Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 5 physician fraud cases in February

    Becker's has reported on five physicians charged with fraud charges since Feb. 3:
  2. Alabama medical group plans to hire 20 physicians in 2023

    Cullman (Ala.) Regional Medical Group is seeking 20 new physicians this year to meet population growth demands, the Cullman Times reported Feb. 27. 
  3. 14 new chief medical officers in February

    Here are 14 newly appointed chief medical officers reported by Becker's in February:

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. Dr. Craig Samitt named CEO of Surround Care business unit

    Craig Samitt, MD, has been selected CEO of Surround Care's National Physician Enterprise and vice president of the organization's Navvis population health company. 
  2. VItality adds Dr. Alan Spiro to C-suite team

    Alan Spiro, MD, has been appointed chief clinical adviser for Chicago-based healthcare engagement platform creator Vitality. 
  3. 8 physician workforce updates in February

    Here are eight physician workforce updates Becker's reported on in February:
  4. Former Oklahoma physician pleads guilty to drug charges, Medicaid fraud

    Former Oklahoma City physician Harvey Jenkins has pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud and multiple drug offenses.

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. Family Practice Center partners with Agilon health

    Family Practice Center has partnered with Agilon health, a healthcare platform helping physician groups transition to a total care model for senior patients.
  2. U of Arizona launches primary care physician scholarship program

    The University of Arizona Health Sciences is looking to address the physician workforce shortage by launching a primary care physician scholarship program.
  3. MSU Health Care names chief medical officer

    East Lansing-based Michigan State University Health Care has named Michael Weiner, DO, as its new chief medical officer. 
  4. Does physician caseload correlate with burnout?

    Of the 949,658 actively practicing physicians in the U.S., 63 percent have been burned out for 13 months or more — an 11 percent increase from pre-pandemic levels.

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. 10 top-ranked medical schools for surgeons, per US News

    The U.S. may face a shortage of 54,100 to 139,000 physicians by 2033, and access to care in every specialty, and finding and retaining talented medical staff is a top priority for many ASC leaders. 
  2. Med students trained in rural areas twice as likely to return: Study

    University of Washington medical school alumni who trained in rural locations in school were twice as likely to establish a practice in a rural area, a study published Feb. 1 in the journal Academic Medicine found.  
  3. Dr. Shawn Walls to join Piedmont HealthCare facility

    Shawn Walls, DO, has joined the team at Piedmont HealthCare Davie Internal Medicine in Statesville, N.C., Iredell Free News reported Feb. 27. 
  4. Dr. Adam Guntharp joins Access Family Health Services clinic

    Adam Guntharp, DO, has joined the team at Access Family Health Services' Nettleton (Miss.) Medical clinic, Monroe Journal reported Feb. 27. 
  5. Dr. Li-Shei Lin to join CCRM fertility clinic

    Li-Shei Lin, MD, will be joining the team at CCRM Fertility San Francisco in Menlo Park, Calif.
  6. 14 senators pen letter to CMS urging increased payments to low-wage hospitals

    Fourteen senators from rural states sent a letter Feb. 23 to CMS administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure urging her department to extend the Low Wage Index Hospital Policy.
  7. Biden administration seeks to limit some telehealth prescriptions

    The Biden administration is looking to require patients to go through an in-person examination before being prescribed most medications by their physician, according to a Feb. 25 report from CNN.
  8. Rural physicians being 'hunted into extinction' by income cuts

     As a rural family practice physician, Kerry Willis, MD, has seen huge income drops in the last few years. 
  9. 73% of physicians currently experiencing burnout: 7 report takeaways

    Burnout continues to be a cause for concern across healthcare systems, with 73 percent of physicians currently experiencing burnout, according to a report from Vital WorkLife. 

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