Anesthesia News Roundup

Anesthesia News Roundup is a collection of news items pertaining to the clinical side of anesthesia, the business of anesthesia, professional ethics, and items of interest.

Disclaimer: Anesthesia News Roundup is for informational purposes, and its content should not be interpreted as endorsements, standards of care, or position statements of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. All links are accurate upon posting, but may become obsolete due to publishers moving content or expiring older content.

MedPAC Suggests Elimination of "Incident To" Billing for NPPs, APRNs, PAs, APPs, Physician Extenders, etc.
ICD 10 Monitor, January 13, 2020

Cocaine Nasal Solution Receives FDA Approval for Local Anesthesia
Monthly Prescribing Reference, January 13, 2020

FTC Supports Bills Bolstering Advanced Practice Nurse Autonomy
Modern Healthcare, January 13, 2020

Anesthesia Considerations for Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

Goal-Directed Approach for Transthoracic Esophagectomy Reduces Morbidity, Mortality
Anesthesiology News, January 13, 2020

Cumulative Attributable Difference Demonstrates Efficacy for Calculating Decrease in C. difficile
Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology/Healio, January 13, 2020

Informed Consent Bill for Pelvic Exams Gets Welcome Bipartisan Support
The Capital Times (Madison, Wis.), January 13, 2020

This Mother Discusses Her Experience Getting an Epidural as a Plus-Size Woman
Babygaga (St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada), January 11, 2020

State Plays Catch-Up as Marijuana Surges
JoVanna Eisenbarth, DNAP, CRNA, NSPM-C, ARNP, is featured in the article.
The Villages Daily Sun, January 10, 2020

Evaluation of Emergence Agitation After General Anaesthesia in Rhinoplasty Patients: Inhalation Anaesthesia vs Total Intravenous Anaesthesia
American Journal of Otolaryngology, January 10, 2020

Seelos Therapeutics Releases Interim Study Data Validating the Safety of its Ketamine Depression Drug
Proactive, January 10, 2020

New Possible Strategy for Treating Chronic Pain Due to Burns May Help Sufferers Including Veterans
Physiological Reports, January 10, 2020

Effects of Ropivacaine Concentration on Analgesia After Ultrasound-Guided Serratus Anterior Plane Block: A Randomized Double-Blind Trial
Dovepress, January 10, 2020

Physicians Expect Almost One-Third of Their Jobs to be Automated by 2040, Stanford Medicine Report Finds
FierceHealthcare, January 10, 2020

Industry Leaders Share Their Big Takeaways on Consumer Electronics Show 2020
FierceHealthcare, January 10, 2020

How Do Innate Immune Cells Contribute to Airway Remodeling in COPD Progression
Dovepress, January 10, 2020

The Generation Gap: Survey Looks at Doctors' Drinking Habits, Relationships and Other Lifestyle Choices
FierceHealthcare, January 9, 2020

California Could Launch Generic Prescription Label
Modern Healthcare, January 9, 2020

Kaiser Permanente, Union Announce $130M Initiative Aimed at Healthcare Workforce Shortage
FierceHealthcare, January 9, 2020

The Benefit of Dexmedetomidine on Postoperative Cognitive Function is Unrelated to the Modulation on Peripheral Inflammation: A Single-Center, Prospective, Randomized Study
Clinical Journal of Pain/MD Linx, January 9, 2020

Mayo Clinic to Create Patient Genetic Data Library
Modern Healthcare, January 9, 2020

N.Y. Governor Looks to Shift Medicaid Burden Onto New York City and Counties
Modern Healthcare, January 9, 2020

Sciatic Obturator Femoral Technique vs Spinal Anaesthesia in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Fixation of Open Tibial Fractures Using Ilizarov External Fixator: A Randomised Trial
BMC Anesthesiology/MD Linx, January 8, 2020

Antifungal Activity of Local Anesthetics Against Candida Species
Infectious Diseases in Obsetrics & Gynecology/MD Linx, January 8, 2020

Residual Blockade Tested Following Reversal with Sugammadex, Neostigmine
Anesthesiology News, January 8, 2020

Non-Operating Room Anesthesia: Patient Selection and Special Considerations
Dovepress, January 8, 2020

Keep State Out of Doctor-Patient Relationship
New Haven Register, January 8, 2020

Top Healthcare Conferences for Nurses in 2020
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 7, 2020

How Can U.S. Healthcare Save More Than $600B? Switch to a Single-Payer System, Study Says
FierceHealthcare, January 7, 2020

U.S. Hospitals See First Decline in Outpatient Visits Since 1983
Modern Healthcare, January 7, 2020

Stanford Researchers Recommend 5 Practices to Improve Doctor-Patient Relationships
Stanford Medicine News, January 7, 2020

Bill Seeks Informed Consent for Pelvic Exams Under Anesthesia by Medical Students
Wisconsin State Journal, January 7, 2020

States Can Do More to Make Healthcare Affordable, Report Says
Modern Healthcare, January 7, 2020

No Differences in the Prevalence and Intensity of Chronic Postsurgical Pain Between Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Abdominal Hysterectomy: A Prospective Study
Dovepress, January 7, 2020

Rise in Delivery Complications is Increasing Hospital Costs
Modern Healthcare, January 6, 2020

What to Know About Urinary Retention
Medical News Today, January 6, 2020

Health Systems Ready for a Recession by Knowing What to Cut, What's Safe
Modern Healthcare, January 4, 2020

