When I started with DPI, it was a very small company. The owners and managers worked as anesthesia providers alongside me. Over the years, DPI has flourished and expanded, but I believe they still treat their employees as coworkers.
A question that routinely arises when facilities are looking to transition their anesthesia services is, “How fast can you staff our facility?” Even in ideal situations, there are a few factors that must be considered prior to recruiting new providers.
There are three transitional elements a new anesthesia group should focus on to make the transition as smooth and seamless as possible. The first key is . . .
Anesthesia billing has many unique facets that make it different from other medical specialty billing. One unique element is the use of modifiers. . .
One of the most important things an owner in a company can influence and control is the organizational process of hiring people. There is no question that everyone wants to make the perfect hire. However, …
Anesthesia is one of the most important and vital services a hospital or surgical center provides to its patients and clients. While the actual service of providing anesthesia may seem simple, the business of anesthesia is unique and complex.
There are many methods that can be used to calculate an anesthesia stipend. DPI’s preferred method to calculate an anesthesia stipend uses the following algebraic equation:
The term “Opt-Out” refers to the 2001 decision made by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to allow states to opt out of the Federal Supervision requirement for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)…
Here’s the easy answer: The cash collected from anesthesia is less than the cost of the anesthesia providers staffing the facility. But why? Keep reading and you’ll understand why anesthesia-related costs may outweigh the revenue generated.
Whether your department is staffed with an anesthesiologist, only CRNAs, or a combination of the two, you should first understand what drives anesthesia costs in order to reduce costs. The major driver is the cost of the anesthesia provider, and while this may seem easy enough to reduce, it’s not that simple.