Archive March 2009 X, No. 3


Bariatric Surgery Lite
Find out how this multi-specialty ASC added adjustable gastric banding and achieved weight-loss surgery success.

How We Settled on a Single Skin Prep
Switching to one prep saved us $30,000 a year and simplified our infection control practice.

The Fundamentals of Flashing
How much of the flash sterilization process do your OR nurses really understand?

Inject Your Regional Anesthesia Program With Profitability
From the OR to the billing office, 6 steps to making nerve blocks beneficial to the bottom line.

11 Keys to Growing Your Ophthalmology Profits
Readers share their tips, tricks and strategies.

Efficiency Secrets of Busy GI Centers
An inside look at how the nation's highest-volume facilities got that way and stay that way.

Host an Orthopedic Equipment Fair
How we organized a mini-conference to get the latest equipment into the hands of frontline staff.

Understanding Radiofrequency Ablation
Another option in your pain management arsenal.

Think You Know Your GPO?
Everybody knows that group purchasing organizations offer you a wide range of products at significant savings, but misconceptions about them persist.

Thinking About Having Kids?
Considerations for specializing in or adding pediatric cases.

Thinking of Buying...Surgical Tables
A medical equipment planner shares 5 purchasing pearls.


Editor's Page
Is Recovery Care the Next Big Boom?

This Just In
Stimulus Package Impacts Health IT

Ideas That Work
The smile test

Are Layoffs in Your Future?

Infection Prevention
Test Your Infection Prevention Knowledge

Medical Malpractice
When a Medical Event Becomes a Malpractice Case

Legal Update
Can ASCs Share in Anesthesia Revenue?

Coding & Billing
Getting Reimbursed for Shoulder Scopes

Anesthesia Alert
Pain Management in Patients Taking Suboxone

Path Lab
Path Results: By Mail or By Phone?

Ensure Your Allograft Safety

Behind Closed Doors
Jurassic OR

March 2009

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