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  1. Vanderbilt physician receives orthopedic surgery leadership award

    Alex Jahangir, MD, has received the William W. Tipton Jr., MD, Leadership Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  2. Texas physician has license restricted after multiple violations

    Raleigh Smith, MD, has had his license restricted by the Texas Medical Board for violating several rules, NBC affiliate KRIS 6 News reported March 15. 
  3. HCA Florida hospital CFO to retire

    HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital's CFO, Terry Brown, is retiring in April following 30 years with HCA Healthcare, according to a March 16 report from South Florida Hospital News.

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  1. Oscar Health, Invitae appoint chief medical officers

    Sean Martin, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer of Oscar Health, the first health insurance company built around a full stack technology platform.
  2. AMA weighs in on MedPAC move to recognize cost of practicing medicine

    The American Medical Association is commending the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission for calling for a physician payment update linked to the Medicare Economic Index.
  3. Brown physician to help lead national preventive services task force

    Michael Silverstein, MD, has been appointed vice chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 
  4. XFL team selects two physicians to lead medical staff

    The Orlando Guardians, a professional football team in the XFL league, has named Rothman Orthopaedic Institute as the team's official orthopedic physicians.

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  1. Dr. Kerin Adelson to join leadership team at UT cancer center

    Kerin Adelson, MD, has joined the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston as its chief quality and value officer. She will also have a faculty appointment in breast medical oncology. 
  2. American College of Rheumatology issues recommendations for CMS on prior authorization

    The American College of Rheumatology sent a letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure commending her for the agency's recognition of the 2023 prior authorization proposed rule and issuing recommendations.
  3. US primary care physician market expected to reach $339.6B by 2030

    The U.S. primary care physician market is expected to grow to $339.6 billion by 2030, according to the "U.S. Primary Care Physicians Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type" report from Research and Markets.
  4. Physician, former COO charged in $650K theft from West Virginia practice

    Francisco Ortiz and James Brooks Mersing, MD, have been charged in connection with a theft of more than $650,000 from their former employer, Wedgewood Physicians in Morgantown, W.Va.

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  1. Illinois physician indicted on 13 fraud counts

    Illinois physician Mona Ghosh, MD, was indicted on 13 counts of healthcare fraud by a federal grand jury, according to a March 14 report from Fox affiliate WFLD.
  2. Florida physician to pay $225K to settle overprescription allegations

    George Barrio, MD, has agreed to pay $225,000 to settle allegations that he overprescribed controlled substances to patients.
  3. 4 prior authorization updates for physician leaders to know

    Here are four important prior authorization changes proposed or taking effect in 2023 for physician leaders to know: 
  4. 9 takeaways from AMA prior authorizations survey

    The American Medical Association released the results of a physician survey on the effects of prior authorization March 13.
  5. Chelsea Hospital, Renown Health appoint chief medical officers

    Chelsea Hospital in Michigan has appointed Fazleomar Mahmood, MD, chief medical officer. He has served in the position in the interim since December 2022.
  6. Connecticut office of health strategy launches inquiry into VillageMD deal

    The Connecticut Office of Health Strategy has launched an inquiry into the acquisition of Rocky Hill-based Starling Physicians by VillageMD, according to a March 13 report from Hartford Business Journal.
  7. Most popular states for radiologists to practice

    The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released a list detailing the number of physicians practicing a variety of specialities in each state.
  8. 3 Arkansas counties added to list of healthcare shortage areas

    Three counties in Arkansas have been added to the state's list of health professional shortage areas, according to a March 13 report from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette. 
  9. McLaren Flint taps chief medical officer, VP of medical affairs

    McLaren Flint (Mich.) has named Varsha Moudgal, MD, as its chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs. 

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