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CMS, ONC Release New Regulations on EHI

On February 11, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) concurrently released two, long-awaited federal regulations addressing health information technology (HIT). The two rules seek to ease the flow of healthcare information, both from provider to patient as well as between providers, and add to a continually expanding regulatory framework governing electronic health information (EHI).


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Bohlke Joins HOP

Terry Bohlke

Last week, the Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invited Terry Bohlke, former president of the ASCA Board and vice president of Ambulatory Surgery Centers at Community Health Systems in Franklin, Tennessee, to serve on the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP).


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Focus on Members

Do RNs administer conscious sedation in your ASC? If yes, do you have a circulating RN in the room?

David Shapiro

"In this circumstance, there should be both a sedation nurse and a circulating nurse. The individual performing the procedure needs to..."

—David Shapiro, Red Hills Surgical Center


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Florida Health Advisory Committee Includes Former ASCA Board President

David M. Shapiro, MD, CASC, former ASCA Board president and anesthesiologist at Red Hills Surgical Center in Tallahassee, Florida, has joined a 50-member Transition Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness in Tallahassee.


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