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New normal: How the ACA will affect cosmetic surgery
Plastic Surgery Practice
On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as "Obamacare," and despite some hiccups along the way, many claim the ACA has already transformed insurance coverage. Cosmetic surgery coverage, however, has essentially remained the same. What has changed since the ACA is cosmetic surgery delivery and price.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


Review and comparison: 10 years of calcium hydroxyapatite
Cosmetic Surgery Times
To mark the 10-year anniversary of calcium hydroxylapatite's use in the U.S. aesthetic field, three physicians have compiled and published a comprehensive review of the dermal filler's evolution in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology.
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Real-time EEG monitoring may allow automatic control of anesthesia
Medical Design Technology
Since 1937, it has been possible to monitor an anesthetized brain using EEG. But until recently, no one understood what the readouts meant. New research has brought together the neuroscience underlying anesthesia, revealing the roles of different brain regions and the circuits that connect them in producing these readouts.
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New route to youthful skin: Chocolate?
Medical Daily
Chocolate is one of the most beloved and commonly consumed sweets in the world, but now it may even have a medicinal anti-aging benefit more powerful than any other food source. A former researcher from Cambridge University, Ivan Petyaev, invented a new type of dark chocolate in a U.K.-based laboratory that goes beyond the average touted heart-health benefits and ups the ante by promising younger, healthier skin unlike any other natural source.
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


CMS corrects 2015 Medicare OPPS/ASC final rule, impacts rates
JD Supra
CMS has published a notice correcting its final rule updating the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and the Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System rates and policies for calendar year 2015. While the OPPS rates will rise slightly, ASC rates have adjusted downward.
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Does endoscope reprocessing keep you up at night?
Outpatient Surgery
Flexible endoscopes are expensive to buy and costly to maintain: general diagnostic scopes run $25,000 to $35,000 and repairs can range from $500 to $10,000. Proper care and handling increase their usable life. Follow these seven steps to all but guarantee scopes are handled correctly and readied for safe patient care.
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The dermatologist who gets all the guys
New York Observer
Searching for anti-aging solutions, regular guys are seeking more advanced cosmetic procedures from a doctor with the right look.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


The virtual cosmetic consult
Modern Medicine Network
Telemedicine can be a much-appreciated service for cosmetic patients and even a practice builder, but physicians must approach with caution, says American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery President Stephen S. Park, M.D.
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PipelineRX to further expand telepharmacy
Medcity News
Telepharmacy developer PipelineRX received another investment from the California Healthcare Foundation that will help it expand its services to more rural hospitals through a partnership with the California Hospital Association.
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4 trends for rural hospitals for 2015
BHM Healthcare Solutions
With difficulties from implanting EHR to the re-evaluation of Medicare reimbursements, rural hospitals are looking for new ways to stay afloat. Here are the top four trends affecting rural hospitals in 2015.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


Study of medication for knee OA helps rank drugs' effectiveness
Medical Xpress
Researchers from Tufts Medical Center compared the effectiveness of various treatments for pain caused by knee osteoarthritis, one of the most common complaints among older people.
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Help! A hospital bought my referral sources
Jarod Carter
There is a great deal of uncertainty and fear about how the Affordable Cart Act, ACOs and other changing components of the healthcare system will affect private physical therapy practices.
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Traditional Chinese medicine for neck, low back pain: Review and analysis
PLOS One
Traditional Chinese medicine has been used to treat various symptoms and diseases in China and has been demonstrated to be effective. Now a group of researchers is studying the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine in treating neck and low back pain.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


UK: Cosmetic surgery ad banned for 'trivializing' procedures
ITV
An ad promoting a Christmas trip for people considering cosmetic surgery has been banned for "trivializing" such procedures.
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Americans could be next to take advantage of Cuba medical tourism
Riviera Maya News
As the U.S. and Cuba continue to restore diplomatic relations, industries such as medical tourism are already making plans.
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Puerto Rico may fine parents of obese children
UPI
A senator in Puerto Rico introduced legislation that would fine parents of obese children and possibly accuse them of abuse if the child's physical condition does not improve.
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