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Fair and Equal Pay? - January 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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The CRNA who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting dozens of female patients will spend his life in prison, but the dental practice where the attacks took place is on the hook for the $3.7 million verdict. osmag.net/UsQ6wR Are you ready? CMS's voluntary patient data collection program for ambulatory surgery centers and hospital outpatient surgery depart- ments starts this month. osmag.net/PNV5ug Last month's death of anesthesiolo- gist Christopher Robert, MD, remains a mystery. Dr. Robert, 50, was found dead along a Minneapolis highway hours after a work-related holiday party. osmag.net/xrQG9E Johnson & Johnson must pay $12.5 million to a woman who suf- fered severe complications caused by vaginal mesh, one of several multimillion-dollar verdicts against manufacturers of the implants. osmag.net/4FuBrG About 85% of Americans feel nurses are trustworthy, the high- est-ranked profession in the United States. (Don't worry docs, you came in 3 rd with 67%.) osmag.net/2KvCSj Ethicon Endo-Surgery must pay nearly $80 million to a woman whose bowel was stapled shut by a defunct stapler, a design flaw the company allegedly ignored for a decade. osmag.net/WmAf9X More than 10% of surgical centers are plagued by unsafe injection practices. These lapses expose patients to needless risk of such bloodborne pathogens as hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus. osmag.net/Kbb5MW A woman was told her husband died of a heart attack. Now she's claiming that was a cover-up for the real cause of death: a surgical error. osmag.net/Fx9GKa Patients who undergo major joint or spine procedures recover just as well at home as they do at acute care facilities, researchers say. osmag.net/XCh8pN Thirty-two hospitals across the country will pay the government $28 million after allegedly defrauding Medicare by billing kypho- plasties as inpatient procedures instead of outpatient ones. osmag.net/s6QtVA Top 10 viewed features on 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. You'll be first to know when we post breaking news, weekly updates, reader polls, discussion boards and other online exclusives.

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