February 1, 2016
Special Considerations for Office-Based Anesthesia
Anesthesia can be administered in a variety of settings. Office-based anesthesia has become increasingly more common (1). Between 1995 and ...
January 26, 2016
When Payers Ask Anesthesiologists to Refund Overpayments
Due to the complexity of the third-party medical payment system, insurance companies sometimes overpay or underpay anesthesia practices. If an ...
January 13, 2016
Evolution of the Role of the CRNA in Anesthesia
Nurses have been providing anesthesia care for patients in the United States for almost 150 years (1). Even before the ...
January 7, 2016
Meaningful Use for the Electronic Health Record (EHR)
The electronic health record (EHR) is a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information collected in multiple care delivery settings ...
January 4, 2016
A New Type of Analgesic Drug: Isovaline
New research on the rare amino acid isovaline shows that it could act as an effective pain reliever with few ...
December 28, 2015
The Anesthesia Care Team Model
To meet the growing demands of anesthesia practices, there are currently four possible types of anesthesia administration teams, consisting of ...
December 23, 2015
An Introduction to the Anesthesia Quality Institute’s (AQI) National Anesthesia ...
With the role of anesthesia becoming ever more crucial to hospital treatments around the globe, ensuring the quality of the ...
December 21, 2015
Anesthesiologist Assistants and Their Role in Anesthesia Care
Anesthesiologist Assistants, or AAs, have played an instrumental role within anesthesia care teams since the creation of the profession in ...
December 15, 2015
Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Anesthesia
The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), established under the Tax Relief and Healthcare Act of 2006 by the Center for ...
December 8, 2015
Debating the Use of Physiological Closed-Loop Controlled (PCLC) Devices
Although Physiological Closed-Loop Controlled (PCLC) Devices have been readily available in parts of Europe for over ten years now, regulatory ...
December 2, 2015
The Development of Anesthesia Information Management Systems (AIMS) in Anesthesia ...
In today’s 21st century, technology has come to play a vital role in all facets of the health care industry. ...
November 30, 2015
Open Enrollment Period: Updates to the Health Insurance Marketplace
In June 2009, President Obama described his vision for a health insurance marketplace as a one-stop shop for health insurance ...