Blogs

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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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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Benefits of Perioperative Medication Management

By CCI Anesthesia

As long as drug hazards exist for patients everywhere, improving medication management should be an ongoing priority for any anesthesia department. The Institute of Medicine has estimated that each year medication errors injure at least 1.5 million Americans and cost the health care system more than $3.5 billion. Not only do anesthesia providers have to…

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The Importance of Effective Communication in the Perioperative Setting

By CCI Anesthesia

Stakes are high in the perioperative suite. In fact, it is plausible to believe that they could not possibly be any higher, given that patients’ lives are at stake. When seconds count, communication is critical. Communication is also vital in avoiding surgical delays, turning over rooms quickly and keeping departments staffed optimally. Whether the scenario…

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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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