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Reducing Your Anesthesia Subsidy

By CCI Anesthesia

Is your anesthesia subsidy being increased by your anesthesia management group annually? Have you learned that the subsidy you are paying is significantly higher than what other comparable facilities are paying? Do you simply need to reduce expenditures across the board to support your bottom line? There are countless reasons why hospital or facility administrators…

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Benefits of Implementing an Anesthesia Information Management System

By CCI Anesthesia

Automating anesthesia records seems like an easy decision in a world where hospitals and surgical facilities have been fully transitioned to paperless patient and medical records for years. Paper charting is still quite common among anesthesia departments across the world and implementing an anesthesia information management system (AIMS) requires tremendous expertise. For years, we have…

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Measuring Clinical and Quality Productivity in Anesthesiology

By CCI Anesthesia

Data capture, management and analyzation is more important now than ever before in anesthesiology. The introduction of value based reimbursement, increased scrutiny from compliance auditors and pressures to streamline clinical processes necessitate the measurement of clinical and quality productivity. As leaders in anesthesia management, CCI Anesthesia has developed an innovative way to measure these indicators…

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Tips for Conflict Resolution in the Operating Room

By CCI Anesthesia

Any experienced anesthesia provider has likely faced some form of conflict in the operating room. It’s easy to understand how the operating room can breed conflict given that countless stressful scenarios can play out during a case. When stress levels are high, cordiality diminishes, and this can lead to conflict. There are several tips we…

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Benefits of Working as an Independent Contractor Anesthesia Provider

By CCI Anesthesia

One of the main reasons why the anesthesia profession is so attractive is because of the flexibility it offers in terms of employment. Whether you want to work dayshift, nightshift, seven on/seven off or another type of schedule, being an anesthesia provider means you have options. You can also choose whether you would prefer to…

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Benefits of Outsourcing Billing to a Service that Specializes Only in Anesthesia

By CCI Anesthesia

If you have ever outsourced a service line at your facility, you know how convenient it is. Rather than trying to manage that service line in-house, leave it to the experts who can devote the time and attention it deserves. Today, many healthcare management companies are touting themselves as being a one-stop-shop for managing multiple…

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Key Considerations to Outsourcing Anesthesia

By CCI Anesthesia

A common misperception among administrators and practice owners is that outsourcing anesthesia is simply not worth the effort or investment. From issuing an RFP, to interviewing groups, to reviewing proposals, to onboarding new anesthesia providers to finally reach the end goal of enjoying an outsourced anesthesia service can seem too burdensome. However, the right anesthesia…

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Pediatric Anesthesia and Pain Management

By CCI Anesthesia

Anesthesia care for children is significantly different from anesthesia care for adults. Pain management for pediatric patients is also much different. Even beyond the pharmacological and physiological differences behind anesthetic techniques and drug choices, there are key differences between pediatric and adult anesthetic care and pain management that every anesthesia provider should embrace.  Emotional Aspects…

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Promoting Effective Communication in the Operating Room

By CCI Anesthesia

Communication among anesthesia providers and surgeons is becoming increasingly important in the delivery of high-quality patient care with excellent outcomes. Considering the fact that most patients receive medical care from a team of specialists, it is essential that these specialists work together for the benefit of each patient. When it comes to communication in the…

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Data and its Influence on Perioperative Care

By CCI Anesthesia

Healthcare systems have long collected data on patients undergoing surgery. However, pre-digitization, there was no method for compiling or storing a set of universal data. The internet, electronic medical records (EMRs) and quantitative clinical research have each played an important role in improving the delivery of healthcare. In the modern age of surgery and anesthesia…

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