We keep links to recent anesthesia news articles on file for 30 days. Visit our
Anesthesia & Healthcare News Articles
News powered by AMN Healthcare News Feed
What's New for 2013 in Healthcare Reform, Laws
January 5, 2012
- The start of a new year brings the healthcare industry closer to full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and continued uncertainty about sequestration and its 2 percent reduction in Medicare reimbursement.
Pass the Syringe: Nurses Key in Raising Immunization Rates
January 2, 2013
- Katherine Sebert, RN, never met her aunt because she died of diphtheria before Sebert was born. But Sebert keeps her aunt’s framed death certificate in her office to inspire her to advocate for immunization of preventable diseases.
ERs Have Become Central Staging Area for Acutely Ill Patients
December 31, 2012 - Lack of stable medical homes and reduced inpatient capacity are key factors that could be responsible for a shift toward higher billing levels over the past decade in U.S. emergency departments, according to a new report from the New England Journal of Medicine. Changing standards of care and the implementation of electronic medical records are additional potential factors in this shift that is accompanied by increases in higher-complexity, higher paid visits for Medicare emergency patients.
Education and Employment Trends Driving More Nurses to Pursue BSNs, Advanced Degrees
December 31, 2012 - Nursing leaders and employers have put out the call for nurses to pursue more education, and it appears that nurses are responding. According to preliminary 2012 survey data released by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the number of nurses who are seeking bachelor’s and graduate degrees continues to grow.