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  1. $15.8M in physician fraud suits in 2 weeks 

    Becker's has reported on four physician fraud cases totaling more than $15 million in the last two weeks:
  2. Meet Forbes' newest physician billionaire 

    With a 2024 net worth of $1 billion, Roy Vagelos, MD, made Forbes' 38th annual World's Billionaires list, released April 2, for the first time. 
  3. Malpractice mega-verdicts skyrocketing: 5 numbers to know

    Malpractice awards are getting higher for physicians and hospitals across the country. 

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  1. Meet HCA's highest-paid executive

    The highest-paid executive of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is the system's CEO, Samuel Hazen. 
  2. 3-story Texas medical office building with ASC to open

    A three-story medical office building is set to open in Spring, Texas, in May, according to a March 28 report from the Houston Business Journal. 
  3. The states on the forefront of 2024's noncompete battle

    Here are four states altering or upholding their noncompete laws that Becker's has reported on in 2024:
  4. 14 new ASCs in March 

    Here are 14 new ASCs opened or announced in March:

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  1. The most expensive states for physicians to buy a home

    California is the most expensive state for physicians to buy a home in, according to an April 2 report from CNBC based on a Bankrate analysis of Redfin sales data. 
  2. Eye Physicians of Libertyville acquires Illinois eye clinic

    Eye Physicians of Libertyville (Ill.) acquired Northern Illinois Eye Clinic in Mundelein.
  3. The number of ASCs in all 50 states

    There are a total of 6,087 Medicare-certified ASCs in the U.S.; however, the number of ASCs in each state varies widely, according to data from the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.
  4. The 10 physician billionaires 

    Ten physicians made Forbes' 38th World's Billionaires list, released April 2. 

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  1. $21M ASC opens in Tennessee

    A $21 million ASC, TriStar Summit Surgery Center, has opened in Lebanon, Tenn., according to a March 30 report from The Lebanon Democrat. 
  2. Trial underway for anesthesiologist accused of poisoning IV bags at ASC

    The trial for Raynaldo Ortiz Jr., MD, an anesthesiologist who allegedly injected heart-stopping drugs into IV bags at Baylor Scott & White Surgicare North Dallas, began April 1, local Fox affiliate KDFW reported April 2. 
  3. Physicians, marketers across 5 states to pay $1.5M to settle kickback allegations

    Physicians and marketers in five states agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle false claims allegations stemming from a laboratory kickback scheme.
  4. 3 organizations taking on shuttering ASCs

    In the last year, three major healthcare providers have taken on ASCs from shuttering providers and management groups: 
  5. Colorado anesthesiologist arrested for alleged patient abuse

    A Colorado anesthesiologist was arrested for alleged unlawful sexual contact, local NBC affiliate 9News reported April 1. 
  6. United Digestive names Dr. Neal Patel as CEO

    Neal Patel, MD, is the new CEO of United Digestive.
  7. 6 hospital closures in 1 month

    As more hospitals close amid financial headwinds, ASCs might need to be prepared for patient volume shifts. 
  8. HCA's CEO-to-worker pay ratio 

    The highest paid executive at Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare was paid 356 times more than the health system's median employee in 2023, according to a March 15 proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 
  9. 1st reverse total shoulder arthroplasty using Apple Vision Pro performed at AdventHealth ASC

    G. Russell Huffman, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopedic Institute, has completed the first reverse total shoulder arthroplasty using the Apple Vision Pro. 

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