NorthStar Anesthesia, a national anesthesia management company focused on improving quality, efficiency, and accountability, has released the first in a series of papers on adapting anesthesia to meet the changing clinical and financial needs of hospitals.
“Today’s anesthesia model is broken,” says NorthStar founder and CEO Dr. Philip Eichenholz. “Hospitals have been weathering deep cuts in reimbursements over the past few years, yet most anesthesia groups are still operating as if it is business as usual. We believe anesthesia needs a complete overhaul and this series of papers is designed to help administrators set new expectations for their anesthesia service.”
The first paper is titled, “Aligning the Interests of Anesthesia with Your Hospital.” It discusses key ingredients needed to develop a true anesthesia partnership model that can meet the changing needs of a facility. Topics include:
- Pay for Performance
- Setting Revenue Targets
- Staffing Flexibility
- Open Book Reporting
- Provider Alignment
“The only way to keep up with the rapidly changing healthcare landscape is to develop an anesthesia partnership that is itself adaptable,” adds Dr. Eichenholz. “In addition to clinical quality, anesthesia must also be focused on providing continual financial improvements.”
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Coming topics in this white paper series include: Anesthesia and EMR, Preparing for Success in the Bundled Payment Era, and Eliminating Drama in the OR.