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February 2014

WED, FEB 26, 2014

Still Possible for ASCs to Succeed in Light of Restrictive Policies and Programs

Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) seemingly never get a break when it comes to reimbursement and Medicare payment policies, especially during the last decade. According to Becker’s ASC Review, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has continued to decrease the overall reimbursement payments towards ASCs since 2003. Usually a percentage of... Read More

WED, FEB 5, 2014

Quality Pain Management: What is it Exactly?

While reading through various anesthesia articles this week, I came across an abstract of a study that was conducted by Sigridur Zoëga MS, RN, CNS and company earlier this month. The purpose of the study was to “explore the concept of quality pain management (QPM) in adult hospitalized patients.” According to Zoëga,... Read More