How are Anesthesia Fees Established?

Though it seems complicated at first, it’s not rocket surgery! De-mystifying the process by which charges are established for anesthesia services is a worthwhile exercise for everyone involved in the billing process. Surgery is not a yard sale where patients pay what they think is appropriate for services, or anesthesiologists bill what they think they’re […]

The Field Avoidance Cheat Sheet for 2019

In an ideal world, all patients would be easy to sedate – flat on their backs, in a controlled environment, with no adverse reactions. Of course, this is never the case, so there are a thousand different ways in which anesthesia is administered and monitored. A tiny divergence in procedure can sometimes mean life and […]

MACRA 2019: The High Cost of Non-Compliance

The protection, security, and accurate transmission of information are some of the most crucial features of effective anesthesia care. One mismarked chart or misread note can potentially lead to catastrophe. Interpretation is not the same as precise duplication! The best way to avoid playing a game of “Telephone” with your patient information is to ensure […]

Celebrate National CRNA Week With Us

Medical Business Management would like to join with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) in honoring Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists during National CRNA week. The week of January 20th has been set aside to show appreciation for CRNAs and to raise awareness for the important work that they do. Nurse anesthetists have been providing […]

Monitored Anesthesia Care vs General Anesthesia

Traditionally, MAC anesthesia cases and general anesthesia cases were very easy to differentiate. General anesthesia refers to patients that are completely asleep and have an endotracheal tube down the throat.  MAC anesthesia (Monitored Anesthesia Care) refers to patients that are not completely asleep (various levels of sedation) and were not intubated. Propofol and MAC Anesthesia […]

What is MAC Anesthesia?

MAC stands for Monitored Anesthesia Care. MAC is not necessarily a type of anesthesia but more of a style of anesthesia. Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) includes all aspects of anesthesia care, a pre-procedure visit, intra-procedure care and post-procedure anesthesia management. While MAC may include the administration of sedatives and analgesics often used for Moderate Sedation, […]