Anesthesia Practice Management Blogs

CCI Institute for Excellence: Medication Mismanagement Issues in Anesthesia Care

By Stephen M. Dorman, M.D.

Medication and controlled substance management is a core premise of anesthesia care. Even though new technological advancements have made it harder for drug abuse, drug diversion, dosing errors, labeling errors and other issues to become problems, it is still up to anesthesia providers to remain vigilant in preventing medication mismanagement. Understanding the most common issues…

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CRNA Independent Practice States 

By CCI Anesthesia

CCI Anesthesia manages numerous CRNA-only practices and hires experienced CRNAs who want to work independently at the top of their skillsets. Sometimes, certain scenarios necessitate an all-CRNA practice, and we have seen these practices provide lifelines to underserved patients and keep budgets balanced for rural hospitals. Familiarizing yourself with your state’s practice laws for anesthesia…

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Measuring Perioperative Key Performance Indicators

By CCI Anesthesia

CCI Anesthesia is not your average anesthesia management service provider. We don’t just focus on modernizing the anesthesia service—we also bring cutting-edge systems to help update our clients’ entire perioperative service lines. One way we do this is by monitoring and measuring perioperative key performance indicators (KPIs), sharing the data with our clients and making…

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Review Your Anesthesia Staffing Model

By CCI Anesthesia

Your anesthesia staffing model may be one of the most important elements influencing your hospital’s profitability (or lack thereof). Not only does it determine how many anesthesia provider salaries you are paying, but it also impacts billing rules and affects reimbursement. Considering its effect on your facility’s financial health and other vital metrics like surgeon…

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Anesthesia Compensation Methodology

By CCI Anesthesia

As a hospital executive, anesthesia compensation methodology might be something that has rarely concerned you if your anesthesia services have been outsourced. However, with rising anesthesia staffing costs plaguing the nation and increasingly difficult reimbursement hurdles to jump, it is understandable why your interest in anesthesia compensation methodology may be piqued. Learning more about anesthesia…

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Cultural Competency for Anesthesia Providers

By CCI Anesthesia

Since anesthesia providers play such an important role in patient care and surgery, their cultural competency skills must be strong. In the context of the healthcare provider-patient/provider-family relationship, cultural competency refers to the ability to bridge cultural differences between the provider and the patient or their family to provide respectful, compassionate and effective care. Differences…

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Tips for Vetting CRNA Job Opportunities 

By CCI Anesthesia

In today’s job market, CRNAs can work on their terms. Whether you want to work in a specific location or are open to relocating; a major medical center or a smaller facility; a specific, set schedule or a PRN position; call or no call—there is a perfect position for you. With so many CRNA job…

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Anticipating and Avoiding Operating Room Errors

By CCI Anesthesia

The success of any OR requires a solid commitment to teamwork from every member of the perioperative team. When we are asked to help streamline perioperative processes, we often discover a culture of blame-placing and resistance to change. Strong anesthesia leaders make a noticeable difference in establishing and running a solid perioperative infrastructure. The entire…

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Understanding the Best Medical Practice Management Structure for Your Hospital 

By CCI Anesthesia

Deciding on the best medical practice management structure for your hospital is a daunting task. When it comes to anesthesia, deciding to manage the department in-house or outsource to an anesthesia management company can be difficult. If you decide to outsource, another myriad of decisions must then be made. We’re here to help make sense…

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Leadership & Anesthesia Provider Culture

By CCI Anesthesia

Culture is an important element for sustaining morale and preventing burnout in the anesthesia department. When it comes to anesthesia providers, their culture is set and defined by the personality, character qualities and attributes of department leaders. Therefore, understanding the drivers of anesthesia provider culture is an important foundational element of setting the tone of…

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The Effect of Private Equity Firms on Anesthesia Groups

By CCI Anesthesia

Administrators seeking new anesthesia management services must be extremely mindful of whether a company they are considering is privately held or backed by venture capitalists or private equity firms. There are numerous differences between the two that must be considered. When an anesthesia group is acquired by investors, margins must be widened and decisions must…

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