Archive May 2005 VI, No. 5

Features

Mini MBA for the OR Manager
The 6 secret benchmarks of financially successful surgery centers.

Safety

Successfully Negotiating Managed Care Contracts
We asked the experts to reveal their top bargaining strategies.

5 Ways to Maximize Your Reimbursement
How to make sure you profit from your procedures.

Safer, Simpler Hysterectomy
Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy is less invasive and removes less tissue than procedures that remove the entire uterus.

Smart Shopper's Guide to Surgical Tables
Before you buy your next table, check out these six tips from our readers.

What I Saw at AAOS
A look at the newest products for orthopedic surgery.

Breathe In, Breeze Out
Find out how to improve inhalational anesthesia efficiency to reduce recovery times and send patients home sooner.

Crash Course on Surgical Glues
Find out how today's tissue adhesives can improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of surgical care.

Thinking of Buying...Anesthesia Machines
Consider consensus, cost benefits if you're in the market.

Departments

Editor's Page
Things That Work, Things That Need Work

This Just In
Headlines on Deadline

Letters & Emails
Patient Outcomes and Anesthesia Providers: Defending the safety record of nurse anesthetists as sole providers.

Ideas That Work
Narrated Videotapes of Cataract Surgery

Hospital Insider
Make Your Hospital More Hospitable

Legal Update
Pushing the Envelope at an ASC

Coding & Billing
Six Common Modifier Errors

Staffing
If They Only Knew What Supplies Cost

Infection Prevention
Getting Along with Central Sterile Processing

Product News
How to Handle Pediatric Patients Like a Pro

Medical Malpractice Quiz
Hepatitis C Outbreak at GI Endoscopy Center

May 2005

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