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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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How to Address Start Time Delays in Operating Rooms

By CCI Anesthesia

If you are a hospital administrator or operating room director experiencing growing concerns over first case start delays, you are in the right place. Since 2004, CCI Anesthesia has been able to help facilities overcome these inefficiencies through a variety of proven strategies. Here, we will discuss some of the most common causes of first…

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Keys to a Smooth Anesthesia Management Transition

By CCI Anesthesia

A common misperception among hospital or surgery center administrators is that transitioning to a new anesthesia management company is a long, painful process. While some transitions are certainly more difficult than others, the vast majority of transitions to CCI Anesthesia have been extremely smooth. As a comprehensive provider of anesthesia practice management services since 2004,…

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The Case for an All CRNA Practice

By CCI Anesthesia

Anesthesiologists and CRNAs work together every day to provide anesthesia care to surgical patients as well as pain management services. Each kind of anesthesia provider type plays an important role in the day-to-day management of cases and patient care delivery. Most facilities utilize a strategic mix of anesthesiologists and CRNAs to best cover their unique…

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Avoiding Anesthesia Billing Fraud

By CCI Anesthesia

The clinical work of anesthetizing patients for surgery is merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to anesthesia management. In the evolving healthcare environment in which we live, anesthesiologists and CRNAs must be knowledgeable about the business of anesthesia as well. As a facility administrator, you should be able to trust that your…

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How Medical Direction Impacts Anesthesiologist and CRNA Reimbursement

By CCI Anesthesia

Medical direction is a billing term from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) which pertains to an anesthesiologist directing the delivery of anesthesia care from up to four CRNAs. These CRNAs can provide anesthesia care for four different cases concurrently; however, the anesthesiologist must meet seven billing requirements in order for medical direction…

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Tips for Recruiting Anesthesia Providers

By CCI Anesthesia

During the current shortage of anesthesia providers in which we are living, recruitment has quickly become a top priority and important focus of anesthesia departments all over the world. This shortage is largely due to the exodus of anesthesiologists and CRNAs from the baby boomer generation into retirement, but the rising costs of education and…

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