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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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January 2015

Joan Rivers's Personal Voice Doctor Denies Accusations She Fled Endo Clinic

Accusations fly about what really happened when the routine endoscopy took a turn for the worse.

Published: January 29, 2015

Jury Awards Woman $30 Million After Throat Catches Fire

Fire left her unable to talk or breathe on her own.

Published: January 29, 2015

Clinic, Physicians Hit with Multimillion-Dollar Suit in Joan Rivers Case

Melissa Rivers says conduct was "almost incomprehensible."

Published: January 27, 2015

Morphine Following Common Childhood Surgery May Be Life Threatening

Study finds that children receiving morphine after tonsillectomy may face fatal breathing problems.

Published: January 26, 2015

Outbreak at Seattle Hospital Infects at Least 35, Suspected in 11 Deaths

Officials say infected scopes had been sterilized according to manufacturers' guidelines.

Published: January 23, 2015

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