Entries by Lyn Crisologo

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Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News: The rise of the right-sized outpatient setting-A timeline of 25 key events The traditional, hospital-centric U.S. healthcare delivery system is being replaced with one where acute care is delivered in outpatient settings that better match the problem’s scope and acuity, […]

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Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News:   Q&A: The old normal will return (in January 2022) Monica Gandhi MD, MPH: “We will get to the end of this [COVID-19]. We will get to a combination of vaccine and natural infection, enough people getting herd immunity that […]

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Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News:   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 […]

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Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News:   Prevent Wrong-Site Spine Surgery The nature of spine surgery makes the risk of wrong-site errors greater than in any other surgical discipline. Similar-looking vertebrae, patient obesity, anatomic abnormalities and visualization limitations all play a role in surgeons mistaking which […]

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Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News:   CDC Updates Healthcare Personnel Return to Work Guidance The CDC recently updated guidance for healthcare personnel with confirmed COVID-19 infection or who have a suspected COVID-19 infection but were never tested for COVID-19. The below guidance pulled from the […]

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Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News:   11 CPT codes take effect for ASCs CMS published 11 Current Procedural Terminology Category III codes that took effect July 1 in the ASC payment system. The agency also made updated payment rates available for download. Source: Becker’s ASC […]

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Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News: How mobile apps can help hospitals and ASCs restart elective procedures Elective surgeries comprise 60% of hospital revenues, so that’s why hospitals and ASCs are looking to restart elective services—stat. A rebound in COVID-19 cases as cities, regions and states […]

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Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News: When Can Vendor Reps Return to ORs? Medical device representatives who’ve been sidelined during the coronavirus outbreak are ready to reenter ORs and collaborate with surgical teams. The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and […]

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Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News: Could the Pandemic Mark the End of Surprise Medical Billing? The White House has said “no” to surprise billing for patients receiving treatment for COVID-19, and hospitals agreeing to accept money as part of the $2 trillion stimulus bill must […]

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Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News: ECRI Releases its Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns in 2020 List. What’s No. 1? An old problem that’s still a big problem is back as the No. 1 issue on ECRI’s list of the top 10 patient safety concerns for […]