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  1. How the anesthesiologist shortage impeded care in 2023: 5 notes

    For ASCs, providing anesthesia in 2023 was a huge obstacle amid provider shortages and declining reimbursements.   
  2. Stark law: Where it stands and where it's headed 

    Stark law, which prohibits physicians from making referrals for many Medicare-payable services to an entity if the physician or immediate family member has a financial relationship with it, has seen a year of changes and updates to policy exceptions and statutes. 
  3. 36 cardiologist moves in 2023

    Here are 36 cardiologists that have joined hospitals and health systems that Becker's has reported on in 2023:

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  1. 5 states with the most employed cardiologists

    New York employs the most cardiologists of any state. 
  2. Dr. Doria Scortichini joins Auburn Heart Institute

    Auburn (N.Y.) Heart Institute has added Doria Scortichini, MD, to its cardiology team. 
  3. 5 states with the most employed anesthesiologists

    New York employs the most anesthesiologists of any state. 
  4. 4 recent private equity deals to know

    Despite Senate budget committee members recently opening an investigation into private equity ownership in healthcare, private equity remains a powerful force in healthcare.

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  1. The richest physician billionaires: Who is ending 2023 at the top of the list 

    The five richest physicians are ending 2023 with a combined net worth of nearly $35 billion, according to Forbes' real-time net worth tracker. 
  2. OHSU completes 1st awake spine surgery

    A surgery team at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland performed the system's first surgical removal of a herniated disc without the use of general anesthesia.
  3. CRNA pay by state

    The average annual salary for certified nurse anesthetists in the U.S. is $205,770. 
  4. Connecticut physician sentenced for $2.6M fraud scheme 

    Greenwich, Conn.-based psychologist Michael Lonski, PhD, was sentenced to 27 months of imprisonment for operating a $2.6 million healthcare fraud scheme. 

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  1. Independent practices 'continue to disappear': Why this leader is worried about consolidation in 2024

    Many healthcare leaders are worried about industry consolidation as physicians continue to opt for employed models over private practice. 
  2. 5 highest paid cardiologists in Las Vegas

    The highest paid cardiologist in Las Vegas earns $767,700, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $421,330 cardiologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  3. Franciscan Physician Network adds cardiologist

    Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Physician Network added Sheryl Christy, DO, to its team of cardiologists.
  4. 46 ASCs popping up in certificate-of-need states in 2023

    Here are 46 ASCs in certificate-of-need states that have opened or have plans to open that Becker's has reported on in 2023:
  5. The payer behavior making gastroenterologists wary

    Here are three major payer moves and tendencies that have drawn gastroenterologists' interest in 2023:
  6. 10 ASC leaders' thoughts that rocked 2023 

    Here are 10 thoughts shared with Becker's by ASC leaders that give key insight into the industry:
  7. The 12 biggest ASC stories in 2023, by month

    This year has been a tumultuous one for ASCs. With issues such as reimbursement declines, physician shortages and rising burnout levels at the top of mind for industry leaders, there has been a lot to monitor.
  8. 10 biggest-budget ASCs in 2023

    Here are the 10 most expensive ASCs announced or opened in 2023, as reported by Becker's. The moves' price tags together top $715 million:
  9. Medical group costs jump 14.7%, exceeding revenue

    Medical group operating costs are still outpacing revenue, according to data from the AMGA 2023 Medical Group Operations and Finance Survey, released Dec. 18.

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