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  1. Physicians and fraud: 4 cases in September

    Here are four cases of physicians committing or accused of fraud that Becker's has reported since Sept. 6:
  2. Bad news for private practice physicians

    Here are three healthcare updates that private practice physicians should be aware of:
  3. Meet the MD retiring from playing in the NFL

    Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, MD, a medical doctor and NFL star, has announced his retirement from the NFL after playing as an offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs for the last six years, according to a Sept. 21 report from CNN.

The art of simplicity: How to streamline patient access and reduce staff burden?

Patients are demanding simpler care experiences. See how leading systems are meeting this expectation — while also reducing staff burden — here. 
  1. What types of research are physician scientists conducting?

    Clinical research is the most common type of research among both non-academic and academically affiliated physicians, according to a survey conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The survey pulled from data collected in 2022 from a national sample of 5,917 physicians in the United States, both within and outside of academic medicine.
  2. Chicago system cuts 2,000 jobs: What physicians should know

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health has cut roughly 2,000 jobs following workforce reductions in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year, ending June 30.
  3. United Health Services names acute care chief medical officer

    David Rice, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer of the acute care division at King of Prussia, Pa.-based United Health Services.
  4. How 3 payers are easing prior authorization red tape

    Three health insurance companies have cut prior authorization requirements since Aug. 24:

Managing Patient Throughput with AI: Unlocking Capacity

Managing patient throughput shouldn't still be a struggle in 2022. See how modern hospitals are cutting time to admission here.
  1. Physicians and drug charges: 4 cases to know

    Here are four cases with drug charges involving physicians reported by Becker's since Aug. 25:
  2. The 10 states most stressed about medical bills

    West Virginia has been named the state most stressed about medical bills, with nearly a fourth of its population having medical debt in collections. 
  3. Why telehealth is good for healthcare

    As hospitals and health systems continue to integrate telehealth into their practices, the benefits continue to grow, according to a Sept. 25 report from the American Medical Association.
  4. 9 reasons why the healthcare system is not meeting patients' needs

    Seventy-three percent of U.S. adults the U.S. healthcare system is failing to meet their needs, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Association of Physician Associates and the Harris Poll.

2 tech leaders on Orlando VA Medical Center's path to innovation

Don't force patients to navigate "hospital labyrinths" alone. See how Orlando VA Medical Center aims to reduce late appointments via a major wayfinding project here.
  1. Kentucky physician, nurse convicted of illegal prescriptions

    A Kentucky physician and nurse have been convicted of conspiracy to illicitly prescribe controlled substances and related offenses.
  2. 5 compensation updates to know

    Here are five compensation updates that physicians should know that Becker's has reported on since Sept. 5:
  3. How the US' richest physician became a self-made billionaire

    The most wealthy physician billionaires on Forbes' real-time billionaire tracker are varying degrees of self-made. Thomas Frist Jr., MD, the richest self-made physician billionaire in the U.S. — worth $21.1 billion — earned a "self-made" score of seven.
  4. 7 CVS moves in 4 weeks

    Here are seven moves by CVS Health that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 23:
  5. 10 stats to know on the employed physician workforce

    Here are 10 stats on employed physicians based on data from the Physicians Foundation's "2023 Survey of America's Current and Future Physicians."
  6. Hospital leader resigns after 1 month on the job

    Larry Butler Jr., senior director of facilities at Penn Medicine's Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, is out of his role just one month after taking it on.
  7. 20 CEO shake-ups in 2 weeks

    Here are 20 leaders who have taken on or stepped down from CEO roles reported by Becker's since Sept. 7:
  8. 5 specialties with the biggest pay increases

    Hospitalist-internal medicine is the specialty that saw the biggest jump in median pay from 2022 to 2023, according to Sullivan Cotter's 2022-23 "Physician Compensation and Productivity Report."
  9. The 3 major companies filing for bankruptcy in 30 days 

    Here are three major companies that have filed for bankruptcy or announced intentions to file for bankruptcy since Aug. 28;

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