Clinical CareCoronavirus: Follow 7 Overarching Principles for Delaying Elective Surgery
Delaying elective surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic increases hospital bed capacity as well as boosts supplies of personal protective gear...
Clinical CareASCs Would Boost ICU Bed Supply by 21% During Coronavirus Crisis
Utilizing ambulatory surgery centers would also increase medical-surgical bed capacity by 8% nationwide.
Clinical CareCMS Rolls Out Recommendations for Elective Surgeries
Guidelines offer a decision-making framework, yet decisions remain the responsibility of local healthcare delivery systems. CMS deems all dental procedures...
Finance3 Ways COVID-19 Is Upending the Revenue Cycle
The pandemic crisis is disrupting the revenue cycle, including the revenue ramifications of cancelling elective procedures.
Clinical CareSurgeon General Urges Providers to 'Consider Stopping Elective Surgeries.' Hospitals Push Back.
AHA and other stakeholders say their "ability to respond to patients must not be prevented by arbitrary directives."
Clinical CareStudy Finds Many Hospitals Have Insufficient Volumes for High-risk Surgeries
Many hospitals and surgeons continue to perform high-risk procedures without sufficient patient volumes to ensure patient safety.
Clinical CareDecrease Your Operating Room Costs by Switching to Alcohol-Based Scrubbing
At Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the annual cost savings from switching to alcohol-based scrubbing is estimated at $281,000 per operating...
Clinical CareNorthwell Pioneers Black Boxes in Operating Rooms for Performance Improvement
Operating room black boxes collect video and audio of the OR staff as well as images of the surgical field.
FinanceSurprise Billing Prevalent in Elective Surgeries
A study found that 20.5% of elective surgeries came with an out-of-network bill with an average charge of $2,011.
Clinical CareHow Lifesaving Organs For Transplant Go Missing In Transit
A new analysis of transplant data finds that a startling number of lifesaving organs are lost or delayed after being...
Clinical CareCardinal Health Begins Recall of Contaminated Surgical Gowns
The Dublin, Ohio-based medical equipment supplier estimates the cost of the recall at about $96 million.
Clinical CareCardinal Health Announces Recall for 9.1M Surgical Gowns
An investigation determined that some gowns made since September 2018 were produced in unapproved locations with unsanitary conditions.