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Regulatory Affairs: Inpatient-Only List Will Be Phased Out

CMS is putting site-of-surgery decisions into the hands of providers.

Posted 01/06/21 | David Shapiro, MD | Post a comment

Duodenoscope With Disposable Distal Cap Said to Be Easier to Reprocess

The FDA says the disposable cap will improve access for cleaning and reprocessing.

Posted 09/21/17 | Post a comment

Legal Update: Are You Hip to HIPAA?

Ignorance is no defense when it comes to protected health information.

Posted 07/05/17 | Shaun Sever, RN, BSN, ALNC | 4 comments

Are You Ready for OAS CAHPS?

Mandatory participation in CMS's patient-satisfaction program begins in less than 6 months (we think). Here's how to prepare.

Posted 07/05/17 | Bill Donahue, Senior Editor | Post a comment

U.S. Lawmakers Introduce ASC Quality and Access Act

The proposed legislation wants to eliminate reimbursement discrepancies between ASCs and HOPDs.

Posted 04/03/17 | 1 comment

Navigate the New Life Safety Codes

Tips to ensure your project complies with CMS's detailed requirements.

Posted 02/28/17 | Sandy Berreth, RN, MS, CASC | Post a comment

In Rare Move, FDA Bans Powdered Gloves

Agency says powdered gloves present an unreasonable health risk to medical professionals and their patients.

Posted 12/16/16 | 2 comments

CRNAs Left Out of New VA Policy

Department of Veterans Affairs to withhold full authority from nurse anesthetists and maintain the physician-led model.

Posted 12/14/16 | 8 comments

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