74 Results for Regulatory Affairs

Unsatisfactory compliance with a major price-disclosure law that went into effect three years ago has resulted in multiple similar proposed laws that seek to improve...

Where has this year gone? As our lives get increasingly hectic with all the excitement and stress of the holidays, don’t forget to wrap up your quality plan....

Recently I was asked to put together a presentation on avoiding common mistakes in credentialing, privileging and peer review....

Expanding the landscape of surgeries for Medicare patients at ASCs in 2024 does not look promising....

May 11 was declared the end of the Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration, but facilities that report through the Healthcare Personnel Safety...

WellSpan Apple Hill Surgical Center in York, Pa., houses 10 ORs and three endoscopy procedure rooms, in which an average of 1,250 surgical cases...

Surviving and thriving as a new ASC leader can often feel like venturing into uncharted territory, filled with daunting challenges and uncertainties at every turn....

Regulatory compliance — what does that mean and how can I be compliant with something I am clueless about?

The healthcare industry is highly regulated and all organizations must adhere to specific requirements to ensure they are providing high quality...

Big changes to rules on sterile compounding, labeling meds and safer use of medication administration technology are a few key practice updates that will be published electronically this month in AORN’s Guideline for Medication Safety on eGuidelines+....

Even though some minor heart procedures have been taking place in outpatient settings for years, performing more complex same-day cardiovascular interventions is very much in its infancy....

What has changed is the steady growth in awareness among patients and payers about surgery centers and the reliable patient care and positive outcomes they deliver. What hasn’t changed, unfortunately, is the need for...

Accreditation is a crucial element of a successful ASC. It positions a new facility to receive Medicare funding in months, compared to potentially waiting for a year or more to receive certification from your...

With reimbursements dropping and construction costs on the rise, successfully building a new ASC from the ground up requires a Herculean effort from a diverse group of experts....

The $1.7 trillion federal spending package passed by the lame-duck Congress last month includes a 2% reduction in physicians’ pay for Medicare cases, which experts in the same-day surgical industry say will have multiple immediate negative...

A mere four procedures were added to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) ASC-approved list for 2023, a decision met with disappointment and frustration by advocates for ambulatory surgery centers across the U.S....

A proposal in California that would have expanded the scope of practice for optometrists in the state was passed by the state legislature, but Gov. Gavin Newsom effectively vetoed the bill by failing to sign it before it expired on Sept. 30....

When Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law last year a measure that required hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to eliminate surgical smoke, it was a big win for the nurses...

Interventional radiology (IR) is slowly finding its way into ASCs. IR physicians perform a wide variety of “pinhole surgeries” — minimally invasive procedures that leverage catheters, wires, needles and sheaths — using image guidance...

As the current U.S. inflation rate approaches 10%, ambulatory surgery centers are already facing financial pressure from expenses for goods and services and staffing costs. So while CMS has proposed an increase...

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