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Creative Ways to Save Money in the OR - May 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 1 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A Y 2 0 1 6 M ondays and Tuesdays are laser cataract surgery days at the Gainesville (Ga.) Eye Center. Except the surgery center doesn't own a femtosecond laser. Nor does it employ a tech for bladeless cases or stock IOLs. An outsourcing company provides all that: equipment (though the femto laser remains onsite at the ASC), skilled labor and supplies. "Their technicians come in and help with the cataract surgeries, which is easier for me, because I don't have to worry about providing or training techs," says Becky Burnett, Companies are doing much more than renting out phacos and techs to run them. The Evolving Business of Cataract Outsourcing Jim Burger Associate Editor • OVERSIGHT Sightpath engineer Dave Coon (rear) assists Andy Dvorak, MD, in a laser cataract case at Dillman Eye Care Associates in Danville, Ill. James Forni, Octane Rich Media

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