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HR Essentials for Anesthesia Groups: Keys to Finding and Keeping the Best

In the current competitive environment, long-term relationships between anesthesia groups and healthcare organizations are no longer the given they once were, and success for anesthesia practices hinges on their resilience and adaptability as market conditions and hospital requirements change. A cohesive, united group is more likely to weather the ...
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Transitioning to an Anesthesia EMR? Think System Modification First

​Although the majority of hospital-based ABC clients have implemented an electronic medical record, or plan to implement one in the near future, many of our ambulatory surgery center clients have been slower to move from paper to a digital platform. However, the transition is an inevitability for all practices. We review the essentials of a success...
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Keep Reporting MIPS Anesthesia Quality Data in 2019: Here’s Why

As noted in our December 17, 2018 eAlert, the budget neutrality required by MACRA for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)—coupled with the high performance by the vast majority of participating anesthesia and chronic pain management groups in the Quality Payment Program (QPP)—means that providers within the specialty are unlikely to ear...
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Harnessing Technology to Improve Anesthesia Quality: Part 2

Despite some potential pitfalls, health information technology can be used to improve anesthesia quality in a multitude of ways. In a follow-up to last week's eAlert, we provide additional examples from a presentation on the use of HIT in anesthesia at PRACTICE MANAGEMENT™ 2019.In last week's eAlert, we discussed some of the ways that health inform...
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MACRA Financials for Anesthesia Practices: What We’ve Learned So Far

Bryan Sullivan Chief Quality Officer, Anesthesia Business Consultants, LLC, Jackson, MI On March 26, 2015, the House passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) with an almost unanimous vote. This decision set in motion a program that would change the way medical providers would be evaluated, and that would apply value-based med...
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