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  1. Gastro Health's 5-year recap: 30+ moves

    Miami-based Gastro Health has marked several accomplishments in recent years to advance gastroenterology care and expand its network.
  2. 2 Ohio systems clash over ophthalmology care

    MetroHealth System and University Hospitals, both based in Cleveland, have clashed over comments made regarding MetroHealth's ophthalmology department by a UH representative, according to a May 29 report from cleveland.com.
  3. New Mississippi medical center to include ASC

    The Biloxi (Miss.) City Council recently approved a $5 million tax increment financing plan for a medical center that will include an ASC, WLOX reported May 29.

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  1. How 7 leaders are expanding their practice this year

    Where are the most promoising areas for expansion? These leaders share how they're expanding their practice in the next year.
  2. 9 strategies to innovate patient care

    Another changing aspect of healthcare is how patient want their care delivered. Read how these leaders are evolving their patient care.
  3. 14 investments in the ASC space this year

    As we approach the halfway mark of 2024, executives share the biggest investment they will make this year.
  4. Physician sentenced to 5 years for fraud scheme involving unnecessary surgeries 

    A Michigan physician was sentenced to five years in prison and must pay more than $1.9 million for a $5 million fraud scheme involving unnecessary sinus surgeries.

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  1. Penn Highlands Healthcare to pay $735K to settle Stark Law violation allegations

    Pittsburgh-based Penn Highlands Healthcare and several of its hospitals agreed to pay $735,000 to resolve False Claims Act and Stark Law infringement allegations.
  2. How total compensation has increased for NPs, PAs since 2019

    Nurse practitioners and physician assistants have both had an increase in median total compensation of at least 8% since 2019, according to a report from the Medical Group Management Association.
  3. 5 highest-paid ophthalmologists in Cleveland

    The highest-paid ophthalmologist in Cleveland earns $698,800 per year, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $312,120 ophthalmologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  4. Optum's inks $31B on deals in 2 years: 5 things to know 

    Optum has spent $31 billion on acquisitions in the last two years, The Oregonian reported May 13. 

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  1. Gastro Health names interim CEO 

    Miami-based Gastro Health has named COO Alan Oliver as interim CEO of the company. 
  2. The most challenging part of being an anesthesiologist

    Being an anesthesiologist comes with many challenges.
  3. Nebraska ASC strikes 5-year partnership with Medline

    Medical product manufacturer Medline has entered a vendor partnership with Lincoln, Neb.-based Urology, P.C., which operates an ASC, medical practice and oncology clinic. 
  4. Which physicians are seeing the highest pay jumps? 

    Primary care physicians saw their pay jump more than 14% from 2019 to 2023, according to the Medical Group Management Association's "Provider Compensation and Productivity Data Report" released May 28. 
  5. The advantages of working at ASCs

    There are distinct differences between ASCs and hospital outpatient departments, and ASCs can leverage their benefits to recruit new staff.
  6. Merck to buy eye care brand for $1.3B

    Merck has reached a deal to purchase ophthalmology brand Eyebiotech for $1.3 billion, according to a May 29 report from The Wall Street Journal.
  7. Florida ASC, medical office building sold for $12M

    A Jacksonville, Fla.-based medical office building has sold for $12.05 million, according to a May 28 report from Jacksonville Business Journal.
  8. Boston medical office building acquired for $36.4M

    A 10-story medical office building in Boston has been acquired for $36.4 million; substantially less than it was sold for just three years ago, according to a May 28 report from the Boston Business Journal. 
  9. 5 highest-, lowest-paying states for surgical specialists

    South Carolina has the highest average salary among physicians who specialize in surgical care, according to a report released in May by the Medical Group Management Association.

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