Hospitals' Top 10 Expectations of Anesthesia Groups

At the Anesthesia Billing & Practice Management Conference in Las Vegas May 5, Robert Stiefel, MD, principal of Enhance Healthcare, presented "A Hospital's Perspective: What They Want From Their Anesthesia Group."

Dr. Stiefel outlined hospitals' top 10 expectations of anesthesia groups:

1. Manage issues raised by surgeons.
2. Provide leadership.
3. Reduce the hospital's subsidy.
4. "Own" preoperative preparation.
5. Drive operating room efficiency.
6. Address postoperative pain.
7. Cover "out of OR cases."
8. Advise on technology.
9. Help the hospital be "accountable."
10. Help meet the hospital's value-based purchasing targets.

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