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The Joint Commission Releases New Fluoroscopy Requirements

The Joint Commission will require ASCs to meet several new elements of performance (EP) focused on fluoroscopy starting January 1, 2019. The new requirements will be applicable to accredited ASCs, office-based surgery (OBS) practices and hospital organizations that provide fluoroscopy services to their patients.

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HIPAA Biannual Update

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR), within the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the enforcement agency responsible for protecting rights related to health information privacy. This includes enforcement actions for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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Advocating for Transparency in Health Care

Access to health care information has come under increased scrutiny in the US Congress, and momentum for better transparency is building. In February, a bipartisan group of senators requested information from health care stakeholders regarding cost of care and price transparency.

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What emergency preparedness protocols does your ASC have in place?

Pat Clark

"Our center is part of a new and developing coalition within our county for emergency preparedness that got started in 2017. We participate in..."

—Pat Clark, Northbank Surgical Center

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Names in the News

Regent Surgical Health Opens New ASC

MAY 18, 2018

In partnership with 14 physicians, Regent Surgical Health of Westchester, Illinois, opened Oregon Surgical Institute (OSI) in Beaverton, Oregon.

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