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

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8 • 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 Outpatient Surgery R Magazine www outpatientsurgery.net May 2016 Smart, simple ideas that could save your facility $50,000 to $100,000 a year. p. 26 Cool New Toys for Your Orthopods p. 50 The Evolving Business of Cataract Outsourcing p. 68 In Search of the Perfect Hernia Repair p. 73 Before You Complain, Count Your Blessings p. 86 Creative Ways to Save Money in the OR O 4/28/16 2:16 PM Page 1 On the Cover Have you trimmed enough fat to turn your facility into a lean, mean, operating machine? Think there's no other way to control costs? Think again. Anesthesiologist Thomas Durick, MD, the medical director of the Bay Surgery Center in Oakland, Calif., proves you can find tens of thousands of dollars simply by looking in places you might never have considered. Cover design by Ethan Anderson Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN 10 Editor's Page The Dirty Secret to Recycling in the OR Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 14 In Case You Missed It … Check out the hottest news and most-read stories from outpatientsurgery.net. 16 Ideas That Work • DIY stereo sound • Label everything on your crash cart • The big book of physician preferences 26 Legal Update Mini Surgical Construction Boom Ahead? John F. Williams III, JD 31 Staffing How to Run a Thorough Background Check Raleigh F. "Sandy" Seay Jr., PhD 36 Medical Malpractice In an Adverse Event, Honesty Is the Best Policy Frank Jones 40 Coding & Billing ICD-10-CM External Cause Codes Say It All Robert Lathrop, CPC, CASCC 128 Thinking of Buying … A Spine Surgery Table What surgeons want, plus a roundup of 7 leading spinal tables. Nitin Khanna, MD, FAAOS 139 Anesthesia Alert Pectoral Nerves Blocks for Breast Surgery Mike MacKinnon, CRNA 143 Product News 149 Cutting Remarks Before You Complain, Count Your Blessings John D. Kelly IV, MD 152 Behind Closed Doors You Know What They Say … Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR 16 139 Departments Contents

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