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Let's improve the response to pain, not place blame

When observing conflict, I've often pointed out that it takes "two to tango," meaning each party has a role in managing conflict. To point the finger at one group/individual or another is simply assigning blame. And, as we know well in the world of safety, improvement doesn't...

source: By Christina Thielst
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In late September, a woman in her 70s arrived at a skilled nursing facility in suburban Houston after several weeks in the hospital. Her leg had been amputated after a long-ago knee replacement became infected; she also suffered from diabetes, depression, anxiety and general...

source: New York Times

Waiting for all 50 states to have total, unrestricted direct access to physical therapy services reminds me of the one and only time I cooked a Thanksgiving turkey: it was a massive bird, and I was a novice enough chef to not realize how long it would need to bake.

source: WebPT

It's common knowledge that Americans living in rural areas have poorer health outcomes than their urban counterparts. But, despite policy efforts to ameliorate disparities, the gap is not getting any better, according to several new studies published in Health Affairs this...

source: Healthcare Dive

Brian Durkin, DO, is medical director of the Pain Institute of Long Island in Port Jefferson, N.Y., and is president-elect of the New York State Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Here, he shares his thoughts on outpatient pain management.

source: Becker's ASC Review

The consequences of poor coding in an ASC can be severe. Inaccurate coding can lead to lost revenue, unnecessary expenses, insurance audits, angry patients, and even trigger fraud investigations. Limiting the number of coding errors and quickly addressing those that occur...

source: Surgical Information Systems

When ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) allocate the time to monitor and benchmark key performance indicators (KPIs), they gain better control over their revenue cycle performance. This helps with identifying problems that drag down revenue and profits and then implementing...

source: Surgical Notes

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