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  1. 3 transactions making physicians nervous

    Here are three recent transactions in the healthcare industry that have left physicians wary, as reported by Becker's since Jan. 17:
  2. Steward files for bankruptcy: What physicians need to know 

    Dallas, Texas-based Steward Health Care has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy following a months-long saga of financial distress, according to a May 6 news release from the health system.
  3. The MGMA exodus: What physicians need to know

    The Arizona Medical Group Management Association told national MGMA May 1 it would end its affiliation, following a trend of organizations departing and rebranding as Healthcare Leaders Association.

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. Stark law: 10 critical changes in 3 years

    CMS has increasingly scrutinized Stark law policy, settling a record $12.56 million in Stark law voluntary self-referral disclosure settlements in 2023.
  2. Physician named CEO of Louisiana hospital

    Touro hospital, part of New Orleans-based LCMC Health, named Christopher Lege, MD, its CEO, Biz New Orleans reported April 30. 
  3. Benefit management company execs get prison for $4M fraud scheme

    Two executives at OrthoNet, a White Plains, N.Y.-based claim processing company, were sentenced to prison and to pay restitution for a scheme that defrauded their company of more than $4 million.
  4. Highest-paying regions for physicians

    States in the central regions of the U.S. are typically higher-paying for physicians, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report" for 2024.

Managing Patient Throughput with AI: Unlocking Capacity

Managing patient throughput shouldn't still be a struggle in 2022. See how modern hospitals are cutting time to admission here.
  1. Bad news for proponents of fixing CMS' physician pay cut

    Many healthcare providers were hopeful that Congress would reconsider its proposed Medicare reimbursement rates for 2024; however, recent updates by the agency have dashed the hopes of some clinicians.
  2. 5 states with the lowest, highest projected nursing competition by 2030

    Nevada is the state that is predicted to have the lowest nursing competition by 2030, according to personal finance site WalletHub.
  3. Physician admits to stealing fentanyl from hospital

    An anesthesiologist formerly employed by Lakewood Medical Center in Lee's Summit, Mo., pleaded guilty to stealing fentanyl from the hospital.
  4. Optum shutters telehealth arm: What physicians need to know 

    Optum, parent company of ASC chain SCA Health, is shuttering its telehealth business.

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. How the FTC's noncompete ban could change the physician workforce

    The Federal Trade Commission on April 23 voted to ban noncompete clauses for most U.S. workers, and eight leaders joined Becker's to discuss how the decision could affect the physician workforce. 
  2. Where private practice has the advantage

    Private practice physicians face a host of challenges, but this doesn't mean that there aren't advantages to practicing privately.
  3. FTC bans noncompetes: What physicians need to know

    The Federal Trade Commission voted 3-2 to ban noncompete clauses for most U.S. workers April 23. 
  4. The most insidious issues in healthcare

    There are many systemic issues that all healthcare professionals are forced to grapple with, including staffing shortages, rising practice costs and decreasing reimbursement.
  5. 5 wealthiest healthcare billionaires

    The five wealthiest healthcare billionaires have a combined net worth of more than $60 billion, according to Forbes' 38th annual World's Billionaires list released April 2. 
  6. Phoenix Children's names 4 physician leaders

    Phoenix Children's appointed a new chief medical officer, added two associate chief medical officers and instated an inaugural physician-in-chief.
  7. Employed vs. self-employed physicians: Who's earned the most in the last 5 years?

    Self-employed physicians have outearned employed consistently since 2019. 
  8. CVS Health's primary care growth strategy 

    CVS Health's growth strategy is centered on primary care.
  9. The top-paid physician specialties, ranked

    Orthopedics is the highest-paying physician specialty, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2024."

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