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PreOp Screening for Patients with Sleep Apnea

With over 70% of Americans considered overweight or obese, ambulatory surgery centers are handling patients with higher BMIs than ever before. So how do we stay competitive with hospitals? Surgery centers need to know how to safely take care of obese patients that often have sleep apnea. read more »

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An Ambulatory Surgery Center PreOp Nurse’s Guide To Cardiac Testing – Part 3 Nuclear Medicine Stress Test

This is blog 3 of 3 explaining the most common types of cardiac testing encountered when doing preop evaluations of patients at ambulatory surgery centers. I’ve already talked about two of the best cardiac tests: EKG and ECHO. read more »

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Financial Literacy in Your ASC - Understanding the Key Metrics

To best understand how an ASC operates, it's crucial to have a good grasp on some main keywords and their meanings. Below, we've listed a collection of ASC terms and their definitions so you can be sure you have the most thorough understanding possible. read more »

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An Ambulatory Surgery Center PreOp Nurse’s Guide To Cardiac Testing – Part 2 The Echocardiogram

This is blog 2 of 3 that explains the ins and outs of pre-admissions cardiac testing from my perspective. As an anesthesiologist, with over 30 years of experience, I’ve done everything from open heart and liver transplant to fast-paced ASCs and pain management. My goal is to provide a common-sense explanation that helps ASC preop nurses... read more »

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Becker's ASC Review: Q & A With Dan Short of One Medical Passport

Becker's ASC Review interviewed Dan Short to learn more about the processes necessary for meeting CMS' conditions for coverage. These conditions require ASCs to provide patients with written acknowledgement of patient rights, ownership and advance directives prior to the date of service. In order to meet these conditions, ASCs across the... read more »

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4 Reasons Why Surgery Centers Fail & How You Can Avoid Them

When opening an ambulatory surgery center, there's lots of planning involved and many expenditures are required. To get your business started on the right foot, here are a few critical (but common) mistakes that can mean failure for your ASC:   read more »

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New England Surgery Center Shares Success Story

New England Surgery Center recently shared their success story using One Medical Passport to run smarter and save time using our pre-admission solution. read more »

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