Hospitals, Vendors Question FDA's Plan to Oversee Decision-Support Software
Modern Healthcare, January 3, 2019

Here's an Easy Way to Increase Access to High-Quality Affordable Healthcare
The Washington Post, January 2, 2020

Veterans Benefit from Pain Treatment Without Drugs
MedicalNewsToday, January 2, 2020

Study: Google AI Can Outdo the Experts in Finding Breast Cancer
FierceHealthcare, January 2, 2020

Peninsula Regional Health Systems Seals One Merger, Works to Close Another
Modern Healthcare, January 2, 2020

FDA OKs Huons' Abbreviated New Drug Application for Bupivacaine Hydrochloride in 8.25% Dextrose Injection
Korea Biomedical Review, January 2, 2020

FDA to Enact Scaled-Back E-Cigarette Flavor Ban
Modern Healthcare, January 2, 2020

Manipulation Under Anesthesia Helps Mitigate Knee Stiffness After TKA
Healio/OrthopedicsToday, January 2, 2020

Hospital Mergers Don't Improve Readmissions, Mortality or Experience, Study Finds
Modern Healthcare, January 2, 2020

Doctors and Hospitals Support Value-Based Stark Law Changes
Modern Healthcare, January 2, 2020

Higher Education, a Fix for Email Overload and Meditation: Nurses Share Their New Year's Resolutions for 2020
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 1, 2020

FierceHealthcare's Editorial Advisory Council Offers Insights on the Road Ahead in 2020
FierceHealthcare, January 1, 2020

Effects of Intrathecal Bupivacaine and Bupivacaine Plus Fentanyl in Elderly Patients Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty
Doc Wire News, January 1, 2020

Nurse Anesthetists Donate to Ronald McDonald Houses
Altoona Mirror, January 1, 2020

Do Ketamine and CBD Help with Stress?
Outside Magazine, January 1, 2020

Wisconsin Students Perfect Breathing Device for Pediatric Surgeries
BTN, January 1, 2020

What's Coming for Healthcare in 2020; Health Executives Weigh In
FierceHealthcare, December 31, 2019

From Medicaid to Price Transparency, Here are the Five Biggest Health Policy Controversies in 2019
FierceHealthcare, December 31, 2019

Sevoflurane Inhibits Proliferation and Invasion of Human Ovarian Cancer Cells by Regulating JNK and p38 MAPK Signaling Pathway
Dovepress, December 31, 2019

Virtual Reality as an Adjunct to Anesthesia in the Operating Room
BioMedCentral, December 27, 2019

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Psychiatrists Divided on 'Breakthrough' Ketamine-Based Depression Drug
The National, December 27, 2019

Trump Administration Extends Comment Period on Insurer Transparency Rule
FierceHealthcare, December 27, 2019

Bundled Payment Plans are Associated with Notable Cost Savings for Ambulatory Outpatient Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Doc Wire, December 25, 2019

Propofol Exhibits a Tumor-Suppressive Effect and Regulates Cell Viability, Migration and Invasion in Bladder Carcinoma by Targeting the microRNA-10b/HOXD 10 Signaling Pathway
Uro Today, December 24, 2019

Lumbar Decompression Relieves Spinal Stenosis Pain More Than Epidural Injection
Anesthesiology News, December 24, 2019

Staffing Changes Strain Beaumont Hospitals in Trenton, Royal Oak
Crain's Detroit Business, December 23, 2019

Questions About What it Means to be Conscious After Discovery that EEG Doesn't Always Track Being Awake
SciTechDaily, December 23, 2019

The 2020s: The Decade of Psychedelic Breakthroughs?
Big Think, December 23, 2019

Surgeons at Beaumont Trenton Speak Out About Staff Shortages
Deadline Detroit, December 24, 2019

Comparison of General Anesthesia with Endotracheal Intubation, Combined Spinal-Epidural Anesthesia and General Anesthesia with Laryngeal Mask Airway and Nerve Block for Intertrochanteric Fracture Surgeries in Elderly Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study
BMC Anesthesiology/MD Linx, December 23, 2019

Knowledge and Attitudes of Ethiopian Nursing Staff Regarding Postoperative Pain Management: A Cross-Sectional Multicenter Study
Dovepress, December 23, 2019

Better Sedation with Dexmedetomidine for Patients After Cardiac Surgery
Anesthesiology News, December 23, 2019

Evaluation of Clinical Factors Associated with Adverse Drug Events in Patients Receiving Sub-Anesthetic Ketamine Infusions
Dovepress, December 23, 2019

This is What It's Like to Wake Up During Surgery
Inverse, December 21, 2019

J&J Gets European Union Approval for Depression Nasal Spray Spravato
PM Live, December 20, 2019

Flow-Controlled Ventilation Lung-Protective for Obese
Anesthesiology News, December 20, 2019

Commentary: Lessons Learned from a Targeted Ransomware Attack
Modern Healthcare, December 20, 2019

Study Finds Tech Issues with ONC-Certified EHRs That Could Cause Patient Harm
FierceHealthcare, December 19, 2019

Sleep, Experimental Pain and Clinical Pain in Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain and Healthy Controls
Dovepress, December 19, 2019

Surgical Patients Want to See Pre-Op Checklists Completed in Front of Them
Medscape, December 19, 2019

China to Use Epidural-Induced Births to Gauge Anesthesia Efficacy
Sixth Tone, December 19, 2019

