Archive September 2006 VII, No. 9
New ASC Payment System: Is That All There Is?
The government's proposed overhaul of how surgical centers are reimbursed would leave ASCs hungry for more.
The Skinny on Post-bariatric Surgery
Caring for the growing body of patients who need plastic surgery to regain their shapes after weight-loss surgery.
How We Became a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
Inside our hospital's quest to gain this elite status for our surgical weight-loss program.
Taking a Fresh Look at Retina
Despite the conventional wisdom, you can perform retina surgery profitably in a surgery center.
Electrical Safety in the OR
Understanding basic principles of electricity is key to preventing microshock and electrosurgical burns.
Is Your OR Going Digital?
Our reader survey reveals that the revolution to digitize operating rooms is on.
Thinking of Buying...Case Carts
A cart's capacity, functionality and even its route weigh on your decision.
New Payment Plan Tells Surgeons Where to Go
Letters & Emails
Inaccurate photos don't reflect care
This Just In
Quick facts about Medicare's proposed rule
Ideas That Work
Ready charts to decrease delays
The Ins and Outs of Hiring a Manager
Putting Your ASC Real Estate Up for Sale
Document Informed Consent Automatically
Coding & Billing
Getting Reimbursed for Spinal Procedures
7 Keys to Better Bronchoscope Processing
Administering Safe Cosmetic Anesthesia
What's New for Hernia Repair
Behind Closed Doors
What I Wish I Could Tell Patients