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  1. GI-specific ASC opens in Louisiana

    An ASC specializing in gastroenterology, colon-rectal procedures and pain management has opened in Metairie, La. 
  2. Tenet's 61 hospitals: State-by-state breakdown

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, parent company of ASC giant United Surgical Partners International, operated 61 hospitals and 480 ASCs and surgical hospitals as of Dec. 31, according to a proxy statement filed April 12 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  3. 5 numbers gastroenterologists should know

    Here are five numbers that provide a snapshot of the gastroenterology industry:

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  1. Man sentenced to 18 years for Missouri ASC stabbing

    A man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for a 2021 stabbing inside of Mercy Surgery Center-Springfield (Mo.), according to an April 12 report from NBC affiliate KYTV.
  2. Anesthesiologist found guilty of poisoning IV bags at ASC 

    Raynaldo Ortiz Jr., MD, a former anesthesiologist at Baylor Scott & White Surgicare North Dallas, has been found guilty on 10 counts of tampering with IV bags and the adulteration of drugs, NBC affiliate KXAS reported April 12. 
  3. How technology is bringing cardiology, cardiac surgery together

    New technological developments in the cardiology field have increased collaboration to improve patient care, according to one cardiac surgeon. 
  4. New Jersey cardiologist admits to $1.9M healthcare fraud scheme

    Fazal Panezai, MD, a cardiologist in Morganville, N.J., pleaded guilty to participating in a healthcare fraud scheme that led to more than $1.9 million in insurance reimbursements for false claims.

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  1. How physician pay has changed in the last 5 years 

    Here's how much physicians were paid on average over the last five years, pulled from Medscape's physician compensation reports:
  2. 10 highest-spending states

    Massachusetts is the state with the highest personal expenditure per capita, according to an analysis of 2022 data from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis by the QR Code Generator. 
  3. Kelsey-Seybold opens expanded medical center with ASC space

    Sugar Land, Texas-based Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has opened its expanded Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center, according to an April 15 report from The Fort Bend Star.
  4. The 8 biggest problems in healthcare in 2023, according to healthcare professionals

    The largest challenge that healthcare professionals faced while working in healthcare in 2023 was having to work with a limited number of staff members and workers, according to the 2024 "State of Healthcare" report from healthcare staffing firm Soliant, published April 10. 

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  1. 5 hospitals, health systems opening ASCs

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that have opened or have plans to open ASCs that Becker's has reported on since March 28: 
  2. Female vs. male physician compensation 2024

    The gender gap between male and female physicians sits at 29%, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published April 12. 
  3. 12K-square-foot Michigan medical office building sells

    An 11,892-square-foot medical office building in Flint, Mich., has sold, according to an April 15 report from REJournals.
  4. Healthcare CEO pay is rising. Here's why.

    Healthcare CEO pay has grown over the years, but why?
  5. 2 providers sentenced for $4M drug testing scheme

    A physician and a chiropractor at a Kentucky pain clinic were sentenced for their roles in a scheme that defrauded Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance companies of more than $4 million.
  6. CMS approves new cardiology procedure for Arizona ASC

    Mesa, Ariz.-based Tri-City Cardiology has added the CardioMEMS HF System following approval from CMS. 
  7. Dr. Madhavi Jaspal joins SightMD

    Hauppauge, N.Y.-based ophthalmology provider SightMD has added Madhavi Jaspal, OD, to its team. 
  8. Maryland physician charged with 29 counts of selling opioid prescriptions

    Ndubuisi Joseph Okafor, MD, a physician in Upper Marlboro, Md., has been charged on a 29-count indictment for illegally distributing prescriptions for narcotics.
  9. AdventHealth opens 20K-square-foot Florida ASC

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.- based AdventHealth has opened a 20,000-square-foot ASC in Daytona Beach, Fla., according to an April 13 report from the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

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