In Pulmonary Hypertension, MAC Outperforms General Anesthesia
Anesthesiology News, December 19, 2019

The Elephant in the Operating Room: The Surgeon-Anesthesiologist Relationship
Medscape, December 19, 2019

Intraoperative Hypothermia is Associated with Reduced Acute Kidney Injury After Spine Surgery Under General Anesthesia: A Retrospective Observational Study
Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology, December 18, 2019

Benefits Seen with Use of Regional Blocks for Bilateral Mastectomy with Reconstruction
Anesthesiology News, December 18, 2019

Spine Surgery 'Safe' in Patients of Advanced Age
Spinal News International, December 18, 2019

Early Regional Anesthesia Effective for Extremity Injury Pain
Physician's Weekly, December 17, 2019

Add Transthoracic Echocardiography to Cardiac Anesthesiologists' Role
Anesthesiology News, December 17, 2019

The Effect of Dexmedetomidine as Adjuvant to Ropivacaine 0.1% for Femoral Nerve Block on Strength of Quadriceps Muscle in Patients Undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial
Dovepress, December 17, 2019

Hackensack Meridian Pays Hackers After Ransomeware Attack
Modern Healthcare, December 16, 2019

Liberia: John F. Kennedy Medical Center Performs First Brain Tumor Surgery
Front Page Africa (Monrovia, Liberia), December 16, 2019

Northwest Doctors Rethink Aid-in-Dying Drugs to Avoid Prolonged Deaths
Spring Hill Insider, December 15, 2019

White House Completes Review of Drug Importation Rule and Guidance
Modern Healthcare, December 14, 2019

The Effect of Colonoscopy on Intraocular Pressure: An Observational Prospective Study
Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, December 12, 2019

Michigan Blues Makes Deals with Seven Health Organizations Aiming to Bend Cost Curve
Modern Healthcare, December 12, 2019

House Passes Democrats' Government Drug-Price Negotiation Bill
Modern Healthcare, December 12, 2019

Big Chicago Hospital Combo in the Works
Modern Healthcare, December 12, 2019

New IRS Rule Will Help Lower Drug Costs for Those With Chronic Conditions
FierceHealthcare, December 12, 2019

Chart Reviews Boost Medicare Advantage Payment by $6.7 Billion, OIG Finds
Modern Healthcare, December 12, 2019

House Committee Springs New Surprise Billing Proposal, Calls for Delay
Modern Healthcare, December 11, 2019

House Democrats Amend Drug Pricing to Boost Private Plans' Cost Savings
Modern Healthcare, December 11, 2019

Hospitals Need More Than HCAHPS to Measure Patient Experience, Report Says
Modern Healthcare, December 11, 2019

November-Reported Healthcare Breaches Exposed 570,000 Patients' Data
Modern Healthcare, December 11, 2019

In New Milestone, The Majority of U.S. Medical Students Are Now Women
FierceHealthcare, December 11, 2019

FTC Concerned Texas Anesthesia Rule Too Restrictive
Law360, December 10, 2019

Health Systems Must Tackle Workplace, Patient Safety in Tandem, IHI Says
FierceHealthcare, December 10, 2019

Analgesics of the Future: Inside the Potential of 3 Drug Delivery Systems
Practical Pain Management, December 9, 2019

Intra-Op Data Important for Assessing Postsurgical AKI Risk
Anesthesiology News, December 9, 2019

Common Genetic Link Between Austism and Tourette's Discovered—Brain Communication Impaired
Sci Tech Daily, December 9, 2019

Surprise Billing Tweaks Fail to Win Provider Support
Modern Healthcare, December 9, 2019

Providers Get Win in Surprise Billing Compromise, But They're Not Happy
FierceHealthcare, December 9, 2019

House GOP Leaders Introduce Drug-Pricing Bill to Counter Pelosi Plan
Modern Healthcare, December 9, 2019

IHI Releases Principles for Improving Patient Safety Measure
Modern Healthcare, December 9, 2019

Banner Health Agrees to $6 Million Settlement Over 2016 Breach
Modern Healthcare, December 9, 2019

With Cellular Blueprint for Lungs, Scientists Look Forward to Organ Recovery
Resident Weekly, December 7, 2019

Where the Frauds Are All Legal
The New York Times, December 7, 2019

Hospital Leaders Increasingly Open to Negotiated Price Caps
Modern Healthcare, December 7, 2019

Vaping-Related Cases Lead to Care Guidelines from Intermountain
Modern Healthcare, December 7, 2019

ChristianaCare Doc Uses Robot for Cutting-Edge Surgeries
Delaware Business Times, December 6, 2019

Comparison of the Effects of Target-Controlled Infusion of Propofol and Sevoflurane as Maintenance of Anesthesia on Hemodynamic Profile in Kidney Transplantation
Anesthesiology Research and Practice/MD Linx, December 5, 2019

Healthcare Spending Ticked up in 2018 as Industry Felt the Impacts of the ACA's Maligned Insurer Tax
FierceHealthcare, December 5, 2019

MedPAC Says Ambulatory Surgical Centers Don't Need a Pay Raise
Modern Healthcare, December 5, 2019

Healthcare Spending Growth Up 4.6% as Prices Increase in 2018
Modern Healthcare, December 5, 2019

Lawmakers Taking Steps to Create Federal Data Privacy Law with Tougher Regulation of Biometric, Health Data
FierceHealthcare, December 5, 2019

Nurses Urge UC Davis Health to Comply with Law, Develop Plan to Avert Violence at Work
Sacramento Bee, December 4, 2019

