Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. The biggest challenges facing cardiology, per 12 leaders

    Declining reimbursements, the exodus of retiring cardiologists and burnout are three of the biggest challenges facing the cardiology field, according to leaders in the industry. 
  2. ASC growth could hinge on this policy 

    Patient and provider interest in ASCs is rising, but markets that have stringent certificate-of-need laws could struggle, leaders say. 
  3. 'It is a dirty business': How private practice physicians have lost power

    Kenneth Candido, MD, CEO and president of Chicago Anesthesia Associates, joined Becker's to discuss why private practice physicians don't have power in healthcare. 

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  1. What 6 anesthesiologists are prioritizing for 2024

    Every year brings several changes in the healthcare industry, and 2024 is shaping up to be no exception. Heading into the new year, anesthesiologists plan to grow their skill sets, expand ASC partnerships and improve payer relations.  
  2. Arizona Digestive Health opens new GI, endoscopy center

    Phoenix-based Arizona Digestive Health has opened a new gastroenterology clinic and endoscopy center in Tucson, Ariz.
  3. Why 3 physician groups, practices closed

    As physician groups and practices face rising costs and declining reimbursements, many are forced to shutter. 
  4. Payers are looking to ASCs — here's why 

    ASCs are becoming an increasingly popular site of service for patients, and payers are taking note. 

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  1. Number of physician assistants in every state in 2024

    New York has 16,690 active physician assistants, the most of any state, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  2. GI's reimbursement problem in 5 numbers 

    The costs and reimbursements associated with gastroenterology procedures are not keeping up with the increase in patient diagnoses. 
  3. 3 GI devices, tools gaining FDA clearance

    Here are three gastroenterology devices and tools that received FDA clearance that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 4:
  4. 14K-square-foot Texas ASC sells

    A 14,000-square-foot ASC facility in Sugar Land, Texas, has sold, according to an April 10 report from REBusiness Online.

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  1. Meet the youngest physician billionaire

    Internal medicine physician Keith Dunleavy, MD, is the youngest physician billionaire who made Forbes' 38th World's Billionaires list, released April 2. 
  2. Physician ASC owner charged with felony after unlicensed man performed surgeries 

    A physician has been charged for allowing an unlicensed surgical assistant to perform surgery at the cosmetic ASC he owned and operated in Houston, Texas, ABC13 reported April 9. 
  3. What the ASC industry will look like in 10 years

    Four ASC leaders joined Becker's to discuss what the ASC industry will look like in 10 years. 
  4. No. of outpatient PE deals in 2023 by specialty

    Outpatient care saw 195 private equity deals in 2023, the most of any healthcare subsector, according to the Private Equity Stakeholder Project.
  5. 10 states facing the highest risks from private equity

    New Mexico is most at risk of facing negative impacts from private equity deals, according to new data from the Private Equity Stakeholder Project.
  6. 3 Tenet deals totaling $2.95B+

    Tenet Healthcare, parent company of ASC chain United Surgical Partners International, has recently closed several multi-million dollar deals.
  7. Patient wins $3.2M in suit against Cleveland Clinic physician 

    A patient in Florida has won a $3.2 million lawsuit against a physician who allegedly misdiagnosed him, leading to a lost leg from a flesh-eating bacteria, NBC affiliate WPTV reported April 8. 
  8. 5 highest-paid cardiologists in New Orleans

    The highest-paid cardiologist in New Orleans earns $815,900, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $423,250 cardiologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  9. 30 ASCs opening in Q1

    Here are 30 ASCs that have opened, gained approval or announced plans to open that Becker's reported on in the first quarter of 2024:

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