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April 2015

Minimize Scars, Minimize Costs

Johns Hopkins researchers say laparoscopic surgery curbs healthcare spending by hundreds of millions of dollars.

Published: April 1, 2015

Duodenoscope Cross-Contamination Is a Common Complication

Investigators' report faults scope's design, manufacturers' directions.

Published: April 1, 2015

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March 2015

Olympus Issues New Duodenoscope Reprocessing Instructions

New guidelines focus on problematic elevator channel.

Published: March 26, 2015

Weather or Not

Does severe weather ever scrub your surgical schedule?

Published: March 25, 2015

Dentist Accused of Leaving Sedated Kids Alone

One wandered in the waiting room; the other called his mother.

Published: March 23, 2015

244 ASCs Will Be Part of Tenet-USPI Joint Venture

The Tenet-USPI joint venture will be the largest provider of ambulatory surgery in the United States.

Published: March 23, 2015

HHS Suggests CMS Implement Site-Neutral Payments for Outpatient Surgery

So far, CMS has disagreed with the suggestion to cut hospital payments to ASC rates.

Published: March 17, 2015

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February 2015

New Group Hopes to Rid ORs of Surgical Smoke

The International Council on Surgical Plume is focused on safety improvements.

Published: February 27, 2015

Tech Claims Hospital Discriminated Against Her After She Started Wearing Hearing Aids

She says she was treated so poorly that she was forced to resign.

Published: February 25, 2015

Court Says No to Office-Based Surgery Site's Demand for Facility Fees

By law, only hospitals and licensed surgical centers can collect facility fees.

Published: February 25, 2015

Court Backs Hospital's Firing of Employee Who Refused to Work With Difficult Doc

Court dismisses employee's claims of federal employment discrimination and retaliation.

Published: February 24, 2015

CRE Superbug Sickens 7, Kills 2 in Los Angeles Hospital

Another 179 patients who underwent routine endoscopies may have been exposed.

Published: February 19, 2015

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