This New Law Was Meant to Target Uber. So Why Could It Hurt Hospitals?
The Advisory, December 4, 2019

Disparities Between Care in Rural, Urban Areas Getting Worse
Healthcare Dive, December 4, 2019

Prediction of Hemodynamic Reactivity by Electroencephalographically Derived Pain Threshold Index in Children Undergoing General Anesthesia: A Prospective Observational Study
Dovepress, December 3, 2019

Cerner Taps Amazon Web Services to Ramp Up Healthcare AI Capabilities, Predictive Technology
FierceHealthcare, December 3, 2019

Lacking Specialist Access Drives Health Disparities
Modern Healthcare, December 3, 2019

No Lasting Side Effects With Single Infusion of Low-Dose Ketamine
Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network, December 2, 2019

Cancer Patients Are Undergoing Hypnosis Instead of Anesthsia in Push to Reduce Risks of Post-Surgery Memory Loss and Delirium
The Daily Mail (U.K.), December 2, 2019

Guest Column: Anesthesiologist Shortage Could be Solved with Nurse Anesthetists
Windsor Star (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), December 1, 2019

15 Doctors Fired from Chicago-Area Health System
MedPage Today, November 26, 2019

Schaumburg Stabbing Victim Remembered as Caring Nurse at St. Alexius
Daily Herald (suburban Chicago), November 26, 2019

Survey: Health Benefit Costs to Rise by 6.8% Globally in 2020
FierceHealthcare, November 25, 2019

How Going Green Can Save Your Hospital Millions
Anesthesiology News, November 25, 2019

Eight Major CMS Changes to Take Effect in 2020
Becker's ASC Review, November 22, 2019

Recurrence of Breast Cancer After REgional or General Anesthesia: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The Lancet/MD Linx, November 22, 2019

How Switching Anesthetics Can Have a Massive Impact on a Hospital's Carbon Footprint (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada), November 22, 2019

Comparison of Intraoperative Sedation with Dexmedetomidine vs Propofol on Acute Postoperative Pain in Total Knee Arthroplasty Under Spinal Anesthesia: A Randomized Trial
Anesthesia & Analgesia, November 22, 2019

As Nova Scotia Weighs Using Family Practice Anesthetists, Red Tape Holds Back Ontario Doctor
CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.), November 22, 2019

Bilateral Brachial Plexus Block Using Chloroprocaine for Surgery of Bilateral Radial Fractures [Response to Letter]
Dovepress, November 21, 2019

FDA Nominee Commits to Addressing Drug Prices, Shortages
Modern Healthcare, November 20, 2019

Pelvic Exams Under Anesthesia Are Only for Clinical Indications, According to Cleveland Clinic Care Path
Consult QD, November 20, 2019

Health Systems Issuing Bonds at Feverish Pace
Modern Healthcare, November 20, 2019

Oropharyngeal Trauma During Video Laryngoscopy
Anesthesiology News, November 20, 2019

Does Topical Proparacaine Improve Postoperative Comfort After Strabismus Surgery?
Dovepress, November 20, 2019

RAND Study: Medicare Buy-in Could Jack Up Premiums for Younger People in ACA Plans
FierceHealthcare, November 19, 2019

Verma: Hospitals Want to Do Things 'The Same Old Way'
Modern Healthcare, November 19, 2019

Lawmakers Push HHS for More Clarity, Stronger Data Privacy Protections in Federal Data Sharing Rules
FierceHealthcare, November 19, 2019

Congressional Leaders Query Ascension and Google on Data Arrangement
Modern Healthcare, November 19, 2019

Improper Payments for Medicare Fell in 2019, But Soared for Medicaid and CHIP
Modern Healthcare, November 19, 2019

Blood Transfusion Volumes Linked to Infection in Cardiac Surgery Patients
Anesthesiology News, November 19, 2019

Anesthesia and Ventilation Options for Flex Robotic Assisted Laryngopharyngeal Surgery
American Journal of Otolaryngology/MD Linx, November 19, 2019

CMS Finalizes Changes Expanding the Scope of the Open Payments Program
National Law Review, November 18, 2019

The Biology of General Anesthesia from Paramecium to Primate
Current Biology, November 18, 2019

Obesity and Obstetric Anesthesia: Current Insights
Dovepress, November 18, 2019

HealthTrust Addresses Drug Shortages by Supporting Member Access to Essential Medicines
Business Wire, November 18, 2019

Ether and Chloroform Were the Anesthetics of the U.S. Civil War
Interesting Engineering, November 17, 2019

Joining Forces: How to Strengthen Payer/Provider Relationships
FierceHealthcare, November 18, 2019

Study Details Litigation Related to Endotracheal Intubations
Anesthesiology News, November 16, 2019

Effect of Ketamine Combined with Lidocaine in Pediatric Anesthesia
Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis, November 15, 2019

Fox 17 News' Dennis Ferrier Gives Commencement Speech to Local Nurses at MTSA
Fox 17 (Nashville, Tenn.), November 15, 2019

Hospitals Get Ready to Fight CMS in Court Again, This Time Over Transparency
FierceHealthcare, November 15, 2019

Trump Administration Unveils New Price Transparency Rules
Modern Healthcare, November 15, 2019

'Agency Overreach, Plain and Simple': Drugmakers Hit Back at HHS as Drug Prices in TV Ads Get Another Hearing
FiercePharma, November 15, 2019

