Hospital & Healthcare Services

Anesthesia Consulting Services

Healthcare organizations rely heavily on the OR to support their top and bottom lines. An effective anesthesia department is essential OR efficiency, market share and financial performance.

EHC’s Anesthesia Improvement solutions deliver unbiased evaluations and recommendations to help healthcare organizations optimize anesthesia group integration, alignment, and processes to improve overall perioperative performance. Our teams, led by board-certified anesthesiologists along with healthcare and OR nursing executives, work collaboratively with hospital administration, physicians and nursing leadership to improve communication, surgeon satisfaction and patient throughput.

Our comprehensive anesthesia consulting services include:

Anesthesia Department Assessment

  • Reviewing the current anesthesia staffing model
  • Evaluating current anesthesia contracts and service standards
  • Assessing anesthesia expansion requirements within the facility
  • Analyzing current subsidy support and identify opportunities for mitigation
  • Reviewing anesthesia clinical processes
  • Comparing current anesthesia practices to EHC’s Metrics and Key Performance Indicators
  • Conducting quality, safety and efficiency evaluations

 Service Agreement and Anesthesia Contract Negotiations

  • Outlining anesthesia service levels
  • Facilitating discussions between the hospital and the existing anesthesia practice
  • Defining the level of support and stipend required to fulfill service standards
  • Evaluating the stipend and conduct reduction planning
  • Developing contractual performance metrics
  • Aligning anesthesia processes with facility requirements

 Anesthesia RFP Support

  • Developing and manage Request for Proposals (“RFP’s”) for anesthesia services as requested
  • Assessing vendor responses to RFP’s
  • Guiding facilities in selecting existing or new services for anesthesia services
  • Assisting facility with contract negotiations with new service provider

Medical Director Mentorship

  • Implementing Anesthesia Leadership Development Program
  • Developing OR Medical Director, including performance expectations with quantifiable targets
  • Creating short, intermediate and long-term goals

Billing and Revenue Cycle

  • Reviewing compliance
  • Reviewing optimal charge capture and coding
  • Analyzing Billing Lag Time, A/R Aging, and strategies to increase cash flow and receivables
  • Evaluating payments received compared to current contract rates
  • Assessing current payer rates and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Quantifying potential revenue opportunities, if any

Support of Hospital Employed Anesthesia Programs

  • Creating compensation models designed to align providers with the facility
  • Designing staffing models
  • Supporting leadership
  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Optimizing revenue cycle processes
  • Analyzing report design and benchmark performance

Implementation of Anesthesia Care Teams

  • Evaluate operational and financial implications of a care team model
  • Provide opinions of market-based compensation for anesthesia extenders
  • Review stakeholder readiness to transition or adopt a new anesthesia model
  • Assist the facility and/or anesthesia provider group in implementation of a care team and managing the transition