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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its manual for the ASC quality reporting program.  The manual provides clear and important information on how ASCs should report information to CMS.  Quality reporting will be mandatory beginning October 1, 2012 and ASCs that fail...

Record Drug Shortages Strain Hospitals' Ability To Cope by Scott Hensley - July 12, 2011 If you're hospitalized, here's hoping you won't need any succinylcholine, a muscle relaxant; epinephrine in a syringe for severe allergic reactions; or emergency-use syringes of lidocaine for irregular heartbeats. All three of those drugs are high...

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