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Hospital: Cerner's software caused $16 million in losses. Agnesian Healthcare claims coding errors in billing software from Cerner forced it to send out bills by hand.

Duodenoscope with disposable distal cap said to be easier to reprocess. The FDA says the disposable cap will improve access for cleaning and reprocessing.

Who's using the robot? Study: Urology, gynecology and endocrine-related surgery have the highest proportion of robotic-assisted procedures.

Inmate claims he was needlessly handcuffed and shackled during and after emergency appendectomy. Despite objections from surgeon, prison guards kept patient restrained for days, according to lawsuit.

Editorial: Orthopedists should hand in their football sideline passes. Citing brain-injury risk, journal says orthopedic surgeons should not support football.

Johnson & Johnson hit with $57M judgment in pelvic mesh trial. Court-ordered payment is going to a woman who underwent 3 surgeries to remove defective pelvic mesh implants.

Feds: Sightpath lured eye surgeons with luxury trips for nearly a decade. Mobile cataract surgery outsourcing firm allegedly took ophthalmologists on luxury skiing vacations and high-end fishing, golfing and hunting trips to persuade them to use its servi

Anatomy of a scam: materials manager and his accomplice allegedly bilked facility into buying supplies it never received. Two men, including the ASC's former materials manager, have been indicted on multiple counts of fraud for allegedly scheming $1

Study: Long-Term Opioid Use Rarely Starts With Surgery. Patients leaving the hospital after surgery are rarely the ones whose chronic opioid use started with a surgeon's prescription.

Jury Clears GI Doc of Negligence in Colon Cancer Suit. A jury found David Vastola, DO, not negligent in performing a 2011 colonoscopy on a patient who 18 months later presented with terminal colon cancer.

Do drug-free interventions reduce pain or opioid consumption after total knee arthroplasty? Researchers find that electrotherapy and acupuncture might reduce and delay opioid consumption, but do little to control pain.

Administration signals likely end to Medicare bundled payments initiative. Recently posted rule suggests that the twice-postponed rule will be rescinded.

New pogram aims to optimize colorectal surgery. Participating facilities have access to tools and advice for implementing an evidenced-based clinical pathway.

Hospital accused of elaborate cover-up after unnecessary surgery. Patient's lawsuit says she had organs removed for no reason following mistaken pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Robotic device shows promise as soft, smart endoscope tool. Harvard researchers believe their new device may help to facilitate complex procedures.

Penis enhancement surgery turns fatal. Researchers believe the patient died from a pulmonary fat embolism during what's generally considered a simple and safe procedure.

Sterility concerns prompt shutdown of Utah-based compounding pharmacy. Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions produced and distributed contaminated drugs for years, says the FDA.

As many as 92% of surgical patients are overprescribed opioids. Prescription painkillers go unused and undisposed of by the majority of surgical patients.

Police: Man shot pain management doctor because he refused to give wife Opioids. Todd Graham, MD, was murdered 2 hours after seeing the accused assailant's wife.

Hospital hit with $5M verdict after lap chole patient's post-discharge death. Woman, 49, died after she was discharged the same day she underwent an emergency gallbladder removal at a Philadelphia hospital.

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