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  1. Young physicians are less likely to be self employed 

    On par with the trend towards physician employment, younger physicians are less likely to be self-employed, according to Medscape's "Young Physician Compensation Report 2022."
  2. More than half of physicians rate lack of healthcare access as top social issue

    Fifty-one percent of physicians view healthcare access as the top social issue of 2022, according to Medscape's "Physicians Rate Healthcare Access" report. 
  3. 10 ASC, GI and ophthalmology donations in 2022

    From a donation from the Gates Foundation, to the establishment of a pediatric gastrointestinal center, here are 10 ASC, gastrointestinal and ophthalmic donations Becker's has reported on in 2022. 

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  1. Where ASC chains see major financial opportunity

    As big healthcare companies, payers and investors turn to bundled payments, ASC chains are looking to value-based care systems in an effort to lower costs and improve care quality. 
  2. Supply issues keeping leaders up at night and 9 more supply chain updates

    Here are 10 supply chain updates for ASC leaders to know that Becker's has reported since Sept. 20:
  3. 69% of physicians want a single-payer system

    Sixty-nine percent of physicians would like some form of a single-payer system, according to Medscape's 2022 "Physicians Rate Healthcare Access Report."
  4. Fujifilm debuts newest ultrasound endoscope

    Fujifilm has debuted its new endoscopic ultrasound endoscope, EG-74OUT, a convex ultrasonic endoscope for the upper gastrointestinal tract. 

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  1. Gastro Health, GI Alliance and more: 8 industry updates

    Here are eight updates on gastroenterology companies Becker's reported on during the third quarter of 2022:
  2. Vision Integrated Partners adds 9 Oklahoma eye clinics, ASCs

    Vision Integrated Partners has established partnerships with Britton Vision Associates and Southwest Eye Clinic and Surgery, both based in Oklahoma City. 
  3. Visus Therapeutics acquires all patents, assets from visual disability researcher ViewPoint

    Biopharmaceutical company Visus Therapeutics has acquired all patents and assets from eyecare developer ViewPoint Therapeutics.  
  4. GI vs. Ophthalmologist pay: 5 notes

    The national average salary for gastroenterologists is approximately 8 percent more than ophthalmologists, according to data from Medscape.

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  1. Mississippi hospital opens state's 1st cardiovascular ASC

    Hattiesburg, Miss.-based Forrest General Hospital and the Hattiesburg Clinic partnered to open Mississippi's first ambulatory cardiovascular surgery center, ABC and NBC affiliate WDAM reported Sept. 27.
  2. Healthcare Solutions Holdings expands ASC, urgent care services in Missouri

    Healthcare Solutions Holdings, based in Glen Cove, N.Y., expanded its ASC, primary and urgent care services in Missouri.
  3. September recap: Top 10 gastroenterology stories

    Here are the most-read gastroenterology stories published by Becker's in September:
  4. FDA approves anesthesia for ocular surface

    Eyecare pharmaceutical company Harrow and anesthesia company Sintetica have developed an FDA-approved ocular surface anesthesia, Iheezo. 
  5. Biogen pays $900M to settle physician kickback allegations

    Pharmaceutical company Biogen has agreed to pay $900 million to resolve allegations it paid kickbacks to physicians to prescribe Biogen drugs, the U.S. Justice Department said Sept. 26. 
  6. Kaiser Permanente building second ASC in Folsom

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente submitted applications for a 260,000-square-foot medical office building with an ASC in Folsom, the Sacramento Business Journal reported Sept. 27.
  7. Former Santen CEO joins Opus Genetics' board of directors

    Former Santen CEO Adrienne Graves, PhD, has been appointed to the board of directors for retinal gene therapy research company Opus Genetics. 
  8. CoFi and Alphaeon partner for ophthalmology financing

    Payment platform CoFi partnered with financing company Alphaeon to launch a financing solution for ophthalmology practices. 
  9. Alabama neurologist who tried fleeing to Middle East convicted of bank fraud, identity theft

    Neurologist and pain specialist Rassan Tarabein, MD, was convicted for bank fraud, false statements, aggravated identity theft and refusing to pay court-ordered restitution, the Justice Department said Sept. 23.

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