Same-Day-Surgery 1101 - Same-Day Surgery - Jan 01, 2007

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for outpatient surgeons, surgery center managers, and other clinicians.


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Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

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Sheryl Jackson

Senior Managing Editor
Joy Dickinson
AHC Media

Editorial Group Head
Glen Harris
AHC Media

Board Member and Nurse Planner
Perioperative Consultant/Educator
K & D Medical
Lewis Center, OH

Board Member and Columnist
Stephen W. Earnhart, MS
Earnhart & Associates
Austin, TX

Consulting Editor
Mark Mayo
Executive Director
Illinois Freestanding Surgery Center Association
St. Charles


  • 30 years later, ambulatory surgery is braced for market, payment changes
  • Quality reporting on the ASC side
  • Hoping for 70%+ of HOPD rate
  • In preparation for changes, ASC cuts 10% of supply costs
  • You've come a long way, baby!
  • Science fiction or fact? Lights come on by command
  • Patient selection not determined by 1 factor
  • Changes I have seen over three decades
  • It's official — CMS changes H&P rule
  • Medicare hospital, physician data posted
  • Back pain procedure OK'd for extra payment
  • Joint Commission revises look-alike/sound-alike list


  • 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:

Author Sheryl Jackson, Senior Managing Editor Joy Dickinson, Editorial Group Head Glen Harris, Board Member and Nurse Planner Kay Ball, RN, MSA, CNOR, FAAN, and Board Member and Columnist Stephen W. Earnhart, MS report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Consulting Editor Mark Mayo reports that he is an employee of Symbion Healthcare.

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