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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

MON, JUN 12, 2017

Thinking About Becoming a CRNA? These Top SRNA Hacks Will Help

The role of CRNAs in perioperative surgical care has never been more important, however the road to becoming a CRNA may not be all downhill. While many nursing students aspire to become CRNAs, there are those who do not fully understand what it takes to be successful in this rewarding... Read More

THU, MAR 23, 2017

Achieving Smarter Anesthesia Management in Ambulatory Settings

An informal survey of patients about to undergo a procedure in an ambulatory environment might find their responses suggest a certain comfort level. Why, they have an expectation that they’ll be in and out, same day. Indeed, past studies have concluded that perioperative times were significantly shorter in freestanding ASCs... Read More

MON, JAN 30, 2017

In Case You Missed It… Who’s Coordinating Patient Care?

A recently commissioned Harris Poll Survey of seniors found that the majority either relied on themselves or a family member to help them coordinate their care across multiple providers. The survey also found a significant percentage of them saw at least three healthcare providers in the past year.  While the... Read More

THU, SEP 15, 2016

September, Discussions About Back-to-School and mTBIs in Sports Renew

It’s that time of year, when legions of students and athletes fill school buses and gridirons across the country and the spotlight again shifts to sports-related collisions that result in concussions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, football, hockey and lacrosse contribute to the number of concussions.... Read More