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Is Surgery Center Liable for Patient's Miscarriage?

Legal battle centers on pregnancy test and pre-op medications.
Published: May 31, 2013

N.J. ASC Says It's Being Targeted by Aetna

Its astronomical out-of-network charges are fair and reasonable, it claims.
Published: May 30, 2013

Odds of Dying Much Higher After Friday, Weekend Surgeries

Staffing issues may be to blame.
Published: May 29, 2013

Adenotonsillectomy Improves Sleep Apnea in Children

As symptoms lessen, so do related behavioral issues.
Published: May 23, 2013

Aetna Sues NJ ASC Over Out-of-Network Practices

Insurer claims it has overpaid $10M as a result
Published: May 22, 2013

Eye Surgeon Not Liable for Prepping Mishap

Mississippi jury agrees physician's response met standard of care.
Published: May 22, 2013

Did Rushing Cause This Fatal Surgical Error?

Surgeon denies negligence in wrongful death case.
Published: May 21, 2013

Does Your Insurer Have to Pay to Defend You?

Liability company sues ASC that's been sued by patients.
Published: May 16, 2013

Stark Violations Might Cost Tuomey Healthcare System $357M

South Carolina jury finds improper referrals resulted in 22,000 false claims.
Published: May 15, 2013

Tech Walks Out on Surgical Case, Sues Hospital for Firing Him

Court dismisses his unfair dismissal suit twice over botched legal filings.
Published: May 14, 2013

N.J. Considering Cosmetic Surgery Site Limits

Restrictions pit plastic surgeons against office-based dermatologists.
Published: May 14, 2013

Colonoscopy Co-Pays are Covered, With a Catch

Lawmakers seeking to close Medicare loophole.
Published: May 10, 2013

How Are Compounder Recalls Affecting You?

Yet another pharmacy initiates total recall after FDA inspection.
Published: May 9, 2013

How Did a Routine Endoscopy Result in Brain Damage?

Patient's family sues over severe perioperative complications.
Published: May 8, 2013

FDA Warns About Stolen Covidien Surgical Stapler Reloads

Devices are marked sterile, but haven't yet been sterilized.
Published: May 8, 2013

Cardinal Health Recalls Pre-assembled Filter and Anesthesia Circuit in Packs

Plastic packaging could interfere with anesthesia airflow.
Published: May 7, 2013

Courts: Improper Positioning Caused This Patient's Permanent Nerve Damage

Hospital tried to blame brachial plexus injury on open heart surgery.
Published: May 7, 2013

No More Anesthesia Providers in the GI Suite?

FDA approves computer-assisted propofol sedation system.
Published: May 6, 2013

Guidance for Quality Improvement, at Your Fingertips

Check out OSM's collection of free downloadable tools provided by your peers.
Published: May 3, 2013

What's Driving Specialty Hospitals' Quality Success?

Are physician-owned hospitals' Medicare bonuses due to their different patient population?
Published: May 3, 2013

Anesthesiologist Cancels Surgery for HIV Patient

California court rules action unethical and discriminatory.
Published: May 2, 2013

Popular Antidepressants Increase Complication Risks

Large study says likelihood of dangerous adverse outcomes increases by 10%.
Published: May 1, 2013

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