Sep 10th, 2010
Does your practice reuse single-dose medication vials? You may be surprised to learn that more than three-fourths (77 percent) of the facility managers who responded to an Outpatient Surgery Magazine online poll answered “Yes.” The results of the August poll are alarming, but may explain the findings of a recent pilot study of the Centers for Disease Control ...
May 28th, 2010
The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) — a membership and advocacy organization for ASCs — will no longer manage eight state ASC groups, reports Outpatient Surgery Magazine in its May online edition. Although an official statement has not yet been made by the association, “Sources are calling it a business decision made at ASCA’s annual ...
In Coding
May 27th, 2010
“The use of peripheral nerve blocks before, during or after orthopedic procedures can save minutes in the OR, reduce the need for post-op opioids and speed patient recoveries. But reimbursement for these time- and cost-effective injections depends on properly administering, documenting and billing them,” Stephanie Ellis, RN, CPC, writes for Outpatient Surgery Magazine. Join Stephanie ...