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  1. The most common ways RNs supplement income

    About 52 percent of registered nurses take side gigs or extra shifts to supplement their yearly income, according to Medscape's 2023 "RN/LPN Compensation Report," published Sept. 26. 
  2. Physician, 2 pharmacists charged in $170M fraud scheme 

    A Houston-based physician and two pharmacists were charged in a 13-count indictment for their roles in a $170 million healthcare fraud and kickback scheme. 
  3. South Carolina hospital expanding surgery center

    Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital is expanding its surgical center, according to a Sept. 26 report from local NBC affiliate WSAV. 

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  1. What practice setting pays young physicians the most

    Physicians under 40 earn the highest salary working in office-based single-specialty groups, according to the Medscape 2023 "Young Physician Compensation Report" published Sept. 26. 
  2. The region where RNs earn the most

    While the average compensation for registered nurses sits at $85,000, RNs working in the Pacific region earn substantially more at $110,000 on average, according to Medscape's 2023 "RN/LPN Compensation Report," published Sept. 26. 
  3. Mary Lanning Healthcare cuts ribbon on medical office building

    Mary Lanning Healthcare cut the ribbon on a new medical office building in Hastings, Neb., that will host nine specialties, including pulmonology, orthopedics and family medicine, according to a Sept. 26 report from NBC affiliate KSNB.
  4. RN, LPN pay in 2023

    Income for registered nurses rose about 3 percent in 2022, while it rose by 10 percent for licensed practical nurses, according to Medscape's 2023 "RN/LPN Compensation Report," published Sept. 26. 

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  1. The region where young physician salaries are rising the fastest

    Physicians under 40 practicing in the western region of the U.S. enjoy a salary advantage over their peers in other regions, according to Medscape's 2023 "Young Physician Compensation Report," published Sept. 26. 
  2. Salaries on the rise for physicians under 40

    The average compensation for physicians under 40 jumped 11 percent in 2022, according to Medscape's 2023 "Young Physician Compensation Report," published Sept. 26. 
  3. CMS forces shaping the ASC industry

    The ASC industry is constantly evolving, and one of the major players in its evolution is CMS. 
  4. 10 best, worst cities for people with disabilities

    Scottsdale, Ariz., is the best city for people with disabilities, while Gulfport, Miss., is the worst, according to personal finance site WalletHub. 

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  1. 3 health systems reporting $4B+ in long-term debt  

    Here are three health systems that have recently reported debt of more than $4 billion: 
  2. 3 reasons ASCs are closing

    Here are three reasons ASCs have closed recently:
  3. 5 ASCs hiring administrators

    Here are five ASCs that posted job listings seeking administrators in the last month. 
  4. Climate change, COVID-19 driving patient relocation

    City demographics have been shifting over the last 12 months, as workers and residents have been leaving larger hubs like New York City for smaller cities across states including Florida and Texas. 
  5. The 2 best hospitals in Alabama for cardiac surgery

    Healthgrades ranked the top 50 hospitals for cardiac surgery in 2023, including two in Alabama.
  6. Supplier to pay $12M for Medicare scheme and 5 more supply chain updates | 2023

    Here are the supply chain updates ASC leaders need to know this week.
  7. Mid-career physicians have higher burnout rates: AMA survey

    Physicians who have been in practice for six to 10 years have the highest burnout rates, according to a Sept. 26 report from the American Medical Association based on a survey of more than 13,000 physicians and providers across 30 states. 
  8. Previously approved ASC project looks to expand by 33%

    Greg Daniel, MD, a physician-turned-developer, earned approval for a three-story medical office building in Buffalo, N.Y., two years ago. Now, he plans to expand the project by 33 percent, according to a Sept. 26 report from The Buffalo News. 
  9. Wisconsin hospital halts surgical services: 3 things ASCs need to know 

    Chippewa Falls, Wis.-based HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital will temporarily suspend surgical services Oct. 26, citing operational and staffing challenges and low patient demand.

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