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May 04, 2012
The orthopedics specialty is an excellent fit for many ambulatory surgery centers because patient demand and reimbursements tend to be high in most markets, according to Reed Martin, chief operating officer of Surgical Management Professionals in Sioux Falls, S.D. "We like to have orthopedic surgeons as part of the mix. They're a good fit with knee arthroscopy, shoulder and carpal tunnel cases — an ASC is an excellent location for these types of procedures," he says.
Published in Improving Practice Profits
A New York Times editorial this week discussed the importance of implementing a statewide drug database to curb "doctor shopping" and the overfilling of opioids prescriptions.
Here are 10 pain management physicians who were honored or achieved milestones thus far in 2012.
A newly launched pain management system aims to maintain effective epidural analgesia in post-operative pain management patients through programmed intermittent bolus medication delivery.
Prostatic acid phosphatase injections may last up to 100 times longer than traditional acupuncture for pain relief, according to a new study published in Molecular Pain.
This is an ongoing series which will feature pain management professionals' responses to questions about the specialty.
April 24, 2012
The FTC is raising concerns that a Missouri bill prohibiting registered nurses from administering pain management treatments is detrimental to patients in underserved areas, according to a News-Leader report.
April 24, 2012
The first surgery center in Kyle, Texas, is set to open this fall, according to a Hays Free Press report.
April 23, 2012
A pain management program operated through Sutter Lakeside Hospital in Lakeport, Calif., will close in June due to an ongoing budget deficit, according to a Press Democrat report.
An Alabama radiologist is using stem cell injections to address chronic pain in college athletes, according to an Alabama Live report.