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  1. Top 25 hospitals for gastroenterology in 2023: Report

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has been named the top hospital in the world for gastroenterology in 2023, according to a new report from Newsweek. 
  2. 10 best states for orthopedic surgeon pay

    The national average pay for nonpediatric orthopedic surgeons is $147.22 per hour or $306,220 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' occupational employment statistics survey released March 31.
  3. Top 25 states for surgeon pay

    The national average pay for nonpediatric, nonorthopedic surgeons is $143.17 per hour or $297,800 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' occupational employment statistics survey released March 31.

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  1. 29 specialities with the highest, lowest job satisfaction

    Dermatologists have the highest job satisfaction among 29 medical specialties, while internal medicine physicians have the lowest, according to a 2022 speciality report from Medscape. 
  2. Hawaii pain physician sentenced to 7.5 years in prison on 38 charges

    Hawaii anesthesiologist Rudolph Puana, MD, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison after being found guilty in April on 38 counts of opioid distribution, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sept. 13.
  3. Ophthalmologists urge Senate to swiftly pass prior authorization reform

    The House of Representatives has voted to reform prior authorization in the Medicare Advantage program, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology has urged the Senate to quickly advance the legislation, according to a Sept. 14 statement sent to Becker's. 
  4. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons extends partnership with video tech provider

    The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons has extended its partnership with Theator, the creator of a video surgical intelligence platform that can analyze surgical video data.  

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  1. Medical Group Management Association expresses support for 2022 Medicare Providers Act

    The Medical Group Management Association has announced its support for the Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2022 in a Sept. 13 statement from the association's senior vice president of government affairs, Anders Gilberg. 
  2. Salary, altruism among top reasons students choose medical school

    According to Medscape's 2022 medical student lifestyle report, 87 percent of medical school students said a desire to help people in need was among the top reasons they chose medical school, while 57 percent said future income was an important part of the decision.
  3. Takeda launches prognostic Crohn's disease blood test

    Biopharmaceutical company Takeda has announced the launch of its Cdpath program, which uses a blood test to predict someone's potentiral risk for developing serious Crohn's disease related complications within the next three years, according to a Sept. 14 press release sent to Becker's.  
  4. ASCA urges CMS to update proposed rules: 5 notes 

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association has submitted comments on Medicare's 2023 proposed payment rule Sept. 13, urging CMS to update several aspects of the rule, according to an email shared with Becker's.

Scaling standardized protocols saved one hospital $12M in 1 year

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  1. Physicians Realty Trust acquires New York medical property, ASC for $81.5M

    Physicians Realty Trust, through a joint venture with Dallas-based MedProperties Realty Advisors, has acquired Calko Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., for $81. 5 million.
  2. $194M Chicago ASC cuts ribbon 

    The University of Illinois Chicago has cut the ribbon on a $194 million project that features an ASC, the academic health system said Sept. 13. 
  3. 6 reasons physicians prefer being employed

    Fifty-two percent of employed physicians like their jobs because they do not have to run a small business, according to Medscape's 2022 "Employed Physicians Report."
  4. 5 physicians plead guilty to drug crimes connected to pain clinic

    Five physicians pleaded guilty to drug charges connected to a purported pain management clinic with locations in Virginia and West Virginia, the Justice Department said Sept. 12.
  5. Ohio surgeon to pay $7.2M for kickback scheme

    Aurora, Ohio, general surgeon Amy Swegan, MD, pleaded guilty to accepting $291,000 in kickbacks from telemedicine companies, the Justice Department said Sept. 12. She will be required to pay $7.2 million in restitution.
  6. Indiana ASC expanding surgical team

    Columbus-based Southern Indiana Surgery added Cory Banaschak, DO, to its surgical team, The Republic reported Sept. 11.
  7. AmSurg generates $55M in Q2 & 4 more updates

    ASC chain AmSurg, subsidiary of physician staffing firm Envision Healthcare, generated roughly $55 million in earnings in the second quarter of this year. 
  8. Biggest physician group acquisitions to know

    Physician groups are increasingly consolidating, and there was a 145 percent increase in deals from 2020 to 2021, according to VMG Health's "Annual Healthcare M&A Report 2022." 
  9. Maryland medical office complex with ASCs, digestive care center sold

    Shady Grove Professional Centers I and II, 103,249-square-foot, multitenant medical office buildings in Rockville, Md., have sold. 

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