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Saline Shortage Growing More Acute

Nervous facilities are trying to stretch supplies.
Published: January 31, 2014

Missed Opportunities in GERD Complication Screenings

High-risk patients don't always get endoscopic examination for Barrett's esophagus, cancer, say researchers.
Published: January 29, 2014

Yes, High-Volume Hip and Knee Hospitals Also Have Highest Readmissions

But do the numbers really tell the whole story?
Published: January 28, 2014

Fatal Cataract Sedation Results in $2.1M Settlement

Patient "inexplicably left alone" and unmonitored before surgery.
Published: January 24, 2014

Error Reporting Works

10-year safety review in Minnesota shows adverse events are on the decline.
Published: January 24, 2014

MedPAC: Freeze Payments for ASCs in 2015

Commission recommends 3.25-5.25% increase for HOPDs.
Published: January 23, 2014

Company Blamed for Meningitis Outbreak Hit with $1.17B Suit

In Tennessee alone, claims now total nearly $1.5B
Published: January 21, 2014

Close Medicare's Colonoscopy Loophole

ASCA urges facilities to contact lawmakers, support co-pay fix.
Published: January 16, 2014

OSHA Launches New Website to Protect Hospital Workers

Site takes aim at curbing musculoskeletal injuries from patient handling and moving.
Published: January 15, 2014

Maryland ASC Gearing Up for Overnight Stays

Doing so is within CMS guidelines, officials say.
Published: January 15, 2014

Surgical Information Systems Acquires AmkaiSolutions

SIS expands focus beyond traditional hospitals and health systems with addition of ambulatory surgery IT leader Amkai.
Published: January 15, 2014

CareFusion Settles ChloraPrep Whistleblower Case for $40.1M

Company allegedly made off-label marketing claims and kickback payments.
Published: January 14, 2014

FDA Approves Corneal Incision Glue

Gel sealant provides solution to post-cataract surgery leakage.
Published: January 10, 2014

Our 2014 Salary Survey Results Are In

See how your paycheck compares to your colleagues in Outpatient Surgery Magazine's 2014 Salary Survey.
Published: January 8, 2014

CMS Delays Data Collection Start for 3 New Quality Measures

Colonoscopy surveillance and cataract surgery quality measures pushed back to April.
Published: January 7, 2014

FDA Green-Lights Neptune 2

Popular fluid waste management system to return to market.
Published: January 3, 2014

Doc with Positive Drug Test Gets Green Light to Return

Agreement with state's Department of Health includes ongoing monitoring.
Published: January 2, 2014

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