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  1. HCA Healthcare in 2023: 3 moves to know

    Here are three moves Nashville-based HCA Healthcare has made one month into 2023.
  2. USPI in 2023: A new CEO and 4 more updates

    Here are five updates on Dallas-based USPI one month into 2023.
  3. 33% of pediatric gastroenterologists report burnout: study

    A study published Jan. 1 in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition concluded that pediatric gastroenterologists are at risk for emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and overall burnout.

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  1. 9 new joint-venture ASC updates

    Here are 9 joint-venture ASC deals Becker's has reported since Dec. 27:
  2. More hospitals, physicians charging for patient email inquiries

    With electronic health communications on the rise, more health providers are beginning to charge patients for patient email inquiries, The New York Times reported Jan. 24.
  3. Social inflation adds up to 11% to physician malpractice claims: report 

    Social inflation accounts for up to 11 percent of losses related to physician malpractice claims, according to the "Social Inflation and Loss Development Report" from The Doctor's Company and Moore Actuarial Consulting. 
  4. How much alcohol physicians drink: Medscape

    Twenty-seven percent of physicians consume less than one drink a week, according to Medscape's "Lifestyle and Happiness Report 2023," released Jan. 20. 

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  1. What 4 ASC chains have done in 2023

    Here are 11 updates on USPI, HCA Healthcare, SCA Health and GI Alliance one month into 2023.
  2. A plea for N95s and 7 more supply chain updates

    Here are eight supply chain updates for ASC leaders to know that have been reported by Becker's since Jan. 17:
  3. What cardiologists are paid in the 3 largest US cities

    Self-employed cardiologists earn more than their employed counterparts in three major U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, according to Medscape's physician salary explorer. 
  4. UC San Diego Health earns endoscopy unit award

    The University of California San Diego Health's endoscopy program has been recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for its commitment to quality and safety. 

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  1. 10 most important factors for applicants choosing residency programs, per AMA

    When choosing residency programs, medical students tend to be swayed by factors including geographic location and work-life balance, according to a Jan. 24 report from the American Medical Association based on a survey of 11,300 residency applicants in 2022. 
  2. The Joint Commission announces 2022 safety award recipients

    The Joint Commission, in partnership with the National Quality Forum, has announced the recipients of the 2022 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards, with honorees including individual physicians and care organizations. 
  3. Where No Surprises Act disputes are most common

    ASCs are the fourth most common location for No Surprises Act disputes that occurred between April 15 and Sept. 30, according to CMS' initial report on the independent dispute resolution process. 
  4. 9 board, chair appointments in 2023

    From GI Alliance to Capital Digestive Care, Becker's has reported on nine new board member and chair appointments so far in 2023. 
  5. Value-based care in 2023: 3 notes

    Here are three updates about value-based care that ASCs need to know:
  6. 16 gastroenterology updates

    From an FDA approval to several gastroenterologists joining new facilities, here are 16 gastroenterology updates Becker's has reported on since Jan. 13:
  7. Cleveland hospital 1st in Midwest to perform awake pediatric endoscopy with EvoEndo system

    Cleveland-based UH Rainbow Babies and Children's is the first facility in the Midwest to complete an awake pediatric endoscopy using the EvoEndo system.
  8. Tri-City Cardiology opens new cardiovascular ASC

    Tri-City Cardiology has opened a new 15,745-square-foot cardiovascular-focused ASC, Tri-City Surgical Centers, in Mesa, Ariz. 
  9. AGA invests in endoscopic ultrasound device company

    Medical device company EndoSound has received an investment from the American Gastroenterological Association's venture capital fund to expand and improve its endoscopic ultrasound technology. 

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