White Papers

August 29, 2014
This resource material outlines how anesthesia services are likely to impact the success of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in healthcare reform, and reasons why facilities and providers should consider collaborating with an Accountable Anesthesia Organization™ (AAO). Read about the role and benefits of anesthesia in ACOs and in the delivery of high quality, cost-effective care.
July 24, 2014
This paper discusses how the increasing demand for ambulatory surgeries has increased the requirements from regulatory agencies for higher standards and more detailed reporting, and how ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) can and should meet those demands.
June 5, 2014
This slidedoc, first published in May 2014, describes the importance of modernizing your anesthesia operations in order to succeed in the ever-changing, post-reform healthcare marketplace.
February 17, 2014
This paper explores the recent increase in regulations and requirements placed on outpatient facilities, such as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and office-based surgery facilities (OBSFs), that are traditionally placed on hospitals.
September 10, 2013
Somnia’s new white paper, “Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve Toward Improved Anesthesia Value,” details how partnering with an anesthesia team that closely examines and leverages input and throughput opportunities help bend the healthcare cost curve toward improved anesthesia value.