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  1. 6 federal healthcare updates

    Monkeypox has been declared a public health emergency of international concern and six more federal healthcare updates Becker's has reported on since July 18:
  2. Rural, single-specialty ASCs report less staff turnover, per ASCA survey: 5 things to know

    The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association released results from its June "60-Second Survey," with findings on staff turnover, hourly pay and contracted workers.
  3. Physician's license suspended in wake of sexual assault charges

    A Washington physician's license has been suspended after he allegedly sexually assaulted three patients in a hospital during their treatment, the Washington State Department of Health said July 26.

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  1. Sanford recruiting gastroenterologists to address yearlong wait for colonoscopies

    Patients of Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D., are experiencing wait times of up to a year for routine colonoscopies because of backlogs, Inforum reported July 26.
  2. Traveling nurse wages take a fall

    At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses in the U.S. were making some of the highest wages they had ever seen. A travel nurse could make, on average, $10,000 a week, The Wall Street Journal reported. 
  3. 'Convenience matters': Why multisite ASCs are on the rise

    Multisite ASC networks are one of the biggest new trends in the market today.
  4. Tenet acquires Baylor's 5% stake in USPI for $406M

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare now owns 100 percent of United Surgical Partners International's voting shares, CEO Saum Sutaria, MD, said during a July 22 earnings call, according to Seeking Alpha.

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  1. Airfares drop in time for fall business travel

    Upcoming domestic flight prices are 26 percent cheaper than this summer's flights, and fall international flight costs will drop 25 percent, the Wall Street Journal reported July 26.
  2. US News & World Report's top dozen ophthalmology hospitals

    U.S. News & World Report released its Best Hospitals for Ophthalmology 2022-23 list on July 26.
  3. 5 supply chain updates

    Supply chain developments reported by Becker's since July 21:
  4. Dr. Gil Melmed joins Oshi Health medical advisory board

    Gil Melmed, MD, has joined virtual gastrointestinal care company Oshi Health's medical advisory board, according to a press release sent to Becker's. 

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  1. 4 fast facts on The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics

    Here are four things to know about The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics based in Bethesda, Md.:
  2. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush: 5 fast facts

    Here are five fast facts on Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush:
  3. The trends ASCs should jump on next

    Three-party ownership and in-house billing are among the trends ASC leaders said can help lead surgery centers to success.
  4. Watch for these signs of illegal telehealth partnerships, HHS warns physicians

    The HHS Office of Inspector General has issued a fraud alert for physicians entering telemedicine arrangements, according to a July 25 article in JDSupra from the law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton. 
  5. Solutions to the physician shortage 

    The U.S. could see a shortage of 54,100 to 139,000 physicians by 2033, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges cited in a July 25 Time report. 
  6. Fired physician sues Indiana hospital, alleges ADA violation, gender bias

    A fired Indiana physician is suing her former employer, Lebanon, Ind.-based Witham Memorial Hospital, alleging she was illegally discriminated against after becoming ill due to dangerous office conditions, the Indianapolis Business Journal reported July 25. 
  7. ASCs should focus on price transparency, value-based care in next 5 years, leader says

    In the next five years, ASCs will be pushed towards value-based contracts to keep procedure costs low, according to Andy Poole, manager of ASC business solutions at the Emergency Care Research Institute in Plymouth Meeting, Va.
  8. Michigan physician barred from prescribing controlled substances

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based David Sova, DO, has entered a settlement agreement with a federal court to never prescribe controlled substances, the U.S. Justice Department said July 25. 
  9. 6 gastroenterology leadership moves

    Here are six gastroenterology leaders on the move that Becker's has reported on since July 19:

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