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FRI, NOV 16, 2012

New Ruling Allows 100% Medicare Reimbursement for CRNAs Treating Pain Management Patients

Debates concerning the scope of practice of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) have been prevalent in the anesthesia services industry for years.  The stance on both sides of the aisle has, not surprisingly, been historically dictated by the perceived benefits or consequences from proposed laws.  On one side are those... Read More

THU, NOV 15, 2012

Regional Anesthesia Becoming a Popular Solution for Many Procedures

Anyone who is familiar with regional anesthesia is fully aware of the benefits it provides for patients.  Improvements in recovery time and reductions in post-op pain and side effects are just few of the reasons why regional anesthesia has aided in improving quality of patient care.  However, a common misconception about... Read More

MON, NOV 5, 2012

What Does The Election Hold For Healthcare Reform?

With Election Day less than 24 hours away, President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney are winding down what has oftentimes been a contentious campaign for the White House. Party lines on topics ranging from the economy to foreign policy to immigration have been written in stone for some... Read More

WED, OCT 17, 2012

Where are the Anesthesia Jobs?

Where are the most jobs for anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists? According to information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from May 2011 (the most recent available), California represents the largest number of anesthesiologists, followed by Texas, New York, Illinois and Florida. Another snapshot of the job market, based on analysis... Read More

WED, OCT 10, 2012

CMS Considers Allowing CRNAs Reimbursement for Chronic Pain

In the ongoing debate about the increased scope of practice of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), more fuel has been added to fire concerning pain management practices.  On November 1st, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), will decide whether nurse anesthetists are able to bill Medicare at rates on... Read More