Three Ways We Remove Complexity from Anesthesia Management

At CarePlus, we understand the complexities of anesthesia management. We have three primary strategies we utilize to simplify the anesthesia management process to ensure both patient and ASC satisfaction.   Specialized Service The foundation of our service is compliance with health and safety measures. On top of that foundation, we build specialized processes rooted in…

Taking the Challenge Out of Anesthesia Scheduling

When we talk to ASC leaders, we often hear that anesthesia scheduling is one of their primary stressors, particularly lack of flexibility when needing to change start times or accommodate an add-on case.   Administrators describe this issue as “reliability” or “flexibility”, whereas surgeons frustratingly cite “unnecessary day-of-service cancellations.”   No matter how you label…

What is the Role Anesthesia Plays in Patient Satisfaction?

Consumer ratings are a metric for every product and service. Those with “good” marks are no longer good enough in today’s world. Anything less than a “very good” or “excellent” average is a failing grade. Ambulatory Surgery Center’s customer satisfaction surveys typically contain one question specifically about anesthesia. Despite this factor, the anesthesia experience has…

3 Ways Anesthesia Can Impact Your Bottom Line

Ambulatory surgery centers regularly face challenges in maintaining an efficient revenue cycle — from staffing shortages and variable caseload volumes to healthcare coverage changes and payment delays. Anesthesia is a key element of patient care that impacts an ASC’s financial stability. Here are three important ways that professionalized anesthesia management can contribute to an efficient…

Why Does Data Matter In Anesthesia?

Better data and collaborative efforts come along with the potential for increases in volume. Tracking a multitude of clinical, financial, and operational metrics provides insight into each center’s distinct challenges as well as their improvements over time. Additionally, due to our extensive network, CarePlus can benchmark acquired data against similar centers to help identify areas…

3 Ways to Enhance Your Revenue Cycle Through Anesthesia

Ambulatory surgery centers continue to encounter challenges, such as payment delays and staffing shortages, when it comes to maintaining an efficient revenue cycle. The COVID-19 Pandemic made things worse as many non-emergent procedures were postponed or canceled altogether. Anesthesia is an important element of patient care that can either help or hinder an ASC’s financial stability.…

4 Qualities to Look for When Choosing the Right Provider

Adding a new provider to your ambulatory surgery center team is a big decision — one that has a major impact on patient satisfaction, staff morale, and the quality of clinical care.   Today, the healthcare hiring environment is more competitive than ever, particularly for positions that were already in high-demand, like anesthesiologists and CRNAs.…

How Efficient Is Your Anesthesia Management?

Has your practice recently experienced an increase in canceled cases? While patient no-shows and unforeseen medical issues inevitably occur, many lost cases can be prevented with the right anesthesia partner. There are major factors to consider when assessing your practice’s efficiency. Patient choice and satisfaction, the cost of canceled cases, as well as employment challenges.…

This week we celebrate National CRNA Week

For the past two years, the unfolding of the Covid crisis and it’s ever evolving continuation has altered each of our lives beyond what we could have envisioned or imagined. Undoubtedly, we have all been personally affected in one way or another by the tragedy of the coronavirus. Professionally, it’s impossible to measure the burden,…