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CMS Shares Proposed ASC, HOPD Payment Rule

On August 4, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed policies that are consistent with the directives in President Donald Trump’s Executive Order “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors,” that aims to increase choice,...

Baylor College of Medicine Enrolling Patients in Study to train AI in assisting breast cancer surgery

The vast majority of breast cancer patients will undergo surgery as part of their treatment, and most of those patients will choose a lumpectomy to remove the tumor and conserve the breast. A surgical oncologist at Baylor College of Medicine is enrolling patients in a...

Ethicon Powered Staplers Associated with Lower Rate of Bleeding Complications During Sleeve Gastrectomy

Ethicon’s ECHELON Powered Stapler with Gripping Surface Technology (GST) reloads was associated with a lower rate of bleeding-related complications than Medtronic’s Signia Stapling System with Tri-Staple among patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for...

ECRI Helps Reduce Costs Amid Pandemic

ECRI recently released an enhanced value analysis workflow solution that drives team transparency, clinical engagement and improves efficiency of the medical product decision-making process. ECRI’s Value Analysis Workflow empowers supply chain leaders, value analysis...

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Company Launches UV-C Enclosure

Company Launches UV-C Enclosure

UV-Concepts Inc. has announced worldwide availability of the UV-C Enclosure (UVE), the first and only automated no-touch UV-C enclosure designed to improve upon the existing standard of manual cleaning and disinfection of large portable medical equipment (PME). The...

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U.S. Renews Public Health Emergency

U.S. Renews Public Health Emergency

In a brief statement, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II has renewed a public health emergency in regards to COVID-19 for the second time since January 27, 2020. “As a result of the continued consequences of Coronavirus Disease 2019...

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Getinge Offers Surgery Backlog Solution

Getinge Offers Surgery Backlog Solution

COVID-19 could potentially lead to 30 million cancelled or postponed surgeries worldwide in 2020[1]. Clearing the backlog will be a worldwide priority that is estimated to take a full year – even if hospitals increase their daily number of surgeries performed by 20%....

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