Anesthesia Practice Management Blogs

5 Quality Improvement Ideas in Anesthesia

By CCI Anesthesia

Quality in anesthesia has traditionally involved assessing patient complication rates based on available outcome data. This approach does provide useful information, but it’s often difficult to determine the impact of each individual since medicine is a team activity. As a result, the definition of quality has evolved to focus on metrics that increase the opportunities…

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Tips to Improve Efficiency in Your Anesthesia Department

By CCI Anesthesia

A strong, well-functioning anesthesia program can make or break the efficiency of your ORs. When your anesthesia department is efficient, ORs run on time and quality metrics are more easily achievable, contributing to your hospital’s overall operational and financial success. Evidence-based principles within the anesthesia program will promote patient satisfaction, throughput and safety. Here, we…

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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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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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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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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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