What We Do
If you ask an Anesthesia Business Consulants employee what the company provides its clients, they are likely to say three things: cash, information and advice. These are the three legs of the stool that supports each client practice. It is not an easy proposition to support because no one member of the team can do it all. The team supporting each client must work in a logically integrated and collaborative manner. A vice president of client management may orchestrate the service, but the account manager is just as important as each of the other members in assuring that the full scope of expectations are consistently met.
With regard to our ability to effectively collect what is collectable given the services each client performs and the payers who will be responsible for compensating them, our results speak for themselves. We have learned how to manage payers and keep them compliant to the terms we have negotiated. Our anesthesia billing and practice management tools allow us to establish an expected payment for each and every case so that we can measure the effectiveness of our management strategy and collections efforts.
Our technology and information management tools are cutting edge. There is simply no more powerful database than Oracle and F1RSTAnesthesia reigns supreme amongst anesthesia software solutions. Our history has helped us identify what anesthesia business process optimization strategies that practices should know to stay productive and efficient. Our large and diverse client base also challenges us to anticipate each new practice management development with appropriate management resources and solutions. Our current technology was specifically designed to anticipate the unexpected with no constraints to the type of data we capture for our clients.
For all the discipline of our approach and the power of our technology, however, nothing can match the value of our experience. Since 1979, we've been on the cutting edge of providing the best anesthesia consulting services. The management of almost every conceivable type of anesthesia practice has made us ever better managers. Each new member of the team brings experience and a fresh perspective that challenges the organization to stay relevant and focused. This ability to sound out issues, explore creative solutions and offer innovative alternatives to clients, has streamlined our anesthesia business process for a wide variety of client management situations.
What Makes Us Unique
Every organization believes it is unique. The fact is that some are more distinctive in their respective industries than others. The anesthesia billing and practice management industry has many types of players, many of which have enjoyed considerable success over long periods of time. There is no one perfect way of anesthesia business process management.
Given this reality, we believe there are three aspects of ABC’s history and culture that not only makes it unique in the industry, but which also position it for continued growth and success well into the future. They have to do with our focus, our operational approach and the management structure. Few companies have achieved a comparable position of prominence and strength in the anesthesia market.
Unlike many of its competitors which are continually redefining their market focus, ABC has remained true to its core market of anesthesiologists, CRNAs and organizations that employ them. This continued focus on anesthesia business solutions has proven to be a consistent asset and advantage to our clients, enhancing the credibility of our insights and advice.
Operationally, the company has also maintained a strict discipline of centralization and resisted the temptation to distribute key processes to a variety of small local offices that cannot be managed as effectively. While the advantages of this disciplined approach are not always obvious to prospective clients, they are clearly evident in the consistent results provided to existing client practices.
Much has been made of the potential advantages of public companies to raise capital for growth and expansion, but the disadvantages can be equally as frustrating. Managing a business based on the input and expectations of shareholders does not always result in the most appropriate business decision-making. Since ABC is closely held by Tony and Sue Mira, they can set the agenda and manage the business as they see necessary. Thus far, the value of their judgment has proven itself in spades. They continue to show ABC as the gold standard of anesthesia business process automation.