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Get Patients to Pay Up - May 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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6 O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | M A Y 2 0 1 5 M a y 2 0 1 5 | V o l . X V I , N o . 5 C O N T E N T S 46 COVER STORY Get Patients to Pay Up High-deductible plans put patients on the hook for thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. It's now your job to collect it. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor 56 Secrets of Our Busy Pain Management Center Here's how we keep patients satisfied and our center humming. Alana Booth, RN, BSN, CASC 64 Products on Display at AORN A few new offerings that caught our eye. 72 Update on Wound Closure Here are 4 ways to minimize scarring. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor 80 Test Driving Fluid Waste Systems Customer reviews of automated disposal options. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 88 Ready for Difficult Colonoscopies? The right tools and techniques can get you through unexpected problems. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 96 How Long Before Video Laryngoscopy Is the New Standard of Care? With their consistently clear airway views, they make difficult intubations routine. Thomas M. Hemmerling, MD, DEAA 102 Looking to Accessorize Your Table? Today's newest patient positioning attachments add versatility to any surface. Lynne Ingle, RN, BS, MHA, CNOR 108 Products to Power Up Your Cataract Service The latest advances in technology can contribute to optimal patient outcomes. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 123 Customize Your Hernia Repairs There's no one-size-fits-all best technique. Bruce Ramshaw, MD, FACS 129 What Makes Multimodal Work? Achieve post-op pain management success with these expert insights. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 137 Objects of Orthopedic Desire An afternoon spent browsing the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons exhibit hall. Charles Sikes, MD 108 Outpatient Surgery May 2015 R Magazine www outpatientsurgery.net Get Patients to Pay Up High-deductible plans put patients on the hook for thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs before their insurance kicks in. It's now your job to collect it. P. 28 How to Negotiate Like a Pro P. 16 Fluid Waste System User Reviews P. 48 Power Up Your Cataract Cases P. 63 The Well-Equipped Ortho Suite P. 80 O 5/1/15 2:02 PM Page 1 On the Cover With their $40 monthly premiums, high-deductible plans are growing in popularity. But many carry exorbitant deductibles that make patients think twice about elective surgery and swallow hard when it comes time to pay out thousands of dollars. Find out what this all means to your facility. Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN The Eye Associates, Bradenton, Fla. z LIVE TV Cathleen McCabe, MD, demonstrates the latest technologies for cataract surgery during a broadcast of a live surgery at last month's ASCRS meeting. F E A T U R E S

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