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As a leader in anesthesia management, we consider it our responsibility to stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends. Read our blogs below for relevant information geared toward healthcare professionals and patients.

The Formula for Anesthesia Billing Success

March 27, 2024

Anesthesia billing is unlike any other specialty and has peculiar rules. Knowing these rules is helpful. Premier Anesthesia does anesthesia billing full-time and we do it better than others who don’t. Most specialties are reimbursed by the volume of encounters or office visits, but anesthesia billing and collections is uniquely complex. Even for those of...

What Changes Are Needed to the CMS Anesthesia Reimbursement Model?

March 27, 2024

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized its Calendar Year 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, marking a significant shift in how anesthesiologists are reimbursed for their services. This change, specifically the cuts to the Anesthesia Conversion Factor, has spotlighted the pressing need for reform in the CMS Anesthesia Reimbursement Model. The current system...

Enhancing Patient Engagement in Anesthesia Billing Through Data and Analytics

February 23, 2024

Technology and data analytics have significantly changed how patient care is delivered. However, with rising medical costs and many people lacking adequate insurance, the importance of engaging patients is more evident than ever. When patients are satisfied, they’re more likely to follow treatment plans, participate in their care, and have better health outcomes. Engaged patients...

What is the Best Management Structure for Your Medical Facility?

February 23, 2024

Navigating the needs of an anesthesia department demands a balance between clinical proficiency, operational flexibility, and financial stability. With the continuous evolution of healthcare systems, anesthesia departments find themselves compelled to recalibrate their management structure to align with the needs of modern medicine, all while upholding standards of patient care. Key Functions of Anesthesia Department...

When is the Right Time for an Anesthesiologist to Become a Medical Director?

January 30, 2024

The journey of an anesthesiologist is one that demands expertise, precision, and a deep commitment to patient care. As these professionals progress in their careers, some may contemplate the next step: transitioning into a leadership role as a medical director. Employers typically seek medical director candidates with at least ten years of practical experience before...