Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Kinwell Medical Group appoints new president

    Mack Hinson, MD, has been named the next president of Kinwell Medical Group, a Seattle-based primary care provider.
  2. Why physicians don't like the word 'provider'

    Since 1965, the government and commercial insurance sectors have adopted the term "provider" to refer to entities that can receive Medicare payments, including physicians, according to an Aug. 22 report from the American Medical Association. 
  3. 9 physician leader shake-ups in August

    Here are nine physicians who have taken on or stepped down from top leadership roles reported by Becker's since Aug. 1:

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

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  1. Why this medical school is pulling out of US News rankings

    Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School in Providence, R.I., will no longer submit data to U.S. News & World Report for its medical school ranking system starting in 2024.
  2. Healthcare supply company to pay $29M to settle fraud allegations

    Lincare Holdings, a chemical company that provides oxygen equipment to patients with respiratory issues, has agreed to pay $29 million and perform corrective actions to resolve allegations of fraudulently overbilling Medicare. 
  3. City of Hope names president, chief physician executive

    Marcel van den Brink, MD, PhD, has been appointed president of City of Hope Los Angeles and National Medical Center, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the country.
  4. Female physicians are 4 times less represented in film: Study

    Male physicians have been represented in films through the last three decades four times more often than women, according to recent analysis published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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  1. Kentucky Medical Association appoints next president

    The Kentucky Medical Association installed Michael Kuduk, MD, as the organization's 173rd president during an annual meeting, Kentucky Today reported Aug. 29.
  2. How the physician-hospital relationship is changing

    Six physicians recently joined Becker's to discuss the relationship between physicians and the hospitals they work for. 
  3. The employed physician workforce in 5 numbers

    Here are five numbers that provide a look into the employed physician workforce. 
  4. These are the top 3 reasons physicians are selling their practices to hospitals

    The share of physicians in private practice has decreased from 60.1% in 2012 to 46.7% in 2022, with practice acquisition serving as one of the driving factors for this decline over the last decade.

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. Phoenix Children's names chief physician executive

    Phoenix Children's has named Jared Muenzer, MD, as its next chief physician executive.
  2. These 6 specialties experience the most burnout

    Emergency medicine tops the list of physician specialties with the highest percentage of burnout, according to a survey with over 13,000 responses from physicians and nonphysician providers across 30 states conducted by the American Medical Association.
  3. PeaceHealth names chief medical officer

    Nandita Gupta, MD, has been named chief medical officer of Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth's St. John Medical Center in Longview, effective Aug. 28.
  4. State superlatives: Best and worst states for physicians, nurses, healthcare access and more

    Here are the best and worst states across a variety of metrics that Becker's has reported on since July 17:
  5. 7 compensation updates in August physicians should know

    Here are seven compensation updates Becker's reported in August that physicians should know:
  6. Top 20 states by healthcare access

    WalletHub published its ranking of the best states for healthcare on July 31. One of the dimensions used to determine the ranking was healthcare access, which was based on 24 different metrics such as physicians per capita, hospital beds per capita, and average emergency department wait time. 
  7. Tennessee physician sentenced to 7 years for healthcare fraud

    A Tennessee physician was sentenced to seven years in federal prison after being convicted of 13 felony healthcare fraud charges.
  8. Ballad shakes up chief medical officer leadership

    Ballad Health has reconfigured its chief medical officer structure in efforts to strengthen the system's physician leadership. 
  9. How often do medical groups review their payer contracts?

    Fifty-eight percent of medical groups review their payer contracts annually, according to the Medical Group Management Association's Aug. 15 Stat poll.

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