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  1. Physician assistant burnout by specialty

    Eighty-four percent of physician assistants are satisfied with their current job and the majority of physician assistants across all specialties reported no symptoms of burnout, according to a survey conducted by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. 
  2. Pediatrician pay in 2023: 9 things to know

    Here are nine stats to know about pediatrician pay, according to the Medscape "Pediatrician Compensation Report 2023:"
  3. CMS program saves $1.8B in 2022

    The Medicare Shared Savings Program saved Medicare $1.8 billion in 2022 compared to spending targets for the year.

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. 34% of Americans have visited a primary care provider in the last year

    Only 34 percent of Americans have visited their primary care provider within the last year, according to a survey conducted by OnePoll for Assurance IQ.
  2. CVS Health to lay off 2,700 across 9 states

    CVS Health will  eliminate 5,000 "non-customer-facing positions" across nine states, which represent about 2 percent of CVS' workforce of about 300,000 people nationwide.
  3. 'Hospitals only care about profits': 1 physician on the relationship between providers and the hospitals that employ them

    Terry Lichtor, MD, PhD, a neurosurgeon and professor at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, joined Becker's to discuss the relationship between physicians and the hospitals they work for. 
  4. How do employed physicians feel about their autonomy?

    Half of employed physicians are very satisfied or satisfied with their autonomy, according to Medscape's "Employed Physicians Report 2023."

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  1. How employed physicians are compensated

    Thirty-one percent of employed physicians' compensation is structured by salary only, according to Medscape's "Employed Physicians Report 2023."
  2. Cigna ends prior authorization requirements for 25% of services

    Cigna Healthcare removed prior authorization requirements from more than 600 medical codes — nearly 25 percent of services.
  3. 1100 physicians call for gun safety legislation in Tennessee

    Over 1,100 physicians in Tennessee have signed a petition calling on elected officials to enact stronger gun safety legislation in the state, ABC affiliate WKRN reported Aug. 21.
  4. 9 chief medical officer moves in 4 weeks

    Here are nine new chief medical officers Becker's has reported on since July 25:

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. 94% of hospitals address physician shortages with telemedicine programs: Study

    94.6 percent of hospitals have been addressing physician shortages through telemedicine programs, according to the results of the Eagle 2023 Telemedicine Adoption Survey.
  2. Amazon Clinic to tier healthcare prices: What physicians need to know

    Amazon Clinic — the company's most recent healthcare initiative — will be focused on price transparency and tiered pricing for healthcare services based on convenience and quality, according to an Aug. 22 report from Forbes.
  3. 4 physician groups to leave Proliance 

    Three physician groups left Seattle-based Proliance Surgeons network in July, the group confirmed to Becker's.
  4. How states are approaching who gets to be called doctor

    Nurse practitioners with doctorates have increasingly been pushing back on states' moves to address whether nonphysicians can be called doctors, The Washington Post reported Aug. 20.
  5. 10 worst states for physicians vs. nurses

    Hawaii is the worst state for physicians and nurses, according to personal finance site WalletHub. 
  6. 10 best states for physicians vs. nurses

    Montana is the best state for physicians while Washington is the best state for nurses, according to personal finance site WalletHub.
  7. Key causes of physician death

    A study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found physicians are at a higher risk of suicide than the general population, with suicide rates in the general population hitting an all-time high in 2022, according to the CDC. 
  8. 7 healthcare strikes in 20 days

    Here are seven strikes that involve hospitals and health systems that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 3:
  9. 5 states with the most active physicians

    California has the most active physicians of any state, according to May data from KFF:

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