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  1. Physician-owned hospitals could save $1B annually: Study

    Physician-owned hospitals saved $1.1 billion in 2019 when compared to the cost of care at traditional facilities over the same period, according to research commissioned by the Physician’s Advocacy Institute and the Physicians Foundation.
  2. The lowest-paying states for 17 specialties

    Physicians who specialize in neurology can make from $89,600 to $386,390— depending on which state they practice in — according to a report by USA Facts, an organization that analyzes government data.
  3. The highest paying states for these physician specialties

    Here are the highest paying states across 17 specialties, according to recent data USA Facts compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

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  1. Coalition launches to address physician workforce crisis

    A new coalition has formed to advocate for policy moves addressing the healthcare workforce shortage.
  2. Michigan physician sues over age-based screening assessment

    A Henry Ford Health physician is suing the Detroit-based health system over a policy that requires an assessment based solely on age, The Detroit Free Press reported Oct. 19.
  3. Columbus debuts program to relieve $335M in medical debt for residents

    Columbus city legislators and the Central Ohio Hospital Council are piloting a debt forgiveness program that will forgive $335 million worth of medical debt for area residents. 
  4. Walgreens chief medical officer joins health tech advisory board

    Kevin Ban, MD, executive vice president and global chief medical officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, has joined the advisory board of medtech company Ixlayer. 

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  1. 5 compensation updates physicians should know

    Here are five compensation updates physicians should know that Becker's has reported on since Sept. 27:
  2. Study links EHR time, coding changes to physician productivity gender gap

    Female physicians see fewer patients but spend relatively more time working in EHRs, which results in lower productivity, but recent coding changes have helped level the playing field, according to a recent study published in Journal of General Internal Medicine.
  3. Iowa looks to remove mental health questions from medical licensing applications

    The Iowa Board of Medicine is looking to update its licensing applications for physicians in a move that could encourage more physicians to seek mental healthcare, The Des Moines Register reported Oct. 18.
  4. The 10 specialties facing the worst staffing shortages

    More than 8,000 internal medicine specialists left the workforce from 2021 to 2022, according to a report by Definitive Healthcare. 

2 tech leaders on Orlando VA Medical Center's path to innovation

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  1. Henry Schein hit with cybersecurity incident

    Healthcare software company Henry Schein's manufacturing and distribution businesses suffered a cybersecurity incident Oct. 14.
  2. 400+ Allina Health physicians vote to unionize

    More than 400 primary care physicians working with Minneapolis-based Allina Health have voted to unionize, according to The New York Times. 
  3. Median healthcare exec pay continues to rise: Survey

    Median base salaries for healthcare executives have continued to rise, according to consulting firm SullivanCotter's "2023 Healthcare Management and Executive Compensation Survey."
  4. California raises minimum wage for healthcare workers to $25

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that will gradually raise the minimum wage of healthcare workers in the state to $25.
  5. 10 medical memoir recommendations for physicians, by physicians

    Memoirs from physicians allow specialists in other fields to get a better understanding of challenges in medicine faced by residents, clinicians and medical students. 
  6. Young physicians in 2023: 8 things to know

    Here are eight numbers to know about young physicians in 2023, according to Medscape's 2023 "Young Physician Compensation Report."
  7. 70,000+ physicians left the workforce between 2021 and 2022

    Over 100,000 U.S. healthcare providers — including 71,309 physicians — left the workforce between 2021 and 2022, according to an Oct. 16 report from Definitive Healthcare. 
  8. CMS data reveals increase in Stark law disclosure settlements

    CMS has published updated data on settlements made under the Voluntary Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol following actual or potential violations of Stark law.
  9. 5 market and private equity updates physicians should know

    Here are five market and private equity updates physicians should know that Becker's has reported on since Sept. 19:

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