ASCs Provided Safe Surgical Care as Pandemic Spread; New survey shows patients were not at greater risk of contracting COVID-19.
Hospital CEO Resigns After Making Incision During Surgery; The surgeon who allowed the invited guest to make the cut has been fired.
Roadmap for Performing Surgery During COVID-19; Updated guidelines focus on providing patients with needed surgical care.
Physicians Denounce 2021 CMS Fee Schedule; Providers across several specialties say reductions in Medicare payments will limit patient access to needed care.
Nominate Your Facility for an OR Excellence Award; It's time to celebrate the year's outstanding achievements in outpatient care.
Physicians Tepid About Telehealth; Survey of the coronavirus's impact on patient care identifies barriers to widespread use of virtual appointments.
ASCA Calls for Continued Access to Care During COVID-19; The surgery center association lobbies Congress for support of patients who need elective surgery and the providers who can deliver it.
AORN Expo Moves to August; Perioperative nurses are making plans to meet up in Orlando next summer.
CMS Issues Updated Reopening Recommendations; The guidance aims to ensure elective surgeries continue to resume safely
4 Million Surgeries Canceled Due to COVID-19; Facilities are ramping up efforts to chip away at the backlog of cases.
When Can Vendor Reps Return to ORs? New recommendations support their safe reentry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus Outbreak Reignites Feud Between Anesthesia Groups; It's the latest chapter in a decades-old turf war between well-intentioned professionals.
Outpatient ORs Reopening for Business; Surgical professionals begin preparing for the gradual return of elective cases canceled during the coronavirus outbreak.
HHS Clarifies Conditions for COVID-19 Grants; Terms for ASCs to keep federal money aren't as restrictive as they may have seemed.
CMS Issues Coronavirus Infection Control Guidance; Recommendations include how outpatient facilities can help stop the spread of COVID-19.
FDA Backs Converting Anesthesia Machines to Ventilators; The move addresses critical shortages of machines needed for COVID-19 patients.
What's an Elective Surgery? New guidance from the American College of Surgeons directs how to triage patients as COVID-19 cases increase.
ASCRS Cancels Annual Meeting; It's the latest of many conferences called off during the coronavirus outbreak.
Facilities Canceling Elective Surgeries; Hospitals and surgery centers are preparing to care for increasing numbers of coronavirus cases.
Coronavirus Crisis Continues to Escalate;Conference cancelations mark the beginning of an uncertain future