Articles

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