Looking forward – August 2016(Comments Off on Looking forward – August 2016)
An update on ACS efforts to improve the quality of team-based perioperative care is the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month, including the finalized joint Statement on Physician-Led Team-Based Surgical Care, the development of geriatrics care guidelines, the release of the Children’s Surgery Verification Standards, and a description of the College’s Strong for Surgery Initiative.
This column describes incident to services, including Medicare requirements for billing and examples of how surgeons can successfully submit claims for these services.
This column describes Maryland’s health care reform efforts, including the implementation of an all-payor rate system and state-wide budgets overseen by a central state commission, which may serve as a model for other states seeking to lower costs and improve quality.
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth-most common cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. and is predicted to soon be the third-leading cause. Surgical resection with pancreatectomy has historically been viewed as offering the only chance for cure. However, achieving negative margins at surgery can be difficult, with positive surgical margins found in as many as […]
ACS advocacy efforts and an automated informed consent tool are the two ACS benefits summarized in this month’s column.
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- Amilu Stewart, MD, FACS: Silencing the skeptics
- New Patient Blood Management Certification aimed at eliminating unnecessary transfusions
- The rise of the smombies and fall of the pedestrians
- Looking forward – July 2016
- Meeting meaningful use requirements in 2016
- The joy of teaching as a rural surgeon
- ACS Surgeon Workforce Subcommittee develops Onboarding Checklist for Surgeons
- Diet and lifestyle can influence prostate cancer outcomes
- Joint Commission executive vice-president addresses pain management standard concerns
- The walking dead
- Looking forward – June 2016
- Early ICD-10 audits indicate a learning curve for general surgeons
- JACS CME and the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator
- Support surgical time outs on National Time Out Day— and all year long
- Biting the hand that feeds you