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  1. 89% of PAs, NPs say they should have full prescription authority

    Approximately 89% of advanced practice providers in the U.S. say they should be granted full independent prescribing authority, according to a new survey from provider insights company Sermo. 
  2. Weight loss drugs could lower colonoscopy prep quality: Study

    Patients with adequate bowel preparation before colonoscopy see an increase in both accuracy and safety for the procedure, but a new study found that patients taking glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists may have a significantly lower quality of bowel preparation.
  3. Certificate of need filed for 6 dental ASCs in Connecticut

    Two Connecticut dentists have filed a certificate of need application to open six ASCs in the state, Hartford Business reported June 13.

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  1. Cardiology company exec denied dismissal of alleged Stark law violation 

    A federal judge denied a motion to dismiss claims that the former president, CFO and partial owner of Cardiac Imaging violated Stark law, according to court documents. 
  2. Physician group to pay health system $1.2M following neurosurgeon walkout 

    Fresno, Calif.-based Community Regional Medical Center will receive a $1.2 million settlement from Inspire Health Medical Group for allegations that neurosurgeons planned a walkout in 2021 but gave the system less than 32 hours notice.
  3. 21% of anesthesiologists worth over $5M

    Approximately 21% of anesthesiologists have a net worth of over $5 million in 2024, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Wealth and Debt Report," published June 12. 
  4. Oshi Health looks to hit all 50 states

    Virtual gastroenterology healthcare clinic Oshi Health plans to be available in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., by September. 

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  1. Why 1 GI practice is considering offering mental health care

    As the popularity of prescription weight loss medications, including glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists like Ozempic, continues to grow, the discussions around obesity care in the U.S. have started to shift. 
  2. Missouri medical office building sells for $3.8M

    A Mercy Health medical office building in St. Peters, Mo., has sold for $3.8 million, according to a June 13 report from REBusiness Online.
  3. GI CEO's secret to payer success

    Jerry Tillinger, CEO of US Digestive Health, joined Becker' to discuss his key tips for maintaining good relationships with payers.
  4. Gastroenterology's colonoscopy boom: How a CEO is harnessing growing demand

     The gastroenterology industry has experienced an increase in colonoscopy demand as the recommended age for screening continues to lower and colorectal cancer cases continue to rise. 

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  1. Bad news for ASC administrators

    Here are three issues reported by Becker's that have the potential to negatively affect ASCs — and their staff:
  2. Physicians and drug charges: 3 cases to know

    Here are three lawsuits involving physicians and illegal drug prescription that Becker's has reported on in the last month: 
  3. Avoiding red tape: 1 leader's advice on opening an ASC

    For physicians opening private practices, choosing where to establish a new ASC can be a difficult decision. 
  4. 7 CRNA updates in 2024

    From substantial salary increases to newly launched education programs, here are seven updates on certified registered nurse anesthetists for ASCs to know in 2024:  
  5. The bad investments physicians are making

    Fifty-one percent of physicians have made what they referred to as a bad investment in the last year, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Wealth & Debt Report," published June 12. 
  6. Vivante rebrands to Cylinder

    Vivante Health, the virtual digestive healthcare platform, has rebranded with a new name and visual identity: Cylinder. 
  7. What ASCs need to know about the 22.8M Medicaid disenrollments

    About 22.8 million people have been disenrolled from Medicaid as of June 4, according to data from KFF.
  8. The richest women in healthcare

    The U.S. has four female billionaires who made their fortunes from the healthcare industry, according to Forbes' live net worth tracker. 
  9. Colonoscopies in the ASC vs. HOPD: Which is better? 

    Colonoscopies can be performed in ASCs or hospitals, but there are different considerations when deciding the best setting for the procedure.

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