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Stop the “Insanity”: The Economic Case for More EMR

July 2015

Washington—If reimbursement rates are any indication, insurers push surgery over less invasive modalities for polyp removal. Now, a new study suggests that payors are wasting potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in the process—and for inferior patient outcomes.
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  • Stop the “Insanity”: The Economic Case for More EMR

    July 2015

    Washington—If reimbursement rates are any indication, insurers push surgery over less invasive modalities for polyp removal. Now, a new study suggests that payors are wasting potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in the process—and for inferior patient outcomes.
    read more

  • The Surgeons’ Lounge

    July 2015

    Welcome to the July issue of The Surgeons’ Lounge. This issue features David C. Chen, MD, associate professor of clinical surgery, associate director of surgical education and clinical director, Lichtenstein Amid Hernia ...
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  • The Volume Conundrum

    July 2015

    Since the late 1970s, when studies began appearing linking volume of surgical procedures to outcomes, the quiet discussion in hospital credentialing committees has centered on whether privileging to perform certain operations ...
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