Business

Latest Issue of OR Manager
December 2017

Preventing a cyber attack takes commitment—and money

Information technology (IT) has been a lifesaver and a timesaver in healthcare, bringing speed and precision to medical-surgical procedures and replacing paperwork with electronic computation, storage, and communication. But there is a dark side. Systems can be sabotaged, files can be opened, and devices used in surgery can fail at…

Read More

By: OR Manager
September 2, 2016
Share

Survey finds little change in ASC leader compensation, satisfaction

Leaders in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are seeing little to no growth in salary, even through most are experiencing higher surgical volumes, according to the OR Manager 2016 Salary/Career Survey. The average annual salary was $104,721, slightly more than the $102,051 in 2015, but the average total compensation was down…

Read More

By: OR Manager
September 2, 2016
Share

Orthopedic implant market to hit $6.2 billion

Editor's Note The global orthopedic implant market is predicted to hit $6.2 billion by 2024, the August 26 Becker’s Spine Review reports. Factors that will impact the market: A growing number of geriatric patients and sports injuries will drive market growth. The cost and unfavorable reimbursements of implants will hinder…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
August 30, 2016
Share

FDA, device manufacturers make deal on user fees

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration and medical device manufacturers have made a deal on user fees companies pay to have the FDA review their products, the August 23 Mass Device reports. The Medical Device User Fee & Modernization Act IV will allow the FDA to collect nearly $1…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
August 25, 2016
Share

Data breach at pain clinic affects almost 900,000 people

Editor's Note Phoenix-based Valley Anesthesiology and Pain Consultants sent notices to nearly 900,000 individuals, including patients, current and former employees, and providers, of a data breach after an unauthorized third party may have gained access to its computer systems in March, the August 15 Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
August 17, 2016
Share

Cost-effectiveness of appendectomy for abscessed appendicitis

Editor's Note Appendectomy is cost-effective for abscessed appendicitis in patients less than 34 years old, this study finds. For an 18-year-old patient, appendectomy costs $9,417.22 with a gain of 16.59 quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), compared with no appendectomy, which costs $11,613.57 with a gain of 16.52 QALYs. For a 35-year-old…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
August 15, 2016
Share

Physician-owned surgical hospitals performed better in VBP program

Editor's Note Medicare’s value-based purchasing (VBP) program revealed superior performance associated with physician owned surgical hospitals in this study. Researchers analyzed 3,089 hospitals that included physician-owned surgical, University HealthSystem Consortium, US News & World Report Honor Roll, Kaiser Permanente, and Accountable Care Organization hospitals. Estimated mean total performance scores were…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
August 9, 2016
Share

Expand your hybrid OR horizons at conference town halls

The interactive hybrid OR, which debuted at the annual OR Manager Conference in 2014, grows larger and more comprehensive each year. For 2016, representatives from more than 10 different companies will be on hand to answer questions, and product demonstrations will create a dynamic learning environment. The 2015 town hall…

Read More

By: OR Manager
August 8, 2016
Share

Help decode ICD-10 for prompt reimbursement

Despite warnings of calamities, implementation of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 on October 1, 2015, proceeded smoothly, with minimal impact on denied claims. In the fourth quarter of 2015, the percentage of Medicare claims denied was 10%, comparable to the preimplementation figure of 9.9%. But that doesn’t mean OR…

Read More

By: OR Manager
August 8, 2016
Share

CMS finalizes cut to hospital reimbursement

Editor's Note The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on August 2 released its inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) final rule for FY 2017. In the rule, CMS kept a controversial 1.5% cut to hospital reimbursement, which aims to collect $11 billion in overpayments, the August 2 Modern Healthcare…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
August 3, 2016
Share
Hot Products
Product Spotlight: Sunrise Surgical Care

Sunrise™ Surgical Care provides health systems with the preoperative and perioperative care needed to continue driving patient safety, managing costs and optimizing hospital revenue

Live chat by BoldChat