New Somnia White Paper Details Strategies For Improving Anesthesia Value
NEW ROCHELLE, NY—September 17, 2013—Somnia Anesthesia, an anesthesia practice management company serving hospitals and outpatient facilities nationwide, has published a new white paper, “Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve Toward Improved Anesthesia Value.” The white paper explains how leveraging key components of an anesthesia department can positively influence value and outcomes.
In recent years, the healthcare cost curve has flattened to declining growth rates – a trend we have not seen in several decades. While overall healthcare costs are stagnant, anesthesia services costs continue to skyrocket while still providing minimal value. Somnia’s white paper uncovers specific opportunities facilities can utilize to improve the return on investment from their anesthesia provider, including alternative staffing models, comprehensive quality improvement programs, and engaged, on-site leadership.
“In order to address the ongoing health reform challenges that lie ahead – including outcomes-based reimbursement, bundled payments, and ACOs, among others – hospitals should be partnering with a proven, transparent and accountable anesthesia services provider,” said Hugh Morgan, Somnia’s vice president of quality assurance. “To this day, many facilities are still employing anesthesia departments that demand high subsidies while providing little to no transparency into actual deliverables. The goal of this white paper is to highlight areas where you can reduce costs, maintain or improve outcomes, and greatly increase the value the anesthesia group is providing to your hospital.”
About Somnia Anesthesia
Somnia Anesthesia optimizes anesthesia services for healthcare facilities throughout the country by combining clinical excellence with unparalleled management acumen. Owned and operated by anesthesiologists since 1996, Somnia provides a turnkey, solutions-based approach to anesthesia management. With an extensive in-house infrastructure and a single-minded focus on anesthesiology, Somnia builds and manages local anesthesia teams that consistently deliver the highest quality patient care, enhance operating room performance, increase revenues, and achieve full surgeon and patient satisfaction. For more information visit: www.somniainc.com.