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ASCs Provided Safe Surgical Care as Pandemic Spread

Ambulatory surgery centers performed essential surgeries during the initial phase of the coronavirus pandemic with patients facing virtually no heightened risk of contracting COVID-19, according to a survey conducted by the ASC Quality Collaboration (ASC QC).

Source: Outpatient Surgery


Physicians Denounce 2021 CMS Fee Schedule

Surgeons and anesthesiologists are speaking out against slashes made to surgical service reimbursements in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed 2021 Physician Fee Schedule. The new rule will result in these significant reductions in Medicare payments if the current draft takes effect on Jan. 1

Source: Outpatient Surgery


3 ASC experts discuss anesthesia management-4 takeaways

Failing to have an active management relationship with an anesthesia provider can cost ASCs money and contribute to patient dissatisfaction. Discussing how a professional anesthesia management solution benefits ASC operations was the subject of a webinar, hosted by Becker’s ASC Review and sponsored by CarePlus.

Source: Becker’s ASC Review


How to improve the surgery backlog during COVID-19

A new paper suggests three solutions to addressing the backlog of non-urgent surgeries delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “As a surgeon, I understand why hospitals needed to delay many elective surgeries to ensure there was enough space and health care workers available to take care of the sickest patients with COVID-19,” says Jessica Billig, M.D., a resident physician of plastic surgery at Michigan Medicine and lead author of the paper published in Annals of Surgery.

Source: Science Daily


6 COVID-19 updates for ASCs: transmission, vaccine and more

The federal government is continually reviewing and updating guidance on COVID-19 as the number of cases and deaths escalates in the U.S. Here are six recent updates from the CDC and FDA on COVID-19, transmission and vaccines.

Source: Becker’s ASC Review

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