Premier Anesthesia's Superior Operational Performance is Recognized by MGMA

The MGMA Performance and Practices of Successful Medical Groups: 2012 Report Based on 2011 Data identified Premier Anesthesia as a "better performer" because of superior operational performance compared with similar medical group practices nationwide.

MGMA recognizes Premier Anesthesia's superior performance and operational outcomes in the areas of Productivity, Capacity and Staffing.

Robin Barca, Senior Vice President/COO, Baptist Health, congratulates Premier Anesthesia on this achievement. "This recognition of their performance certainly represents the dedication and contribution we see on a daily basis from their physicians and staff at Baptist Health. We consider them a reliable partner in the superior surgical care we provide our community."

"Our superior practice outcomes are due to Premier Anesthesia's Evidence-Based Decision Support System," said Kerry Teel, President of Premier Anesthesia. "We realized that for the practice to become a valued strategic partner for the hospital, we would have to develop proprietary processes, systems and reporting tools, to actively manage and improve our anesthesia management from a clinical and operational standpoint to achieve "better" outcomes. Premier Anesthesia's goal is to meet or exceed published national benchmark standards for clinical and operational outcomes. Receiving the MGMA Certificate of Superior Performance is a testimony to the fact that our anesthesia management company is achieving its goal."

The MGMA report, a benchmarking standard among medical groups for more than a decade, was produced using data from respondents to the MGMA Cost Survey: 2012 Report Based on 2011 Data as well as data from a questionnaire that assessed managment behaviors, practices and procedures of better performers. The report profiles medical practices that have demonstrated success in one or more areas: profitability and cost management; productivity, capacity and staffing; accounts receivable and collections; patient satisfaction; and managed care operations.


MGMA-ACMPE is the premier association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices. In 2011, members of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), and its standard-setting body, the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) voted to merge to form a new association. Since 1926, the association has delivered networking, professional education and resources, political advocacy and certification for medical practice professionals. The association represents 22,500 members who lead 13,600 organizations nationwide in which some 280,000 physicians provide more than 40 percent of the healthcare services delivered in the United States.

MGMA-ACMPE's mission is to continually improve the performance of medical group practice professionals and the organizations they represent, helping medical practices provide efficient, safe, patient-focused and affordable care. MGMA-ACMPE is headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and maintains a government affairs office in Washington, D.C. Please visit

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