owner of a chain of Alpharetta, Ga.-based medical clinics, has been sentenced to three years in prison for a scheme in which the former Georgia insurance commissioner also has been indicted, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported June 28. 

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  1. 5 largest health insurance companies by revenue

    UnitedHealthcare is the largest insurer by revenue, according to a June 2022 Value Penguin report. 
  2. Multispecialty ASCs comprise 66.2% of surgery center market share: 5 notes

    By 2031, the global ASC market is projected to hit $130.6 billion, up from $85.4 billion in 2020, and increasing at a 3.9 percent compound annual growth rate over the next nine years, according to a report from Future Market Insights.
  3. Covenant High Plains Surgery Center 1st ASC in region to use da Vinci X robot

    Covenant High Plains Surgery Center in Lubbock, Texas, is the first independent free-standing ASC in the region to complete a robot-assisted general surgery procedure using the da Vinci X surgical robot from Intuitive Surgical, according to a June 29 news release.
  4. Latest medication supply chain updates to know

    This is a list of the most recent medication shortage updates reported by the FDA.

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  1. $6.6M Indiana medical office building sold

    A $6.6 million 16,700-square-foot medical office building in La Porte, Ind. was sold, REJournals reported June 27. 
  2. Physician Partners names Goran Jankovic CFO

    Physician Partners, a primary care platform, named Goran Jankovic CFO effective on June 27, the company said. 
  3. ChristianaCare, PursueCare, SimpleTherapy team up to bring telehealth to colleges

    Wilmington, Del.-based ChristianaCare, SimpleTherapy and PursueCare banded together to create a bundled healthcare service including general medicine, mental health and addiction treatment, and musculoskeletal care, which will be available at participating higher education institutions.
  4. Physician Partners names Goran Jankovic as new CFO

    Physician Partners appointed Goran Jankovic as the company's new CFO as of June 27.

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  1. 15 Texas physicians to pay $2.8M to settle kickback allegations

    Fifteen Texas physicians will pay a total of $2.83 million to resolve False Claim Act allegations involving kickbacks, the Justice Department said June 28.
  2. Weathering the storm in Anesthesiology: making the business case and demonstrating the value of Anesthesiology

    There are significant challenges in the field of Anesthesiology.
  3. Florida physician gets 8 years in prison, ordered to pay $31M for fake medical claims

    A West Palm Beach, Fla.-based addiction recovery physician has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay more than $31 million in restitution for his involvement in a scheme to be reimbursed for $106 million in fake medical claims, a federal court in Miami ruled June 28. 
  4. NYU Langone Health ramps up expansion of outpatient services

    New York City-based NYU Langone Health added four practices to its network to increase access to outpatient primary and specialty care.
  5. North Texas GI Associates opens 2nd practice

    Denton-based North Texas GI Associates opened a second practice in Highland Village, Texas, Community Impact reported June 27.
  6. Feds target no-poach agreements: 5 things for ASCs to know 

    Staffing shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic have led to an increase in "no-poach" agreements to restrict employee mobility, according to a June 22 article in JDSupra.  
  7. 5 top-paying states for healthcare managers

    California is the top-paying state for healthcare executive and senior managers, according to the 2022 Medical Group Management Associations' "Management and Staff Compensation" report.
  8. Where physicians lost money in 2021, per Medscape

    The share of physicians reporting no significant financial losses was as large as it's been in several years, according to Medscape's "Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2022," but many still reported practice issues causing financial losses. 
  9. California ASC adds knee replacement robot

    Goodlife Surgery Center in Torrance, Calif., added Mako Smartrobotics for total knee replacements.

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