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  1. Here's what 10 physician specialties bill to commercial payers every year

    On average, physician specialists bill $3.8 million annually to commercial payers, but some specialties, including orthopedic surgery and urology, bill well over that amount, according to data from AMN Healthcare's 2023 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives" report.
  2. Anesthesiologists in the headlines: 3 cases to know

    Here are three anesthesiologist or anesthesia-related stories to know since Aug. 17:
  3. 11 best hospitals in Texas for orthopedic surgery 

    Healthgrades named the top hospitals for orthopedic surgery in 2023, including 11 hospitals in Texas. 

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  1. Nurse accused of infecting patients with hepatitis C takes plea deal

    Former Puyallup (Wash.) Good Samaritan nurse Cora Weberg has agreed to a plea deal after being charged with tampering with consumer products on Sept. 1, according to a Sept. 6 report from KIRO 7. 
  2. 3 major trends gastroenterology leaders are eyeing

    Three gastroenterology leaders joined Becker's to discuss the major trends they are keeping a close eye on. 
  3. 5 largest orthopedic groups by number of physicians

    Here are five of the largest orthopedic practices in the U.S., listed by the number of physicians on the staff. 
  4. Where independent ASCs stand today

    Consolidation can feel like a looming threat to the ASC industry, but the majority of surgery centers remain independent. 

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  1. Physician pay in the 10 best, worst states to retire

    Physicians make $241,000 on average in Iowa, which is the best state to retire in, according to financial website Bankrate.
  2. The advice gastroenterologists would give their younger selves

    Three gastroenterologists recently joined Becker's to share the advice they would give their younger selves.
  3. The 10 fastest-growing healthcare jobs

    The number of nurse practitioners is expected to increase 44.5 percent by 2032, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational employment statistics survey.
  4. The 3 biggest disruptors threatening ASCs

    Disruptors pose a threat to healthcare as a whole, including ASCs.

How a better patient financial experience can boost efficiency for ASCs

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  1. New CMS initiative aims to lower costs, address 'fragmented' care

    CMS introduced a new care model aiming to help states improve healthcare costs, quality and efficacy for their populations.
  2. The fastest-growing physician specialties

    The number of employed psychiatrists is projected to increase by 6.7 percent by 2032, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational employment statistics survey.
  3. The 3 best hospitals in Oregon for outpatient joint replacements

    Healthgrades ranked the top hospitals for outpatient joint replacements in 2023, including three in Oregon. 
  4. Indiana Joint Replacement Institute breaks ground on $28M center

    The Indiana Joint Replacement started construction on its $28 million surgery center in Noblesville, Ind., according to a Sept. 6 report by The Hamilton County Reporter.
  5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to reduce prior authorizations by 20%

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has announced a new effort to reduce prior authorization requirements by 20 percent in order to improve healthcare quality and access while reducing administrative tasks. 
  6. Wisconsin ASC's phone lines back up after cybersecurity incident disrupts communications

    Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System and its partner, Green Bay, Wis.-based physician group Prevea Health, said phone lines to many Wisconsin facilities, including HSHS' ASC, are back online after a cybersecurity incident at the system caused a communications outage that affected both organizations, according to a Sept. 6 report from ABC affiliate WBAY. 
  7. 'We have to adjust': 5 ASC leaders on meeting workforce expectations

    Five ASC administrators joined Becker's to share their predictions on what the future holds for the outpatient surgery workforce.
  8. 8 hospital closures in 2023 

    Declining patient volumes and financial challenges are two major factors driving hospital closures this year. 
  9. Another state challenges noncompetes: 5 things to know

    Legislation pending in the New Jersey legislature could significantly limit noncompetes, according to a Sept. 5 article from law firm Saiber. 

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