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CJR program reduced some racial differences in outcomes

Editor's Note This study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, finds that Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program led to a reduction of racial differences in hospital readmission rates for patients having hip or knee replacement surgery. The retrospective cohort study included…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 19, 2022
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Research shows orthopedic procedures cost less in ASCs

Editor's Note According to ASC Focus, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association journal, new research was recently published that supports older data pointing to the cost savings of orthopedic procedures being done in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) compared to hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs). Past research cited by ASC Focus included an…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 15, 2022
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10-year outcomes of off-pump vs on-pump CABG in Department of Veterans Affairs patients

Editor's Note This multi-center, randomized, clinical trial that compares on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with off-pump CABG finds no advantage for off-pump CABG. A total of 2,203 veterans were randomly assigned to off-pump (1,104) or on-pump (1,099) CABG procedures at 18 VA medical centers, and the veterans were then…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 17, 2022
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Report: Only 14.3% of hospitals comply with 2021 price transparency rule

Editor's Note According to Healthcare Purchasing News (HPN), a new report published by PatientRightsAdvocate.org shows that the majority of hospitals continue to not disclose the cost of care from consumers one year after an Executive Order requiring hospitals to post their real prices went into effect. The “Semi-Annual Hospital Price…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 14, 2022
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ASCs sue over lack of spine surgery reimbursement

Editor's Note According to the February 2 Becker’s ASC Review, two ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) recently filed lawsuits against insurance payers over reimbursement, or lack thereof, for spinal procedures. Surgery Center of Viera, based in Melbourne, Florida, filed its lawsuit January 20 against Cigna and consulting services Strategic Enterprise Solutions…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 3, 2022
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Nurse staffing agencies allegedly inflating prices

Editor's Note In a probe led by House Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA), some 200 House members have asked the White House to investigate allegedly inflated costs being charged by nurse staffing agencies, according to the January 26 Becker’s Hospital CFO Report. In the investigation request, the…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
January 27, 2022
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Value-based enterprise poses big opportunity for ASCs

Editor's Note OR Manager’s November/December 2021 issue featured a deep-dive into the term value-based enterprise and how it is revolutionizing delivery of care (read full story here). In a value-based enterprise model, “providers are paid based on patient outcomes,” and outcomes are measured against the cost of care. Value-based enterprise,…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
January 26, 2022
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Integrated data, insights lead to cost, time savings for OR staff

In 2020, supply costs were once again reported as one of the greatest line-item expenses in a hospital, exceeding labor expenses. US hospitals have most recently reported a combined $36 billion in medical and surgical supply costs. These expenses account for more than half of a hospital’s total supply costs.…

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By: Shawn McBride
January 20, 2022
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Takeaways and lessons learned from OR Manager Conference

After more than a year in hiatus, OR Manager Conference was held in October 2021 in Chicago, bringing together hundreds of attendees, speakers, and exhibitors. After the live conference, OR Manager sat down with Cindy Kildgore, education coordinator for the OR Manager Conference; Amy Bethel, education coordinator for the OR…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
December 16, 2021
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Patient preferences for telehealth in post-COVID-19 healthcare

Editor's Note This survey study by the RAND Corporation finds that participants were willing to use telehealth for visits but preferred in-person care, and those who preferred telehealth were more sensitive to out-of-pocket costs. Of 2,080 survey participants, 66.5% preferred at least some telehealth visits in the future, but 53%…

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By: Judy Mathias
December 6, 2021
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