Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Physician-owned hospitals by the numbers

    Physician-owned hospitals continue to be a topic of debate within the healthcare industry, with many hospital groups taking aim at the facilities. 
  2. Why prior authorization reform is needed in 5 numbers

    Here are five numbers that provide a snapshot of the burden of prior authorization: 
  3. What to know about Stark law in 2024

    Here's what physicians need to know in 2024 about Stark law, the strict liability statute that places restrictions on physicians making referrals for many Medicare-payable services to an entity if the physician or immediate family member has a financial relationship with the services.

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

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  1. Sanford Health Plan names physician CEO

    Sanford Health Plan, the insurance arm of Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health, has appointed Tommy Ibrahim, MD, as its next president and CEO.
  2. The most notable healthcare 'career crash' of 2023, per Forbes

    From healthcare CEOs to talk show hosts, Forbes identified the most notable career crashes of 2023, including former Walgreens CEO Rosalind Brewer. 
  3. 3 physicians taking on CEO roles in 2024

    Here are three physicians who have taken on CEO roles in 2024:
  4. Optum takes value-based care by the horns

    Over the last year, Optum has gotten serious about value-based care.

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  1. The additional pay cut physicians are facing in 2024

    The 3.37% Medicare physician pay cut that took effect Jan. 1 is not the only compensation cut some physicians are facing in 2024, according to a Jan. 11 report from the American Medical Association.
  2. 919,649 beds and counting: US hospitals by the numbers

    There are 6,129 active hospitals in the U.S., holding a total of 919,649 beds nationwide, according to the American Hospital Association's 2023 annual survey, last updated in May. 
  3. Physicians look to retirement

    Retirement is a natural part of any physician's career, but it looks different for everyone.
  4. Mark Cuban is shaking up pharma: What physicians should know

    "Who is changing healthcare this new year? @costplusdrugs is!" businessman and investor Mark Cuban posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Jan. 1.

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  1. 10 notes on physician compensation

    Here are 10 things to know about physician compensation:
  2. The 'corporate takeover' of medicine is threatening physicians 

    As more and more physicians become employed, many leaders are concerned about a subsequent lack of autonomy and representation. 
  3. Physician roles lag among US News' best healthcare jobs. Here's why

    U.S. News & World Report recently released its rankings of the top healthcare jobs in 2024, and no physician specialty made the top seven. 
  4. California's updated noncompete rule: What physicians need to know

    California has added a requirement for businesses that previously held employees to now-unenforceable noncompete agreements.
  5. Why 5 physicians are dropping Medicare Advantage

    Several major health systems and physician practices have cut ties with Medicare Advantage plans in the last year, citing declining reimbursements and patient care issues. 
  6. Press Ganey awards health systems, hospitals for physician experience

    Press Ganey announced the recipients of its human experience awards Jan. 8.
  7. Physician assistant compensation by state

    Washington is the highest-paying state for physician assistants, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  8. The health system layoffs physicians need to know 

    Healthcare companies were the industry with the third-most job cuts in 2023, according to a Jan. 4 report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas. 
  9. The cost of a physician visit in the healthiest, unhealthiest states

    Hawaii is the healthiest state, while West Virginia is the least healthy, according to a Jan. 8 analysis from Forbes Advisor. 

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