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After years of delays, ICD-10 is here and Medicare is ready to handle claims under the new coding system. Are you? osmag.net/Pe0WnR Half of your nurs- es have been bul- lied by a co-work- er and 42% have taken abuse from a superior, says the American Nurses Association, which is calling for a "zero tolerance" policy on workplace bullying and violence. osmag.net/wX4ZjJ California ASCs will face unannounced inspections from accreditors, but they'll have greater access to physicians' credentialing information, under a new law that aims to increase oversight of outpatient surgery in the state. osmag.net/PZ9xzY Physicians whose colonoscopy withdrawal times average less than 6 minutes are more than twice as likely to see their patients develop colorectal cancer over the next 5 years. osmag.net/7zdSYS Bronchoscopes were linked to at least 109 patient infec- tion or device contamination incidents since 2010, with 50 of them occurring in 2014, says the FDA, which urges vigi- lance in their cleaning. osmag.net/W5MvBh Showering with CHG at least twice before surgery — and waiting a minute before rins- ing it off — gives the prep- ping agent a more powerful antimicrobial punch. osmag.net/9eTEmG A former emergency doc and serial surgical shoplifter was arrested at a hospital before dawn one Sunday while attempting a $25,000 supply room raid. osmag.net/m8CdTW The bad news: The healthcare economy can expect to see a nursing shortage in 10 years. The good news: It was expected to be a lot worse. (Thank your young nurses.) osmag.net/x4vEMB Cherry picking is a myth, says a study of physician-owned hospitals. While they may treat healthier patients, they're not selecting wealth- ier ones for profitability's sake. osmag.net/5AvVjC UnitedHealthcare has agreed to a $9.5 million settlement of a lawsuit that alleged it systemati- cally underpaid as many as 250 out-of-network ASCs in California. osmag.net/zJ9AuT Recent news from outpatientsurgery.net IN CASE YOU MISSED IT … Sign up for our e-mail alerts and manage your subscription preferences at outpatientsurgery.net/news/in-case-you-missed-it.php and we'll let you know as soon as the latest breaking news, weekly updates, reader polls, discussion boards and other online exclusives are posted.

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