Articles

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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