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  1. The fastest growing physician specialties

    Sports medicine is the fastest growing physician specialty, according to data published by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
  2. What outpatient physicians are prioritizing in 2024

    As 2023 comes to a close, 27 physicians who practice on an outpatient basis recently joined Becker's to share where they are placing their focus in 2024.
  3. Hospital executives among 5 convicted in kickback scheme

    Five defendants, including healthcare executives, were found guilty of a kickback conspiracy scheme.

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. UnityPoint names chief medical officer

    Joshua Rehmann, DO, was named chief medical officer of West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health, Business Record reported Dec. 1.
  2. Physicians and fraud: 5 cases to know

    Here are six physicians who have been involved or are allegedly involved in healthcare fraud cases reported by Becker's in November:
  3. Medicine and pediatric Match results: Here are the most filled specialties

    Ten specialties filled all their positions in the 2023 Match results for medicine and pediatric specialties.
  4. Why some physicians are avoiding EHRs

    Cost related issues are the most common factor behind physicians and practices avoiding electronic health records, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physicians and Electronic Health Records Report."

Managing Patient Throughput with AI: Unlocking Capacity

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  1. Physician charged for Medicaid fraud 

    A Springdale, Ark.-based psychiatrist and former head of Arkansas' state medical board has been formally charged with two counts of Medicaid fraud. 
  2. 5 prior authorization terms physicians should know, per the AMA

    The American Medical Association has compiled a list of terms physicians should know involving prior authorization, the process requiring physicians to receive approval from the health plan before the prescribed treatment, test or medical service can be delivered to the patient.
  3. The most popular EHR systems among physicians

    Epic Systems is the most popular electronic health record system among physicians, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physicians and Electronic Health Records Report."
  4. Meet the physicians on Forbes' '30 Under 30' list

    Six physicians made Forbes' annual "30 Under 30" in healthcare list, released Nov. 28. 

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. Lawsuit accuses Optum of anticompetitive practices involving physicians

    Covina, Calif.-based health system Emanate Health has filed a lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group's Optum, alleging that Optum participated in anticompetitive practices over physician contracts.
  2. 40% of physicians plan to leave their employer. Here's how to retain them: AMA

    Between 2021 and 2022, 40% of physicians polled in a survey from the American Medical Association said they had interest in leaving their current organization within two years.
  3. Why practices are switching electronic health record systems

    Inability to exchange information with other electronic health record systems was the leading factor behind practices' decisions to switch systems, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physicians and Electronic Health Records Report."
  4. 5 power players at Optum

    Here are five key individuals who are leading Optum: 
  5. Nurse practitioner pleads guilty to $7.8M fraud scheme 

    A nurse practitioner has pleaded guilty in Boston federal court for her role in a $7.8 million telemedicine fraud scheme involving medically unnecessary medical equipment, including back and knee braces. 
  6. The 10 least expensive urban areas for physicians

    Decatur, Ill., is the urban area with the lowest cost of living, according to a Nov. 21 report from the Council for Community and Economic Research. 
  7. Top paying states for physicians

    Montana is the highest-paying state for physicians.
  8. 10 most expensive urban areas for physicians

    New York City's Manhattan borough is the urban area with the highest cost of living, according to a Nov. 21 report from the Council for Community and Economic Research. 
  9. The potential uses for AI in the workplace

    Automation of office administrative tasks was the most popular potential use for artificial intelligence among physician respondents in Medscape's 2023 Physicians and AI Report.

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