Articles

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