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  1. Dr. Harvinder Sandhu named chair of department of orthopedics at Stamford

    Harvinder Sandhu, MD, has been named chair of the department of orthopedics at Stamford (Conn.) Hospital. 
  2. UChicago Medicine names Dr. Blase Polite as chief physician at new Indiana microhospital

    The University of Chicago Medicine is naming Blase Polite, MD, as chief physician at its upcoming multispecialty microhospital in Crown Point, Ind., according to Sept. 22 reporting from nwitimes.com.
  3. Long-time Arizona physician practice acquired by health system 

    A Bullhead City, Ariz.-based physician practice has been acquired by Canyon Home Care & Hospice, the home health and hospice provider said Sept. 21. 

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  1. Physician-led hospitals offer lower costs: 3 stats to know

    Fifty-nine percent of physician-led hospitals offer below-median costs per Medicare beneficiary compared to 51 percent of all hospitals, according to a Sept. 22 study from consultant Ndp | Analytics. 
  2. 7 physicians suing their former employers

     Here are seven cases of physicians suing their former employers Becker's ASC Review has covered since June 10:
  3. Mays & Schnapp Neurospine and Pain partners with Compass Group Equity

    Mays & Schnapp Neurospine and Pain has completed its private equity partnership with Compass Group Equity Partners, with strategic advice coming from Physician Growth Partners.
  4. U of Utah names Dr. Karyn Springer assistant dean for population health partnership program

    Karyn Springer, MD, has been named the assistant dean for Intermountain Population Health Clinical Learning in the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

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  1. 'This stability is essential': 5 physicians on the perks of employment 

    Medscape surveyed more than 1,350 physicians employed by healthcare organizations, hospitals, large group practices, clinics or other medical groups about their jobs in its 2022 "Employed Physicians Report."  
  2. 3 changes affecting physician group reimbursements 

    Since 2015 there have been three major changes to physician group reimbursements, according to VMG Health's "Annual Healthcare M&A Report 2022." 
  3. 2023 CMS physician pay schedule could destabilize Medicare, AMA says

    Physicians are expecting to see a 4.42 percent pay cut in January with the proposed 2023 Medicare physician payment schedule, and paired with rising operating costs and inflation, this could further destabilize Medicare, according to a Sept. 8 article from the American Medical Association. 
  4. Physician-owned practices usually pay better: report

    Physician compensation at physician-owned practices since 2006 has mostly met or exceeded that of hospital-owned practices, according to MGMA.

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  1. Top 6 hot spots for private equity-owned physician practices

    Washington, D.C., Arizona and New Jersey are the top three hot spots for private equity firms acquiring physician practices, according to a study published in JAMA Health Forum. 
  2. The top industry worries for spine surgeons: 4 insights

    A lack of access to innovative technology, mounting pressures from health systems and payer denials are among some of the top worries for spine surgeons today. 
  3. 10 spine surgeons under 45 to know

    Here are 10 early career spine surgeons making news:
  4. 35% of physicians see increase in compensation tied to quality

    The trend toward value-based care models in recent years has been followed by a push for quality performance metrics.
  5. 4 CMOs from top US hospitals on the best advice they've received

    Medical chiefs from four of US News & World Report's best hospitals or health systems recently spoke with Becker's Hospital Review about the best advice they've received. 
  6. CEO to depart 1,000-physician medical group

    The CEO of Duly Health and Care, a medical group with more than 1,000 physicians, is exiting and a new leader has been appointed. 
  7. Physicians look to peers for long COVID-19 answers

    Physicians are turning to peers for help treating COVID-19 patients amid the absence of detailed federal guidance, Politico reported Sept. 7. 
  8. Creating access for hard-to-reach Medicare beneficiaries during the pandemic

    The American health system must creatively use limited resources to meet the aging population’s needs. Every day, more than 10,000 seniors age into Medicare, and by 2030, one in five Americans will be 65 years or older. Brick-and-mortar hospitals lack the resources to meet those growing numbers.
  9. Long COVID outpacing diabetes in employer healthcare costs: study

    Long COVID-19 is costing employers more than $600 more per member than the average diabetes episode through the first six months of 2022, according to a study from healthcare services provider Nomi Health. 

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