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Surgeons' Lounge: By the Numbers
OSD Staff
Publish Date: March 3, 2015   |  Tags:   News

By the Numbers

33 Years it will take convicted embezzler Erica Shaffer to repay the $100,000 she is accused of stealing from SurgCenter Hudson in Ohio, where she worked from 2009 to 2013 as an office manager. Ms. Shaffer was sentenced last week to make monthly payments of at least $250 until the $100,000 is paid off. She was also sentenced to 3 years in prison, but the judge suspended the prison time provided that Ms. Shaffer submits to regular drug tests, attends all probation appointments and makes regular restitution payments.

OR Managers

42 The percentage of OR managers whose facilities pay for all expenses incurred on educational conferences, according to an Outpatient Surgery Magazine poll of 221 readers. Nearly one-fourth (23%) have to foot the whole bill themselves, while about one-third (35%) say their facilities pay for some of their expenses.

Oct. 1, 2015 After 3 postponements, the date on which CMS is preparing (once again) for ICD-10 implementation to go ahead, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report says no further delays should occur in implementing the ICD-10 coding system for Medicare payments. Are you ready for the switch to new diagnostic and procedural codes for providers and insurers?

clipped hair

98.5 The percentage of clipped hair and airborne contaminants that the ClipVac is said to capture at the site, eliminating the need for a separate cleanup afterward. CareFusion last month purchased Surgical Site Solutions, the manufacturer of the ClipVac vacuum system, which is used as an attachment to CareFusion's surgical clippers.