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Plastic surgery report shows prices vary by generation
Dr. Jonathan Kaplan
Plastic surgery pricing can be difficult to understand because there are so many factors involved, such as the surgeon's fee, OR fees, anesthesia fees, cost of implants, postop garments, cosmetic insurance, etc. But having all of this pricing information in one location allows us to crunch those numbers and give you an accurate, and inclusive, overview of plastic surgery pricing.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


New guidelines issued for endoscopy safety
Outpatient Surgery
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has issued new, endoscopy-specific guidelines to establish accepted practices at GI facilities. Their publication comes in response to CMS's Ambulatory Surgical Center Conditions for Coverage, which had accreditors holding endo suites to the same standards as sterile ORs, even though clinical and staffing requirements for surgery aren't necessarily applicable or necessary in endoscopy settings.
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Nipple prosthetic designed by cancer survivor proves more realistic
Shalom Life
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, Michelle Kolath-Arbel underwent a mastectomy and breast reconstruction to fight the disease. She remained strong throughout the treatment, but when she found out that her nipple would have to be removed, she quavered. Then she designed a prosthetic herself.
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New chemical agents could revolutionize post-op care
Surgical Products Magazine
A University of York scientist's experience in seeing his partner recovering from a double lung transplant prompted him to design and synthesize new chemical agents that could revolutionize post-operative patient care.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


AMA supports SGR repeal, merit-based incentive system
EHR Intelligence
The American Medical Association is throwing its support behind a bill recently introduced into Congress that would repeal the sustainable growth rate and support the creation of a single system to manage the disbursement of merit-based incentive payments.
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Evidence-based medicine: An oral history
The JAMA Network
The phrase evidence-based medicine was coined by Gordon Guyatt and then appeared in an article in The Rational Clinical Examination series in JAMA in 1992, but the roots of EBM go much further back. The personal stories of the origins of EBM were recently explored in a filmed oral history of some of the individuals most strongly associated with the birth of the movement.
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Social media marketing technique helps plastic surgeons acquire new patients
Accesswire via Baystreet
Social Media Pathways has developed a three-step process that uses Facebook's newest ad platform to acquire new patient leads for plastic surgeons.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Rural Care Coordination Toolkit now available
Rural Assistance Center
The Rural Assistance Center has developed a seven-module Rural Care Coordination Toolkit to help in identifying and implementing a care coordination program. The modules address key concerns and offer best practices and resources for developing a program in your area.
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Conquering the doctor shortage with assistants
The Cincinnati Enquirer
America already doesn't have enough doctors, with a shortage of 45,000 forecast by 2020. Expanded roles for nurse practitioners and physician assistants could ease the manpower void, experts say. But that would require changing regulations as well as the mindsets of some physicians and consumers.
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Study finds midwifery care saves money and is safer
Medical Xpress
University of Sydney research has found that pregnant women who see the same midwife throughout pregnancy are more likely to experience fewer interventions during birth, and cost the public hospital system less than women who receive standard shared antenatal care or private obstetric care.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


Changing the physical therapy game and patient perception
PutMeBackTogether.com
How did physical therapy become the "last resort" or the "back-burner treatment?" And even more important: What can physical therapists do to change that perception among patients and providers alike?
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Are advanced imaging technologies worth the risks?
Denise A. Valenti
Noninvasive diagnostic technologies can lead to earlier and more precise diagnosis of pathology, but they also come with an increased cost and sometimes with a danger of exposure to ionizing radiation. With more than 85 million scans performed yearly in the United States, do the benefits outweigh the risks?
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Dry needling technique helps relieve pain in many patients
Daily News
It might seem counterproductive to use needles to treat pain, but some Bluegrass Outpatient Center physical therapists trained in the technique are doing trigger point dry needling to help patients.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


'Corporate-sponsored medical tourism' on the rise to manage surgery bills
MedCity News
Spurred by ever-higher healthcare bills, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Lowe's Co. Inc. are leading examples of companies taking action to wring higher quality and lower costs form the healthcare system. They also want to change to the way payments traditionally are made to doctors, hospitals and other providers.
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FDA chief to focus on generics' safety in visit to India
Bloomberg
The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said she will visit India to talk with generic-drug makers and regulators about quality concerns and plans to expand overseas inspections to address the country's growing role in producing medicines sold in the U.S.
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CDC: Safety at Sochi games includes Hepatitis A vaccine
Food Poisoning Bulletin
Americans headed to Sochi to cheer on Team USA should have a Hepatitis A vaccination before traveling, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency recommends the vaccine for travel to all countries except Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and countries in western Europe or Scandinavia.
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