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After Delays, Federal E-Prescribe Mandate Takes Effect

The new federal requirements related to electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) of controlled substances went into effect on January 1, 2023. Any prescriber who issues more than 100 qualifying controlled substance prescriptions in a calendar year will be required to transmit at least 70 percent of prescriptions electronically in 2023.


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Offer ASCA Retirement Plan to Your Employees

When healthcare professionals consider their employment options, many factors likely influence the jobs they apply for and the jobs they remain at. One of the top influencers is typically salary, but increasingly not far below in significance is benefits.


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Names in the News

North American Partners in Anesthesia Receives 2022 Eisenberg Award

North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) won the 2022 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award in the category of National Level Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality, according to a release.


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The Joint Commission Elevates Equity Standard to National Patient Safety Goal

The Joint Commission in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, elevated Leadership (LD) Standard LD.04.03.08—which addresses healthcare disparities as a quality and safety priority—to a new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) for all critical access hospitals and hospitals, as well as some ambulatory care organizations and behavioral healthcare and human services organizations that provide certain services, effective July 1, 2023, according to a release.


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Business News

Vizient Partners with HANDLE Global

Vizient Inc. of Irving, Texas, entered into a strategic partnership with HANDLE Global, an ASCA Affinity partner, to launch a capital asset management system for its members, according to a release.


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