Archive November 2003 IV, No. 11

Features

How We Added Lap-Band Surgery
Find out if this cutting-edge weight-loss surgery is right for your facility.

4 Reimbursement Strategies for Complex Cataracts
Getting paid in full for these cases is easy if you follow the right steps.

5 Steps for Finding the Right OR Microscope
How to purchase a surgical scope that pleases your sugeons and preserves your budget.

Battling Back from an Accreditation Denial
How one hospital lost its JCAHO accreditation - and plans to regain it.

No Smoking in the OR
Here's advice on finding the best system to suction the smoke away and keep your ORs free of this occupational health hazard.

Departments

Editor's Page
Our Whirlwind Meet-and-Greet Tour

This Just In

Letters & Email
Getting Reimbursed for Cholecystectomies in ASCs

Ideas That Work
Create a Newsletter for Your Surgeons

Staffing
How to Educate Your Staff on a Limited Budget

Legal Update
California's Workers' Comp Law Sets Bad Precedent

Coding & Billing
The Dangers of Coding Without the Final Op Report

Ask Caryl
Preparing for a Natural Disaster

Safety
A Hepatitis-Infected Surgeon Speaks Out on OR Safety

Infection Prevention
Clarifying the Expiration-Date Debate

Product News
A Better Consciousness Monitor?

Site Visit
Decoding Life and Fire Safety on Your Own

My Turn
Why Office Surgery Needs an Elite Credential

November 2003

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