• Limiting 1st-year residents' work hours improves patient safety, study finds

    Resident physician-reported medical errors and adverse events dropped by more than a third after physician work hours were limited to no more than 16 in a row, according to a study recently published in BMJ Quality & Safety.
  • 5 accreditation updates for ASCs

    Here are five recent accreditation updates for ASCs:
  • Colorado ASC wins accreditation

    Parker, Colo.-based Milestone Surgical Center earned accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
  • Where ASCs outshine hospitals in patient satisfaction: 4 stats 

    A recent survey by patient safety watchdog group Leapfrog shows patients prefer ASCs to hospital outpatient departments. 
  • Leapfrog names ASC advisory committee

    Healthcare watchdog organization the Leapfrog Group named 12 ASC leaders to its ASC advisory committee.
  •  8 ways to avoid ASC survey mistakes 

    The Joint Commission will conduct its accreditation survey at full capacity after making COVID-19-related updates from the last year. A recent blog post from the commission lays out what ASCs should keep an eye out for during the survey process this year. 
  • 3 ways ASCs can help CMS measure quality of their services

    In its March report to Congress, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommended CMS require ASCs to submit data on the cost of services they provide to Medicare.
  • 8 ASCs earning accreditations, awards in Q1

    Here are eight ASCs that received accreditations or awards in the first quarter:
  • Deborah Heart and Lung earn highest rating from professional group

    Browns Mills, N.J.-based Deborah Heart and Lung Center was awarded multiple three-star ratings from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, nj.com reported March 16.
  • 5-ASC practice earns AAAHC accreditation

    Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Athenix Body Sculpting Institute earned accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care for each of its five ASCs.
  • Spine ASC snags 5th consecutive accreditation 

    The DISC Surgery Center at Newport Beach (Calif.) has been awarded its fifth consecutive accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
  • 4 ASC accreditation updates

    The past three weeks have seen multiple accreditations and patient safety distinctions, with one clinic earning a perfect score on its recertification.
  • 18 ASC, surgical hospitals won Healthgrades patient safety awards

    Healthgrades each year gives its Patient Safety Excellence award to the facilities with the best patient safety track records.
  • California ASC becomes bariatric Center of Excellence

    Torrance, Calif.-based R&R Surgical Institute's application to become a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program-accredited center was approved Jan. 26, Qemal Shaholli, director of operations at Torrance Surgical Alliance, told Becker's.
  • 6 recent ASC accreditations

    Six ASC accreditations and service verifications from the past two months:
  • DISC Surgery Center earns 5th AAAHC accreditation

    DISC Surgery Center in Newport Beach, Calif., has been awarded its fifth consecutive accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
  • Iowa ASC earns Blue Cross Blue Shield distinction for hip, knee replacement 

    West Des Moines, Iowa-based Orthopaedic Outpatient Surgery Center was recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield for hip and knee surgery. 
  • Maryland endoscopy center earns AAAHC nod

    The University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Group's endoscopy center in La Plata, Md., has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, The Southern Maryland Chronicle said Jan. 4.
  • Iowa ASC earns 2 orthopedic distinctions

    Des Moines, Iowa-based Orthopaedic Outpatient Surgery Center has been awarded two distinctions for orthopedic care, according to a Dec. 20 report by NBC affiliate WHO-13.
  • Nevada plastic surgery institute accredited by AAAHC

    Reno, Nev.-based Avance Plastic Surgery Institute was accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the practice said Dec. 15.

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