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Forty-eight percent of orthopedists reported they feel fairly compensated, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2017," inclusive of more than 19,200 physicians in more than 27 specialties.
The Los Angeles-based Orthopaedic Institute for Children expanded the Center for Cerebral Palsy to the OIC's downtown campus through a partnership with UC Los Angeles.
Amir Qureshi, MD, of Little Rock-based Arkansas Spine and Pain, implanted the first Nuvecta Algovita Spinal Cord Stimulation System in the state.
Medical school enrollment continues to rise, especially at osteopathic schools, according to Medscape.
Healthgrades is teaming up with Doctor.com, a cloud-based marketing automation solution, to assist providers with online consumer interaction.
If considering a joint venture, first think about various benefits and obstacles you'll find in your market, according to Diagnostic Imaging.
North Carolina-based EmergeOrtho received approval to build its $4.2 million Brunswick Surgery Center in Leland, State Port Pilot reports.

8. What the AMA thinks about the GOP's ACA replacement

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 25 May 2017 10:04
Yesterday the Congressional Budget Office scored the American Health Care Act, the GOP alternative to the ACA. The legislation would reduce the deficit by $119 billion through 2026, but increase the rate of uninsured Americans by 82 percent.
Berkeley, Calif.-based healthcare analytics company Innovaccer introduced a new initiative to help independent physician associations become accountable care organizations.

10. AI transforming healthcare delivery: 6 considerations

Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 24 May 2017 20:39
Panelists discussed the impact of artificial intelligence on healthcare delivery at the 2017 Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., held from April 27 to April 28, according to AMA Wire.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, of Ethiopia, is the new director general of the World Health Organization, according to BBC News.
Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health is teaming up with Grand Forks-based University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences to create a new orthopedic surgery residency program, according to West Fargo Pioneer.

13. 4 key trends for ongoing innovation in bundled payments

Written by Eric Oliver | Wednesday, 24 May 2017 19:24
An industry roundtable of healthcare leaders discussed the current and future state of bundled payments.
Sentara Leigh Hospital's orthopedic center was designated the Orthopedic Hospital at Sentara Leigh today as the first designated orthopedic hospital in South Hampton Roads, Va.

15. 15 highest paying specialties for female physicians

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 24 May 2017 13:58
Female radiologists make the most on average of any physician specialist where more than 1 percent of all specialists are female, according to the Medscape Female Physician Compensation Report 2017.
American Psychiatric Association polls show the anxiety levels are rising, with concerns about healthcare one of the top drivers, according to a Medscape report.
Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Liebe S. Diamond, MD, passed away on May 17 at the age of 86, according to The Baltimore Sun. She died from lymphoma.
The California Senate Appropriations Committee released a report noting a proposed state single-payer health system would bear a price tag of $400 billion annually, according to Kaiser Health News.
The Texas House is voting on legislation regarding physician certification, according to The Texas Tribune.
The Republican-led Iowa Senate approved a bill addressing medical malpractice liability, according to Medscape.
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