June 18, 2013

Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC) announces today that it has partnered with Medical Business Solutions and Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology to present the first annual Advanced Institute for Anesthesia Practice Management (AIAPM). This event will be held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 11-13, 2014. The main goal of this new partnership is to offer our attendees the finest and highest level practice management and billing meeting experience available in the anesthesia marketplace at this time.

The AIAPM is the successor to the annual “Anesthesia Billing and Practice Management Seminar” that has been held for the past 14 years in Las Vegas under the direction of Medical Business Solutions and the University of Chicago Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care.

The 2014 seminar will bring together the finest experts in the field of anesthesia billing and practice management to address the bottom line issues that will help each attendee to better manage his or her practice or business. Areas of focus will include anesthesia and pain practice management, anesthesia billing and coding, acute and chronic pain billing and coding and anesthesia billing compliance. Joining Charles Goodman, MD, President, Medical Billing Solutions, LLC, as Course Directors are Karin Bierstein, JD, MPH, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Practice Affairs, Anesthesia Business Consultants, and Frank Rosinia, MD, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Tulane University. The target audience for this event will include anesthesiologists, CRNAs, practice administrators, billing managers, professional coders, ACO personnel, and other allied health professionals. First-time speakers will include Frank Rosinia, MD, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Tulane University, Michael R. Hicks, MD, MBA, MHCM, FACHE, CEO, EmCare Anesthesia Services, Dallas, TX, and Mark F. Weiss, Esq., The Advisory Law Group, a Professional Corporation, Los Angeles, CA. Returning speakers include Judith J. Semo, Esq., Semo Law Group, Devona Slater, CMCP, CHC, President, Auditing for Compliance and Education, and Marvel Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, MJH Consulting.

This activity is jointly sponsored by Anesthesia Business Consultants, LLC; Medical Billing Solutions, LLC; Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, and the Center for Continuing Education, Tulane University Health Sciences Center. Tulane University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education credits for physicians. Credits will also be offered for Certified Coders (AAPC and BMSC) and CRNAs through the AANA. For more information on the Advanced Institute for Anesthesia Practice Management, please contact

About Medical Business Solutions, LLC
Medical Business Solutions, LLC (MBS), is a physician-based full time consulting firm specializing in the field of anesthesia billing and management. Areas of expertise include billing, compliance and practice management. Charles Goodman, MD, President of MBS, is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist with over 15 years of clinical experience at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, DE. Dr. Goodman served for ten years as Chief Financial Officer of Anesthesia Services, PA, one of the largest anesthesia groups in the country. In 2000, Dr. Goodman left clinical practice and formed Medical Business Solutions, LLC, an independent consulting firm offering services to anesthesia practices nationally. Medical Business Solutions developed the annual Anesthesia Billing and Practice Management Seminar in 2000 and Dr. Goodman has been serving as the course director for the past 14 years.

About Tulane University Health Sciences Center
Tulane University Health Sciences Center will serve as the ACCME- accredited provider. The current status is Accreditation with Commendation (expiration, July 13, 2016). Tulane University’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) program was established in the early 1970s. It was reorganized in 1975 and, in 1996, was renamed the Center for Continuing Education (CCE) to better reflect its breadth and commitment to the university’s academic health sciences mission. Tulane’s Center for Continuing Education, as one of the earliest accredited providers, dedicates itself to offering educational activities that provide health care professionals access to a system of lifelong learning.