Entries by Lyn Crisologo

ASCA Faults Kaiser Health News and USA Today for Sensationalism and Misrepresentation of Safety and Quality in ASCs

The leadership of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), the country’s leading representative and advocate of ambulatory surgery centers, today sharply rebuked both Kaiser Health News (KHN) and USA Today for their March 2, 2018, report about outpatient surgery, “As Surgery Centers Boom, Patients Are Paying With Their Lives,” by Christina Jewett and Mark Alesia. “KHN and […]

AORN Acquires Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Two of surgery’s most respected voices are joining forces to create a powerhouse with unmatched reach and influence. The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has acquired Outpatient Surgery Magazine and the OR Excellence Conference from Herrin Publishing Partners.   Source: Outpatient Surgery

CMS Proposes Opioid Prescribing Limits for Medicare Enrollees

Pharmacies would have new limits on filling opioid prescriptions for Medicare beneficiaries under regulations proposed Thursday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). “We are proposing important new actions to reduce seniors’ risk of being addicted to or overdoing it on opioids while still having access to important treatment options,” said Demetrios Kouzoukas, […]