Opportunities arise daily where facilities can improve the management of anesthesia care. The passage of the Affordable Care Act may appear to have resulted in “affordable care” for everyone, but for hospitals, surgery facilities or healthcare practices, it has created more challenges than many believed it would. The game has changed from clear standards to blurred lines consisting of regulatory issues that make the possibility of being compliant more and more difficult. When this happens, facilities look towards third party solutions to help make sense of it all.
There is a difference between providing anesthesia services and being an anesthesia management company. As more and more facilities are being penalized for not taking proper precautions to prevent patient infections and other complications considered by the government to be unavoidable, hospitals are at risk for losing millions of dollars in Medicare reimbursements. It is imperative for hospital executives to focus on ways to maximize revenue while continuing to improve quality of care in the ever changing and challenging world of healthcare. Anesthesia services make up one of the biggest opportunities where a review can prove to have an untapped source of additional financial benefits for these facilities.