March 21, 2016
Shifting Medicare Payments in Anesthesia and Healthcare
Health and Human Services (HHS) announced goals to shift Medicare payments from quantity-based compensation toward result-based compensation for healthcare providers ...
March 15, 2016
Determining Anesthesia Machine Obsolescence
Perhaps few other medical disciplines are as reliant upon, and willing to adapt to, technology in the name of advancing ...
March 8, 2016
Latest Developments in Telehealth
Recent advances in telehealth promise to improve health outcomes – and save both time and money. Using a wide variety ...
February 23, 2016
Anesthesia Services and Recent Changes to Healthcare Insurances
Healthcare insurance is financial protection that reduces the risk of debt due to healthcare expenses. Americans have historically sought coverage ...
February 16, 2016
Computer-Assisted Personalized Sedation
Because endoscopic procedures, such as colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) tend to be uncomfortable and invasive, procedural sedation plays a crucial ...
February 8, 2016
The Importance of Encrypted Healthcare Information in Anesthesia Services
Following the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) in 2009, the healthcare industry ...
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 ...