Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Ohio physician to pay $2.2M for role in drug kickback scheme 

     Hudson, Ohio-based physician Deepak Raheja, MD, was sentenced to prison and must pay $2.2 million after pleading guilty to his role in a pharmaceutical kickback scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said Feb. 3.  
  2. Top 10 private equity investors of healthcare services since 2020

    Private equity firm Shore Capital Partners has made 23 healthcare service platform deals since 2020, according to data company PitchBook's "Healthcare Services Report" for the fourth quarter of 2022.
  3. 10 healthcare service platforms' acquisition activity since 2020

    AEG Vision has completed 55 add-on acquisitions since 2020, according to data company PitchBook's "Healthcare Services Report" for the fourth quarter of 2022.

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  1. Rush opens 1st outpatient center outside of Illinois

    Chicago-based Rush University System for Health has opened its first outpatient center outside of Illinois in Munster, Ind., according to a Feb. 3 report from The Times of Northwest Indiana. 
  2. Massachusetts physicians charged with tax evasion and fraud

    Pankaj Merchia, MD, and Shona Pendse, MD, were charged in a superseding indictment for tax evasion and fraud against the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Justice Department said Feb. 3.
  3. Amazon posts $2.7B loss: What ASCs need to know 

    Amazon reported its first unprofitable report in nine years with a loss of $2.7 billion for 2022. 
  4. 3 $25M+ ASCs unveiled in the last week

    In the last week, Becker's has reported on three ASC projects each costing more than $25 million.

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  1. US' wealthiest healthcare leaders: Who is starting 2023 in the top 10?

    Thomas Frist Jr., MD, is the wealthiest healthcare leader in the U.S. at the start of 2023, according to Forbes' real-time net worth tracker. 
  2. Department of Defense grants $200K for heart research

    The Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis has received a $200,000 grant from the Department of Defense to study a common congenital heart defect in babies. 
  3. Georgia medical office building sells for $3.6M

    A family trust has purchased a 8,770-square-foot medical office building in Evans, Ga., according to a Feb. 3 report from ConnectCRE.
  4. Healthcare adds 58,000 jobs in January as unemployment hits 53-year low

    The healthcare industry added 58,000 jobs in January as nonfarm payrolls increased by 517,000, according to a Feb. 3 report from CNBC citing data from the U.S. Labor Department. 

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  1. How 4 GI practices, companies have used AI in the last 8 weeks

    A new study published in JAMA Network Open found that artificial intelligence can help gastroenterologists by lowering time-related degradation in colonoscopy quality. Here are four ways that GI practices and companies have used artificial intelligence since Dec. 1. 
  2. 10 years of private equity activity in healthcare

    Private equity investors have shown a growing interest in the healthcare sector over the past decade, according to a Jan. 12 blog post from Definitive Healthcare.
  3. 3 things to know about Cleveland Clinic's new CFO

    Cleveland Clinic selected Dennis Laraway as its next chief financial officer.
  4. ASC Administrator of the Week: Cherise Brown, manager, nurse, student

    Cherise Brown, administrator of Andover (Kan.) Ambulatory Surgery Center, is Becker's ASC Administrator of the Week.
  5. How physician inboxes are fueling burnout

    Physicians are receiving 57 percent more patient portal messages in their inboxes than before the pandemic, according to a Feb. 3 article on the American Medical Association website. 
  6. Pennsylvania ASC 1st in region to offer outpatient hip replacement

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network's Monroeville (Penn.) Surgery Center is the first in the Pittsburgh region to offer outpatient hip replacements in an ASC setting.
  7. Mount Sinai partners with 1st ASC in rural Uganda

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Hospital has partnered with Kyabirwa Surgical Center, the first ASC in rural Uganda, according to a Feb. 2 report from news station WPIX.
  8. ECU Health closing 5 outpatient clinics: What ASCs need to know

    Greenville, N.C.-based ECU Health is closing five outpatient clinics. 
  9. ASC market expected to reach $150.6B by 2033, report says

    A Future Market Insights report said the ambulatory surgical center market is expected to reach $150.6 billion by 2033 with a compound annual growth rate of 4.5 percent.

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