MGMA Awards "Better Performer" Status to Premier Anesthesia for 2nd Year in a Row

The MGMA Performance and Practices of Successful Medical Groups: 2013 Report Based on 2012 Data identified Premier Anesthesia as a "better performer" because of superior operational performance compared with similar medical group practices nationwide.

"Our anesthesia department has approached the problem of delivering superior anesthesia care in a diminishing reimbursement environment by using Lean Six Sigma Principles to reduce variability and decrease staffing costs," said Brian Norris, Regional Vice President of Operations, Premier Anesthesia. "We pay close attention to patient touch points - places where patient interactions should prompt us to our next logical step along the care continuum."

Dr. Jim Harper, Chairman, Department of Anesthesia for Baptist Health, says: "We've always been committed to servant leadership here in Montgomery. By using performance improvement methodologies and promoting them interdepartmentally in a complex and moving healthcare environment, we've been able to increase staff effectiveness and satisfaction within our practice."

"This is our second year as a better performing department. We have consistently re