September 9, 2023

1. Orthopedic surgeons, Michigan orthopedic practice settle noncompete lawsuit Full story

2. 5 highest-paid CEOs of ASC, medical practice chains Full story

3. 3 physician billionaires with a combined $28.6B net worth Full story

4. As CMS rates dip, is there a last straw for spine surgeons? Full story

5. Surgical site infections cost $3.3B annually, yet most hospitals + surgery centers are deficient in a key preventative area. More on this + the path forward — here.


6. Chicago physician convicted in $9.5M kickback scheme Full story

7. North Idaho Eye Institute moves into former restaurant Full story

8. How should orthopedic practices approach hospital partnerships? Here's what 5 surgeons say Full story

9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to reduce prior authorizations by 20% Full story

10. Can technology ever deliver on its promises to save time and money? Join the experts who can separate hype from payoffs.


11. Noncompetes by state: 23 things to know Full story

12. 25 best hospitals in Florida for orthopedic surgery Full story

13. Why patients often don't get to choose how they receive behavioral healthcare Full story

13. Centinal Spine's global fusion business acquired Full story

14. Independent hospitals are going extinct. Hear how collaboration with neighboring facilities can keep your organization competitive while maintaining autonomy.

15. Learning Opportunity: Health systems share key barriers in deploying remote care, but 1 system has cracked the code. Learn their approach + insights from Becker's-Biofourmis' leadership survey, here.

16. Learning Opportunity: Enhanced SPD training + 'culture changes' aren't fixing high rates of surgical site infections. The shift in sterilization that can drive real improvements (and profitability) — here.

17. Learning Opportunity: Hiccups in utilization review result in unwelcome denials. See the tech ECU Health is using to drive documentation efficiency + collect appropriate payments.


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