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  1. 12 legal cases in May

    Here are 12 legal cases involving physicians, clinics and healthcare organizations that Becker's has reported on in May:
  2. 80 medical organizations express support for bill expanding physician workforce

    Eighty medical organizations have signed a letter expressing support for a bipartisan bill looking to expand the US physician workforce.
  3. UF Health Central Florida adds chief physician executive

    John Davidyock, MD, has been appointed senior vice president and chief physician executive of Leesburg-based UF Health Central Florida.

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. Stark Law, Anti-Kickback exceptions physicians need to know 

    The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 updated exceptions to Stark Law and Anti-Kickback law last year, according to a May 15 article in JDSupra from law firm Epstein Becker & Green. 
  2. 3 disciplinary physician licensing updates

    Here are three physicians who have had their medical licenses suspended or restricted, as covered by Becker's since April 28:
  3. Physicians report 3.8% increase in earnings in 2022

    Physicians earned 3.8 percent more on average in 2022 than in 2021, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physician Compensation Report." 
  4. 49 hospitals closing service lines

    Below are 49 hospitals ending services that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 6:

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. Lowest paying states for physicians

    Maryland physicians earned the lowest salary on average in 2022, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physician Compensation Report."
  2. Highest paying states for physicians

    Wisconsin physicians earned the highest salary on average in 2022, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physician Compensation Report."
  3. How digital care and wearables are bringing clinicians 'back to the bedside'

    Granville Morse III, MD, medical director at New Orleans-based Ochsner Health, joined Becker's to discuss the healthcare technology trends he is working to incorporate.
  4. Massachusetts Eye and Ear to pay $5.7M to resolve false claims act allegations over physician compensation plans

    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates and the Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary have agreed to pay over $5.4 million to resolve allegations to resolve false claims act allegations.

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. 4 notes on compensation and inflation from the MGMA

    Here are four takeaways from new research on inflation and compensation published by the Medical Group Management Association, which pulled data from nearly 190,000 providers across more than 6,800 organizations:
  2. Anesthesiologist pay by setting

    Although the mean annual wage among all anesthesiologists is $302,970, that can vary based on factors including experience and practice setting, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational employment statistics survey.
  3. 10 specialties with the fewest board-certified physicians

    As of 2022, a record 978,425 physicians nationwide are now certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties, the board's annual report found.
  4. University of Texas Medical Branch appoints new president

    Jochen Reiser, MD, PhD, has been appointed president of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, effective Aug. 15.
  5. Striking physicians in NYC reach tentative agreement with Mount Sinai: The 3-day strike's timeline

    Here's a timeline of the three-day strike involving over 150 resident physicians at NYC Health + Hospitals' Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York City:
  6. Biden signs executive order to increase drug cost transparency

    HHS and CMS proposed a policy intended to increase transparency in prescription drug pricing for Medicaid recipients and hold drug manufacturers accountable for costs.
  7. ThedaCare names Dr. Mira Iliescu-Levine chief medical officer of network development

    Neenah, Wis.-based ThedaCare has tapped Mira Iliescu-Levine, MD, as its chief medical officer of network development and innovation. 
  8. 10 specialties with the most board-certified physicians 

    More than 35,000 physicians became board-certified in 2022, with a record 975,000 physicians nationwide now certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties, the board's annual report found.
  9. Oak Street's inaugural chief wellness officer on innovation in provider well-being

    Deb Edberg, MD, is the inaugural chief wellness officer of Oak Street Health, a Chicago value-based primary care center for Medicare patients.

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