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  1. What accreditation probation means for 1 physician assistant program

    The physician assistant program at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., has been placed on accreditation probation.
  2. Most common malpractice allegations against physicians

    Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis is the most common reason for malpractice lawsuits, according to Medscape's "Physicians and Malpractice Report 2023."
  3. How medical practices might use AI

    Seventy-nine percent of medical practices would consider using artificial intelligence for office administrative tasks, according to Medscape's "Physicians and AI Report 2023," published Oct. 30.

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  1. The highest-paying regions for female physicians

    Pacific Coast states like California, Oregon and Hawaii are the highest paying for female physicians, according to a recent Medscape survey.
  2. Physicians, patients on the fence about AI

    Forty-two percent of physicians feel enthusiastic about artificial intelligence's place in their workplace, while 28% remain apprehensive, according to Medscape's "Physicians and AI Report 2023."
  3. How medical practices are using AI

    Thirteen percent of medical practices use artificial intelligence for researching conditions, according to Medscape's "Physicians and AI Report 2023," published Oct. 30.
  4. Most common specialties for malpractice lawsuits

    General surgeons are the most frequently sued specialists, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physician and Malpractice Report."

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  1. 6 Epic moves physicians should know in October

    Here are six moves on Epic's operations, software products and partnerships physicians should know that Becker's has covered in October:
  2. Lehigh Valley cuts 240 jobs

    Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network has eliminated approximately 240 positions as part of restructuring.
  3. Almost 60% of physicians practice in accountable care organizations

    Nearly 60% of physicians care for patients in a practice that is an accountable care organization, according to a recent survey from the American Medical Association.
  4. Florida pain management physician to pay $1.5M to settle false claims allegations

    A Florida pain management physician has agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims for fentanyl prescriptions that were medically unnecessary and written in exchange for kickback payments.

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  1. Swedish Medical Center names orthopedic surgery chief

    Wayne Weil, MD, has been appointed chief of orthopedic surgery at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo., according to an Oct. 27 post on LinkedIn. 
  2. 3 ways to increase access to care in rural, underserved areas, per the AMA

    Although the physician shortage is expected to hit 124,000 by 2034, health-professional shortage areas currently need 17,000 physicians to close care gaps, according to an Oct. 27 article from the American Medical Association.
  3. States where physicians face the most malpractice suits

    Seventy-two percent of physicians in Louisiana have faced malpractice suits, according to Medscape's "Physicians and Malpractice Report 2023."
  4. Mental health among healthcare workers worsens: CDC

    Healthcare workers reported more days of poor mental health and were more likely to report burnout in 2022 than in 2018, according to data published Oct. 24 by the CDC.
  5. Congressmen pen letter to CMS urging action on physician shortage

    Three congressmen have sent a letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure urging action to address the physician shortage nationwide.
  6. How physicians can discourage malpractice lawsuits

    Fifty-four percent of physicians believe that better communication and rapport with patients can help discourage malpractice lawsuits, according to Medscape's "Physicians and Malpractice Report 2023."
  7. 5 UnitedHealth market and leadership moves to know

    Here are five UnitedHealth market and leadership moves physicians should know that Becker's has reported on in October:
  8. 5 leadership moves in October

    Here are five leadership updates to know that Becker's has reported on in October:
  9. Gender pay gap in 2023: 7 stats to know

    Forty-eight percent of female physicians said they feel fairly compensated, compared to 55% of their male counterparts, according to Medscape's "Female Physician Compensation Report 2023."

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