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Archive for February, 2011

More Outpatient Surgery Centers Means More Surgeries. What?

Added 02.25.11

Well, that's what a recent study publiched in Archives of Surgery says. As the number of outpatient surgery centers has increased, so has the number of potentially unnecessary surgeries,... more...

New Patient Safety Professional Organization Launched

Added 02.25.11

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FDA Issues Warning About Powdered Gloves

Added 02.25.11

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Recommended Warning for... more...

Even Good Surgeons Can Be Lax in a Few Things -Check out Seven Bad Habits

Added 02.25.11

Here are seven lax habits of surgeons who are otherwise highly effective in an ambulatory surgery center, and ways to help improve their performance. 1. Slow in sending over patient information. 2. Some outpatient surgery goes elsewhere. 3. Putting off dictation past the day of surgery. 4. Arriving late for surgery. 5. Ordering expensive devices. 6. Scheduling money-losing cases at the ASC. 7. Not enough detail in the operative report. Go to Becker's ASC Review to read how to fix these bad habits. more...

ICD-10 Time is Fast Approaching – Are You Ready?

Added 02.23.11

ICD-10 is going to change everything, and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) wants to help you prepare. Below is a link to a AAPC webpage with many resources to help you be prepared. These resources have been created to help explain and guide you through your path to ICD-10 implementation. more...

Is Your Disinfectant Legal?

Added 02.23.11

How can... more...

CMS Publishes Final Rule on Fraud Prevention and Regulations

Added 02.23.11

On February 2, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule with comment period (Final Rule) implementing provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that strengthen provider and supplier screening provisions under Medicare, Medicaid, and the... more...

5 Ways Surgery Centers Can Maximize the Benefits of Their Membership With a GPO

Added 02.18.11

Surgery centers are always trying to find ways to increase... more...

Out-of-Network Payments as Low as Medicare Rates?

Added 02.18.11

An article from American Medical News talks about how out-of-network reimbursement is likely to reach Medicare reimbursement levels. The article states that, "Physicians who are outside big insurers' networks in several states can expect health plans to pay even less of the cost of their services as Medicare rates replace fee schedules based on "usual, customary and reasonable" rates, doctors organizations say." To read the rest of this article in its entirety, go to the American Medical News link at: more...

Warming of Local Anesthetics May Reduce Pain during Injection

Added 02.18.11

A recent study published in Annuals of Emergency Medicine indicates that the stinging pain associated with injection of local anesthetics may be relieve by the warming of the anesthetic before delivery. To read this article go to: more...