Your Hospital Issues an RFP for Anesthesia Services: Now What?

As a national anesthesia consulting firm, we are seeing hospitals and healthcare systems change or attempt to change their incumbent anesthesia groups with increasing frequency. A recent survey of hospital leadership has confirmed our experience and demonstrates that the mechanism by which hospitals seek to effect a change is frequently through a request for proposal Click Here

3 ways physicians can better serve hospitals

As the healthcare industry transitions to a value-based model of care, hospital leaders are under increasing pressure to develop strategies to gain market share and meet rising patient expectations. It is thereby critical for hospital-based physician practices to align themselves with the goals of the health system and demonstrate proactive support of these goals’ pursuit. Click Here

The Changing Landscape of RFP’s

When hospitals outsource their hospital based physician services, a close, long-term relationship is often created between facility and vendor.  Nonetheless, for reasons of cost, service or quality, the services may be put out for a bid in a Request for Proposal (RFP).  As advisors to both provider groups and hospitals, we have been involved in Click Here

Three words to the wise: “Get big fast”

Change is coming to radiology in ways the profession could not have anticipated in a pre-Affordable Care Act world. The forces driving the change are many and varied—economic, regulatory, technology-enabled—but one common denominator has emerged as the “cardiopulmonary system” of the transformation: hospitals under intense pressure to perform in order to survive. Read the full Click Here

Pre-Op Your Anesthesia Practice

Anesthesiologists routinely perform a “pre-operative” assessment of a patient scheduled to undergo an invasive procedure that requires anesthesia services. This assessment is a standard of care that has benefits that are guided by the provider’s intention to limit surprises. No physician wants to be in the middle of a complex surgical case and first find Click Here

Anesthesia 101: What Do Hospitals Want?

Robert Stiefel, M.D. In today’s healthcare environment anesthesia groups have many issues to deal with, including Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), pressure on reimbursement, quality tracking, the perioperative surgical home and pressure on hospital subsidies. Despite these concerns, it is important to remember that for groups that enjoy exclusive arrangements with one or more facilities, their Click Here

Anesthesia 101: Anesthesia Subsidy Drivers

By Howard Greenfield, M.D. In today’s healthcare environment, anesthesia subsidies are common hospital operational costs, often costing millions of dollars.  With eighty percent of hospitals paying an anesthesia subsidy, finding ways to reduce these costs – without risking quality – is a hot topic. What’s more, anesthesia groups face decreasing reimbursements and, until recently, supply-demand Click Here

Anesthesia 101: Business Models

By Robert Stiefel, M.D. The healthcare environment has dramatically changed in recent years – and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.   Amidst these changes, anesthesia business models are evolving as well. If current trends hold, three types of business models will emerge as the industry standard. Below is an outline of those Click Here

Anesthesia 101: Service Expectations

By: Howard Greenfield, M.D. In today’s healthcare environment many hospitals have very specific goals regarding patient and surgeon satisfaction as well as growth initiatives. To determine if a particular anesthesia model is right for your facility you have to weigh how each model will be able to help you meet those goals. Quality High quality Click Here