Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Idaho physician group to sell or close

    Saltzer Health, a primary and specialty care group based in the Treasure Valley, Idaho region, plans to sell or end services by March 29. 
  2. What physicians need to know about the anesthesiologist shortage

    The shortage of anesthesia providers has had a significant impact on healthcare organizations across the country.
  3. Physician pay in the worst states to retire

    Kentucky is the worst state to retire in, according to a Jan. 22 report from WalletHub.

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. Physician pay in the best states to retire

    Florida is the best state to retire in, according to a Jan. 22 report from WalletHub.
  2. 3 physician legal cases making headlines

    Here are three court cases involving physicians to know, as reported by Becker's since Jan. 8:
  3. HHS inspector general: Gift cards don't violate anti-kickback statute

    HHS' Office of Inspector General has determined that a consultant's proposed provision of gift cards to existing physician practice customers does not violate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, according to an article by law firm Harris Beach published Jan. 18 on JDSupra.
  4. Ventra Health appoints emergency medicine adviser

    Mark Laperouse, MD, has been appointed strategic adviser of emergency medicine for Ventra Health.

Managing Patient Throughput with AI: Unlocking Capacity

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  1. 52% of healthcare workers feel fairly paid: Study

    Fifty-two percent of healthcare employees indicated they feel fairly paid for the work they do — the lowest score of any industry studied, according to a recent report by experience management company Qualtrics. 
  2. Hospitals are bringing back masks. Here's what physicians think.

    Many hospitals nationwide are reinstating mask requirements. But is this the best course of action?
  3. Physicians aren't fully off the clock when on vacation, study finds

    Even when physicians are on vacation or taking time off, they are often still working on patient-related tasks, according to findings from a study published Jan. 12 in JAMA Network Open.
  4. Idaho clinic operators to pay $2M to settle fraud allegations

    The owners of health clinic AmeriHealth have agreed to pay $2 million after admitting to violating the False Claims Act. 

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. New Jersey hospital to pay $30M to settle false claims allegations

    Newark, N.J.-based long-term care hospital Silver Lake Hospital and its investors have agreed to pay $30.6 million to resolve alleged fraudulent claims. 
  2. Providence Health Plan names chief medical officer

    Providence Health Plan, the insurance division of Renton, Wash.-based Providence, appointed Laurel Soot, MD, chief medical officer. 
  3. Physician-owned hospitals by the numbers

    Physician-owned hospitals continue to be a topic of debate within the healthcare industry, with many hospital groups taking aim at the facilities. 
  4. Why prior authorization reform is needed in 5 numbers

    Here are five numbers that provide a snapshot of the burden of prior authorization: 
  5. What to know about Stark law in 2024

    Here's what physicians need to know in 2024 about Stark law, the strict liability statute that places restrictions on physicians making referrals for many Medicare-payable services to an entity if the physician or immediate family member has a financial relationship with the services.
  6. Sanford Health Plan names physician CEO

    Sanford Health Plan, the insurance arm of Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health, has appointed Tommy Ibrahim, MD, as its next president and CEO.
  7. The most notable healthcare 'career crash' of 2023, per Forbes

    From healthcare CEOs to talk show hosts, Forbes identified the most notable career crashes of 2023, including former Walgreens CEO Rosalind Brewer. 
  8. 3 physicians taking on CEO roles in 2024

    Here are three physicians who have taken on CEO roles in 2024:
  9. Optum takes value-based care by the horns

    Over the last year, Optum has gotten serious about value-based care.

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