Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. How the payer tug of war is changing the GI workforce

    Gastroenterologists continue to play tug of war with payers over reimbursement rates.
  2. AGA warns that blood tests should not replace colonoscopies

    A new colorectal cancer blood test shows promise, but the American Gastroenterological Association says it's not a substitute for colonoscopy. 
  3. Novant expanding GI services in rural North Carolina

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health surgeons will begin offering care at Novant Health's Pender Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., according to a March 14 report from local news affiliate WECT.

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  1. Washington strengthens noncompete restrictions

    A bill amending Washington's noncompete policy was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 13, according to a news release from the Washington Senate Democrats. 
  2. Ohio physician sentenced to prison for illegal opioid distribution 

    A physician who practiced in Sandusky, Ohio, was sentenced to three and a half years of prison and one year of house arrest for illegally dispensing narcotics to patients.
  3. 5 female gastroenterologists to know

    Here are five women in gastroenterology to know: 
  4. USPI acquired 31 ASCs for $149M in 2023

    Dallas-based United Surgical Partners International, the largest ASC chain in the country and Tenet Healthcare's ambulatory arm, acquired 20 ASCs in 2023, the health system said in its annual report filed with the SEC Feb. 16.

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  1. Atlantic Health, NYU expand partnership for heart care

    Atlantic Health System’s Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center and New York City-based NYU Langone Health are expanding their partnership to care for patients with adult congenital heart diseases. 
  2. UT Health opens new ASC

    Tyler, Texas-based UT Health is opening a new outpatient and surgery center at Kyle Seale Parkway in San Antonio. 
  3. 5 most, least stressed out states 

    Tennessee is the most stressed out state in the country, according to a March 14 report from Newsweek. 
  4. Delaware physician prison sentence dropped from 20 to 13 years 

    A former physician was resentenced for opioid prescription charges tied to his Milford, Del.-based pain clinic, Delaware Online reported March 13. 

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  1. 10 cities with the highest, lowest credit scores

    South Burlington, Vt., is the city with the highest credit score, while Detroit is the city with the lowest, according to personal finance site WalletHub.
  2. Alabama cardiology practice denies closure reports

    On March 11, Montgomery, Ala.-based Baptist Medical Center South issued a statement claiming that Southeastern Cardiology, an unaffiliated practice located on Baptist's campus, had abruptly closed its doors for good. 
  3. The factors fueling the gastroenterologist staffing fire

    Ongoing shortages of medical professionals have led to persistent problems across the care continuum for providers of all specialties — and gastroenterologists have not been spared.
  4. HCA, Optum and Tenet: The deals shaping the ASC industry

    Here are four deals from HCA Healthcare, Optum and Tenet that are shaping the ASC industry.
  5. How a TikTok ban could harm small business

    The U.S. House has passed a bill that could lead to a nationwide ban on social media platform TikTok, according to a March 13 report from CNN. 
  6. Cleveland Clinic's eye institute enters partnership with Clario

    Cleveland Clinic's Cole Eye Institute is partnering with Clario, a healthcare research and technology company.
  7. Arizona physician charged with assaulting 3 patients

    A former family medicine physician in Yuma, Ariz., is facing multiple charges of sexual abuse of at least 11 former patients, CBS affiliates KTVK and KPHO reported March 12. 
  8. Florida's physician noncompete ban stalls

    The Florida Legislature declined to pass two laws banning noncompetes for physicians and doctors of osteopathic medicine, law firm McDermott Will & Emery said in a March 12 blog post. 
  9. 10 cities where it's easiest to get a 6-figure job

    Parkersburg, W.Va., has been named the top city to land a six-figure job with no competition, according to a March 13 report from CNBC.

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