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  1. Former COO pleads guilty to embezzling $3.1M from 2 physician-owned practices

    Nancy Martin, 77, pleaded guilty to embezzling $3.1 million from her employers, Wichita, Kan.-based Emergency Services P.A. and Mid-Kansas Wound Specialists, the Justice Department said May 26.
  2. Eyeing inflation, physician-owned GI clinic spends $1.5M on raises for 165 employees

    Shreveport, La.-based physician-owned GI clinic GastroIntestinal Specialists is investing almost $1.5 million for employee salary raises, the Shreveport Times reported May 26.
  3. 4 physicians running for office 

    Four physicians who are seeking elective office:

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  1. GI Alliance leases space for Arkansas practice

    Southlake, Texas-based GI Alliance is leasing a 12,400-square-foot space to open a practice in Little Rock, Ark., the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported May 26.
  2. How GI tech is becoming more like Netflix

    Emerging technologies in gastroenterology are about to get more personal. Bill Snyder, CEO of Vivante Health, a digital health company, spoke with Becker's on May 25 to discuss the hyperpersonalization of GI tech.
  3. 950 Michigan physicians call for state to reinstate oversight of CRNAs

    The Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists is urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to reinstate the physician supervision requirement for certified registered nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia. 
  4. Texas ASCs in 2022: 23 moves in an industry hot spot

    Texas is one of the best states to open an ASC. ASCs in the South earn the most revenue in the country and perform the most cases annually, according to VMG Health's "Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study," and personal finance website WalletHub cited Texas as the best state to start a business. 

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  1. Patient sues Minnesota anesthesiologist, pain center for opioid addiction 

    A patient of a St.Paul, Minn.-based anesthesiologist and pain clinic is suing both, blaming them for his opioid dependency, the Pioneer Press reported May 25. 
  2. Where physicians had the highest compensation growth 

    Primary care physicians in the South and West regions of the U.S. had some of the highest increases in compensation from 2019 to 2021, according to the Medical Group Management Association's 2022 "Datadive Provider Compensation Report."  
  3. The surprising silver lining of COVID-19 with Jessica Rodriguez from OAM Surgery Center at Midtowne

    Jessica Rodriguez serves as administrator at OAM Surgery Center at Midtowne in Grand Rapids, Mich.  Ms. Rodriguez will serve on the panel "Benchmarking: How to Utilize Data to Drive Efficiency and Profitability" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18. To learn more and register, click here.
  4. The blessing and curse of company growth with Lori Tamburo Martini from Specialty Orthopedic Group Surgery Center

    Lori Tamburo Martini serves as an administrator at Specialty Orthopedic Group Surgery Center in Tupelo, Miss. Ms. Tamburo Martini will serve on the panel "Benchmarking: How to Utilize Data to Drive Efficiency and Profitability" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18. To learn more and register, click here.

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  1. The top reason for delayed patient care with Dr. Eric Mehlberg from Comprehensive Pain Specialists

    Eric Mehlberg, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist specializing in pain medicine at Comprehensive Pain Specialists in Golden, Colo. Dr. Mehlberg will serve on the panel "How to Build an Integrated Pain Practice" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18. To learn more and register, click here.
  2. The time-intensive issue of practice management with Dr. Mick Perez-Cruet of Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

    Mick Perez-Cruet, MD, serves as professor and vice chair of the department of neurosurgery at Oakland (Calif.) University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Dr. Perez-Cruet will serve on the panel "Best Investments for Spine Surgeons Today" and "The Next Five Years in Spine" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18. To learn more and register, click here.
  3. Plans OK'd for Iowa city's 1st ASC

    The Iowa Department of Public Health and the State Health Facilities Council approved plans to open an ASC in Ames, the city's first, the Ames Tribune reported May 26.
  4. GI tech world has 'a ton of opportunity,' CEO says

    There are many new technologies swirling around the gastroenterology space. Bill Snyder, CEO of Vivante Health, a digital health company, spoke with Becker's on May 25 about the most influential of these technologies and more.
  5. Florida pain physician, CEO convicted for $4.5M fentanyl scheme

    Former CEO and owner of Sarasota (Fla.) Pain Associates Steven Chun, MD, 59, was found guilty of a more than $4.5 million fentanyl kickback and bribery scheme, the Justice Department said May 24.
  6. Salary or productivity? Surgeon pay by compensation method

    Surgeons across the country have varying pay depending on their compensation method and their practice's ownership, according to a May 2022 MGMA report.
  7. Arizona endoscopy center to open in summer

    Builders for Glendale, Ariz.-based Arrowhead Endoscopy Center have completed initial site work, Glendale Star reported May 25.
  8. 5 highest, lowest-paying states for surgeons

    Surgeons across the country have seen rising compensation since 2019, according to a May 2022 MGMA report.
  9. Physician-owned practices are more productive, report says

    Physician-owned practices reported higher levels of productivity in collections and work relative value units, according to Medical Group Management Association's 2022 "Datadive Provider Compensation Report."  

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