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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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Value-Based Anesthesia Care

By CCI Anesthesia

Even though the traditional fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement model is still here for now, administrators and healthcare providers should be prepared to shift to value-based care (VBC) models by 2025. To be successful during and after this transition, stakeholders need to have an in-depth understanding of how VBC models work, where opportunities for revenue growth exist…

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Why Work at a Community Hospital?

By CCI Anesthesia

Community hospitals are among the most rewarding environments in which CRNAs and anesthesiologists can work. Whether you are interested in having more clinical autonomy, serving underserved populations, advancing your leadership experience or simply looking for more time away from practice, transitioning to the community hospital setting can be beneficial. CCI Anesthesia works with community hospitals…

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Crisis Management in Anesthesia

By CCI Anesthesia

Given the nature of an anesthesia provider’s responsibilities, chances are they will experience at least one crisis during their career. Despite the patient’s level of acuity or the complexity of the case, crises can occur without notice. Crisis management in anesthesia requires vigilance, level-headedness and an ability to think critically under intense pressure. Cognitive Strategies…

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CRNA Supervision vs. Medical Direction

By CCI Anesthesia

Hospital or surgical facility administrators seeking to learn more about anesthesia billing and staffing models are smart to educate themselves on the ins and outs of supervision vs. medical direction related to anesthesia care. Although CRNA supervision vs. medical direction seems simple in concept, there are many important details to consider when determining the suitable…

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Finding Your Anesthesia Career Without a Recruiter

By CCI Anesthesia

If you have worked in the anesthesia profession for decades or are being mentored by a veteran anesthesia provider, you may be under the impression that you need to engage a professional recruiter to secure your next job. As a job seeker in today’s anesthesia market, you are in high demand and will have no…

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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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