Anesthesia has always been a critical component of surgery and overall operations in the operating room (O.R.). Improvement in the administration of anesthetics has led to a significant increase in the amount of surgeries taking place in outpatien facilities. As a result, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and office-based surgery facilities (OBSFs) are facing the same scrutiny hospitals traditionally have from regulatory agencies. Somnia’s newest paper, Ambulatory Anesthesia: Maximizing Quality in Any Setting, discusses this as well as:
- The emerging challenges outpatient facilities have to face as a result of various regulatory agencies’ requirements and restrictions
- The changes set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), specifically for ASCs and OBSFs.
- Solutions outpatient facility owner should consider to best enhance quality-of-care for patients.
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