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WED, OCT 3, 2018

Further Proof That It Pays to Implement the Perioperative Surgical Home

Volume to value, the shift in the patient care paradigm and CMS payments that should, by now, be known to all providers and revenue-cycle managers, is still monopolizing the macro healthcare conversation. For those who have yet to take the leap and fully embrace the change, the perioperative surgical home... Read More

THU, JUN 21, 2018

What Anesthesia Providers Are Thinking About Their Work … This Year

For some time now, high employee turnover rates have been challenging companies in many sectors, including healthcare. It’s been costly and disruptive to both the organizations and their customers. When employees are not happy, everybody knows about it.  Organizations have tried and continue trying a variety of ways to retain... Read More

MON, SEP 18, 2017

CNOs Adopting New Mantras

One of healthcare’s major engines, nursing, has shifted into high gear working to develop new roles, responsibilities and processes that align with today’s quickly evolving care and reimbursement paradigms, not to mention that address a potential nursing shortage. One powerful mantra for the future is clear for CNOs: flexibility. To meet... Read More

MON, AUG 21, 2017

Despite Change, Certain Things Remain the Same in Anesthesia

Healthcare is continuing its noisy evolution and, along the way, creating states of “new normal” in a variety of areas including costs, which according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute report seemed to have settled, for now, at a 6-7% increase. That fact seems to fly in the face of... Read More

MON, JUL 17, 2017

Bending the Anesthesia Cost Curve

Anesthesia is a major budget line item for any surgical facility. As patient populations and demand shift to ambulatory settings for more procedures, the number of uninsured grows, and reimbursements, driven by value and not volume shrink under MACRA the revenues and expenses tied to ORs will need to be... Read More