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WELL Health Technologies Corp. Acquires CarePlus Management and Increases Guidance

VANCOUVER, BC and ATLANTA, Ga., July 13, 2023 – WELL Health Technologies Corp. (“WELL”) — a practitioner-focused digital health company that is positively impacting health outcomes by tech-enabling healthcare providers and their patients globally, is pleased to announce its wholly owned subsidiary, CRH Medical (“CRH”), has completed the acquisition of CarePlus Management (“CarePlus”).   In…

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Four Important Ways Anesthesia Data Can Improve Outcomes

With better anesthesia data, healthcare facilities can improve clinical and business outcomes.  Data plays an essential role in managing the business side of healthcare organizations, and industry analysts project its influence will only continue to grow in the future. Robust clinical, financial, and operational data provides valuable insights that identify challenges, successes, and opportunities for…

Changing Anesthesia Reimbursement Policies Highlight Need for Effective Staffing Models

A recent anesthesia reimbursement policy change penalizes facilities that use more efficient, flexible anesthesia staffing models. The vast majority of hospitals in the United States, an estimated 80% or more, pay anesthesia subsidies.   Declining anesthesia revenues have furthered the inadequacies of anesthesia reimbursement covering anesthesia expenses. Several factors are driving this decline, including a…

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The Setbacks of Staffing Shortages

Managing staffing shortages has been a persistent challenge for ASCs since the COVID-19 pandemic began nearly three years ago. Now, heading into 2023, research shows that a lack of staffing continues to be a threat to the financial health and growth potential of centers across the country:   Many ASCs spend a quarter or more…

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The Cost of Reimbursement has Risen, Yet Reimbursement is Down

Collecting payment for surgical procedures — whether from government or private payers, self-insured employers, or directly from patients — is a significant challenge for medical practices and surgery centers. Factors including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and changes to Medicare reimbursement rates have increased pressure on practices to improve the effectiveness of their billing and collections.…

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 outstanding patient care first and foremost. 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…

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What’s 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…