This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Click here to advertise in this news brief.




  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit Aug. 1, 2013

Home   About Us   Standards   Patient Safety   Programs   Contact Us      

 

Skip to section: ASC   RURAL HEALTH OUTPATIENT THERAPY INTERNATIONAL  

New infection prevention guide for ASCs during disasters
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
"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.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  




OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


No medical benefit to 'kindest cut'
Business Day
Although single-incision surgeries have become more popular in recent years, the evidence does not show they are any better for patients' health than other minimally invasive procedures, says Dr. Jessica Shepherd, one of the authors of a report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Special Offer for AAAASF Members
Are you NOT collecting revenue you should? Sign up for your complimentary customized two-year Practice Analysis* We will generate a comprehensive report that will review:
  • Your production and reimbursement ratio – are you collecting ALL the revenue you should?
  • Your coding - are you coding accurately?
  • Your A/R – is EVERY denial appealed?
*for qualified practices
 


Surgical duo pioneers no-drain abdominoplasty via progressive tension sutures
North Dallas Plastic Surgery
Using progressive tension sutures, Drs. Harlan Pollock and Todd A. Pollock of North Dallas Plastic Surgery have pioneered a no-drain abdominoplasty that is gaining recognition in medical circles and among consumers. The father-son team, led by AAAASF board member and past president Harlan Pollock, presented their findings and demonstrated their technique during a two-hour course at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery annual meeting in April.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


Survey: ASC leaders concerned about healthcare reform
Outpatient Surgery
ASC administrators are planning to cut costs as preparation against the declining revenues, increased overhead and burdensome regulations that healthcare reform might bring, according to a recent survey by Provista.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




Health law boosts status of alternative medicine — at least on paper
Kaiser Health News
About 4 in 10 adults (and 1 in 9 children) in the U.S. are using some form of alternative medicine, according to the National Institutes of Health. And with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the field could make even more headway in the mainstream healthcare system.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE
Looking for similar articles? Search here, keyword "ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE"


RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Community health aides: The backbone of rural healthcare
KTUU
In remote locales like Dillingham, Alaska, finding access to basic healthcare can be a real challenge. But providers there are using technology to capitalize on the concept of a community health aide: the eyes and ears of a physician hundreds of miles away.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Rural healthcare on the mend
FierceHealthIT
Rural healthcare is more stable than ever before, thanks to technology and initiatives introduced by the Affordable Care Act, according to a panel of experts speaking at an Alliance for Health Reform event on July 26 in Washington, D.C. But the challenge now is to maintain and grow those success stories.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Nurse practitioners gaining autonomy
Stateline via Kaiser Health News
Some states are trying to fill the primary care physician shortage with nurses who have advanced degrees in family medicine. That requires relaxing decades-old medical licensing restrictions, known as "scope of practice" laws, that prevent NPs from playing the lead role in providing basic health services. At least 17 states now allow NPs to work without a supervising physician, and lawmakers in five big states are considering similar measures.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


  FEATURED COMPANIES
Revolutionizing the Survey Readiness Process
ASCpro is designed to automate a facility’s regulatory compliance documents & tasks. ASCpro’s interface provides users a tool to prepare for announced and unannounced surveys.
SourceMedical
SourceMedical is the leading source for clinical and business software solutions used by ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation clinics. MORE


OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


Help! Medicare rejected my claim — now what?
Erica Cohen
So, you submitted a claim lacking functional limitation reporting to Medicare after July 1. Uh-oh. By now, you've probably received a polite rejection letter telling you that Medicare will not be providing you with reimbursement for your services — and neither will the beneficiary. What's a PT, OT or SLP to do?
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


The gray beyond: A family copes after tragedy
The Washington Post
Speech therapy might be the most visible treatment Thomas "TC" Maslin is receiving in the wake of a 2012 attack by a baseball bat-wielding gang of robbers. But his recovery offers complex view of how his healthcare team is working together to rebuild a family.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Indiana law allows patients to bypass physician referral for physical therapy
Pharos-Tribune
A new law went into effect this month in Indiana, permitting someone seeking physical therapy to go straight to a therapist without having to get a referral from a doctor.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Corporate wellness, medical tourism guide clinic's growth in Costa Rica
Clinica Unibe
As an AAAASF International accredited facility, Clinica Unibe in San José, Costa Rica, focuses on one core mission: providing integral health services that adhere to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism. But it takes a multifaceted approach to that mission; Clinica Unibe has developed individualized patient services, corporate wellness programs, plus a robust medical tourism program for international patients.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Technology/equipment causes 1 in 4 operating room errors
British Medical Journal with ScienceDaily
Around a quarter of all operating room errors are caused by technology/equipment problems, indicates an analysis of the available evidence, published online in BMJ Quality & Safety.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


More Americans turning to South America for medical care?
eTurboNews
Central and South America are the top destinations for American medical tourists. Many U.S. healthcare providers have recognized this and are expanding their operations to include branches in other countries.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Seasonal surgical trend: Umbilicoplasty (The Reed Center for Plastic Surgery)
8 things you need to know now about ICD-10 (Charlotte Bohnett)
Surgeon's smart knife detects cancer cells in tumor operations (Medical News Today)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.
 



AAAASF Week in Review

Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Advertise in this publication

Valerie Hunt, Senior Content Editor, 469.420.2690  
Contribute news

Jaime Trevino, AAAASF Director of Marketing/Communications  
Questions about AAAASF Week in Review


Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

This edition of the AAAASF Week in Review was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here — it's free!

Recent issues

July 25, 2013
July 18, 2013
July 11, 2013
July 4, 2013






7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063