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Government amends patient access to lab test results
Jessica Belle
Soon patients and patients' personal representatives will be able to obtain copies of completed laboratory test reports directly from laboratories. The Department of Health and Human Services recently released new rules amending the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. This article explains the current rules governing patients' direct access to test results and what will change under the new rules.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


Growing together: Share your facility's best practices, insights
AAAASF
We would like to encourage AAAASF members to submit a short piece, 100-150 words, for publication in the AAAASF Week In Review. Any topic is welcome (other than what is already included on your website). Share your insight and best-practice tips on:
  • Smooth operation of your surgi-center
  • Medical/legal issues
  • Surgical tips or "traps"
  • Treatment trends
  • Patient education/compliance techniques
  • Any topic that can help colleagues improve their professional practice
Please send articles to Dr. Peter Fodor. Be sure to include your facility's website address and your contact information; your facility's website will be linked in the article. Publication will be at the discretion of AAAASF.

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Clinicians look for ways to ease effects of saline shortage
Pharmacy Practice News
A shortage of IV sodium chloride solution has struck hospitals across the United States, forcing some clinicians to adopt conservative saline measures or to turn to alternative products.
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Supplement use common in cosmetic surgery patients
Cosmetic Surgery Times
Older females undergoing facial cosmetic surgery commonly use herbal supplements — some of which can increase the risk of bleeding, according to a recent study from Case Western Reserve University.
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CMS expands payment reform to outpatient specialty care in new RFI
Mondaq
Citing the need to complement a portfolio of pilot projects that focus mostly on primary care and the inpatient setting, CMS released a Request for Information Feb. 11, seeking input on potential payment and care delivery models that focus on outpatient specialty care and complex/chronic disease management care.
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AMA calls for ICD-10 delay
Medical Economics
The costs to medical practices for implementing the International Classification of Diseases-10th Revision coding system have been grossly underestimated, according to a recent study by Nachimson Advisors for the American Medical Association. So the association is calling for a delay in the Oct. 1 go-live date for ICD-10.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Kiosk medicine: Bringing the doctor to work
Forbes
Steve Cashman has founded a startup named HealthSpot that makes kiosks that allow patients to talk with doctors over a high-definition video connection, pull basic medical devices out of the wall that look in their ears and measure their heartbeat, and print a prescription at the end of the tele-appointment.
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Interest grows in telemedicine programs
Today's Medical Developments
People who are younger, more affluent and do not have established healthcare relationships are more likely to use a telemedicine program that allows patients to get medical help — including prescriptions — by talking to a doctor over the telephone, according to a new RAND Corp. study.
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The doctor's team will see you now
The Wall Street Journal
An increasing number of practices are scrapping the traditional one-on-one doctor-patient relationship. Instead, patients are receiving care from a group of health professionals who divide responsibilities.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


APTA task force sets recommendations for MS patient outcome measures
Physical Therapy
Although many outcome measures are available for patients with multiple sclerosis, few resources exist to assist the physical therapist with identifying and selecting the most appropriate measures for this patient population. The American Physical Therapy Association's Multiple Sclerosis Task Force has issued recommendations to help in this endeavor.
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Physical therapists, acupuncturists locked in turf war over dry needling
Cronkite News Service via Arizona Daily Sun
A pain relief technique called dry needling has been approved by Arizona's state board that oversees physical therapists — igniting a turf war with acupuncturists who say physical therapists don't have enough training to use needles.
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Physical therapy researchers bridge disciplines, institutions
Emory Extension
Emory doctor of physical therapy researchers have been building bridges that span disciplines, institutions and countries in an effort to improve treatments and outcomes.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Obamacare: Frustrated Americans seek medical tourism solutions
NBC News via Medical Tourism Magazine
When she tore a meniscus, Kelly Jenkins, the founder and CEO of 360 Global Health in Los Angeles, knew everything she needed to know about medical tourism. She promptly joined the millions of Americans who have traveled abroad looking for affordable and quality procedures and treatments.
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Preliminary European study: Good performance for microincision IOL
Healio
Microincision cataract surgery with implantation of the Incise IOL from Bausch + Lomb showed good visual and anatomic outcomes in a preliminary 4- to 6-month report from a multicenter European study.
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Skin poration popularity growing
Dermatology Times
Skin poration is a not a new concept, but rather the application of acupuncture techniques to skincare. This trend has now spread to the United States.
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