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  1. The additional pay cut physicians are facing in 2024

    The 3.37% Medicare physician pay cut that took effect Jan. 1 is not the only compensation cut some physicians are facing in 2024, according to a Jan. 11 report from the American Medical Association.
  2. 919,649 beds and counting: US hospitals by the numbers

    There are 6,129 active hospitals in the U.S., holding a total of 919,649 beds nationwide, according to the American Hospital Association's 2023 annual survey, last updated in May. 
  3. Physicians look to retirement

    Retirement is a natural part of any physician's career, but it looks different for everyone.

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  1. Mark Cuban is shaking up pharma: What physicians should know

    "Who is changing healthcare this new year? @costplusdrugs is!" businessman and investor Mark Cuban posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Jan. 1.
  2. 10 notes on physician compensation

    Here are 10 things to know about physician compensation:
  3. The 'corporate takeover' of medicine is threatening physicians 

    As more and more physicians become employed, many leaders are concerned about a subsequent lack of autonomy and representation. 
  4. Physician roles lag among US News' best healthcare jobs. Here's why

    U.S. News & World Report recently released its rankings of the top healthcare jobs in 2024, and no physician specialty made the top seven. 

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  1. California's updated noncompete rule: What physicians need to know

    California has added a requirement for businesses that previously held employees to now-unenforceable noncompete agreements.
  2. Why 5 physicians are dropping Medicare Advantage

    Several major health systems and physician practices have cut ties with Medicare Advantage plans in the last year, citing declining reimbursements and patient care issues. 
  3. Press Ganey awards health systems, hospitals for physician experience

    Press Ganey announced the recipients of its human experience awards Jan. 8.
  4. Physician assistant compensation by state

    Washington is the highest-paying state for physician assistants, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2 tech leaders on Orlando VA Medical Center's path to innovation

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  1. The health system layoffs physicians need to know 

    Healthcare companies were the industry with the third-most job cuts in 2023, according to a Jan. 4 report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas. 
  2. The cost of a physician visit in the healthiest, unhealthiest states

    Hawaii is the healthiest state, while West Virginia is the least healthy, according to a Jan. 8 analysis from Forbes Advisor. 
  3. The physician specialties named best jobs in healthcare

    Oral and maxillofacial surgeon was the physician specialty that ranked the highest in U.S. News and World Report's 2024 best job rankings released Jan. 10. 
  4. Why physicians are leaving their employers

    Forty percent of physicians said they had interest in leaving their current organization within two years, according to a survey from the American Medical Association that was taken between 2021 and 2022.
  5. Walgreens sets sights on healthcare: What physicians need to know

    Walgreens CEO Tim Wentworth plans to leverage the company's stature as a retail pharmacy to develop its healthcare business, he said in a recent interview with CNBC. 
  6. 5 key numbers on the anesthesiologist shortage

    The anesthesia shortages plaguing providers and practices nationwide promises to be an ongoing challenge headed into 2024. 
  7. The state of physician-owned hospitals: 5 key notes

    Here are five key notes on the state of physician-owned hospitals:
  8. 3 physician-owned hospitals, practices ending services

    As healthcare consolidates, it is becoming increasingly difficult for some physicians to maintain ownership of facilities and access economies of scale. 
  9. 4 physician associations partner to urge Medicare reform

    Four radiation oncology physician groups have partnered to push for improved access to quality cancer care across the United States.

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