Topic: Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Here are some key takeaways from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care's recently released annual Quality Roadmap 2018.
Peggy Sanborn, Dignity Health's VP for strategic growth and diversified services, outlines the geographical challenges of health system expansion.
The Leapfrog Group will expand its public ratings to outpatient surgical departments and ambulatory surgical centers next year.
C-section rates worldwide have nearly doubled over the past decade, plus more healthcare headlines.
California is the only state with more than 1,000 surgery centers that has given private accreditors a lead role in oversight.
CMS took the latest step in its Patients over Paperwork initiative, issuing a proposed rule that would eliminate or update a slew of regulations.
The agency says site-neutral payments would save patients $150 million in copayments each year.
Patients in Connecticut health systems have long complained of "facility fees" charged for outpatient services.
Tenet Healthcare continues its aggressive push into ambulatory care services.
Hundreds of patients have died since 2013 after procedures at surgery centers across the country.