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Lyft can help patients easily travel to and from ASCs and physician offices, according to Jill Angelone, Lyft’s manager of healthcare partnerships. Ms. Angelone shared her thoughts with Provista, a group purchasing organization that has a contract with Lyft.
Source: Becker’s ASC Review
Outpatient surgery has greatly evolved over the last 40 years in the U.S. and worldwide, and with these changes the role of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) has greatly expanded. ASCs are now recognized as offering a safe, efficient, and cost-effective model of care. In fact, there is potential for billions of dollars of healthcare savings through use of ASCs.
In order to investigate the safety of outpatient revision knee arthroplasty, this study a total of 102 patients (106 knees) who underwent revision knee arthroplasty at a free-standing ambulatory surgery center (ASC) between June 2013 and December 2018. The results showed that outpatient revision knee arthroplasty is safe in carefully selected individuals and case scenarios. The appearance of medical comorbidities was not correlated with the risk of complications.
HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, today released findings from a new study that found strong working relationships, opportunities for both horizontal and vertical career advancement, and access to resources are the key factors to enhance recruitment and retention of Millennial and Generation Z nurses.
Source: Yahoo Finance/HCA Healthcare
There is good news for Medicare recipients who are facing the prospect of angioplasty with stent to open up blood vessels in the heart that have been narrowed by plaque buildup. As one of several changes for 2020, Medicare will now cover some types of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) as an outpatient service. That means ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) like the CardioVascular Health Clinic can offer PCI, or angioplasty with stent, without hospitalization, for most Medicare recipients.
Source: The Oklahoman