Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Pros, cons of 4 different practice settings, per the AMA

    When it comes to choosing a practice setting, physicians have a lot to think about. Whether it be self-employment, employment, or employment in an academic setting, there are pros and cons to every option. 
  2. 116 new ASCs open in 2023

    By the end of 2022, there were roughly 6,087 Medicare-Certified ASCs in operation in the U.S., with California holding the most facilities at 848. 
  3. 3 medical office buildings in Minnesota, Wisconsin sold

    A three-property medical office building portfolio in Minnesota and Wisconsin has sold, according to an April 17 report from REBusiness Online.

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  1. The rise in private equity bankruptcies

    More than 20% of the healthcare bankruptcies in 2023 were by private equity-backed companies, according to a new report from the Private Equity Stakeholder Project. 
  2. Florida ASC 1st in state to add cardiac ablation

    Deltona, Fla.-based Advanced Heart and Vascular Surgery Center, an affiliate of Cardiovascular Centers of America, has become the first ASC in Florida to launch a complete cardiac ablation service line.
  3. How cardiologists' earnings have changed since 2021

    The average annual salary for cardiologists has increased each of the last three years, jumping from $353,970 in 2021 to $423,250 in 2023, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  4. Orthopedists, plastic surgeons seesaw in top-paying specialty spot

    Since 2015, orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons have consistently ranked among the physician specialties with the highest salaries. 

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  1. 2 real estate firms join forces for medical office building acquisitions

    Real estate investors Cypress West and TPG Angelo Gordon have entered a joint venture that intends to acquire $300 million in medical offices across the Sun Belt over the next two years, according to an April 17 report from Commercial Property Executive.
  2. GI Alliance of Illinois relocates

    Arlington Heights-based GI Alliance of Illinois, which is affiliated with management services organization GI Alliance, has relocated to a new clinic. 
  3. Sansum Clinic adds Dr. Mick Meiselman

    Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Sansum Clinic, now part of Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health, has added gastroenterologist Mick Meiselman, MD, to its team, according to an April 16 report from the Santa Barbara Independent.
  4. Tenet CEO-to-worker pay ratio

    Dallas-based Tenet, parent company of ASC giant United Surgical Partners International, paid their CEO Saum Sutaria 305 times more than the company's median employee in 2023. 

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  1. States ranked by number of practicing surgeons

    New York has the highest number of practicing surgeons, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, from May 2023. 
  2. Shuttered physician group offloads practices, physicians 

    Boise, Idaho-based Primary Health Medical Group has added several providers and an ENT practice from the shuttered Nampa, Idaho-based physician group Saltzer Health.
  3. The highest-paid physician specialties over 5 years

    Orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons consistently top the list of highest paid physician specialties in Medscape's annual compensation reports.
  4. ASC activity in the South: 5 notes

    Here are five developments on ASC activity in the South that Becker's has reported on since April 2:
  5. A rookie's guide to opening an ASC

    As ASCs become increasingly enticing to health systems, investors and physicians alike, some healthcare leaders who are not as familiar with ASC practices may be looking to open outpatient centers.
  6. 10 notes on colonoscopies in 2024

    Here are 10 key notes on colonoscopies that gastroenterology leaders need to know in 2024:
  7. AI chatbots score 71% on ophthalmology board quiz

    Two artificial intelligence chatbots, Google's Gemini and Bard, have shown success in answering questions from the U.S. ophthalmology board certification exam, according to an April 13 study published in Eye.
  8. McLaren Health Care, Digestive Health Institute strike care partnership

    McLaren Greater Lansing (Mich.), an affiliate of Grand Blanc, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care, has partnered with Lansing-based Digestive Health Institute. 
  9. Highest-paying settings for anesthesiologists

    Anesthesiologists have the highest annual mean wage in offices of physicians, according to updated data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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