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  1. Why Medicare's MIPS program is broken: AMA

    While Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System "is well-intentioned", the program has started to undercut small and rural practices,  a blog post from the American Medical Association said. 
  2. 'The last straw for private practice': How CMS' proposed pay cut will affect independence

    On July 10, CMS proposed a 2.8% conversion factor reduction to its physician fee schedule. 
  3. 9 CMOs named in 10 days

    Here are nine chief medical officers that have been named in the last 10 days, as reported by Becker's:

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  1. The trends sparking excitement among physician leaders

    In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, physician leaders are not just adapting to changes — they are driving them. 
  2. UC Davis names new hospital CMO

    Joe Galante, MD, was named chief medical officer of hospital clinical care services at Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis, according to a July 1 LinkedIn post from the health system. 
  3. Vermont hospital names new CMO

    Ryan Sexton, MD, has been named chief medical officer of Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury, according to a July 7 report from WCAX3. 
  4. CMS floats 2.8% physician pay cut

    CMS has proposed a 2.8% conversion factor reduction to its physician fee schedule for 2025. 

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  1. 11 physicians stepping into CEO roles | 2024

    Here are 11 physicians who have recently been appointed to CEO roles, as reported by Becker's in 2024:
  2. The 6 specialties most affected by burnout

    Emergency medicine specialists are facing the highest rates of burnout this year, according to a July 9 report from the American Medical Association. 
  3. Nationwide Children’s names chief medical officer

    Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Children's Hospital tapped Catherine Krawczeski, MD, as its next chief medical officer.
  4. Physician sues Iowa Board of Medicine for access to investigative files

    Des Moines, Iowa-based Hamza Alsayouf, MD, has sued the state's Board of Medicine to gain investigative files, alleging the board violated state law by withholding information on him, the Iowa Capital Dispatch reported July 8. 

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  1. Physician burnout on the decline

    Physician burnout rates have fallen below 50% for the first time since 2020, according to a July 2 report from the American Medical Association. 
  2. VA names chief medical officer of Rocky Mountain Network

    The Department of Veterans Affairs appointed Susan Bray-Hall, MD, as chief medical officer for its Rocky Mountain Network.
  3. 'You can be part of the solution': A chief wellness officer's message to fed up physicians

    Anjalee Galion, MD, chief wellness officer at Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), wants physicians attempting to grapple with the field of medicine's challenges to know that they are not alone.
  4. 5 numbers on the healthcare job market

    In an ever-shifting economy, compensation expectations, availability of staff and career satisfaction are constantly changing.
  5. Dr. Jose Romano appointed U of Miami's neurology chair

    Jose Romano, MD, is the new chair of the department of neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. 
  6. Cedars-Sinai names president, CEO

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai has appointed Peter Slavin, MD, the former president at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, as its CEO and president. 
  7. 10 states that will pay off medical school debt

    The average U.S. medical student leaves college with $206,924 in loan debt, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. 
  8. Why 5 physicians are remaining optimistic about medicine

    Rising supply costs, ongoing burnout and inadequate pay policies have all contributed to career dissatisfaction among a growing number of physicians. Despite the negative aspects of practicing medicine, many physicians remain optimistic about the future.
  9. Iowa physician pleads guilty to HIPAA violation

    An emergency room physician formerly of Iowa City, Iowa, has pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining the personal health information of multiple individuals. 

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