gaspasser2004

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I found it interesting how anesthesia services are presented to "management".
 

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That bean counter likes CRNAs. He makes more money out of it and the liability goes to the surgeons.

What else is there to say?
 

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That bean counter likes CRNAs.
Hello,

I don't know which company it is, but I know that at least one of these anesthesia staffing companies, that employs anesthesiologists and finds them jobs, is owned by a CRNA. Their dream come true: a CRNA being the anesthesiologist's boss.
 

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That bean counter likes CRNAs. He makes more money out of it and the liability goes to the surgeons.

What else is there to say?
Actually, the main reason facilities get attracted to a medically directed (1:3 or 1:4 ratio) is just the reason stated in the presentation. Staffing costs per anesthesia location are lower. This helps the administrator if he has lower revenue per room due to a poor payor mix or low relative utilization.
The reason many anesthesiologist like these ratios is that it maximizes their income. If you have a good utilization or payor mix you can really make out well.