Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. The downside of private equity for physicians 

    While private equity investment can provide stable funding and allow practices to be innovative, it may be incompatible with physician practice ethics and sustainability, the American Medical Association wrote in a recent blog post. 
  2. 8 highest paid PA specialities in 2022: Report

    Physician assistants have different pay rates based on the states and specialities in which they work, with the highest paid PA specialty being cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, according to a report from Kiiky Wealth.
  3. Becker's ASC recap: This week's top 10 stories

    Here are the most-read ASC stories published by Becker's since July 29:

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  1. States with the highest percentage of female physicians: Report

    In 2022, approximately 37 percent of U.S. physicians are female, with Washington, D.C., having the highest share of female physicians in the country, according to a June report from Statista.
  2. 2 ASC acquisitions in July

    Here are two ASC acquisitions Becker's has reported on since July 21:
  3. $100M Pennsylvania project to include 3-story medical office building

    A $100 million project in Lancaster, Pa., will include a three-story medical office building, Lancaster Online reported Aug. 4. 
  4. Where physician demand is growing

    Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare laid out where physician demand is located in the 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."

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  1. Physician gets 15 years in prison for 5 patient deaths, 'massive pill mill'

    Pennsylvania pain management specialist Raymond Kraynak, DO, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for opioid distribution that resulted in the deaths of five of his patients, the Justice Department said Aug. 4.
  2. Former physician gets 25 years for 2 patient deaths, opioid charges

    Former Lake Milton, Ohio, internal medicine physician Martin Escobar was sentenced to 25 years in prison for 54 counts of illegally prescribing controlled substances and 31 counts of healthcare fraud, the Justice Department said Aug. 4.
  3. USPI surgery center in Atlanta now using Stryker robot

    Atlanta-based USPI affiliate Resurgens Surgical Center has added Stryker's Mako SmartRobotics system to its practice to assist with joint replacements.
  4. 10 gastroenterologists to know

    Here are 10 physicians to know who specialize in gastroenterology:

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  1. New Jersey hospital receives funding to serve underserved communities

    Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center was awarded a membership to use Medtronic GI Genius intelligent endoscopy modules to provide artificial intelligence-assisted colonoscopy technology to low-income communities. 
  2. Indiana ASC performs region's 1st outpatient robotic joint replacement

    Columbus (Ind.) Specialty Surgery Center performed the region's first outpatient robotic joint replacement surgery, according to a news release shared with Becker's.
  3. $70M Olathe Health expansion includes 2 ASCs

    Olathe (Kan.) Health is kicking off a $70 million expansion that will include two ASCs, the Kansas City Star reported Aug. 4.
  4. Why this Florida orthopedic surgeon retired early 

    Jonathan Phillips, MD, former orthopedic surgeon at Orlando (Fla.) Health, joined Becker's to discuss how the potential CMS pay cut will affect patients and why he chose to retire early. 
  5. Surgery Partners' last 5 years: A recap

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners is one of the largest ASC companies in the U.S., with more than 180 facilities and 4,000 physicians.
  6. New York state to provide $1.3B to bolster healthcare employee retention, bonuses

    New York state has provided new economic assistance to aid healthcare industries hit by staffing shortages, according to an Aug. 3 report from NBC affiliate WGRZ. 
  7. Private equity's ASC focus: 6 updates from the last 2 weeks

    Six private equity updates for ASCs since July 18:
  8. Senator wants closer look at planned Amazon acquisition & 9 more Amazon updates

    Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., wrote a letter to the Federal Trade Commission urging it to look into Amazon's planned $1.1 billion acquisition of One Medical. 
  9. 3 ASC accreditations in 3 months

    Here are three ASCs Becker's has reported on that have received accreditations since May 27:

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