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  1. 9 issues fueling physician shortages

    Physicians reported that administrative burdens are the biggest contributor to the ongoing provider shortage in Doximity's "Physician Compensation Report" for 2024, published May 23. 
  2. Physician duo pleads guilty to $45M healthcare fraud scheme

    A pair of pain management physicians in Dallas each pleaded guilty to a healthcare billing scheme that defrauded major insurers of at least $45 million.
  3. Why physicians are leaving medicine

    More physicians are regretting choosing to pursue medicine, according to a 2023 survey from the Physicians Foundation, and Vladimir Sinkov, MD, joined Becker's to discuss why this is. 

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  1. Portland Clinic names 1st female CEO

    Amy Mulcaster, DO, was appointed CEO of The Portland (Ore.) Clinic, a multispecialty group with six locations in the Portland metropolitan area.
  2. Optum, Walgreens, Rite Aid & Walmart closing 630+ facilities

    Optum, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Walmart have all announced plans to close more than 630 combined facilities in the last year. 
  3. Alabama law to protect physicians from prescribing off-label meds 

    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill prohibiting two state agencies from taking action against physicians who prescribed off-label medical treatments, the Alabama Reflector reported May 20. 
  4. The do's and don'ts of social media: A physician's guide

    There are many ways physicians can harness the reach and capabilities of social media to increase patient engagement and debunk medical misinformation, however, having a social media presence comes with its own challenges — particularly for physicians. 

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  1. Physician named president of Boston Medical Center

    Anthony Hollenberg, MD, has been appointed president of Boston Medical Center.
  2. Physician groups are private equity's next big growth target. Here's why  

    Around 63% of physician transactions in 2023 were attributable to a PE firm or their portfolio companies, according to VMG Health's 2024 Healthcare M&A Report published May 7.
  3. Louisiana moves to restrict physician noncompetes 

    The Louisiana state legislature approved a bill restricting noncompete clauses for physicians, nola.com reported May 15. 
  4. 13 chief medical officer appointments in 30 days

    Here are 13 physicians that have stepped in to chief medical officer roles since April 16, as reported by Becker's:

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  1. Physician group acquisitions are changing the workforce. Here's how

    The presence of independent physician groups in healthcare has been a symbol of independence, clinical autonomy and managerial flexibility to providers, allowing for competition, variation and variety in medicine. However, as more and more of the healthcare workforce moves toward employment, will independent physicians sink or swim?
  2. UT names physician leader as president

    The University of Texas at Tyler appointed Julie Philley, MD, as its president.
  3. Physicians' investment secrets 

    From artificial intelligence to blue-chip company investments, 12 physicians joined Becker's to share their key investment tips. 
  4. Why physicians are watching rising labor costs

    Physicians leaders may find themselves having to shell out more to cover labor costs. 
  5. Good news for private practice physicians

    Here are three positive developments for private practice physicians:
  6. 5 physician fraud cases in 2 weeks

    Here are five physician fraud cases Becker's has reported since April:
  7. The 10 most expensive states to visit a pediatrician

    Alaska is the most expensive U.S. state to visit a pediatrician in, according to research from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group based on CMS data. 
  8. Alaska names state chief medical officer

    The state of Alaska named Robert Lawrence, MD, its chief medical officer, Alaska Public Media reported May 3.
  9. The physician specialties driving acquisitions

    Dental was the physician specialty with the highest deal volume in 2023, according to VMG Health's "2024 Healthcare M&A Report."

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