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  1. Florida Digestive Health Specialists to debut precancer detection test

    Florida Digestive Health Specialists has partnered to co-host the launch of Lucid Diagnostics' first esophageal precancer detection mobile test, the EsoGuard #CheckYourFoodTube Mobile Test Unit. 
  2. University Hospitals to add ASC as part of $236M expansion

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals is adding an ASC at its Beachwood, Ohio, location as part of a $236 million expansion project, according to a June 2 report from  
  3. The physician specialties using the most AI

    Radiologists have the most FDA-cleared artificial intelligence medical products, according to a regularly updated dashboard from the Data Science Institute of the American College of Radiology.  

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  1. Anesthesiologists in the headlines: 4 updates

    Here are four anesthesiologists who have made Becker's headlines since May 22:
  2. Anesthesiologist accused of sharing medical records with Russia headed to retrial 

    The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland will retry anesthesiologist Anna Gabrielian, MD, a former employee of Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins, and her husband, Jamie Lee Henry, for their allegations of conspiring to help Russia by violating patient privacy, CBS News reported June 2. 
  3. AdventHealth opens 30K-square-foot medical office building

    AdventHealth has opened a 30,000-square-foot medical office building in Palm Coast, Fla., according to a June 3 report from the Observer.
  4. 5 things for physicians to consider before retiring

    While many physicians retire after the age of 60, about 12 percent retire before the age of 60, according to a May 26 report from the American Medical Association. Research by the AMA Insurance Agency found that physicians who retire earlier are the most likely to be dissatisfied with retirement. 

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  1. Florida physician charged for involvement in Jan. 6 attack on US Capitol

    David Moerschel, MD, a neurophysiologist from Punta Gorda, Fla., has been sentenced to three years in prison on seditious conspiracy charges for his involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to a June 3 report from PBS. 
  2. Why some physicians are breaking up with Medicare

    Sixty-five percent of physicians plan to continue treating Medicare and Medicaid patients, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2023," a 6 percent decrease from last year's report.
  3. 2 recent ASC acquisitions

    Here are two ASC acquisitions that Becker's has reported on since May 16:
  4. The highest, lowest paid surgeons: 20 stats

    Although the mean annual wage among all surgeons in the U.S. is $337,980, that can vary based on factors including experience and practice setting, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational employment statistics survey.

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  1. Gunshot wound found on missing physician

    A gunshot wound was found on the body of John Forsyth, MD, an emergency room physician at Mercy Hospital Cassville (Mo.), who had been missing since May 21, ABC News reported May 31.
  2. UnitedHealthcare's 'ulterior motive' to new advanced notification process

    On May 31, UnitedHealthcare reversed the proposed June 1 implementation of a controversial prior authorization process that would require gastroenterologists to submit requests for certain endoscopy procedures. 
  3. Prior authorizations & ASCs: 5 notes

    Here are five updates about prior authorizations that ASCs need to know:
  4. 5 health systems reporting massive operating losses: What ASCs need to know

    In the last wealth, at least five health systems have reported multimillion-dollar operating losses for the first quarter ending March 31: 
  5. The challenges future ASC leaders are up against

    If current trends continue, tomorrow's ASC leaders will face a litany of obstacles just as the leaders of today are.
  6. Healthcare policy decisions made by leaders with 'little clinical background', surgeon says 

    Brian Curtin, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Charlotte, N.C.-based OrthoCarolina, joined Becker's to discuss how physicians can leverage their power. 
  7. Physician incentive bonuses in 2022 vs. 2021

    Physicians across all specialties earned more incentive bonuses on average in 2022 than in 2021, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physician Compensation Report." 
  8. Colorado physician sentenced to 2+ years for stealing $250K in COVID-19 relief funds

    Francis Joseph, MD, has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for fraudulently obtaining and misappropriating $250,000 in COVID-19 relief funds from two programs, the Justice Department reported June 1. 
  9. GI Alliance partners with 5-physician practice in Washington

    GI Alliance has partnered with Digestive Health Consultants in Silverdale, Wash.

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