In Rare Move, FDA Bans Powdered Gloves

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Powdered surgeon's gloves, powdered patient examination gloves and the absorbable powder used to lubricate a surgeon's glove present "an unreasonable and substantial health risk" to healthcare providers and their patients. So says the FDA, which…

President Barack Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Act

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President Barack Obama, today, signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation approved by the US Senate and House of Representatives last week that includes two key provisions that benefit Medicare patients and the physicians who care…

Mock Survey in Fayettville, AR

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Leanne traveled to Debra’s home site of Fayetteville, Arkansas to perform a mock survey for Arkansas Outpatient Eye Surgery. Many thanks to the hospitality of Phil, Holly and the rest of their staff. Progressive Surgical eSupport will be…

Can Patients Directly Sue Your Facility?

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When you think of malpractice, you likely think of a patient suing you for the actions of your physicians or staff, but patients can also directly sue your hospital or surgical center under a doctrine called corporate negligence. One of the…

Joint Commission announces Medicare-deemed ASC survey changes

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The Joint Commission on November 30 announced that to better align with Medicare surveyor guidelines, ASCs electing to use the Medicare-deemed status option may receive adjustment to the length of time for the survey and number of surveyors. The…

Custom Policy and Procedure Manuals for Transformations Surgery Center

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Debra visited Transformations Surgery Center in Wesley Chapel, FL on November 30 and had the pleasure of working with Dr. Ambay, Kristy and Lauren for the afternoon. Construction should be completed on their 1 OR surgery center e completed in…

Management Client, Legacy Surgery Center: Year-End Mock Survey

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Debra and Regina perfomed the year-end mock survey for Legacy Surgery Center in Little Rock on November 17, 2016. Legacy Surgery Center is one of our management clients. We provide a number of compliance services for them throughout the year…

National Handwashing Awareness Week: December 4-10

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Hand Hygiene is one of the most important parts of your facility infection control program and it definitely remains to be one of the most consistently cited deficiencies. If you think you are doing enough hand hygiene, quadruple it. Make…

House Passes Health Care Legislation Impacting ASCs

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On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act. This bipartisan bill, introduced by US Representative Fred Upton, includes two key provisions that benefit Medicare patients and the physicians who care for them…

Poll: Americans Want Trump to First Focus on Healthcare

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Americans say health care is the issue President-elect Donald Trump should tackle first upon entering office, according to a poll released Thursday. Twenty-one percent in the Reuters/Ipsos survey hope Trump makes the issue his top priority after…