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  1. Surgeon sells Arkansas ASC building for $2.6M

    John Kendrick, MD, sold the building housing the Springdale, Ark.-based Minimal Access Surgery Clinic for $2.6 million, Arkansas Business reported Sept. 26.
  2. CMS changes reduced outpatient overpayments: OIG 

    CMS reduced outpatient overpayments given for patients receiving inpatient services in other facilities by updating their system, according to an audit from the HHS Office of Inspector General. 
  3. Number of residents providing care in Austin, Texas, has doubled, filling gaps in ophthalmology, GI

    The number of medical residents providing care in the Austin, Texas, area has doubled since 2015, growing to 401 new students working in specialties including ophthalmology, gastroenterology and neurology. 

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  1. FDA approves eye drops for the reduction of intraocular pressure

    Santen Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Santen Pharmaceutical Co., and Ube Corp. have received FDA approval for their Omlonti 0.002 percent eye drops, which are designed to reduce elevated intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients. 
  2. Medical equipment company VP pleads guilty to falsifying physician records in $50M fraud scheme

    Kala Sloan, the vice president of two Raleigh, N.C.-based medical equipment companies, has pleaded guilty to falsifying physician orders to bill Medicare $50 million, according to a Justice Department report. 
  3. How young physicians are paid by practice setting

    Young physicians working in outpatient clinics are making on average $65,000 less than those in hospitals, according to Medscape's "Young Physician Compensation Report 2022."
  4. Physician group acquires $44.5M California medical office building 

    A medical office building in San Francisco was sold for $44.5 million, REBusiness reported Sept. 23. 

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  1. 13 most popular medical, non-medical side gigs for physicians

    Thirty-seven percent of physicians reported having a side gig in 2022 according to the Physician Extra Income report from Medscape. 
  2. How much young physicians made in 2022

    Young physicians overall made $293,000 in 2022, according to Medscape's "Young Physician Compensation Report 2022."
  3. 4 steps to protecting wealth in a recession

    With 52 percent of economists warning of an impending recession in the next 12 months, there are four steps Americans can take to protect their personal wealth, according to a Sept. 23 report from CNBC. 
  4. How Americans feel about a possible recession: 9 facts

    More than half of Americans (56 percent) believe that the U.S. economy is already in a recession, according to a new survey of 1,500 adults commissioned by life insurance company MassMutual.

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  1. Whitsett Vision Group debuts lens for cataract surgeries

    Houston-based Whitsett Vision Group has become the first ophthalmology group in the country to perform a cataract surgery using a new FDA-approved lens, the Lenstec ClearView 3. 
  2. 5 numbers GI leaders should watch

    From a projected gastroenterologist shortage to a salary reduction, here are five numbers gastroenterology leaders should keep an eye on:
  3. Pain Specialists of America 1st in Texas to integrate new spinal cord stimulation

    Pain Specialists of America, an interventional pain management group, has integrated the new Proclaim Plus spinal cord stimulation system with FlexBurst360 therapy for patients receiving neuromodulation therapy for chronic pain.
  4. Plans for 2 ASCs in Alabama approved

    Plans for two ASCs in Alabama were granted certificates of need despite opposition, the National Law Review reported Sept. 21.
  5. 8 orthopedic ASC updates in the last 30 days

    From a new acquisition in Mississippi to a new ASC in Texas, here are eight orthopedic ASC updates Becker's has reported on in the last 30 days. 
  6. Rush, Medtronic partner for digestive disease research hub

    Rush University System for Health and Medtronic have partnered to create an Innovation Hub, bringing together top researchers and new technology to treat digestive diseases. 
  7. PA vs. RN vs. NP pay for all 50 states

    The average hourly pay for nurses in the U.S. is $39.78 for registered nurses and $56.75 for nurse practitioners, and the national average pay for physician assistants is $55.81 per hour, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational employment statistics survey.
  8. 5 outpatient spine updates for ASC leaders

    Here are five outpatient spine stories Becker's has reported on since Aug. 31:
  9. Missouri physician guilty of rubber stamping orders for 2,184 Medicare, Medicaid patients

    Oluwatobi Yerokun, MD, of Joplin, Mo., pleaded guilty to fraudulently ordering $8.7 million in products and tests for 2,184 Medicare and Medicaid patients he never met or examined, the Justice Department said Sept. 21.

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