As the move toward value-based care accelerates, many providers are re-evaluating their approach to delivery of care. A 2018 Change Healthcare study found that nearly 2/3 of payments are now based on value. By 2021, fee-for-service is expected to account for less than 26% of services.
Anesthesia sits in the middle of this trend, but the question of how it fits in remains largely unknown. The surgeon’s record can be tracked and pegged to pay for performance. The same holds true for facilities. But, what about anesthesia?
At CarePlus we are proactive about answering that question. We do everything possible to improve surgeon efficiency. Our team is part of your preoperative care team. For example, we call patients to prepare them for surgery and to reduce day of service cancellations. Our communications reduce risks for facilities, surgeons, and patients that are tied to outcomes and therefore, reimbursement.
We also know that patient satisfaction is part of what you are judged by. So we work with your team to keep the surgery center moving smoothly by pushing gurneys or starting IVs. We communicate with patients in recovery to monitor their pain.
At CarePlus we are not waiting for the metrics to determine how anesthesia is tied to value-based care – we are setting the bar and taking the actions to create that value-based impact for surgery centers today.
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