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Medicaid Payment Tied to Timing of Breast Cancer Surgery

October 2014

Chicago—In states where surgeons receive lower Medicaid reimbursements for breast cancer surgery, Medicaid patients have longer wait times for breast-conserving surgery and outpatient mastectomies. This news comes from a study presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Society of ...
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  • Medicaid Payment Tied to Timing of Breast Cancer Surgery

    October 2014

    Chicago—In states where surgeons receive lower Medicaid reimbursements for breast cancer surgery, Medicaid patients have longer wait times for breast-conserving surgery and outpatient mastectomies. This news comes from a study presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Society of ...
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  • Preoperative Routines Reduce Post-Op Risks in Obese Patients

    October 2014

    Dedicated protocols for obese patients undergoing abdominal surgery can greatly reduce their risk for complications after the procedure, researchers have found.
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  • Duke Protocol Reduces Colorectal Surgical Site Infections by 75%

    October 2014

    A bundle of preventive measures can significantly reduce surgical site infections (SSIs) after colorectal surgery, but the strategy probably requires a “village” to be successful, a new study suggested.
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