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New Measures Under Consideration Mark a Milestone for CMS’s Reimagined Quality Strategy to Increase Digital Innovation and Reduce Burden

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled its 2020 list of quality and efficiency measures under consideration. Quality measures are tools the agency uses to collect data from providers on the effectiveness, safety, efficiency, and timeliness of care beneficiaries receive.

Source: CMS

 

The Business of Cardiology in Surgery Centers

Cardiology is one of the fastest-growing ambulatory surgery center specialties as it is following in the footsteps of the hypergrowth specialties of orthopedics and spine. Strong reimbursement rates, an increase in covered procedures, and a high percentage of complex procedures all make cardiology an attractive specialty for both new and established ASCs. According to Bain & Company, the percentage of cariology procedures performed in ASCs will grow from 4 percent in 2015 to a projected 33 percent in 2021, representing a 230 percent increase in just six years.

Source: Becker’s ASC Review

 

California hospital calls on outpatient surgery staff to help in ICU

A Los Angeles-based hospital has reassigned staff from its outpatient same-day surgery departments to its intensive care unit to assist with COVID-19 patients as occupancy soars, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Source: Becker’s ASC Review

 

How Pharmaceutical Innovation is Saving the World

The US and the world must appreciate the role of the pharmaceutical industry—the investigators, physicians and business leaders—who are rescuing the world from COVID-19. It’s the medical breakthrough of our lifetime.

Source: Infection Control Today

 

Physician growth slowing as demand climbs: 8 things to know

The number of physicians practicing in the U.S. is growing slowly compared to the population growth projections over the next decade-plus, according to a report from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Source: Becker’s ASC Review

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