Entries by Lyn Crisologo

ASC Industry News

Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News: Managing High-Alert/Hazardous and Look-Alike-Sound-Alike Medications in Ambulatory Care Settings High-alert and hazardous medications bear a heightened risk or cause significant patient harm and/or sentinel events when they are used in error and, as a result, require special safeguards. Look-alike/sound-alike (LASA) […]

ASC Industry News

Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News:   The Joint Commission Issues Quick Safety Advisory on Disinfection of Tonometers and Other Ophthalmology Devices The transmission of serious viruses including adnovirus, HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) could occur from failure to adequately disinfect ophthalmology devices such as […]

ASC Industry News

Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News:   10 Areas of Focus to Improve Your ASC Accounts Receivable Managing your ASC’s revenue cycle begins the day the procedure is scheduled and ends when the patient’s account is paid in full. There are many steps involved to arrive […]

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Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News:   Colorado Now Requires Hospitals and ASCs to Adopt, Implement Policies to Prevent Exposure to Surgical Smoke Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has signed into law new legislation that will require licensed hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to adopt and implement […]

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Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News:   5 Tips to Maximize Surgery Center Billing Maintaining a healthcare center can be quite costly. For those in charge of revenue management for medical practices, it can be a task to make sure all cylinders are functioning and a […]

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Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News:   CMS to Grant Exceptions to ASCs Affected by the California Wildfires The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is granting exceptions under certain Medicare quality reporting and value-based purchasing and payment programs to facilities, including ASCs, as well […]

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Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News:   CMS: US Healthcare Spending Slows in Nearly Every Corner of the Market Healthcare spending slowed in 2017 for the second consecutive year in the United States, with a limited growth rate of 3.9 percent — almost one percentage point […]

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Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News:   ASCs hand out fewer narcotics after ACDF than hospital surgery centers, study finds With the opioid epidemic front of mind for ambulatory surgery center leaders, a study in the International Journal of Spine Surgery researched if hospital surgery centers […]

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Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News:   How ASCs Can Mitigate Compliance Problem Areas The healthcare regulatory landscape is becoming increasingly crowded, and dozens of agencies now oversee various aspects of an ASC’s operations, resulting in an abundance of rules. Staying on top of regulations is […]

ASC Industry News

Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News:   HHS Launching Database of Patient Safety at Ambulatory Surgical Centers The Office of Management and Budget gave the OK for HHS to launch the Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database. The decision comes as ambulatory surgery […]