ASC Industry News

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ASCA, AJRR, and the Orthopaedic Surgery Market

August is National Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Month and the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) has invited Alex Taira, Policy Analyst, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), to contribute a guest blog on the evolution and diversity of today’s orthopaedic surgery sites. It has always been the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) belief that choosing the appropriate orthopaedic surgery setting is a decision that the patient and the surgeon make together based on a series of factors that lead to the best patient experience and outcome.

Source: ASCA, AJRR, and the Orthopaedic Surgery Market


New Joint Commission Advisory on Non-Pharmacologic and Non-Opioid Solutions for Pain Management

Each year, an estimated 42,249 individuals die from overdosing on opioids in the United States. As health care continues to fight the opioid epidemic, organizations are addressing their pain management policies and processes, including how they relate to non-pharmacologic and non-opioid solutions.

Source: Joint Commission


Finding the Ideal Balance: 5 Key ASC Staffing Tips

Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society’s The Ophthalmic ASC Magazine outlined five tips on how to efficiently staff an ASC. Here are the insights they shared.

Source: Becker’s ASC Review


Transitioning Total Hips From Inpatient to Outpatient is Easy

When one doctor noticed that his patients recovered more quickly with an anterior approach to hip replacement, he asked himself, “Why am I doing this in the hospital?” Find out how that realization helped him move the procedure to outpatient ORs.

Source: Outpatient Surgery


Stamford-Based Surgical Group Offers New Joint Replacement Effort

The Specialty Surgery Center of Connecticut (SSCC) has launched the first comprehensive outpatient total joint replacement program in lower Fairfield County, encompassing total hip, total knee and total shoulder replacement. The advanced, state-of-the-art surgical facility is fully licensed by the State of Connecticut, has achieved Medicare certification and is accredited by AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care).

Source: ASCA/Stamford Patch

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