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  1. HCA names president of graduate medical education

    Monique Butler, MD, was appointed president of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare's graduate medical education.
  2. Ohio physician who worked for TikTok star surrenders license

    A physician who practiced alongside plastic surgeon and TikTok celebrity Katharine Grawe, MD, has surrendered his Ohio medical license, The Columbus Dispatch reported March 13. 
  3. Physician pay in the best states to be a high earner

    Alaska is the best state to be a high-income earner, according to a Feb. 29 report from WalletHub.

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  1. 5 things physicians need to know about Biden's $7.3 trillion budget

    President Joe Biden included a number of healthcare initiatives in his $7.3 trillion budget, proposed March 11. 
  2. 15 states moving to simplify physician assistant licensing

    Fifteen states have bills moving through their respective legislatures that would allow physician assistants to complete a single application to practice in participating states, rather than having to apply for licensure in each state. 
  3. Private practice physicians earn big compared to employed counterparts

    Self-employed physicians earn more than employed physicians overall, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2023." 
  4. How physicians feel about private equity

    The majority of physicians feel negatively about private equity's role in healthcare, according to a study published March 11 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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  1. Walmart Health adds physician to clinical executive team

    Ken Silverstein, MD, has been named vice president of clinical operations for Walmart Health, according to a March 8 LinkedIn post by David Carmouche, MD, Walmart Health's senior vice president of healthcare delivery.
  2. Another state moves to revamp physician assistant title

    Oregon legislators passed a bill March 6 that would change the title of physician assistant to physician associate.
  3. Former nurse practitioner pleads guilty to role in $136M Medicare fraud conspiracy

    A former nurse practitioner pleaded guilty to her role in a conspiracy to defraud Medicare of $136 million.
  4. Federal agency targets noncompetes, other restrictive covenants

    The general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board released a memo in May against noncompetes, according to a March 8 article from law firm Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein posted on JDSupra. 

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  1. What Congress' $460B spending package means for physicians

    President Joe Biden signed a $460 billion spending bill into law March 9 in an effort to avoid a partial government shutdown, CNBC reported March 9.
  2. The best, worst states for physicians to be a high earner

    Alaska is the best state to be a high-income earner in, while New York is the worst, according to a Feb. 29 report from WalletHub.
  3. McLaren Northern Michigan taps chief medical officer

    McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey has appointed John Kennedy, MD, as chief medical officer.
  4. Amazon's physician acquisition strategy

    With more than 221 primary care offices in more than 20 markets, retail giant Amazon is one of the biggest contenders in the race to acquire physicians. 
  5. Physician pay where income is growing the most

    Miami is the city with the highest income growth, according to a Feb. 27 report on the "Happiest Cities in America" from WalletHub.
  6. Michigan physician charged with fraud

    Sylvan Lake, Mich.-based osteopathic physician Rainna Brazil, DO, is facing multiple charges related to insurance fraud. 
  7. Sutter Health, medical school partner to tackle physician shortage

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health has partnered with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles to address the physician shortage across California.
  8. The cities with the most, least income growth

    Miami is the city with the highest income growth, according to a Feb. 27 report on the "Happiest Cities in America" from WalletHub.
  9. Geisinger names physician as new president, CEO

    Terry Gilliland, MD, has been appointed president of Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health and selected as the health system's next CEO.

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