This is the fifth NAPABrief in the series of six, entitled “Aligning your Hospital and Anesthesia Group for Value-Based Purchasing and Other Reimbursement Penalties/Incentives.” We tackle the vexing challenges of Medicare’s reform-driven Value-Based Purchasing Program and how to maximize reimbursements by effectively manag
NAPABrief 4 delves into public reporting and examines how a multitude of reporting entities have turned patients into empowered consumers, directly impacting hospital compensation. From IQRP and SCIP scores to NCQA and ratings from insurers, hospitals are grappling with substantial reporting requirements and systemic chall
This is the third NAPABrief in the series of six, entitled “Aligning Your Hospital and Anesthesia Practice for Perioperative Quality Improvement.” It focuses on delivering the highest clinical quality care across the perioperative spectrum where real-time data collection, benchmarking and robust analytics are essential.
This is the second NAPABrief in the series of six, entitled “Aligning Your Anesthesia Department with Hospital Expectations for Operating Room Efficiency and Effectiveness.” It focuses on building the foundation necessary for maximum OR performance in the post-reform era, striving for a patient experience that maximizes sa
The first NAPABrief in the series provides an overview entitled, “Introducing the Post-Reform Accountable Care Perioperative Hospital”. In it, NAPA maps out the five steps – from operating room efficiencies and metrics reporting, to quality improvement initiatives and cost control programs, and more. It’s all designed
Speakers Michael Simon, MD Regional Director, North American Partners in Anesthesia Chair, Department of Anesthesia UPMC Hamot Medical Center Joanne Goodroe Independent Consultant Goodroe Healthcare Solutions Summary This session outlines anesthesia’s impact on a hospital’s revenue, cost, and market perception g
Written by Sabrina Rodak,, Becker’s Hospital Review – November 2, 2012 The healthcare industry’s move from a focus on productivity to a focus on value has led to many new models for care. The accountable care organization is a new model that encourages healthcare providers to partner to achieve greater qua
Written by Heather Linder, Becker’s ASC Review – November 9, 2012 Here are five tips from industry experts on how to increase anesthesia cost-effectiveness in ambulatory surgery centers. 1. Prevent anesthesia side effects. Patients experiencing side effects from anesthesia can be a major driving force behind ane