April 21, 2016
Malignant Hyperthermia: Who is at Risk and What are the ...
Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) is a rare, life-threatening condition that poses unique challenges to both anesthesia teams and affected families. Patients ...
April 12, 2016
Anesthesia Services and the OIG Work Plan
Every fiscal year, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) releases a Work ...
April 4, 2016
History of Interventional Pain Management
The discovery and development of pain management has allowed for safer, longer, more invasive surgeries and has dramatically reduced the ...
March 28, 2016
Critical Access Hospitals’ Important Role in Rural Communities
Despite the fact that nearly 20% of Americans live in rural areas, rural hospitals have historically faced momentous challenges that ...
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 ...