Same-Day Surgery 909 - Same-Day Surgery - Sep 01, 2005

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  • Surgery center inspections compared to taco trucks and come up short
  • Medicare to increase hospital rates by 3.2%
  • Plan carefully before adding new procedures
  • Perform financial analysis before adding cases
  • Cell phones, rude staff, other problems addressed
  • Ensure clean claims for maximum payment
  • Surgery centers report financial benchmarks
  • Baxter recalls infusion pumps
  • JCAHO expectations for 2006 patient safety goals


  • identify clinical, managerial, regulatory, or social issues relating to ambulatory surgery care
  • describe how current issues in ambulatory surgery affect clinical and management practices
  • incorporate practical solutions to ambulatory surgery issues and concerns into daily practices

Financial Disclosure:

Senior Managing Editor Joy Dickinson, Editorial Group Head Glen Harris, and Consulting Editor Mark Mayo report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.