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  1. The Stark law issues physicians are eyeing

    Four physicians joined Becker's to discuss the Stark law trends they are eyeing. 
  2. Missouri physician must pay $146K for role in fraud case

    Joplin, Mo.-based pain management physician Heather Stelling, MD, was convicted for healthcare fraud and must pay $146,026 to Medicare and Medicaid, the Joplin Globe reported Sept. 15. 
  3. 5 things to know about CVS Health's disruptions

    Here are five of CVS Health's most recent healthcare disruptions Becker's has reported on since June 20: 

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  1. RN vs. physician pay for all 50 states

    Physicians make an average annual salary of $238,700, while registered nurses bring in $89,010. 
  2. Comments are in on CMS' proposed physician fee schedule: 5 things to know

    Input on CMS' proposed physician fee schedule for 2024 was due last week — and among comments from providers, private insurers and other healthcare players, there were a few common themes.
  3. The 5 richest self-made physician billionaires in the US

    The five most wealthy U.S.-based physician billionaires on Forbes' real-time billionaire tracker are varying degrees of self-made. 
  4. West Virginia physician charged with tax fraud

    Morgantown, W.V.-based physician David Anderson, MD, has been charged with filing a false tax return. 

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  1. New Hampshire physician indicted for illegal distribution of controlled substances

    Robert Soucy Jr., DO, of Columbia, N.H., was indicted on 12 counts of unlawful distribution of opioids and benzodiazepines. 
  2. The world's top hospitals in 12 specialties

    The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., holds the top rank in the world for hospitals in eight out of 12 specialties, according to rankings released by Newsweek. 
  3. Why these health systems are investing in ASCs

    Several health systems are looking toward ASCs to make care more accessible and create avenues for cost-effective outpatient care.
  4. 3 anesthesia mega groups to know

    Here are three major anesthesia groups to know:

How a better patient financial experience can boost efficiency for ASCs

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  1. 5 highest paid cardiologists in Chicago

    The highest paid cardiologist in Chicago earns $1,048,200, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $421,330 cardiologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  2. The 5 best hospitals in New Jersey for outpatient joint replacements

    Healthgrades ranked the top hospitals for outpatient joint replacements in 2023, including five in New Jersey. 
  3. The role ASCs may play in primary care

    While ASCs are designed to be hyper-focused on providing outpatient surgical procedures for patients, sometimes they are forced to deal with patient care encounters beyond their intended scope. 
  4. The 5 best GI specialty hospitals in New York

    Newsweek, in partnership with Statista, has named the top hospitals in the world for gastroenterology in 2024, including five facilities in New York. 
  5. Missouri physician sentenced for defrauding Medicare, Medicaid 

    Moberly, Mo.-based physician Justin Lamonda, MD, was sentenced to 22 months of prison and must pay $537,332 for falsely using his father's name to bill Medicare and Medicaid for services. 
  6. 3 California nurse practitioners suing for the title of 'Dr.'

    Three California nurse practitioners are suing the state for the right to identify using the term "doctor," claiming they have earned the right after receiving their doctorates of nursing practice, according to a Sept. 15 report from the American Medical Association. 
  7. 6 healthcare CEO exits in 2 weeks

    Here are six healthcare leaders who have vacated their CEO roles, reported by Becker's since Sept. 1:
  8. 5 things to know about Amazon's healthcare disruptions

    Here are five of Amazon's most recent healthcare moves Becker's has reported on since Aug. 4: 
  9. What to know about the 'risk-reward dynamic' of presurgical clinics

    Before investing in a presurgical clinic, it is essential for anesthesiologists to weigh the pros and cons of the venture, according to a Sept. 5 post by Anesthesia Business Consultants on its website.

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