10 must-read Q+As of 2023

Several physicians and industry leaders connected with Becker's in 2023 to discuss key trends, goals and plans for the future. 

Here are 10 top Q+As from 2023 that everyone should read: 

1. Six leaders connected with Becker's to discuss the future of ASCs in one word. Terms included "growth," "challenge" and "agile." 

2. LGBTQ+ spine surgeon Qusai Hammouri, MD, connected with Becker's to discuss ways to increase practice diversity in the field of spine and orthopedics. 

3. Gastroenterologist Linda Lee, MD, medical director of endoscopy at Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital and associate professor of medicine at Boston's Harvard Medical School, connected with Becker's on insurer UnitedHealthcare's announced changes to prior authorization for certain GI procedures. 

4. Dan Hurry, chief supply chain officer of Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health, discussed the biggest problems facing the medical supply chain, including a lack of standardized industry codes and language barriers. 

5. Five physicians connected with Becker's on where private practice is headed and how challenges facing the industry will impact private employment settings. 

6. Steven Chyung, senior vice president and chief supply chain and procurement officer at the Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente system, told Becker's his tips for tracking the supply chain's inflationary pressures. 

7. Rachel Sisodia, MD, chief quality officer at Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham, discussed the system's rigorous approach to the "mundane" with Becker's. 

8. Harry Severance, MD, an adjunct assistant professor at Durham, N.C.-based Duke University School of Medicine, joined Becker's to discuss how physicians increasingly moving to employed models has shifted the workforce to what he calls a "seller's market."

9. Marc Boom, MD, CEO of Houston Methodist, sat down with Becker's to discuss striving for excellence and avoiding mediocrity in healthcare. 

10. Robert Masson, MD, CEO of Masson Spine Institute in Orlando, Fla., talked with Becker's about the tough decision he made to drop all Medicare patients and the positive financial outcomes that came from the decision.  

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