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  1. Missouri physician indicted for false Medicare statements

    A Missouri physician has been indicted for allegedly making false statements in Medicare orders.
  2. Surgeon sues Pennsylvania hospital over termination

    Yi Kao, MD, alleged his former employer, Mount Nittany Medical Center, wrongly terminated his privileges in a lawsuit filed Jan. 19, according to the Centre Daily Times.
  3. Michigan medical practice owner convicted of aggravated identity theft

    An owner of three medical practices was convicted of aggravated identity theft for placing the name and address of another man with the same name in legal documents to avoid a settlement payment.

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. The payer trend defining physician-owned hospitals 

    Chris Roy, business development executive at Hutchinson, Kan.-based The Summit, joined Becker's to discuss the payer behavior challenging his physician-owned surgical hospital. 
  2. What physicians should know about healthcare's business side

    For physicians looking to the business side of healthcare rather than the front lines of medicine, there are four key considerations that can help ensure success, according to a Jan. 22 Harvard Business Review article by Sachin Jain, MD, CEO of SCAN Health Plan. 
  3. IU chief health officer to helm policy group

    Aaron Carroll, MD, chief health officer of Bloomington-based Indiana University, is stepping down from his role after being selected to serve as the next president and CEO of AcademyHealth, a Washington D.C.-based healthcare policy organization.
  4. City of Hope names chief clinical officer

    Kristin Higgins, MD, has been appointed chief clinical officer of City of Hope Cancer Center Atlanta.

Managing Patient Throughput with AI: Unlocking Capacity

Managing patient throughput shouldn't still be a struggle in 2022. See how modern hospitals are cutting time to admission here.
  1. States with the best healthcare for physician retirees

    Minnesota is the state with the best healthcare for physician retirees, according to a Jan. 23 report from WalletHub.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. Physician pay in the worst states to retire

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

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. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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. 
  9. 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. 

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