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November 2008

Are You Ready for ICD-10?

Transition could result in more billing errors.
Published: November 25, 2008

Surgical Nurse Arrested for Drug Theft in Colorado

Indictment accuses nurse of stealing fentanyl and replacing it with saline solution.
Published: November 24, 2008

Surgical Construction Under Added Scrutiny in Mass.

New legislation calls for state approval of all physician-owned surgery centers.
Published: November 21, 2008

'Tis the Season

Treat your staff to some of these holiday gift and party ideas.
Published: November 20, 2008

CMS Seeks to Limit Coverage for Bariatric Surgery to Treat Diabetes

Proposed rule would only cover the procedure for morbidly obese beneficiaries.
Published: November 18, 2008

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October 2008

The Latest in OR Fashion: "Purple Is In"

Infection control program uses color-coding to deter visitors to the OR.
Published: October 31, 2008

Healthcare Execs Lament Poor Patient Flow

Survey sheds light on patient flow problems and technological solutions.
Published: October 29, 2008

The Importance of Equipment Maintenance

Clean scopes keep surgeons happy.
Published: October 28, 2008

Sharpies: Out of the Office and Into the OR?

Study shows the reusable markers are safe for marking surgical sites.
Published: October 27, 2008

FDA Issues Surgical Mesh Warning

Agency has received reports of complications following two commonly performed GYN procedures.
Published: October 24, 2008

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September 2008

Researchers: Bariatric Surgery "Makes Economic Sense"

Study shows costs of laparoscopic procedure are recouped in two years.
Published: September 29, 2008

Is the Financial Squeeze Headed Your Way?

Reports show consumers are spending less on elective healthcare services.
Published: September 26, 2008

Redefining the Meaning of "No"

More denied insurance claims result in appeals.
Published: September 25, 2008

FDA Warns Companies Selling Unapproved Ophthalmic BSS

Agency also cited topical ointments containing papain in new directive.
Published: September 24, 2008

Study: Statins Raise Seniors' Risk of Post-op Delirium

Researchers recommend halting statin usage before surgery.
Published: September 23, 2008

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