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News by Topic: Surgery

Sep 7, 2023 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing its approval of the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for Ambulatory Surgical Centers that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 19, 2023 - Recent research evaluated surgery trends for rural and urban Pennsylvanians with cancer. Found that for many cancer types, rural residents were less likely to receive surgery at high-volume hospitals than urban residents despite better outcomes at high-volume hospitals. Discusses policy recommendations that account for rural residents' preference for surgery closer to home.
Source: The Bradford Era
Aug 10, 2023 - Discusses efforts to increase the rural surgeon workforce through rural focused residencies in South Dakota. All residents that have graduated from the program have chosen to practice in rural areas.
Source: American Medical Association