• 8 Amazon health updates for physician leaders to know

    Web services giant Amazon has been making waves in the healthcare space in the last year. Here are eight Amazon health updates Becker's has reported on in the last 30 days for physician leaders to know: 
  • AHA, others urge Congress to waive PAYGO cuts to Medicare

    Provider advocates such as the American Hospital Association and American Medical Association sent a letter Nov. 30 urging Congress to prevent the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 sequester from taking effect.
  • Physicians in California, Texas eligible for greater student loan forgiveness

    Despite state prohibitions on physician employment, all eligible California and Texas physicians can now participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. This change was put into action by the final rule listed in the Education Department's overhaul of the program, according to a Nov. 29 news release from the California Medical Association. 
  • 3 ways physicians can save time in the workplace: AMA

    Physician burnout can be prevented by increasing efficiency and eliminating unnecessary work, ultimately allowing physicians to focus on their patients while exemplifying wellness within their practices. The American Medical Association recently released a guide outline strategies providers can use to save time and improve operations.
  • Dr. Cheryl Pegus leaves Walmart for Morgan Health

    Cheryl Pegus, MD, Walmart's former executive vice president of health and wellness, joined Morgan Health, JPMorgan Chase's healthcare investment company.
  • What leaders need to retain staff, combat burnout: AMA

    Here are four ways healthcare leaders can improve their organizations' financial performance, patient care and other aspects of care, according to the American Medical Association. 
  • Physicians report shortages by staff role: survey

    The Physicians Foundation released its 2022 survey of physicians across the country and found which staff roles physicians are experiencing the largest shortages of. 
  • Survey of physicians reveals staff shortages by practice type

    More employed physicians are reporting staff shortages than independent physicians,  according to the Physicians Foundation's "2022 Survey of America's Physicians," released Nov. 15. 
  • CMS finalizes Stark Law update 

    CMS released its finalized 2023 Physician Fee Schedule on Nov. 1, including a Stark Law update for rural emergency hospitals, according to a report from law firm Holland & Knight.
  • Unlicensed medical assistant convicted in $6M fraud scheme

    An Illinois woman was convicted over plans to defraud Medicare of over $6 million, the U.S. Justice Department said Nov. 17.
  • Nurse practitioner to pay $20K for calling herself 'doctor' 

    San Luis Obispo, Calif.-based nurse practitioner Sarah Erny, DNP, RN, has agreed to an injunction and to pay $19,750 in civil penalties for inferring she was a physician to the public, the County of San Luis Obispo District Attorney's office said Nov. 14. 
  • States with the highest, lowest hospital safety rankings

    Healthcare data collector Leapfrog has released its 2022 hospital safety grades, ranging from F to A. New Hampshire tops the list as the state with the greatest percentage of hospitals receiving A grades at 53.8 percent. 
  • Ochsner partners with 12-physician group

    Ochsner Baton Rouge (La.) has partnered with 12-physician group Impact Network, the health system said Nov. 14. 
  • Top 25 California physician groups by Medicare charges

    San Ramon-based Hill Physicians Medical Group in Northern California topped Definitive Healthcare's list of California physician groups with the highest Medicare charges. 
  • The best parts of being employed and self-employed, per physicians

    Whether a physician is self-employed or is employed by a hospital or health system comes with advantages distinct to each, according to Medscape's 2022 "Employed Physicians Report" and its "Self-employed Physicians Report."
  • Physicians and drug charges: 9 headlines in 15 days

    Here are seven physicians who were arrested, charged, convicted or sentenced for illegal distribution of controlled substances since Oct. 25. 
  • Dr. Anthony Coletta takes on partner role at healthcare advisory firm

    Anthony Coletta, MD, joined healthcare advisory firm Dune View Strategies as a partner. 
  • Florida physician indicted on 10 counts for controlled substance distribution 

    St. Augustine, Fla.-based physician Scott Andrew Hollington, MD, has been charged with 10 counts of distribution of controlled substances, the U.S. Justice Department said Oct. 31. 
  • 10 most-read physician leadership stories in October

    From physician shortages to prior authorization, here are the 10 most-read physician leadership stories from Becker's in October. 
  • Texas physician guilty in $54M Medicare, cancer testing fraud

    Daniel Canchola, MD, pleaded guilty for his role in a $54 million Medicare fraud scheme, the Justice Department said Oct. 25.

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