14 hrs ago
Washington University in St. Louis
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.
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20 hrs ago
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.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
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.
Medical News Today
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 .
Sun Apr 13, 2014
The Marion Star
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.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
ABC Action News
Answer these questions before kids have surgery
Getting ready for surgery can be unsettling for kids and their parents. It's important to ask questions so you and your child can be prepared.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Positive Feedback in Cardioprotection: Can More Mechanism Lead to Translation? [Editorials]
From the Departments of Anesthesiology, Medicine, and Physiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
Medical College taps former GE exec to bring research to market
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Pensacola News Journal
Medicare payments made public
Pensacolians who want to compare the amounts that their doctors billed Medicare for specific procedures to the fees submitted to the federal insurance agency by other physicians can now do so thanks to unprecedented data released this week.
The Daily Advertiser
Patients need to know about costs upfront
Most of us who've endured any major illness or significant medical procedure have gotten another surprise while we're on the mend: an unexpected bill.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
University of Rochester
For Sick, Elderly Patients, Surgical Decision Making “Takes a Village”
Surgical decision making for sick, elderly patients should be orchestrated by a multidisciplinary team, including the patient, his or her family, the surgeon, primary care physician, nurses and non-clinicians, such as social workers, advocates Laurent G. Glance, M.D., in a perspective piece published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.
For Frail, High-Risk Seniors, Surgery Decisions Should Be...
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 an April 10 Perspective of the New England Journal of Medicine .
Surprising Spike in Postoperative Cardiac Surgery Deaths May Be an...
Analyzing a national database of hospital inpatient records, a team of researchers reports an expected spike in mortality six days after cardiac surgery, but also a more surprising and potentially troubling jump in deaths at the 30-day mark.
Aspirin before non-cardiac surgery is ineffective and often harmful
Queen's University and Kingston General Hospital researchers are part of a groundbreaking international study that has shown that starting - or continuing - to take Aspirin before non-cardiac surgery as a way to protect the heart after surgery is ineffective and, in some cases, harmful.
NIR spectroscopy reveals insight into altitude sickness
By using NIR spectroscopy to monitor blood flow in the brains of six climbers scaling Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, German medical researchers have identified a possible way to prevent the headaches that are a common feature of altitude sickness.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
The Jackson Sun
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 the $27,000 for the average anesthesiologist, according to the first look at government payment data in 35 years.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Fairness in balance billing
These bills are called "balance billing." Generally, most physicians and hospitals have contracts with insurance companies that require them to accept the insurance's "in-network" reimbursement as full payment.
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA(r)) Selects Premier, Inc....
The American Society of Anesthesiologists today announced it has chosen Premier, Inc. , a leading health care improvement company, to develop a first-of-its-kind learning collaborative for the ASA's Perioperative Surgical Home model of care.
Messenger of Pain Identified
In their pursuit of understanding how pain works at the molecular level, a research team lead by Ru-Rong Ji of anesthesiology and neurobiology has found a new function for MicroRNAs, short stretches of genetic material that signal genes to turn on or off.
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The AIAPM seminar will bring together the finest experts in the field of anesthesia billing and practice management to address the bottom line issues that will help each attendee to better manage their practice or business.