Staying Positive During the Pandemic

The good news for patients in need of outpatient surgery is that, across the country, health care providers and policymakers have recognized that elective surgery is not the same thing as optional surgery and are allowing ASCs to remain open to provide this care.

Handling of Explanted Medical Devices Addressed in AORN’s Revised Guideline for Specimen Management

SP professionals must manage explants safely and properly any time a request is made to sterilize an explanted device, such a screw, hip, plate and so on, for return to the patient.

Disinfection Methods – Straightforward or Complicated?

With all the different cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes that go on inside of hospitals, I find disinfection to be the most complex and complicated among them.

Steam Sterilization Standard ST79 Receives Community-Driven Update

After three years, a widely used standard in health care and industry has undergone an important update.

Anesthesia Associates NW Deploys Plexus TG’s Anesthesia Touch at the Salem Endoscopy Center

Anesthesia Associates NW (AANW) partnered with Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG), a market-leading, best-of breed provider of anesthesia information management systems (AIMS), to successfully implement its anesthesia information management solution, Anesthesia Touch™, at the Salem Endoscopy Center, in Salem, OR. The mobility and flexibility offered by the Anesthesia Touch platform provides the solution to the expanding business needs of AANW.

“AANW’s growth over the past several years requires a technology partner and revenue cycle management solution that can expand with us,” comments Dr. Shawn DeRemer, President of AANW.

AANW additionally utilizes the services of Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC) for revenue cycle management services. The combination of the services and products from Plexus TG and ABC offers a unique solution in the industry that is unmatched.

Greg White, CEO of AANW continues, “the customized solution for our practice and the automatic integrations are some of the many reasons for choosing Plexus TG and ABC as our solutions provider.”

The benefits of the combined solution of ABC and Plexus TG include not only the efficient and automated processing of clinical records, but the automated compliance with quality management programs such as the Quality Payment Program (QPP) from CMS. Delivery of a clean revenue cycle management program starts with the clean documentation to accommodate the needs of the patients, the facilities and the insurance carriers.

“The solutions model AANW has deployed with Plexus TG and ABC represents the ideal environment for an efficient processing of clinical, administrative, quality and billing data,” comments Tony Mira, President and CEO of Plexus TG and Anesthesia Business Consultants. “The reduced burden on AANW and ease of processing for ABC are made possible by the Anesthesia Touch system and we are thrilled with the benefits we are able to experience together.”



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