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Orthopedic procedures mortality rates are up to 34 % higher at critical-access hospitals

Mortality rates at Critical Access Hospitals vary for top Orthopedic procedures You would think that a simple knee replacement surgery would not result in death. This is not always the case and the odds of death from knee replacement surgery increase when the procedure is performed at small rural hospitals also known as critical-access hospitals. The Wall Street Journal noted…

Heightened Peer Review Requirements Mandated for Outpatient Ambulatory Surgery Centers in 2016

Beginning in 2016, ambulatory surgery centers in California will need to meet new, heightened requirements for conducting peer review. Under existing law, the State of California does not license freestanding surgery centers, but instead provides that it is unprofessional conduct for a physician to perform procedures in any outpatient setting unless the setting is in compliance with specific requirements, and…