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  1. Are private practice physicians going extinct? 6 stats on declining independence

    Here are six stats on physicians and private practice and how ownership is evolving:
  2. 6 notes on Stark law and its history physicians should know

    Here are six things for physicians to know about Stark law:
  3. Colorado physician gets prison for stealing $250K from COVID relief programs

    Colorado physician Francis Joseph, MD, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for fraudulently obtaining and misappropriating an estimated $250,000 from two COVID-19 relief programs.

The art of simplicity: How to streamline patient access and reduce staff burden?

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  1. 100 medical organizations sign letter against proposed bill expanding abilities for nonphysician practitioners

    The American Medical Association and nearly 100 other medical organizations have sent a letter June 1 to members of the U.S. House of Representatives against the "I CAN Act."
  2. Florida bans international storage of electronic health records

    The Florida legislature has passed an update to the Florida Electronic Health Records Exchange Act that bans the storage of electronic health records outside of the United States, its territories and Canada, according to a June 2 report from HIPAA Journal.
  3. Physician incentive bonuses in 2022 vs. 2021

    Physicians across all specialties earned more incentive bonuses on average in 2022 than in 2021, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physician Compensation Report." 
  4. Why physician burnout could be healthcare's biggest disruptor 

    Luis Argueso, partner at InHealth Advisors, joined Becker's to discuss what the most concerning healthcare disruptors. 

Managing Patient Throughput with AI: Unlocking Capacity

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  1. Alabama governor signs physician bill addressing workforce shortage into law

    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed the Physician Workforce Act into law, WTVY reported June 1. 
  2. Dr. Mandy Cohen likely to lead CDC: Report

    President Joe Biden is expected to appoint Mandy Cohen, MD, former secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, to head the CDC after Rochelle Walensky, MD, steps down June 30, according to The Washington Post.
  3. 8 states with graduate physician roles

    Several states have enacted laws creating new medical positions for graduate physicians who have not found a residency position. 
  4. 'We want to set a model': Inside the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine with CEO Dr. Sharmila Makhija

    Sharmila Makhija, MD, MBA, founding Dean and CEO of the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine in Bentonville, Ark., recently joined Becker's to share her vision and goals for the school.

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

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  1. Michigan physician files civil rights suit against university

    Stanley Berry, MD, is suing Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit for allegedly stifling his advocacy for Black patients and passing him over for promotions, according to a May 30 report from the South End.
  2. New Jersey physician pleads guilty to buying and selling oncology medication for profit

    New Jersey oncologist Anise Kachadourian, MD, has pleaded guilty to using her medical license to purchase prescription oncology medications under false pretenses and selling them for profit.
  3. 12 recent devicemaker, health system layoffs to know

    Here are 12 health system and devicemaker layoffs Becker's has reported since April 20 that physician leaders should know: 
  4. Physician gets prison for selling misbranded drugs, faking diagnosis to avoid trial 

    Former Merline, N.J.-based physician William Merlino has been sentenced to 31 months in prison for selling misbranded drugs online and faking a diagnosis to avoid trial. 

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