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As 2013 comes to a close, AAAASF would like to wish its members, partners and
other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season.


As we reflect on 2013 and prepare for the year ahead, we would like to provide the readers
of Week in Review a look at the most-read articles from the year.
Our regular publication will resume next Thursday, Jan. 9.



New infection prevention guide for ASCs during disasters
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
From Aug. 1: "Infection Prevention for Ambulatory Care Centers during Disasters" is now available as a free online download. Created and revised by the APIC Emergency Preparedness Committee, this document provides infection prevention recommendations and resources for the development of an emergency management plan that includes operational expansion in the event of patient surges.
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Your op notes in court: Suit-proof your documentation
Outpatient Surgery
From April 24: In a malpractice case, the medical record can be your best friend — or your worst enemy. Documentation is the story of the patient's experience across the continuum of care. But if your facility is sued for malpractice, the medical record will suddenly become invaluable as a legal document.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Why are other doctors making more money than you!

What are you doing wrong or right? The ASC Billing Specialists at MediGain are seeing it more and more as they work to increase revenue in Ambulatory Surgery Centers across the country; you have to “Get Back to Basics!” With more and more changes coming in healthcare it is even more important to have your team solid on the basics.
 


Medical malpractice: 10 common slip-ups that can get you sued
Outpatient Surgery
From Aug. 29: From a lack of necessary equipment to inadequate monitoring, there are specific mistakes that lead to malpractice actions most often.
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CMS sets 2014 pay rates for outpatient, physician services
HealthLeaders Media
From Dec. 5: The Obama administration last week released two final rules dictating how doctors and outpatient hospital facilities will receive payment starting Jan. 1, 2014, and Jan. 1, 2015, with two key changes for physician fee schedules and outpatient payments. The new rules reflect changes in healthcare, says CMS, but hospital and medical groups express disappointment and call for attendant SGR reform.
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  Transforming Outpatient Joint Replacement

Orthopaedic Advantage is leading the way in helping health care providers transition the delivery of joint replacement procedures to the ASC environment. Our unique team of Orthopaedic expert consultants, combined with a customized approach to implementation, can help your ASC become a Center of Excellence.
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AAAASF approves Surgical Standards Version 14
Tom Terranova, MA – AAAASF Director of Accreditation
From Sept. 26: The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities is pleased to announce the approval of the AAAASF Surgical Standards Version 14. This edition of the standards represents the culmination of the dedicated work of volunteer clinicians to distill patient safety data, healthcare trends and comments provided by accredited facility personnel and surveyors into an improved manual that continues to serve the AAAASF mission of patient safety.
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Eyelid lifts skyrocket among Medicare patients
The Center for Public Integrity
From May 30: Aging Americans worried about their droopy upper eyelids often rely on the plastic surgeon's scalpel to turn back the hands of time. Increasingly, Medicare is footing the bill.
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Complications from laser lipo when not performed by plastic surgeons
Dr. Jonathan Kaplan
From Oct. 10: Laser liposuction is powerful and requires training to avoid burning of the skin and extensive scarring. The problem is that most doctors using laser lipo are typically the least trained in liposuction techniques because they aren't plastic surgeons. Often, the doctors who are doing laser lipo in their office — away from the oversight of health regulations found in hospitals, surgery centers or other accredited operating rooms — are not trained in cosmetic plastic surgery.
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What defines a great plastic surgeon?
Robert Singer, M.D., F.A.C.S.
From June 20: What defines a great plastic surgeon? An eye for balance and symmetry. Extensive training. Perfectionism. An appreciation of beauty and harmony. A delicate and artistic touch. There are thousands of cosmetic surgeons; however, few are as respected by plastic surgeons around the world for their expertise and artistry as Dr. Robert Singer, president of the AAAASF Education Foundation and past-president of AAAASF.
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Critical C's of surgical safety: Confirm before you cut
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
From May 15: Six critical components of surgical safety have been identified by Calvin C. Kuo, MD, and William J. Robb III, MD. These "Critical C's of Surgical Safety" can minimize surgical harm.
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6 patient positioning principles
Outpatient Surgery
From June 27: Skin is the body's largest organ — and its first line of defense against all the harm the environment can inflict. But the all-important barrier is susceptible to the rigors of surgery if left unprotected against pressure, friction and shearing forces.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    'Bio pen' allows surgeons to design customized implants (Medical Xpress)
Organic plastic surgery: Facelifts without artificial enhancements? (Beauty World News)
Topical products applied before microneedle therapy led to facial granulomas (Healio)

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AAAASF Week in Review

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