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  1. 5 studies reshaping GI care

    From new colonoscopy suggestions to updated guidelines on obesity management, here are five studies published in 2024 that are reshaping gastroenterology care: 
  2. Self employed vs. employed gastroenterologists: 10 notes 

    Here are 10 key notes on private practice and employment for gastroenterologists and the physician workforce as a whole:
  3. The trends exciting ASC leaders

    From procedure migration to increased demand, here are the ASC and outpatient trends named by three ASC leaders when asked by Becker's about what's exciting them in the industry. 

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  1. Physician sentenced to 8 years for $19M fraud scheme 

    A Natick, Mass., psychiatrist was sentenced to eight years and three months in prison for a $19 million Medicare and private insurance fraud scheme. 
  2. Florida medical office building nears opening

    A medical office building in Panama City Beach, Fla., is nearing its opening date, according to a June 7 report from the Panama City News Herald.
  3. What procedures are next for ASCs?

    April Aud, BSN, RN, administrator of Poplar Bluff, Mo.-based Black River Ambulatory Surgery Center,  joined Becker's to discuss the procedures she thinks will move to the ASC setting. 
  4. UIC to launch nurse anesthetist program

    The University of Illinois Chicago plans to launch a nurse anesthesia program with the help of a $10 million donation. 

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  1. Optum offloading, shuttering services: 5 things to know

    Optum, parent company of ASC chain SCA Health, has announced it's shuttering services, selling its settlement solutions business and closing a clinic. 
  2. Court battle over Alabama ASC certificate of need continues

    On May 28, a public hearing began over a contested ASC in Hoover, Ala., proposed by Healthcare Resources and the Hoover Health Care Authority in November. 
  3. 10 highest-paying metro areas for orthopedic surgeons

    Orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. can earn up to $183,600 more than the national average salary by practicing in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis., metropolitan area, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.
  4. 10 lowest-paying metro areas for orthopedic surgeons

    The annual earnings among orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. can vary by up to $426,640, depending on the city one practices in, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.

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  1. Ophthalmologist to pay $2.4M to settle false claims allegations 

    A New York City-based ophthalmologist and his ophthalmology practice will pay $2.4 million to resolve allegations he submitted claims for medically unnecessary procedures, among other allegations, in violation of the False Claims Act. 
  2. Physician assistant pay in 2024: 10 things to know

    Physician assistants earn an average base salary of $131,000 in 2024, up from $122,000 in 2023, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Assistant Compensation Report," published June 7. 
  3. Panorama Eyecare informs patients of ransomware attack

    Fort Collins, Colo.-based Panorama Eyecare notified patients that an unauthorized party may have gained access to the company's internal network.
  4. Michigan medical office building sells for $9M

    A 36,338-square-foot medical office building in Novi, Mich., has sold for $9.3 million, according to a June 7 report from REBusiness Online.
  5. The danger of the ASC reimbursement declines

    ASCs are struggling to meet margins as procedures continue to migrate to the outpatient setting but reimbursements stagnate. 
  6. New York ASC implants 1st J&J Odyssey lens

    Kenneth Rosenthal, MD, became the first surgeon at New York City-based Retinal ASC of New York to implant Johnson & Johnson Vision's latest Odyssey lens. 
  7. The ASC trends making leaders nervous

    From reimbursement declines to anesthesia shortages, three ASC leaders joined Becker's to discuss the ASC or outpatient trend making them nervous.
  8. Is new physician pay growing?

    New physicians are making more post-residency than they were in 2019, according to the Medical Group Management Association's "Provider Compensation and Productivity Data Report."
  9. GI becoming 'hub for obesity management'

    The June issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology is focused on obesity in gastroenterology, discussing issues including population trends in obesity, food insecurity, how obesity affects predisposition to diseases and response to therapies, treatment and therapies and a multidisciplinary approach to obesity. 

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