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  1. Physicians' ranking of most important social issues

    A large majority of physicians named healthcare access and substance abuse in their top five social issues, according to Medscape's "Physicians' Views on Today's Divisive Social Issues Report 2022." 
  2. $14.4M Missouri medical office building acquired by private equity company

    Syndicated Equities has acquired a medical office building in Fenton, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis, for $14.4 million, REBusiness reported June 8. 
  3. Michigan physician pleads guilty to fraudulent billing, to pay $500K

    A Muskegon, Mich., physician has pleaded guilty to billing Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield for services she didn't perform, the U.S. Justice Department said June 7. 

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  1. Illinois physician admits to illegally prescribing drug

    A physician in Collinsville, Ill., admitted to illegally prescribing an anti-anxiety drug, the U.S. Justice Department said June 7. 
  2. Joint-venture clinic, ASC planned in Minnesota 

    A multispecialty clinic with an ASC is in the works in Lakeville, Minn., Wolf Media reported June 1. 
  3. 'Our business model would implode': Why a physician group exited a payer's network

    David Kowalski, MD, a physician with Springfield (Ill.) Clinic, a physician group with ASCs that dropped out of network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois last year after a pay dispute, shed light on the details of the dispute and what lies ahead during a presentation at the Effingham (Ill.) County Chamber of Commerce last week.
  4. How staffing shortages are a mental burden on healthcare professionals

    Katie Lawrence serves as the executive director of ambulatory optimization and integration at Greenville, S.C.-based Prisma Health Medical Group.  Ms. Lawrence will serve on the panel "The New Work-Life Balance: Best Ideas to Meet Staff and Physician Needs" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.

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  1. Why this orthopedic surgeon is excited about pharma companies

    Alan Rechter, MD, serves as an orthopedic surgeon at Houston-based Orthopaedic Associates.  Dr. Rechter will serve on the panels "What Interventional Pain Management Will Look Like in 10 Years" and "Enter a New World of Postoperative Pain Management" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  2. What it's like being at the forefront of policy changes through a program director's lens

    Lorraine Hutzler serves as associate program director at the Center for Quality and Patient Safety at New York City-based NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital.  Ms. Hutzler will serve on the panels "How to Make Bundled Payments, Risk-Based Pay a Win in Orthopedics" and "What it Takes to Build a World-Class Orthopedic, Spine Program" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  3. How 1 CEO works smarter, not harder

    Eric Schnapp serves as the CEO of Memphis, Tenn.-based Mays and Schnapp Pain Clinic and Rehabilitation Center.  Mr. Schnapp will serve on the panel "ASC Management and Transactions: Big Trends for 2023" at Becker's 19th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place in Chicago from June 16-18.  To learn more and register, click here.
  4. ASCs find new strategies to avoid reimbursement woes

    Many ASCs are facing increasing obstacles in the payer landscape, but ASC administrators and executives are developing strategies like direct-to-employer contracting and attracting patients to bypass them. 

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  1. Physician sentenced to 3 years in prison for tax evasion

    Mississippi emergency room physician Kevin Crandell, MD, was sentenced to 33 months in prison and nearly $1 million in restitution, the Daily Journal said June 7.
  2. 5 gastroenterologists making headlines

    From the next editor-in-chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy to Gastro Health's newly appointed COO, here are five gastroenterologists Becker's has reported on since May 9:
  3. Georgia gastroenterology practice cuts ribbon on ASC, office

    Southwell Gastroenterology-Lowndes cut the ribbon on its new office and ASC in Valdosta, Ga., Valdosta Daily Times reported June 5.
  4. 5 ASC acquisitions, affiliations, partnerships

    Below are five ASC acquisitions, affiliations and partnerships that Becker's has covered since May 3:
  5. 2 Las Vegas orthopedic medical office buildings acquired 

    Montecito Medical, a healthcare real estate company, has acquired two adjoining medical office buildings in Las Vegas. 
  6. New York physician to pay $600K to settle false billing claims 

    A Dansville, N.Y.-based physician has agreed to pay $602,662.61 to resolve allegations that he billed CMS for procedures that were never performed, WETM reported June 7. 
  7. Abbott resumes baby formula production & 4 more supply chain updates

    Four supply chain updates from the last week that ASC leaders need to know:
  8. Why health execs like to hire temporary physicians 

    Sixty-five percent of providers used temporary physicians to allow for the continual treatment of patients, according to AMN Healthcare's "2022 Survey of Locum Tenens."
  9. ASC group IT breach: 2 million people affected 

    A hacker stole data from ASC and imaging group Shields Health Care, jeopardizing the personal information of 2 million people across 56 practices and facilities in New England.

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