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Anesthesia Industry News

The News portion of NWAnesthesia.com offers news, announcements, commentary and articles on anesthesia, technology and things unique to our profession. You’ll find the most recent entries on the home page, but this page will become an archive of our industry.

Current Anesthesia Articles from Topix.com

Tax Developments Affecting Health Care Organizations
In a typical bundled payment arrangement, a healthcare provider receives a single bundled payment and then distributes individual payments to specialists and other care providers Example: Hospital receives payment for hip replacement surgery and then distributes to the anesthesiologist, surgeon, medical device company, etc., to cover the costs of ... (more)
Could Surgery, Anesthesia While Very Young Hamper Kids' Development?
Children younger than 2 who undergo multiple surgeries requiring general anesthesia may be up to three times more likely than other children to develop speech and language problems as they grow up, a new study suggests. However, experts cautioned that the finding appears to be restricted to very small children who require more than one surgery .
Children's Boutique Drains Owner's Pockets But She Perseveres
Stanhope, 27, has been a nanny for years, and worked part time for a children's boutique in Avon that closed after three years when the owner decided she'd rather spend more time with her young children.
North American Partners in Anesthesia Partners With East Side...
North American Partners in Anesthesia , the largest single specialty anesthesia and perioperative management company in the United States, and East Side Endoscopy located in Manhattan, NY today announced their partnership.
Anesthesiologist Has 'Knock-Out' Plan To Win 13th District
Four Democrats are running to replace Congresswoman Alyson Schwartz in Pennsylvania's 13th district, including one unconventional candidate whose campaign is getting a boost from an unusual source.
Gereau named Brown professor of anesthesiology
Larry J. Shapiro, MD, , executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, congratulates Robert W. Gereau IV, PhD, at his installation as the Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology.
UC researchers 'touch' discovery could help pain disorders
Jianguo Gu, an anesthesiology professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, led a research team working on how certain cells play a role in the sense of touch.
Anesthesia Business Consultants Shares Thoughts From the Advanced...
Anesthesia Business Consultants , a leading provider in billing and practice management for the anesthesia and pain management specialty, is pleased to announce that the 2014 Advanced Institute for Anesthesia Practice Management conference was a success and shares thoughts regarding the conference.
Surgery decisions should be patient-centered, team-based and...
Surgery for frail, senior citizen patients can be risky. A new patient-centered, team-based approach to deciding whether these high-risk patients will benefit from surgery is championed in a Perspective of the New England Journal of Medicine .
Medicare data release puts scope on payments, reach
Reimbursements to doctors who provide Medicare services in 2012 ranged from nearly $21 million to a single Florida ophthalmologist to $27,000 for the average anesthesiologist, according to the first look at government payment data in 35 years.

Previous Anesthesia Articles and Entries

Doctor and Two Former Hospital Employees Plead Guilty to HIPAA Violations
Jane W. Duke, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, along with Thomas J. Browne, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the Little Rock Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today the guilty pleas of a Doctor and Two Former Hospital Employees. Each pled to a misdemeanor violation of the health information privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) based on their accessing a patient’s record without any legitimate purpose.
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine calling for a 60% increase in enrollment
The need for more doctors is so critical that Medical College of Georgia must expand immediately to produce physicians that will remain in GA — assuring both public health and economic opportunity for all citizens.
AAASC and FASA to Merge
The American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and FASA agreed to merge.
Aon study finds fewer medical malpractice claims against hospitals and physicians
Aon study finds fewer medical malpractice claims against hospitals and physicians.
Baxter Recalls Flawed Infusion Pump After Deaths
Baxter Healthcare Corp. recalled all models of its Colleague Volumetric Infusion Pumps because the pumps can shut down while delivering medication and fluids to patients, the Food and Drug Administration said.
Malpractice Premiums Far Outpaced Claims
The Center for Justice and Democracy, New York, said 15 of the nation’s biggest malpractice insurers “price–gouged” physicians from 2000 to 2004, increasing net premiums 120% while their net payments for claims rose 5.7% during that period.
Patient Safety Advocacy Decreases Malpractice Premiums
The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, June 21st examined how malpractice insurance premiums for anesthesiologists have decreased over the past 20 years because they have “focused on improving patient safety” rather than legislation that would “protect them against patient lawsuits.”
Medical Malpractice: Understanding Claims Made and Occurrence Coverage
Not all medical malpractice policies are the same. Understanding the difference between a “claims–made” policy and an “occurrence” policy may be difficult as there are significant differences in coverage.
Tennessee (TN) Licensure Changes
CRNA’s not holding a Masters Degree will not be “grandfathered in” after 07/01/2005.