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  1. 198 best ASCs for ophthalmology: U.S. News

    U.S. News & World Report announced its first ratings of the best ambulatory surgery centers on May 14.
  2. 6 common ASC GI procedures

    ASCs offer lower costs for a number of important screening and surgical procedures, including several gastroenterology procedures. 
  3. 200+ best orthopedic ASCs: US News

    U.S. News & World Report announced its first ratings of the best ambulatory surgery centers on May 14.

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  1. What to know about UPMC's $38M Stark law settlement 

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC agreed to pay $38 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging neurosurgeons employed by the health system submitted false claims, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported May 10.
  2. 5 new GI robots, procedures in 2024

    Here are five gastroenterology technologies and treatment advancements that have been approved for use or performed for the first time in 2024, as reported by Becker's since Jan. 4:
  3. Michigan physician convicted in $6.3M Medicare fraud scheme

    A physician from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., was convicted of healthcare fraud and making false statements in what federal officials say was a $6.3 million Medicare fraud scheme.
  4. Pain management practice abruptly closes

    The Lafayette, Ind.-based pain management practice of Julian Ungar, MD, unexpectedly closed May 1, WLFI reported May 13.

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  1. 10 lowest-paying states for PAs

    The annual earnings among physician assistants in the U.S. can vary by up to $66,080, depending on the state one practices in, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.
  2. 10 highest-paying states for PAs

    The national average salary for physician assistants in the U.S. is $130,490, up 4.1% year over year, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.
  3. Most physicians wouldn't recommend a career in medicine. Here's why

    More physicians are regretting choosing to pursue medicine, according to a 2023 survey from the Physicians Foundation, and 21 physicians joined Becker's to discuss why this is and what's needed to change it. 
  4. Hendricks Regional Health to open Indiana medical office building

    Avon, Ind.-based Hendricks Regional Health is opening a medical office building in Brownsburg, Ind., according to a May 13 report from REJournals. 

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  1. How the cost of buying a home has risen since 1965

    The cost of buying a home in the U.S. has increased dramatically since 1965, with the average home setting Americans, and physicians, back by $420,800 in 2024, according to a May 13 report from CNBC.
  2. Connecticut ophthalmologist sentenced for healthcare fraud scheme

    Donald Salzberg, MD, an ophthalmologist of Avon, Conn., was sentenced to prison for receiving kickbacks in exchange for ordering unnecessary brain scans.
  3. 3 more health systems laying off employees 

    Three health systems recently announced plans to lay off staff amid financial and spending obstacles. 
  4. Optum, Walmart, Rite Aid & Walgreens are scaling back healthcare ventures

    Healthcare giants Optum, Walmart, Rite Aid and Walgreens have recently announced plans to scale back healthcare offerings, sparking concerns about care access. 
  5. Utah Gastroenterology moves to larger facility

    Utah Gastroenterology has relocated its practice in Draper, Utah, to a new, larger facility featuring a state-of-the-art endoscopy center. 
  6. New Hampshire optometrists, ophthalmologists continue fight over 'scope of practice' expansion

    A bill hearing is underway in the New Hampshire Legislature that would allow optometrists to perform certain minor surgeries in the state, according to a May 10 report from ABC affiliate WMUR.
  7. Former Gold's Gym to become Novant medical office building

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health is opening a medical office building in a recently shuttered Gold's Gym, according to a May 13 report from ABC affiliate WLOS.
  8. Pennsylvania office building converted to outpatient facility

    Pennsylvania-based Mediplex Property Group has finished repurposing an existing two-story office building in King of Prussia, Pa., into an outpatient health facility, according to a May 13 report from Commercial Cafe. 
  9. New ASC under construction at Tennessee shopping center

    A new ASC is under construction at a shopping center in Cookeville, Tenn., according to a May 12 report from the Upper Cumberland Business Journal.

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