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  1. 10 states with the highest medical malpractice rates

    Between 2013 and 2023, approximately 502,971 adverse action reports were filed against physicians across America, according to reports from the National Practitioner Data Bank.
  2. Rite Aid shuttering 200+ locations: What ASCs need to know 

    Rite Aid will shutter 53 more locations after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announced it will close locations last year, according to April bankruptcy court filings obtained by Becker's. 
  3. 10 best, worst small cities to start a business

    Cedar City, Utah, is the best small city to start a business, according to personal finance site WalletHub.

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  1. AMA, MedPAC push for Medicare reimbursement reform

    The American Medical Association backed the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's recommendations for Congress to reform Medicare payments.
  2. 5 states with the highest employment of cardiologists

    New York is the state that employs the most cardiologists.
  3. MarinHealth, UCSF Health buy ASC stake from SCA Health

    Greenbrae, Calif.-based MarinHealth Medical Center and San Francisco-based UCSF Health have joined forces to purchase equity stakes in San Rafael, Calif.-based Marin Specialty Surgery Center, according to an April 15 report from the Marin Independent Journal. 
  4. Baptist Health to open $38M Florida medical office building

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Baptist Health plans to open a $38 million medical office building, Baptist Nassau Crossing Medical Campus, in Yulee, Fla., according to an April 16 report from the Jacksonville Daily Record. 

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  1. $5.8M Ohio ASC sees 50 patients in 1st 3 months

    A $5.8 million ASC opened its doors in Norwalk, Ohio, in January and has already seen 50 patients, according to a March 27 report from the Norwalk Reflector. 
  2. GI-specific ASC opens in Louisiana

    An ASC specializing in gastroenterology, colon-rectal procedures and pain management has opened in Metairie, La. 
  3. Tenet's 61 hospitals: State-by-state breakdown

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, parent company of ASC giant United Surgical Partners International, operated 61 hospitals and 480 ASCs and surgical hospitals as of Dec. 31, according to a proxy statement filed April 12 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  4. 5 numbers gastroenterologists should know

    Here are five numbers that provide a snapshot of the gastroenterology industry:

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  1. Man sentenced to 18 years for Missouri ASC stabbing

    A man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for a 2021 stabbing inside of Mercy Surgery Center-Springfield (Mo.), according to an April 12 report from NBC affiliate KYTV.
  2. Anesthesiologist found guilty of poisoning IV bags at ASC 

    Raynaldo Ortiz Jr., MD, a former anesthesiologist at Baylor Scott & White Surgicare North Dallas, has been found guilty on 10 counts of tampering with IV bags and the adulteration of drugs, NBC affiliate KXAS reported April 12. 
  3. How technology is bringing cardiology, cardiac surgery together

    New technological developments in the cardiology field have increased collaboration to improve patient care, according to one cardiac surgeon. 
  4. How physician pay has changed in the last 5 years 

    Here's how much physicians were paid on average over the last five years, pulled from Medscape's physician compensation reports:
  5. 10 highest-spending states

    Massachusetts is the state with the highest personal expenditure per capita, according to an analysis of 2022 data from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis by the QR Code Generator. 
  6. Kelsey-Seybold opens expanded medical center with ASC space

    Sugar Land, Texas-based Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has opened its expanded Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center, according to an April 15 report from The Fort Bend Star.
  7. The 8 biggest problems in healthcare in 2023, according to healthcare professionals

    The largest challenge that healthcare professionals faced while working in healthcare in 2023 was having to work with a limited number of staff members and workers, according to the 2024 "State of Healthcare" report from healthcare staffing firm Soliant, published April 10. 
  8. Female vs. male physician compensation 2024

    The gender gap between male and female physicians sits at 29%, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report," published April 12. 
  9. 12K-square-foot Michigan medical office building sells

    An 11,892-square-foot medical office building in Flint, Mich., has sold, according to an April 15 report from REJournals.

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