Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. The biggest investments 23 ASCs have made in 2024

    Running an ASC is not without its costs. Facilities are forced to make investments every day to add new technologies, new staff members and level up care for their patients. 

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  1. ChatGPT successor in the works: What physicians should know

    OpenAI has begun training a predecessor for its artificial intelligence chatbot, ChatGPT, according to a May 28 blog post from the company. 
  2. OSF HealthCare hospital adds GI Genius

    Bloomington, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center is piloting the use of Medtronic's GI Genius artificial intelligence-powered polyp detection tool. 
  3. Physician's license revoked for alleged sexual misconduct

    A family medicine physician in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has had his license revoked following an assault conviction and allegations of a sexual relationship with a patient, the Iowa Capital Dispatch reported May 27.  
  4. 5 hospitals shuttering services in May 

    Here are five hospitals with plans to shutter services Becker's has reported on since May 1:

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  1. CVS seeks PE investors for new clinics: What ASCs need to know

    CVS Health is looking for private equity firms to help fund Oak Street Health's expansion and addition of new clinics, Bloomberg reported May 23. 
  2. The colonoscopy research shifting the industry 

    Here are four studies Becker's covered in 2024 regarding colonoscopy:
  3. 2024 GI compensation in 9 numbers

    Gastroenterologists in the U.S. earn an average of $515,000 annually, according to Medscape's 2024 "Gastroenterologist Compensation Report," published May 24. 
  4. Cardiologist pay up 3%: 5 compensation notes

    The average annual salary among cardiologists in the U.S. is $525,000, a 3% increase year over year, according to a survey by Medscape.
  5. Public hearing set for contested Alabama ASC

    A public hearing is set to begin May 28 over a new ASC seeking a certificate of need in Hoover, Ala., according to the Hoover Sun. 
  6. Would physicians take a pay cut for more autonomy or work-life balance? 

    More physicians would take a pay cut for more autonomy in 2024 compared to 2023, according to Doximity's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report."
  7. 2024 anesthesiologist compensation in 9 numbers

    Anesthesiologists in the U.S. earn an average of $472,000 annually, according to Medscape's 2024 "Anesthesiologist Compensation Report," published May 24. 
  8. The most challenging part of being a gastroenterologist

    Being a gastroenterologist comes with many challenges.
  9. Physician pay by practice setting

    Physicians in solo practice make an average of $443,274, according to Doximity's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published May 23.

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