SurgiStrategies June 2012 Issue

SurgiStrategies June 2012 Issue
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Incident Reporting — Beyond a Regulatory Mandate
ASC industry data gatherers haven't identified a single list of measureable criteria, but they do agree that reporting increases provider accountability regarding healthcare performance.

AORN Editor's Picks
Medical professionals' infection prevention efforts got a boost with these products we found at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Congress.

Survey Readiness
Integrating quality, infection prevention, risk management, safety and peer review into your ASC's QAPI plan are just some of the components of survey readiness.

Continuing Education — More than a Requirement
Staying informed of coding, billing and coverage changes helps ASC professionals avoid costly errors that can lead to compliance risks or revenue losses.

Hospital/ASC Joint Ventures: Capitalizing on Hospital Rates
Physician and ASC management company owners are partnering with hospitals and health systems to take advantage of heightened commercial payor rates.