Alex Gorecki, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Clinical Colleagues, Inc.
In most cases, when a hospital CEO or CFO decides to contract with an outsourced service provider, he or she has one of two goals in mind: reduce costs or improve efficiency. Those who forge an anesthesia practice management partnership with Clinical Colleagues, Inc. (CCI) get both. And while each hospital client initially approaches us with a unique set of challenges, the impact and outcomes of working with CCI are consistent; on average, our clients document an annual cost savings of $300,000.
CCI can help you achieve similar cost savings within your anesthesia operation using three key strategies:
1. Implement an efficient staffing model. It is important to staff every shift, every day, with the right number and mix anesthesiologists and CRNA’s. We will take a close look at your surgical schedule to confirm that you have enough staff – not too many and not too little – around the clock, based on the needs of your surgeons, as well as your case mix and volume. Overstaffing means you are overpaying, and understaffing will create operational challenges in the OR and with Labor & Delivery. We specialize in determining the most efficient staffing model, allowing you to avoid both of these scenarios.
2. Pay fair market rate compensation. The right rate will attract high quality, experienced providers, without breaking the bank. CCI has extensive experience identifying the right compensation package that is competitive in your market, allowing us to improve the staff retention rate and save dollars that are otherwise incurred when you need temporary staffing.
3. Partner with an experienced billing team. Anesthesia is one of the most complex service lines to bill for. CCI’s billing professionals are certified coders who specialize in the nuances of anesthesia reimbursement. In fact, we have improved the net revenue per patient by as much as 80 percent for our client hospitals. Ultimately, our goal is to optimize revenue capture to offset the cost of services in order to eliminate your anesthesia subsidy.
At CCI, we are very proud of our model and its proven track record for success. In fact our client retention rate is 100 percent; that’s right – no hospital client has ever terminated their contract with us. We consistently exceed financial projections by focusing on client results, using the strategies outlined to save and streamline, for each hospital we work with.
About Alex Gorecki and Clinical Colleagues, Inc.
Alex Gorecki is the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Clinical Colleagues, Inc., responsible for helping hospitals reduce anesthesia costs and create efficient staffing models. He works in collaboration with a team of physicians and healthcare business professionals at Clinical Colleagues, Inc. to provide cost-effective anesthesia management and consulting services at hospitals nationwide. To learn more about Alex Gorecki and Clinical Colleagues visit CCIAnesthesia.com.