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Florida anesthesiology company adds 2 groups with more than 700 providers
Modern Healthcare
Two large anesthesia groups with more than 700 providers have joined U.S. Anesthesia Partners, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based anesthesiology practice-management services company. Dallas-based Pinnacle Anesthesia, with more than 500 anesthesia providers, and Orlando, Fla.-based JLR Medical Group, with more than 200 anesthesia providers, announced Jan. 6 that they will join U.S. Anesthesia as founding clinical partners.
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Miami Children's Hospital to help patients estimate costs up front
Miami Herald
As health insurance companies shift more financial responsibility onto consumers through higher deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance rates, hospital executives are feeling pressure to reveal their most closely-held secret: prices. Miami Children's Hospital recently became one of the first in South Florida to give consumers more information — but not exactly the prices — they need to estimate their out-of-pocket costs, an increasingly important factor when deciding where to seek medical care.
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3 perioperative interventions do not affect quality of life
Anesthesiology News
The administration of steroids in the perioperative period, tight glucose control during surgery and light anesthesia do not affect patient quality of life measured at 30 days after major noncardiac surgery, a new study shows.
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CMS delays data collection start for 3 new quality measures
Outpatient Surgery Magazine
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has delayed until April 1 data collection for three new colonoscopy surveillance and cataract surgery quality measures included in the hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgical center quality reporting programs. The American Hospital Association requested the delay because measure specifications were not yet available. The measures will affect payments for calendar year 2016.
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Expanding Medicaid an uphill battle in Florida Capitol
Bradenton Herald
Florida's 2013 legislative session practically started and ended with Medicaid expansion at the center of debate, with House Republicans blocking a plan to use federal dollars to reduce the number of uninsured Floridians. This year, House Republicans pledge to tackle issues that have long lingered on the back burner, such as more independence for highly trained nurses, increasing the number of medical students who go into primary care and regulating virtual doctor visits.
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Ondansetron may inhibit analgesic effect of acetaminophen
Anesthesiology News
Ondansetron may inhibit the analgesic effect of acetaminophen when the two drugs are co-administered, Canadian researchers have found. The recent study looked at children who received either ondansetron or droperidol in conjunction with acetaminophen during tonsillectomy surgery.
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