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  1. US News delays 2024 'best medical schools' list

    U.S. News has chosen to delay its popular "Best Medical School" rankings list for 2024, along with its "Best Engineering Schools" ranking. 
  2. The private equity giants behind the orthopedic industry

    Here are eight private equity giants that have a hand in the orthopedic industry and their affiliated platforms:
  3. Noncompetes have 'handcuffed' physicians: Viewpoint

    Physicians, state governments and the Federal Trade Commission are all battling to reform policy surrounding noncompete clauses, which prohibit physicians from seeing patients one to two years within a geographic region if they are fired or quit their job.

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  1. Who's facing noncompete lawsuits?

    Noncompete clauses are facing increasing scrutiny, as physicians, states and even the Federal Trade Commission look to reform policy. 
  2. Hospitals, corporations scoop up 8K private practices in 2 years

    Approximately 8,100 private practices were acquired by hospitals or corporations in 2022 and 2023, according to the Physicians Advocacy Institute's "Hospital and Corporate Acquisition of Physician Practices and Physician Employment" report, published in April. 
  3. The physicians paying million-dollar Stark law settlements

    Here are three physicians that have paid million-dollar Stark law settlements:
  4. 2 Georgia practices partner on high-risk GI clinic

    Athens, Ga.-based oncology practice University Cancer & Blood Center and multidisciplinary practice University Health Alliance have partnered to open a high-risk gastroenterology clinic. 

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  1. The cardiology transactions shaping the industry

    Here are three recent cardiology transactions that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 6:
  2. Carle Health adds 2 GI facilities

    Urbana, Ill.-based Carle Health has opened two digestive health facilities in Peoria, Ill.: Carle Health Endoscopy Center Peoria and the Carle Health Gastroenterology Peoria, according to an April 11 report from CBS affiliate WMBD. 
  3. Physicians are losing money from Change Healthcare attack: 5 numbers 

    The Feb. 21 cybersecurity attack on UnitedHealth Group's Change Healthcare is taking a huge toll on physician finances, according to a recent study from the American Medical Association. 
  4. What services are hospitals shuttering?

    Becker's has reported on 28 hospitals shuttering services since Feb. 1, a large majority of which are emergency departments and birthing services. 

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  1. The best states to retire, according to Gen Z, millennials 

    Most Gen Zers and millennials would prefer to retire in the South, according to a new survey from financial services company GoBankingRates. 
  2. 5 numbers on the rise of Stark law violations

    Hospitals, health systems and physicians faced big Stark law penalties in 2023.
  3. Cardiologist hourly pay by state

    Minnesota pays cardiologists the highest hourly wage, according to May 2023 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  4. The 'innovation in practice' mindset guiding United Digestive's new CEO

    Neal Patel, MD, was promoted to CEO of United Digestive in April, and he has his eye on growth in 2024.
  5. Medtronic, ModMed to collaborate on GI Genius documentation

    Medtronic has entered into a new partnership with specialty-focused EHR company ModMed to enhance documentation of its GI Genius polyp detection tool. 
  6. The biggest challenges facing cardiology, per 12 leaders

    Declining reimbursements, the exodus of retiring cardiologists and burnout are three of the biggest challenges facing the cardiology field, according to leaders in the industry. 
  7. ASC growth could hinge on this policy 

    Patient and provider interest in ASCs is rising, but markets that have stringent certificate-of-need laws could struggle, leaders say. 
  8. 'It is a dirty business': How private practice physicians have lost power

    Kenneth Candido, MD, CEO and president of Chicago Anesthesia Associates, joined Becker's to discuss why private practice physicians don't have power in healthcare. 
  9. What 6 anesthesiologists are prioritizing for 2024

    Every year brings several changes in the healthcare industry, and 2024 is shaping up to be no exception. Heading into the new year, anesthesiologists plan to grow their skill sets, expand ASC partnerships and improve payer relations.  

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