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 Business Consultants Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC), a provider of billing and practice management for the anesthesia and pain management specialty, has announced that it is celebrating its 40th year serving the anesthesiology specialty.

“Since 1979, ABC has provided billing and accounts receivable management and practice management services to anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and facilities that employ them. What sets ABC apart is its commitment to people, process and technology,” according to a press release.

ABC is headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, with regional offices in Oregon, Texas, Massachusetts and California, along with approximately 80 other local offices throughout the country.

“ABC’s growth as a company has been organic and strategic,” according to the press release. “ABC serves upwards of 8,000 anesthesia providers in almost every state throughout the U.S.”

“Many people have asked me over the years to what do I attribute the success of ABC? I could talk about the strength of our exclusive management focus on anesthesia and pain management; the ABC service advantage with our billing and reimbursement and management support services; or our continuous commitment to using technology to its fullest. All of these qualities contribute to our ability to serve our clients more efficiently and effectively. But what truly sets us apart is our dedicated employees and their commitment to excellence,” Tony Mira, president and CEO of Anesthesia Business Consultants states. “We have been very fortunate to have a team of hard-working, experienced and dedicated staff.”

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