Side Effects Mild, Brief with Single Antidepressant Dose of Intravenous Ketamine
National Institutes of Health, November 15, 2019

New York Hospital IT Professional Accused of Stealing Co-Workers' Passwords, Information
FierceHealthcare, November 15, 2019

Leveraging AI Tools to Fight the Battle of Depression
Healthcare Tech Outlook, November 15, 2019

Loneliness Has Become a Big Targt for Medicare Advantage Insurers. Here's What They're Doing About It
FierceHealthcare, November 15, 2019

Mount Laurel Woman Who Received a New Heart Valve While Pregnant Gives Birth to Healthy Baby
Burlington County Times (Burlington, N.J.), November 15, 2019

New Trump Rule to Make More Healthcare Rates Public
The Washington Post, November 15, 2019

Beaumont Settles with Feds Over Alleged ADA Violations
Modern Healthcare, November 14, 2019

Ascension, Google Blowback Hints at Providers' Next Tech Hurdle
Modern Healthcare, November 14, 2019

CMS Star Quality Ratings Migh Not Serve Patient Interests, Experts Warn
Modern Healthcare, November 14, 2019

Idaho University Won't Accept Medicaid as Health Insurance
Modern Healthcare, November 14, 2019

The Effects of Anesthesia Induction and Positive Pressure Ventilation on Right-Ventricular Function: An Echocardiography-Based Prospective Observational Study
BMC Anesthesiology/MD Linx, November 13, 2019

Experts: Transparency Key to Avoid Controversy Generated by Google-Ascension Data Deal
FierceHealthcare, November 13, 2019

Azar Says Trump Wants More Aggressive International Drug-Pricing Demo
Modern Healthcare, November 13, 2019

FDA's Rapid Approval of Esketamine for Severe Depression Questioned
Medscape, November 13, 2019

CDC: More People Dying from Antibiotic Resistance Than Previously Believed
FierceHealthcare, November 13, 2019

Google, Ascension Data Partnership Sparks Federal Probe
Modern Healthcare, November 13, 2019

Study: Improving Trauma Pain Outcomes
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, November 13, 2019

Google's Partnership Alarms Patients, Privacy Advocates, HHS
Politico, November 13, 2019

Supply Chain Tweaks Could Help Average Hospital Hire Up to 165 More Nurses
Modern Healthcare, November 13, 2019

Regular Marijuana Use Alters Endo Sedation Needs
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News, November 13, 2019

Finding Safe Dental Anesthesia for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
Anesthesia Progress, November 13, 2019

Undergoing MRI Leads to Hypothermia in Many Pediatric Patients Requiring Anesthesia
Anesthesiology News, November 13, 2019

CMS Seeks to Crack Down on Schemes Used by States to Get Higher Federal Match in Medicaid

FierceHealthcare, November 12, 2019

What You Must Tell Your Doctor, Even If It's Illegal: Research Finds Pot Smokers May Need Twice the Anesthetic
Fox 59 (Indianapolis, Ind.), November 12, 2019

Hospitals Call on Judge to Halt CMS Site-Neutral Pay Policy
Modern Healthcare, November 12, 2019

Hospitals Marked Up Prices for Emergency, Anesthesiology Services, Study Finds
FierceHealthcare, November 12, 2019

Vaping-related Lung Transplant Performed at Detroit Hospital
Modern Healthcare, November 12, 2019

Variable vs Fixed-Rate Infusion of Phenylephrine During Cesarean Delivery: A Randomized Controlled Trial
BMC Anesthesiology/MD Linx, November 12, 2019

Pediatric Chronic Postsurgical Pain and Functional Disability: A Prospective Study of Risk Factors up to One Year After Major Surgery
Dovepress, November 12, 2019

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Insurance Claims to Be Added to Health Care Cost Institute Data
Modern Healthcare, November 12, 2019

Preprocedural Ultrasound Versus Landmark Techniques for Spinal Anesthesia Performed by Novice Residents in Elderly: A Randomized Controlled Trial
BMC Anesthesiology, November 11, 2019

Hospital Sticker Prices Can Rise Faster Than Inflation
Physician's Weekly, November 11, 2019

Voters Say Congress Needs to Curb Drug Prices, But Are Lawmakers Listening?
FierceHealthcare, November 11, 2019

Cholesterol Levels Dropping in the U.S., But Many Still Need Care
Modern Healthcare, November 11, 2019

Another Voice: Setting the Record Straight on Sedation with Propofol
The Buffalo News, November 11, 2019

10 Hospitalized from Oklahoma Facility After Flu Shot Mix-Up
Modern Healthcare, November 11, 2019

Fungus Causes Seattle Children's Operating Room Closures
Modern Healthcare, November 11, 2019

Could Underbody Blankets Be the Better Option?
Anesthesiology News, November 11, 2019

Analog Stethoscope's Heart is Beating
Modern Healthcare, November 9, 2019

Children's Hospitals Collaborate Rather Than Compete on Patient Safety
Modern Healthcare, November 9, 2019

Recent Safety Scandals Suggest Healthcare Leaders Haven't Learned Lessons
Modern Healthcare, November 9, 2019

Minnesota Looks to Evolve Its Patient Safety Reporting System
Modern Healthcare, November 9, 2019

Hospitals Fall Short of Patient Safety Goals 20 Years After 'To Err is Human'
Modern Healthcare, November 9, 2019

