There seems to be no end in sight to the change and uncertainty plaguing the healthcare marketplace. What our system will look like next year, let alone five years from now, is up in the air. Some of what we now know under the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is:
- The individual mandate to obtain healthcare insurance will be eliminated
- Current premium subsidies will be replaced with tax credits
- States can obtain waivers to change “essential health benefits”
- States may allow insurers to charge more for pre-existing conditions …
Many of the conditions that were introduced only seven years ago will no longer exist. Such is the complex state of healthcare in the U.S. To bring some certainty around one of the industry’s most critical specialties, anesthesiology, Somnia Anesthesia has released the findings of its latest Anesthesia Resources paper, The 2016 Anesthesia Labor Market Survey. This and other surveys and papers on the topic can be found on our Knowledge Center.
Both anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists participated in the online survey in a ratio of 62% to 38%. Among other things, the responses revealed interesting information regarding supply and demand, regional differences, staffing models, work schedules, personal practice preferences, and professional development. Anesthesia clinicians and healthcare executives can benefit by reading the brief paper when planning careers and OR budgets.
Download a copy of The 2016 Anesthesia Labor Market New Practice Information and Preferences.