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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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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Overcoming Common Anesthesia Staffing Issues

By CCI Anesthesia

Anesthesia staffing is an ongoing challenge for anesthesia departments across the country. Because there is a significant anesthesia provider shortage, recruiting must be a full-time initiative to keep departments fully staffed. As a seasoned anesthesia management company with a track record of keeping our clients staffed with high-performing anesthesia providers, we have learned how to…

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Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Work–Life Balance as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

By CCI Anesthesia

The job of a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is highly technical and requires significant attention to detail. Pressures abound in this role, and it is necessary to maintain surgeon satisfaction while also safeguarding patients. This is not to mention the early mornings, late nights, difficult cases, call schedules and other stressful aspects of the…

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Understanding Practice Management Companies

By CCI Anesthesia

As an administrator, you have likely witnessed the trend happening throughout the country where solo practitioners, group practices and even clinics of several hundred physicians are looking for partners with the necessary capital and organizational expertise and experience to help them innovate and grow. Small groups are routinely acquired by larger ones that are typically…

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Rural Realities for Anesthesia Care

By CCI Anesthesia

The needs of rural hospitals are unique, and it takes a special anesthesia management company to meet those needs. An even rarer find is an anesthesia practice management partner that can also solve other problems that are unique to rural hospitals. Having worked with rural hospitals since 2004, CCI Anesthesia has an in-depth understanding of…

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Tips on Recruiting Anesthesia Providers for Rural Communities

By CCI Anesthesia

Recruiting anesthesia providers has never been more challenging than it is today. By 2033, the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts a shortfall of around 12,500 anesthesiologists, and the current shortage of CRNAs is expected to worsen. Rather than being forced to close operating rooms due to a short-staffed anesthesia department, stay ahead of the…

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Improving Access to Safe Anesthetic Care in Rural Communities

By CCI Anesthesia

Rural healthcare comes with its own set of unique challenges. CCI understands these challenges and our years of experience have taught us how to best support rural facilities and the patients they serve. Since 2004, we have worked exclusively with rural hospitals to provide quality anesthesia services. Improving access to safe anesthetic care in rural…

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A Hospital’s Guide for Evaluating Your Anesthesia Department

By CCI Anesthesia

Whether your anesthesia group has been in place for decades or for days, evaluation is essential. As a hospital administrator, your duty is to ensure that your facility is receiving the best anesthesia service possible at a fair price. But how can you be sure? We’ve assembled a guide for evaluating your anesthesia department that…

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