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  1. US Digestive Health, United Digestive and more: 7 updates in Q4

    Here are seven moves from four major gastroenterology groups that Becker's has reported in the fourth quarter of 2023:
  2. Workers 65 and older are the workforce's fastest growing demographic

    About 1 one in five workers aged 65 and older were employed in 2023, according to a December survey from the Pew Research Center. 
  3. The moves that changed cardiology in 2023

    From prior authorization updates to new acquisitions, here are 10 moves that significantly affected the cardiology space in 2023.

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  1. Hospitals bring back mask mandates: What it means for ASCs

    Hospitals in states across the U.S. are starting to bring back mask mandates in healthcare settings as COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses spread at rapid rates, according to a Dec. 28 report from Newsweek.
  2. ASCs see volume growth amid staffing challenges

    While ASCs continue to see increased surgical volumes year over year, they are still finding it difficult to staff their centers, according to a 2023 survey from ORManager.
  3. How Amazon expanded, adjusted its healthcare footprint in 2023

    From the acquisition and expansion of One Medical to the introduction of drone delivery services for prescriptions, here are 12 moves Amazon made in 2023 to grow and develop its healthcare footprint.
  4. 5 new ASCs in December 

    Here are five new ASCs opened or announced in December:

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  1. Siblings charged in $25M Medicare fraud scheme 

    Two Florida siblings have been arrested and charged for their alleged role in a Medicare fraud scheme using claims for durable medical equipment. 
  2. Two Florida men sentenced for fraudulent billing scheme that targeted rural hospitals 

    Two Miami men were sentenced for a multistate scheme that used rural hospitals to bill for medically unnecessary urine drug testing. 
  3. 9 cardiology updates in 3 weeks

    Here are nine updates in the cardiology and ASC space that Becker's has reported on since Dec. 11:
  4. Cigna in the headlines: 8 updates in 60 days

    Cigna, which is the fourth largest insurer in the U.S. by membership size, is considering the sale of its Medicare Advantage business.

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  1. 5 highest paid ophthalmologists in Las Vegas

    The highest paid ophthalmologist in Las Vegas earns $604,700, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $265,450 ophthalmologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  2. ASC activity in December: 10 moves

    Here are 10 ASC and medical building openings, expansions, plans and other moves that Becker's has reported on in December:
  3. ASC CEO loses bid to replace George Santos

    New York City-based Gramercy Surgery Center's CEO Austin Cheng has lost his bid to be put forth as the party's nominee in a special election runoff to replace unseated representative George Santos, according to a Dec. 7 report from CNN.
  4. ASC leadership pay climbing

    The total compensation package for many ASC leaders jumped considerably in the last year, according to data from the 2023 OR Manager survey.
  5. ASCs, physicians 'eagerly awaiting' resolution on noncompetes

    President Joe Biden's administration has been critical of noncompetes, particularly in healthcare, and some states have taken action to ban them. However, policy changes at the federal level haven't been enacted yet.
  6. Medtronic doubles down on AI in new endoscopy deal

    Medtronic has entered a definitive agreement to expand its partnership with Cosmo Intelligent Medical Devices to further capitalize on the achievements of Medtronic's GI Genius intelligent endoscopy module. 
  7. Becker's top 5 gastroenterology stories in 2023

    Here are the top five gastroenterology stories that Becker's readers were most focused on in 2023, starting with the most popular: 
  8. 7 data breaches impacting GI patients in 2023

    2023 was a major year for healthcare data breaches, with cybersecurity incidents occurring across virtually every physician specialty. 
  9. ASC operating budgets fluctuate as more hit $5M+

    There are fewer ASCs at the extreme ends of the operating budget spectrum in 2023 than there were in 2022, according to data from an OR Manager survey.

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