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  1. Maine physician, hospital ordered to pay $6.5M for patient misdiagnosis

    John Henson, MD, has been ordered to pay $6.5 million in a settlement for misdiagnosing a patient who died in 2017, ABC affiliate WMTW reported Feb. 2. 
  2. Healthcare's top 4 financial threats

    More than 100 healthcare CFOs laid out healthcare's top financial threats in the "2023 BDO Healthcare CFO Outlook Survey."
  3. Meet the CEOs of 5 ASC chains 

     Here are the CEOs of five major ASC chains:

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  1. California medical group to pay $26M settlement after underreporting income

    Clinica Sierra Vista agreed to pay nearly $26 million to settle allegations it underreported income, according to a press release from the office of Rob Bonta, attorney general of California.
  2. Healthcare CFOs' top M&A goals of 2023

    Enhancing digital capabilities and expanding into new market segments are some of healthcare CFOs' top merger and acquisition priorities for 2023, according to the "2023 BDO Healthcare CFO Outlook Survey."
  3. Trinity Health of New England tops off $40M ASC

    A topping-off ceremony was held on Feb. 2 for a new Enfield, Conn.-based ASC, the S. Prestley and Helen Blake Ambulatory Care Center, according to a Feb. 2 report from MassLive.
  4. 2023's healthcare deals to know

    Here are four healthcare deals ASC leaders should know that Becker's has reported since Jan. 3:

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  1. Former physician admits to faking own diagnosis

    A retired Mays Landing, N.J.-based physician pleaded guilty to fabricating documents and faking a diagnosis to avoid trial, the Justice Department said Jan. 27. 
  2. Dr. Anthony Andrews to join Eye Care Specialists

    Anthony Andrews, MD, is joining the team at Berwick, Pa.-based Eye Care Specialists, Times Leader reported Feb. 1. 
  3. Bausch & Lomb, Modulight earn FDA approval for photodynamic laser

    Bausch & Lomb and Modulight Corporation, a biomedical laser company, have received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its ML6710i photodynamic laser. 
  4. OCLI Vision acquires Bausch Eye Associates

    OCLI Vision, an ophthalmology provider backed by management organization Spectrum Vision Partners, has acquired Bausch Eye Associates in Allentown, Pa. 

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  1. Demand for medical office buildings on the rise for investors

    Investor demand for medical office buildings hit a record high in the second half of 2022, bolstered by an increased patient demand for ambulatory and outpatient services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Feb. 2 report from globest.com.
  2. CMS makes ocular surface anesthesia more accessible

    CMS has issued a product-specific code for Harrow's new ocular surface anesthesia Iheezo, enabling a more efficient billing process for healthcare providers. 
  3. Kentucky outpatient center earns ambulatory surgery facilities accreditation

    Lexington (Ky.) Plastic Surgery has been accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. 
  4. 4 gastroenterology, endoscopy facility openings in 2 weeks

    Here are four gastroenterology and endoscopy-focused facilities that have opened that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 18:
  5. AdventHealth breaks ground on $45.7M medical office building, ASC

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth has broken ground on a medical office building with an ASC on its Daytona Beach (Fla.) campus, flaglerlive.com reported Feb. 1.
  6. GI study links time of day and colonoscopy quality, AI systems

    Artificial intelligence systems could help lower time-related degradation of colonoscopy quality, according to a recent study.
  7. 'It's put a strain on my marriage': How burnout has affected physicians' relationships

    Sixty-five percent of physicians said that burnout has had a negative effect on their personal relationships, according to a survey published Jan. 27 by Medscape.
  8. 8 physician fraud cases in January 

    Here are eight physician fraud cases since Jan. 1:
  9. UnitedHealthcare's 2023 outpatient procedure code changes

    UnitedHealthcare made changes to its outpatient procedure group mapping that went into effect Jan. 1.

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