Lenovo Pilots VR as an Alternative to General Anesthesia for Kids
Venture Beat, November 9, 2019

Top White House Adviser Says Hospital Price Transparency Rule Coming Soon
Modern Healthcare, November 8, 2019

Repeated Ketamine Infusions Do Not Cause Hepatotoxicity, Reveals Study
Specialty Medical Dialogues, November 8, 2019

HHS Defends Its Authority to Cut 340B Payments
Modern Healthcare, November 8, 2019

Nurse Practitioners: Over 50 Years as Health Care Providers, 270,000 Strong
Reno Gazette Journal, November 8, 2019

Omidria Lessens Need for Fentanyl During Cataract Surgery
Healio Ocular Surgery News, November 8, 2019

APRN Annual Pay Down Slightly: Medscape Survey
Medscape, November 8, 2019

Working Hand in Hand with the Nation's Largest Integrated Care System
Penn Today, November 8, 2019

Protecting Whistleblowers at the VA
Modern Healthcare, November 8, 2019

October-Reported Healthcare Breaches Exposed 311,000 Patients' Data
Modern Healthcare, November 7, 2019

MedPAC: Lack of Site-Neutral Payments Driving Physician-Hospital Mergers
FierceHealthcare, November 7, 2019

Patients Feel the Pain of Hospital-Physician Consolidation
Modern Healthcare, November 7, 2019

Best Practices for Administering Esketamine
Pschiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network, November 7, 2019

CMS Expanding CRNA Privileges Under 2020 Fee Schedule: 2 Updates
Becker's ASC Review, November 7, 2019

U.S. Army Veteran Cesar Jesus Visurraga
Patch Washington D.C., November 7, 2019

Ransomware Attack at Brooklyn Hospital Center Results in Permanent Loss of Some Patient Data
FierceHealthcare, November 6, 2019

Trump's 'Conscience Rule' for Health Providers Blocked by Federal Judge
The Washington Post, November 6, 2019

Is There a Difference in Breast Cancer Recurrence Rates After Surgery with Regional vs General Anesthesia?
The ASCO Post, November 6, 2019

Ferrier Files: Only Single Subject University in America Right Here in Nashville
Fox 17 (Nashville, Tenn.), November 5, 2019

Dexmedetomidine Best Adjuvant for Caudal Epidural Block
Anesthesiology News, November 5, 2019

This Nov. 11, Help Stem the Tide of Veteran Suicides
Delaware State News, November 4, 2019

CMS Final Rule Aims to Reduce Physician Billing, Coding Burdens
HealthData Management, November 4, 2019

Cognition Unaffected When Preemies, Neonates Receive Anesthesia
Anesthesiology News, November 4, 2019

Everyone Plays a Role in Mitigating Long-Term Effects of Healthcare Workplace Violence
Modern Healthcare, November 2, 2019

Letter: Anesthesia Care is Expertly Handled
Letter to the Editor from AANA CEO Randall Moore
The State Journal-Register, November 2, 2019

California Hospitals Adjust to a New Normal as Fires Rage
Modern Healthcare, November 2, 2019

Doctors Conduct Record-Breaking Weight-Loss Surgery
Shine (Shanghai, PROC), November 2, 2019

Subarachnoid and Epidural Dexmedetomidine for the Prevention of Post-Anesthetic Shivering: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review
Dovepress, November 1, 2019

An Update on the Clinical Applications of Cannabidiol
Natural Medicine Journal, November 2019

Hospitals Slow to Act Against Patient Biases Toward Clinicians
Modern Healthcare, October 31, 2019

Laryngeal Mask vs Intubation for Adenoidectomies in Children: Analysis of 1,500 Operations
The Laryngoscope/MD Linx, October 31, 2019

Ketamine Therapy for Depression: A Simple Guide
Medical Daily, October 31, 2019

How Nurse Practitioners Are Key to Expanding the Opioid Treatment Workforce
AANP, October 30, 2019

Doctors Seek Tighter Federal Regulation on Vaping
Modern Healthcare, October 30, 2019

Amid Blackouts, California Hospitals Face Wrenching Choices: Power Their EHRs? Refrigerate Vaccines? Keep the Lights On?
Advisory Board, October 30, 2019

Methadone-Induced Torsades de Pointes Leading to Cardiac Arrest in a Patient With Chronic Pain
Anesthesiology News, October 30, 2019

Tens of Thousands Watch Woman Stream Her Brain Surgery on Facebook While Awake
The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 30, 2019

FDA Releases Multiagency Report on Causes of Drug Shortages
Anesthesiology News, October 30, 2019

U of Mississippi Medical Physician Sues Insurers for Denying Cancer Treatment
Becker's Hospital Review, October 30, 2019

The Complete Guide to Ketamine Therapy for Depression, From Someone Who's Tried It
Allure, October 30, 2019

Regional Anesthesia Preferred After Major Lower Extremity Amputation
Anesthesiology News, October 29, 2019

Smartphone Data Can Help Surgeons Understand a Patient's Recovery
American College of Surgeons, October 28, 2019

Healthcare Fraud Can Be Deadly, Study Finds
Modern Healthcare, October 28, 2019

The Antipsychotic Amisulpride Proves Effective as Rescue Treatment for PONV
Anesthesiology News, October 28, 2019

People's Pharmacy: Should You Skip Potatoes Prior to Surgery?
Athens Banner-Herald, October 28, 2019

