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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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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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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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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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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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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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