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Spotlight on nurse anesthetists in Clinical Scholars Review
Medical News Today
As a profession, nurse anesthesia is at a tipping point. While recent federal legislation and changes to the U.S. Medicare program have expanded opportunities for certified registered nurse anesthetists to provide care to more patients and receive reimbursement for their services, many states still restrict their scope of practice and limit their pay. A special section in the current issue of Clinical Scholars Review explores how the Affordable Care Act empowers CRNAs to help make anesthesia services more accessible to patients.
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Controlled-release opioids effective for at least 1 year, study confirms
Pain Medicine News
An analysis of open-label studies of pain treatment with controlled-release opioids indicates the medications maintain their pain-relieving properties for at least one year. The investigators, from Purdue Pharma in the United States and Canada, pooled data from 10 studies of individuals with chronic noncancer pain receiving treatment with a buprenorphine transdermal patch, CR oxycodone or a CR combination of oxycodone and naloxone.
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Medicare won't pursue overpayments
Health News Florida
Medicare spent $6.7 billion too much for office visits and other patient evaluations in 2010, according to a new report from the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But in its reply to the findings, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs Medicare, said it doesn't plan to review the billings of doctors who almost always charge for the most expensive visits because it isn't cost effective to do so.
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The 4 basics of medical malpractice
By Joan Spitrey
One of every healthcare provider's biggest fears is being named in a lawsuit. Although most did not go into the healthcare profession with the intent to harm, sometimes harm does occur. Often the only way to determine if harm was negligent is through the civil court system and, in extreme cases, the criminal courts. For a patient or family member to seek litigation, four components of medical malpractice must be met for the case to be viable. Every state has different civil litigation procedures; the general process is the same. This article aims to assist the reader in understanding the basic components that make up a medical malpractice case.
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Risk of serious complications in obstetric anesthesia is low
Medical Xpress
The risk of serious complications in obstetric anesthesia is low, according to research published in the June issue of Anesthesiology. Dr. Robert D'Angelo of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and colleagues analyzed data from nearly 257,000 patients who received neuraxial or general anesthesia for delivery. The authors sought to assess serious complications associated with obstetric anesthesia.
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Men feel more pain after major surgeries, study finds
HealthDay News via Doctors Lounge
Gender may play a part in how much pain a patient feels following surgery, new research suggests. An Austrian study involving more than 10,000 people found that men experience more pain after major surgery, while women report feeling more pain following minor procedures, such as biopsies.
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Highmark might not cover colonoscopy anesthesia drug
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Health insurer Highmark Inc. is considering a policy that no longer would cover full anesthesia for some patients undergoing colonoscopies, raising alarms among doctors who fear patients will be discouraged from having the procedure. A change in coverage was scheduled for July 1, but Highmark on recently delayed that until sometime in the fall so officials can meet with doctors' groups that expressed concerns.
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