Home News 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

Sugammadex FDA Approval Pushed Back Again

Merck had expected approval to be imminent.
Published: March 17, 2015

Patient Sues, Claims She Was Raped During Colonoscopy

No evidence supports these "false claims," says clinic.
Published: March 12, 2015

Insurer Penalized for Incomplete Colonoscopy Coverage

N.Y. investigation found patients on the hook for anesthesia services.
Published: March 12, 2015

Patient Says CRNA Stalked Her After Surgery

He says she's getting even because he spurned her advances.
Published: March 10, 2015

Nurse Accused of Sodomy in PACU

Recovering patient emerged from anesthesia to the alleged assault.
Published: March 10, 2015

Bill Seeks to Exempt Surgery Centers From Counting Toward 50% Threshold

Physicians who work in ASCs would avoid Medicare "meaningful use" payment penalties.
Published: March 6, 2015

Deadly Superbug-Related Scopes Sold Without FDA Approval

FDA: Olympus never obtained permission to sell the duodenoscope connected to 2 superbug deaths.
Published: March 5, 2015

FDA Nixes Exparel as Nerve Block

Drug maker Pacira vows to continue its quest.
Published: March 4, 2015

Priest, Doc Say Brooklyn ASC Robbed Them Blind

Lawsuit claims ASC fleeced doctor and his priest-friend for more than $1 million in unpaid loans.
Published: March 4, 2015

Man Wins $1.8 Million After Surgeon Removes His Only Remaining Testicle

Patient was left sterile and suffers from a testosterone deficiency as a result of the doc's negligence.
Published: March 3, 2015

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