I am a pediatric dentist and I have a dental anesthesiologist that provides in office general anesthesia once per month. He covers most of the pedo practices and medicaid GP mills within 100 mile radius. Our GA cases are 70% medicaid, 30%PPO patients, which is typical for most for most of the pedo offices in this area of Texas.
Recently, our Dental Anesthesiologist told me that his reimbursement for in-office GA was going to drop to around 85$ per case as opposed to the 300$ he was used to getting. He felt that the guys in charge of medicaid were trying to stop the Dental Anesthesiologists from offering in office GA, because the general dentist pedo mills were making too much money.
There appears to be a push to only have these cases being treated at surgery centers.
" And it was as though one were in the dentist's chair and there were many dentists and they were all insane." Hemingway
Last edited by Demeter; 05-07-2012 at 07:30 AM.