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  1. 5 CMS 'wins' this year, per the AMA

    While advocacy and physician groups alike, including the American Medical Association, are calling on CMS to rethink much of its 2,000 page 2024 Medicare physician payment schedule document, including its 3.36 percent physician pay cut, there are a handful of things the AMA says CMS has done right for 2024, according to a Sept. 29 report. 
  2. Sansum Clinic to expand ASC following new Sutter Health partnership

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health has officially added Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Sansum Clinic to its healthcare system. 
  3. From academia to ownership: The potential career paths of new physicians

    Derek Steinbacher, MD, Chief of Craniofacial and Oral Surgery at Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health, joined Becker's to discuss private practice versus employment in the current market. 

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  1. California physician charged in $150M fraud, money laundering scheme

    Anthony Hao Dinh, DO, an ENT based in Newport Beach, Calif., was charged with 18 counts for his role in defrauding a federal COVID-19 program for uninsured patients of more than $153 million.
  2. The ASC industry's 'last frontier'

    The cardiovascular specialty might just be the ASC industry's next golden child. 
  3. Noncompetes are going extinct: 5 things to know

    The legal landscape is growing increasingly hostile to noncompete agreements, according to a Sept. 27 article in JDSupra by law firm Dorsey & Whitney. 
  4. New York medical center to eliminate ambulatory surgery nursing team

    Nurses at Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-based Vassar Brothers Medical Center, an affiliate of Nuvance Health, are protesting the potential elimination of ambulatory surgery nurse jobs and IV nurse positions at the system, according to a Sept. 29 report from the Times Union.

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  1. 10 states with the unhappiest employees

    Georgia was named the state with the unhappiest employees in 2023, according to research from human resources technology firm SelectSoftware Reviews. 
  2. Pennsylvania ASCs see 7.6% revenue growth in 2022

    Net revenue for ASCs in Pennsylvania grew 7.6 percent in 2022 from the year prior, according to a Sept. 28 report from Lehigh Valley Business based on data from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council's 2022 financial analysis. 
  3. 7 things to know about Tenet

    Here are seven things to know about Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare and its ASC chain United Surgical Partners International: 
  4. 10 states with the happiest employees

    Alaska was named the state with the happiest employees for 2023, according to research from human resources technology firm SelectSoftware Reviews. 

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  1. Illinois medical office building acquired for $60M

    A 104,912-square-foot medical office building in Burr Ridge, Ill., has been acquired for $59.95 million. 
  2. Independent physician practice closes: 4 things to know 

    Independent OB-GYN practice San Dimas Medical Group in Bakersfield, Calif. closed Sept. 12. 
  3. US Digestive Health, UnitedHealthcare reach agreement on in-network coverage

    U.S. Digestive Health and health insurer UnitedHealthcare and its affiliate health plans have agreed to a new contract for USDH providers and their patients.
  4. The 13 best hospitals in California for cardiac surgery

    Healthgrades ranked the top 50 hospitals for cardiac surgery in 2023, including 13 in California.
  5. Optum wants majority share in physician-owned surgery center

    UnitedHealth Group is looking to take a majority ownership stake in Guilford (Conn.) Surgery Center, Hartford Business reported Sept. 28.
  6. Ohio clinic operators convicted for healthcare fraud 

    ENT physician Oliver Jenkins, MD, and his wife Sherry-Ann Jenkins were sentenced to prison for conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and healthcare fraud. 
  7. 5 highest paid anesthesiologists in Houston

    The highest paid anesthesiologist in Houston earns $713,900 per year, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $302,970 anesthesiologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  8. 5 things to know about Gastro Health

    Here are five fast facts about gastroenterology-focused management service organization Gastro Health:
  9. 10 things to know for anesthesiologists and ASCs

    Anesthesiologists play a major role within ASCs, and as the industry continues to adapt, they need to as well.

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