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Educate your patients: 5 tips for teaching about insurance
Jessica Taylor
About 7 million Americans are estimated to start buying health insurance as part of the new healthcare law, but a survey shows they don't understand the basics of how insurance works or is provided. This is every practice's nightmare, and it's up to you to educate them.
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OFFICE-BASED SURGERY


Charting continuous improvement — in your practice
The Emory Aesthetic Center at Paces
Emory is a recognized name in healthcare, not only in Atlanta but also throughout the U.S. So when Paces Plastic Surgery became AAAASF-accredited Emory Aesthetic Center at Paces in March 2013, the staff and physicians looked forward to being known as the Emory standard-bearer in aesthetic medicine, said physician and AAAASF Vice President/President-Elect Foad Nahai, MD, FACS, Professor of Plastic Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. Through a focus on safety and improving outcomes, the practice is embodying the Emory gold standard.
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Hernia repair: More gains, less pain
Outpatient Surgery
When it comes to reducing the pain of hernia repairs, plenty of gains have been made in recent years. Laparoscopic refinements, innovations in mesh and fixation devices and a new drug-delivery system can all minimize discomfort and increase patient satisfaction.
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Why more men are going under the knife
The Age
Is the increase in male cosmetic surgery due to the overwhelming pressure driven by the airbrushed body-beautiful images in the media? Or is it because the decision is more than skin deep?
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AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS


AMA, AHA raise concerns over MU2
Medical Economics
As the starting date for Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use program draws near, two major provider organizations are asking the government to loosen the requirements to qualify for the program.
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Oregon lawmaker intends to sign ambulatory surgery center bill
The Lund Report
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., recently told management at an ambulatory surgery center she would most likely sign House Bill 2500, a proposed bill that would revise the updates for Medicare reimbursement rates for ambulatory surgery centers.
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AmSpa launches state-by-state summary of medical spa laws
American Medical Spa Association
As the medical spa industry expands nationally and globally, medical spa owners are striving to minimize risk so they can focus on providing excellent client service. One key is ensuring that you operate and provide services in compliance with the laws of your state.
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RURAL HEALTH CLINICS


Bracing for Obamacare: Nurse practitioners fill physician shortage gap
NBC News
Nurse practitioners across the U.S. are girding for the onset of reforms put in place by the 2010 Affordable Care Act, which offers some 32 million Americans new access to health insurance — but no guarantee of access to care. Experts estimate the U.S. is already short more than 9,000 primary care physicians, a number expected to rise to 65,800 by 2025, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
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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


How GE Healthcare is solving the world's most complex rural health challenges
Forbes
In advance of the many health-related discussions to take place in September at the Clinton Global Initiative, the Social Good Summit, UN week and other such events, the Skoll World Forum asked some of the world's leading voices in global health to paint a comprehensive picture of key trends, challenges and opportunities to realizing healthcare access and treatment around the world.
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Recall issued for all products for sterile use from Specialty Compounding
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting healthcare providers and patients of a voluntary nationwide recall of all products produced and distributed for sterile use by Specialty Compounding LLC. There have been recent reports of bacterial bloodstream infections potentially related to the company's calcium gluconate infusions. Facilities, providers and patients who have received the products since May 9 should discontinue use immediately, quarantine the products and return them to Specialty Compounding.
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OUTPATIENT PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS


New state law changes rules for seeking physical therapy in Kansas
The Garden City Telegram
A new state law that went into effect July 1 allows individuals to go directly to a physical therapist without first going to a general physician for a referral, saving patients both time and money by eliminating an additional healthcare office visit.
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Breakdown of the CMS proposed rule
Charlotte Bohnett
Recently, the American Physical Therapy Association shared its highlights of the 2014 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule. This summary boils down the 605-page proposal from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services into a 16-page bulleted outline. PT Heidi Jannenga developed an even more condensed rundown of the pros and cons of this proposal — a synopsis of the synopsis, if you will.
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How occupational therapy can help patients with arthritis
The Miami County Republic
People with arthritis often have stiff joints — largely because they avoid movements that can increase pain. By not moving arthritic joints, however, the stiffness and pain only get worse.
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ASF INTERNATIONAL CLINICS


Assisted reproduction: Don't believe the myths
Instituto de Fertilidad Humana
Instituto de Fertilidad Humana, an AAAASF International-accredited facility with three locations in Colombia, is helping patients separate the myths from the realities when it comes to fertility treatments and the possibilities of expanding a family.
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Seoul City to create special medical tourism zone
Yonhap via Global Post
Seoul City, the capital of South Korea, plans to establish a special medical zone where tourists to the country can enjoy specialized and concentrated medical services, officials said Aug. 13.
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First degree in plastic surgery launches in UK
Healthcare Global
The "MSc in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Practice" will be available at the Anglia Ruskin University in Essex, England, beginning in September this year.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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