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  1. Oncology pharmaceutical company appoints Dr. Markus Puhlmann as chief medical officer

    Oncology therapeutics developer Viewpoint has appointed Markus Puhlmann, MD, as its chief medical officer. 
  2. Data breach affecting 196,000 patients hits Physician's Business Offices

    Management service organization Physician's Business Office filed an official notice of a data breach Sept. 23 that could have affected more than 196,000 patients, according to a report from JDSupra. 
  3. Temple University names trauma surgeon dean

    Trauma surgeon Amy Goldberg, MD, was named the first female dean of Philadelphia-based Temple University's medical school, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sept. 29.

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  1. Renowned Canadian heart surgeon joins University Hospitals

    Rakesh Arora, MD, PhD, joined Cleveland-based University Hospitals at its Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, the health system said Sept. 29.
  2. 10 numbers physician leaders need to know

    Here are 10 numbers pointing to industry trends that physician leaders need to know:
  3. Community Care of West Virginia names chief medical officer

    Kimberly Becher, MD, has been promoted to chief medical officer at Rock Cave-based Community Care of West Virginia, where she has been working as a family physician since 2014, according to a Sept. 29 report from The Inter-Mountain. 
  4. Private equity drove 70% of physician medical group deals last year

    More than half of physician medical group deals involved private equity investors each year from 2017 to 2021, according to VMG Health's Annual Healthcare M&A Report 2022.

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  1. 68% of employed physicians think they'll leave their organizations in the next 10 years

    More than half of employed physicians don't plan to stay with their organizations over the next decade, according to Medscape's 2022 "Employed Physicians Report: Loving the Focus, Hating the Bureaucracy."
  2. States ranked by number of temporary physicians 

    Texas ranks No. 1 with the highest predicted number of temporary physicians, according to a report from Definitive Healthcare. 
  3. Highest-paying physician specialty in the 15 largest US cities

    Plastic surgery is the highest-paid physician speciality for midcareer practitioners (eight to 14 years) in New York City, the largest U.S. city. 
  4. Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips named president of Press Ganey consulting

    Healthcare services company Press Ganey is naming Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, as its consulting division's president and chief clinical officer.

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  1. 120+ physician organizations ask CMS to change physician payments as a 8.42% cut looms

    More than 120 state and national medical associations are asking Congress to reform Medicare's physician payment rates, according to a Sept. 28 blog post from the American Medical Association. 
  2. Medical students' expected debt: 8 stats

    In its "Medical Student Lifestyle Report 2022," Medscape surveyed medical students on their expected debt after graduating. 
  3. NorthStar Anesthesia exec on the problems with No Surprise Billing

    Consumers have more information than ever before about the products they buy, but the healthcare sector has been slow to adopt the trend.
  4. PA pay for all 50 states adjusted by cost of living

    The national average hourly pay for physician assistants is $55.81 per hour, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational employment statistics survey. Wages and living costs vary from place to place, however.
  5. Physician digital health trends in 2022: 7 facts

    The number of physicians who feel as though digital health is advantageous rose to 93 percent in 2022, according to the American Medical Association's Sept. 13 digital health research survey. 
  6. Cardiologist vs. oncologist pay: 5 things to know

    Early-career cardiologists (one to seven years in practice) make, on average, $56,300 more than early-career oncologists, based on data compiled from Medscape's 2022 salary explorer. 
  7. Apollo to acquire 250-physician group

    Apollo Medical Holdings is set to acquire physicians group All American Medical Group and its affiliate For Your Benefit for an undisclosed amount.
  8. Dr. Spike Lipschutz receives lifetime achievement award

    Spike Lipschutz, MD, received a lifetime achievement award from Westfair Communications Doctors of Distinction, according to Sept. 26 reporting in the Greenwich Sentinel.
  9. Where is young physician pay rising most

    In its "Young Physician Compensation Report 2022," Medscape laid out where young physicians' compensation is rising most.  

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