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“Flip’n Surgeons” –Calculating the Utilization Rate of Surgeons Who Flip Operating Rooms

By Joe Laden, Vice President Client Management                 Surgeons who “flip” ORs have two simultaneous operating rooms allocated to them and, therefore, have two anesthesiologists or two anesthesia care teams in these ORs.   For a very busy surgeon, this is usually good for the surgeon, hospital, and the anesthesiology group.   However,  some surgeons would like to…

The Secret Ace up Your Sleeve – Using Your Anesthesia Billing Vendor for Stipend Negotiations

By Joe Laden, Vice President of Client Management Many anesthesiology practices rely on financial support from their hospital. This is commonly due to poor payer mix, underutilization of operating rooms and/or intensive in-house call requirements. Requests for hospital financial support must be backed up with solid information showing that anesthesia personnel costs based on hospital…

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