Lyft, Uber Expand Reach Into Healthcare
Modern Healthcare, October 28, 2019

Another Voice: Quality of Sedation and Patient Safety Matter Most in Anesthesia
The Buffalo News, October 26, 2019

U.S. Officials Predict Shortages of Critical Hospital Supplies
Modern Healthcare, October 25, 2019

Payer Cost Control Moves Swamped by Provider Consolidation: Study
Modern Healthcare, October 25, 2019

Recurrence of Breast Cancer After Regional or General Anaesthesia: A Randomised Controlled Trial
The Lancet/MD Linx, October 25, 2019

FDA Approves Biophen for Hypotension in Anesthesia Settings
Drug Topics, October 24, 2019

Thursday's Letters: Nurse Anesthetists
Letter from Jill Mason-Nguyen, SCANA President
Spartanburg, October 24, 2019

Local Anesthesiologists Trying New Drug to Limit Opioid Abuse
WGME 13 CBS, October 23, 2019

Anesthesia Technique Flops in Large Breast Cancer Trial
MedPage Today, October 23, 2019

Five Important Cataract Questions Answered
KSAT 12 ABC (San Antonio, Texas), October 23, 2019

Regular Marijuana Use Changes Anesthesia Needs
General Surgery News, October 23, 2019

Montana Health System Phishing Scam Affects 130,000 Patients
Modern Healthcare, October 23, 2019

Black Nurse Practitioners Seek More Diversity in Profession
The Charleston Chronicle, Otober 22, 2019

Surgery, Smoking Pot Isn't a Good Combo
Honolulu Star Advertiser, October 22, 2019

Cannabis Vaping is Now Legal in Canada, But That Doesn't Make It Safe: Experts
Folio (University of Alberta, Canada), October 22, 2019

CMS Thinks Artificial Intelligence Could Help Cut Medicare Fraud
Modern Healthcare, October 22, 2019

Senators Propose Bill to Boost Payments for Rural ACOs
Modern Healthcare, October 22, 2019

Miami Children's Hospital Uses Music Therapy to Reduce Sedation for Kids
Ocala Star Banner, October 21, 2019

Anesthesia for Breast Cancer Surgery Has No Influence on Risk of Tumor Recurrence, October 21, 2019

Poor Communities Hit Hard by Pharmacy Closures
Modern Healthcare, October 21, 2019

UPS and CVS Launch New Drone Delivery Deal
Modern Healthcare, October 21, 2019

Quinine with Whiskey: An Early American Drug Shortage
Anesthesiology News, October 20, 2019

Paving the Path to Diversity and Inclusion
Modern Healthcare, October 19, 2019

Wrong Side Nerve Blocks and the Use of Checklists
Anesthesiology News, October 19, 2019

Copying and Pasting of EHR Data May Insert Problems
Modern Healthcare, October 19, 2019

CMS' Verma Touts Value-Based Pricing—Not Negotiation—For High Drug Prices
FierceHealthcare, October 18, 2019

Frailty in Patients Undergoing Vascular Surgery: A Narrative Review of Current Evidence
Dovepress, October 17, 2019

Professor Wins Prestigious Prize for Groundbreaking Discovery in Use of Ketamine
Global Times, October 17, 2019

Study Finds Increased Risk for Intracranial Subdural Hematomas in Postpartum Women with Post-Dural Puncture Headaches
Neurology Today, October 17, 2019

Children's Hospital Uses Music Therapy to Reduce Sedation for Kids
Atlanta Journal Constitution, October 17, 2019

Study Compares Costs, Outcomes of Surgeries at Teaching and Non-Teaching Hospitals, October 17, 2019

UnitedHealthcare Outpatient Surgery Policy Threatens Hospital Revenue
Modern Healthcare, October 17, 2019

Indiana Hospital System Notifying Patients After Data Breach
Modern Healthcare, October 17, 2019

Wanted: A Pragmatic Healthcare Agenda for 2020
Modern Healthcare, October 17, 2019

Book: Trump Mulled Order to Close Parts of VA Health System
Modern Healthcare, October 16, 2019

More Than Dollars: Following the Evidence to Better Addiction Treatment
Fierce Healthcare, October 16, 2019

Making the Most of Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia
Anesthesiology News, October 16, 2019

Ketamine Use on the Rise Among Festival-Goers: NDARC Survery
The New Daily (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), October 16, 2019

Regular Marijuana Use Changes Anesthesia Needs
Anesthesiology News, October 15, 2019

Protecting Our Collective Brain Power from Stroke
Greenwich Free Press, October 15, 2019

N.Y. Lawsuit: Albany Med Program Exploits Filipino Nurses
Modern Healthcare, October 15, 2019

Amazon, City of Hope Partnership Gives Workers Access to Cancer Support
Modern Healthcare, October 15, 2019

"Flimsy Evidence" for Esketamine as Depression Treatment
Mad in America, October 15, 2019

Fight Over Colonoscopy Sedation Raises Big Medical Questions
InsuranceNewsNet, October 14, 2019

Fight Over Colonoscopy Sedation Raises Big Medical Questions
The Buffalo News (Buffalo, N.Y.), October 14, 2019

To Save Rural Hospitals, Georgia Requires Classes for CEOs
Modern Healthcare, October 14, 2019

Developing a New Device to Protect Young Patients During Anesthesia, October 14, 2019

International News
Questions Still Unanswered Despite Luxembourg's Palliative Care Law
RTL Today, October 13, 2019

Here's 26 Facts You Might Not Know About How Hospitals Operated 100 Years Ago, October 13, 2019

