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  1. Meet the gastroenterologists leading the top 10 hospitals for gastroenterology

    For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the top hospitals in America for different specialties by state and nationwide. 
  2. HOPDs charge up to 58% more than ASCs

    The cost of common medical procedures are as much as 58 percent more expensive when performed in hospital outpatient departments compared with ASCs or physicians' offices, according to an analysis by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. 
  3. Digestive Health Physicians Association expresses support for cancer, complex therapies act

    The Digestive Health Physicians Association has issued a statement of support for the proposed Protecting Patient Access to Cancer Care and Complex Therapies act, introduced by three Republican senators and representatives. 

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  1. The 10 best residency programs for research output

    Online networking service Doximity has named the top residency programs for research output in 2023, with Boston-based Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary taking the top slot. 
  2. The importance of customer service in anesthesia

    As anesthesia practices have evolved over the years, it has become increasingly more important to maintain a high level of customer service to maintain relationships with both the patient and administration, according to a Sept. 11 blog post from Rita Astani, president of anesthesia for Coronis Health. 
  3. New Jersey medical office building sells for $4.62M

    An 18,000-square-foot medical office building in Florham Park, N.J., has been acquired by Desai Holdings for $4.62 million, according to a Sept. 14 report from ConnectCRE.
  4. The 25 best places for physicians to retire in 2023

    Forbes has identified its list of the top 25 places to retire in 2023 after screening more than 800 locales in the U.S. 

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  1. 15 best business schools for entrepreneurs

    Bloomberg ranked the best business schools of 2023-24 in multiple areas, including entrepreneurship.
  2. Are residents looking to private practice? 4 stats

    Twenty-three percent of residents expect to become a practice owner or partner, according to Medscape's 2023 "Resident and Salary Debt Report."
  3. How much do residents earn?

    Resident salary has jumped 21.7 percent since 2015, according to Medscape's 2023 "Resident and Salary Debt Report."
  4.  3 hospitals, health systems closing departments or ending services

    Here are three hospitals closing departments or ending services since Sept. 1:

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  1. House introduces ASC price transparency legislation

    On Sept. 8, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Ways and Means Committee, and the Committee on Education and the Workforce introduced a healthcare package titled the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act, which requires ASCs to meet new price transparency requirements. 
  2. Thibodaux Regional Health System adds Dr. Hadi Elias to heart clinic

    Interventional cardiologist Hadi Elias, MD, has joined the Thibodaux Regional Health System. 
  3. 10 best cardiac surgery specialty hospitals in the world: 2024

    The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is the best specialty hospital in the world for cardiac surgery, according to Newsweek.
  4. Good news, bad news for physicians

    Here are three pieces of good news and three pieces of bad news for physicians:
  5. PE-backed organization adds Florida cardiology group

    Orlando, Fla.-based Cardiovascular Associates of America has added Daytona (Fla.) Heart Group to its physician alliance. 
  6. The cardiologists leading the top 10 hospitals for cardiology

    For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the top hospitals in America for different specialties by state and nationwide. 
  7. ASC operator to pay $8.9M to settle false claims allegations 

    Oliver Street Dermatology, a Texas management company that operates dermatology practices, ASCs and pathology laboratories, has agreed to pay $8.9 million to settle self-reported allegations that it violated Stark law. 
  8. US Digestive Health adds GI Specialists of Delaware

    Gastroenterology management practice U.S. Digestive Health has partnered with Wilmington-based GI Specialists of Delaware. 
  9. HOPDs still outpace ASCs for many common outpatient procedures

    Even as the popularity of ASC procedures rise and the costs remain lower than hospital outpatient departments in most cases, hospital outpatient departments are still outpacing ASCs in the number of procedures performed, according to Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate Blue Health Intelligence's "Rising Prices for Hospital Outpatient Care" brief, published in September. 

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