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Congress Passes Long-Awaited Opioid Crisis Response Legislation

On October 3, Congress passed a final legislative agreement on the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (HR 6).

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Congress Passes Appropriations Bills as Fiscal Year Wraps up

For the first time in years, the US Congress passed several funding bills, known as appropriations, before the end of the fiscal year on September 30. Two respective appropriations measures fund programs that intersect with ASCs: private-sector care for veterans and Medicare.

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Theresa George

"All of our patients have bed rest following their procedures ... "

—Theresa George, Cardiovascular Outpatient Surgery Center of Southwest Louisiana

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AAOS, The Joint Commission Collaborate on THKR Certification

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has collaborated with The Joint Commission to incorporate AAOS' clinical expertise into standards development and performance measurement requirements for Total Hip and Knee Replacement (THKR) Certification, according to a release.

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NJAASC Sponsors One World Surgery Medical Mission

The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC) has sponsored a scholarship that will support One World Surgery's weeklong surgical mission to Honduras in October, according to a press release.

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