Hospitals Setting Up Tech Bars for Chronic Disease Care
Modern Healthcare, October 12, 2019

California Hospitals Rely on Generators During PG&E Power Outages
Modern Healthcare, October 11, 2019

Man Drives Five Hours for Surgery Insurance Won't Cover
CBS Evening News, October 11, 2019

Viscous Topical Anesthetics Increased Risk of Post-Injection Endophthalmitis
Healio, October 11, 2019

Continuous Femoral Nerve Block Key to Outpatient Total Joint Success
Anesthesiology News, October 11, 2019

FDA Approves OraSure's 30-minute Ebola Virus Diagnostic
FierceBiotech, October 11, 2019

Area Medical Experts Say Rural Health Care is on the Decline
WCBI, October 11, 2019

Heart-Lung Protection in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: Concepts and Clinical Practice in Anesthesia Care
Archive Ouvert, Universite de Geneve, October 11, 2019

Transversus Abdominis Plane Block May Improve Aute and Chronic Pain After Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
Clinical Pain Advisor, October 11, 2019

Study Targets 'Fingerprint' of Human Consciousness
MedicalXpress, October 11, 2019

Does Computerized Anesthesia Reduce Pain During Local Anesthesia in Pediatric Patients for Dental Treatment? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry/MD Linx, October 11, 2019

Looking at Anesthetic Neurotoxicity in Pediatric Sedation
Contemporary Pediatrics, October 11, 2019

Continuous Femoral Nerve Block Key to Outpatient Total Joint Success
Anesthesiology News, October 11, 2019

Targeted Epidural Blood Patches Under Fluoroscopic Guidance for Incidental Durotomies Related to Spine Surgeries: A Case Series
Dovepress, October 11, 2019

Total Knee Arthroplasty in Inpatient, Outpatient Settings—12 Statistics
Becker's ASC Review, October 9, 2019

Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Allow Patients to Learn Hospital Costs in Advance
Canton Repository (Canton, Ohio), October 9, 2019

How Psychedelic Substances Can Help Treat Anxiety, Depression and Other Mental Illnesses
WBUR (Boston, Mass.), October 9, 2019

New Online Course on Quality and Safety Offered to Anesthesiology Residents
Minnesota Daily, October 9, 2019

Dexmedetomidine—Ketamine Combo Has No Effect on Pediatric Airway
Anesthesiology News, October 8, 2019

Association of General Anesthesia vs Procedural Sedation with Functional Outcome Among Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke Undergoing Thrombectomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
JAMA/MD Linx, October 8, 2019

Opioids Block Pain During Surgery. One Area Doctor Has Another Idea
Tampa Bay Times, October 7, 2019

Breast Cancer 2019: New Procedure Improves Recovery, Lowers Pain
The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pa.), October 7, 2019

Waste Accounts for One-Quarter of Healthcare Spending
Modern Healthcare, October 7, 2019

Free Drugs Improve Patient Adherence, JAMA Study Finds
Modern Healthcare, October 7, 2019

Florida Board of Nursing Says Using the Title 'Nurse Anesthesiologist' is Fine With Them
Anesthesiology News, October 7, 2019

Cuomo Signs Law Prohibiting Pelvic Exams on Patients Under Anesthesia Without Consent
News Channel 2 (Utica, N.Y.), October 7, 2019

Study Finds NSAIDS May Lessen Air Pollution Effects on Lung Function
Green Car Congress, October 6, 2019

Trump Executive Order Sparks Questions About Impact on Medicare Spending
Modern Healthcare, October 5, 2019

Unmet Needs Exist in Ketamine Research
Healio/Psychiatry, October 4, 2019

External Validation of the Surgical Mortality Probability Model (S-MPM) in Patients Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery
Dovepress, October 4, 2019

A Multiple Anesthesia Approach for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Anesthesiology News, October 3, 2019

Shirola: The U.S. Government Must Ensure Open Access to Ketamine Infusions
The Daily Northwestern, October 3, 2019

The Effect of Intraoperative Use of Dexmedetomidine During the Daytime Operation vs the Nighttime Operation on Postoperative Sleep Quality and Pain Under General Anesthesia
Dovepress, October 3, 2019

J&J Seeks Wider Use of Its Spravato Antidepressant in U.S.
PharmaPhorum, October 3, 2019

UPS to Kick Off Drone Delivery Service with Hospital Campuses
Modern Healthcare, October 2, 2019

Use of Regional Anesthesia for Lower Extremity Amputation May Reduce the Need for Perioperative Vasopressors: A Propensity Score-Matched Observational Study
Dovepress, October 2, 2019

No Association Between Induction Method and Perioperative Respiratory Adverse Events in Overweight Children
Anesthesiology News, October 2, 2019

The Effect of the Use of Preemptive Oral Pregabalin on the Postoperative Spinal Analgesia in Patients Presented for Orthopedic Surgeries: Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of Pain Research, October 2, 2019

Simsbury Ceremony Recognizes World War II Nurses as Lesser-Known Heroes
Hartford Courant, October 1, 2019

General Anesthesia Confers Less Disability Three Months After Thrombectomy for Stroke vs. Sedation
Healio, October 1, 2019

Alabama Hospital System Halts Admissions Amid Malware Attack
Modern Healthcare, October 1, 2019

CRNAs: A Short History of Nurse Anesthesia and the Future of Anesthesia Care
LinkedIn, April 7, 2017