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Frequently Asked Questions on Anesthesiology Management

By CCI Anesthesia

At CCI Anesthesia, our goal is to pull back the curtain on anesthesia practice management and provide transparency for our clients. When talking with prospective clients we hear many questions about transitioning to a new anesthesia practice management group, and we are always happy to answer them. Maximizing operational and cost efficiencies for hospitals and…

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Billing Anesthesia Medical Direction

By CCI Anesthesia

Medical direction is a common staffing model for anesthesia departments, but is your department in compliance when billing under this model? Although, in essence, medical direction simply means that an anesthesiologist is directing the delivery of anesthesia care from up to four CRNAs, there are actually several stipulations that must be met to ensure compliance.…

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Anesthesia Job Interview Questions to Anticipate

By CCI Anesthesia

Whether you are an anesthesiologist or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), preparing for a job interview is a worthwhile endeavor. Making a stellar first impression is important and knowing what to expect in your interview can help. Anesthesia job interview questions are much different than typical job interview questions. In addition to answering typical interview…

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The Importance of Patient Education in Anesthesia

By CCI Anesthesia

The thought of undergoing anesthesia can be incredibly frightening for many people—and understandably so, as many people do not know how the process works. When patients are nervous about anesthesia, the best thing providers can do is spend time explaining the procedure and how the anesthetics work. We strongly encourage our providers to spend as…

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Importance of Clinical Documentation in Anesthesia Care

By CCI Anesthesia

Clinical documentation in anesthesia care is an essential element of safe, high-quality medical care. Anesthesia providers must value the importance of accurate and thorough documentation and diligently record it. Whether captured digitally or traditionally, documentation is a significant part of an anesthesiologist’s or CRNA’s role and should be taken seriously. Improving clinical documentation in anesthesia…

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Predicting Surgical Case Duration

By CCI Anesthesia

Predicting surgical case durations is an important element of reversing operating room inefficiencies. Routinely overestimating or underestimating the amount of time a case may take can wreak havoc on the entire perioperative care continuum and result in costly budget overages or missed revenue opportunities. When our clients are motivated to better predict surgical case duration…

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The Importance of Anesthesia Care in Rural Communities

By CCI Anesthesia

Rural hospitals face many challenges in meeting the surgical needs of the communities they serve. Our goal at CCI Anesthesia is to alleviate those challenges related to anesthesia services. Over the course of our experience serving community hospitals, we have developed an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the importance of anesthesia care in rural communities.…

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OR Team Training

By CCI Anesthesia

At CCI Anesthesia, we are huge proponents of medical team training programs. When surgical teams are in sync and running at peak performance levels, benefits abound. Our anesthesia providers know that their roles extend beyond the delivery of anesthesia care—it is their duty to serve as part of a high-functioning team working toward a common…

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Understanding Key Anesthesia Metrics

By CCI Anesthesia

At CCI Anesthesia, we know how valuable data is to facility administrators. We meticulously track anesthesia Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to share with our clients and to support our own efforts in delivering the best, most efficient anesthesia care possible. We maintain a list of worthwhile anesthesia KPIs to track and will feature some of…

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Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement

By CCI Anesthesia

Whether you are an anesthesiologist or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), your employment agreement is extremely important. The terms of employment agreements are usually negotiable, and you should never feel reluctant to question any terms out of fear of offending the prospective company. Understanding what type of information your employment agreement should (and should not)…

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