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Obamacare, You're Fired - December 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6 On the Cover Although Donald Trump stumped across the nation tout- ing his plans to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, the President-elect and the Republican-controlled Congress who back him might soon real- ize that's easier promised than done. This month's cover story explores why healthcare delivery might not look all that different for surgical facilities after Trump takes office. Cover design by Ethan Anderson 8 Editor's Page Follow the Money Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 10 Ideas That Work • Let staff know their ideas matter • ID dirty endoscopes during transport • Put a positive spin on same-day op reports 19 Staffing Vendor Reps Are People, Too Diane Doucette, MBA, RN 23 Coding & Billing The Absurdity of the ASC Payment System Kara Newbury, JD 28 Business Advisor We Posted Our Prices Online (You Can, Too) Andy Poole, FACHE 112 Thinking of Buying … Surgical Video Monitors 4K is fantastic, but there are also other factors to consider. Pamela Ertel, RN, BSN, CNOR, RNFA, CASC, FABC 124 Anesthesia Alert Ever Wonder How Anesthesia Gets Paid? Mike MacKinnon, CRNA 128 Cutting Remarks The Instrument Approval Gauntlet John D. Kelly IV, MD 130 Behind Closed Doors Saving the Shrew Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR 10 23 Departments InstaPoll Bye-Bye, Accountable Care Act More than two-thirds (67%) of the 649 respon- dents to our online poll last month support President-elect Donald Trump's promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Are you in favor of repealing and replacing Obamacare? • yes 67% • no 23% • unsure 10%

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