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Protect Your People: Hazards Anesthesia Providers Face With Their Own Health

In the event of a crash, you put your own oxygen mask on first. Learn about the hazards of working in anesthesia and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Celebrating National CRNA Week!

It’s time to celebrate all the dedicated and hardworking CRNAs! MBM supports CRNAs year-round through anesthesia billing, coding, credentialing, and more.

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The High Cost of Bad Billing: The Dangers of Incorrect Documentation for Anesthesia Services

There are no do-overs in coding and billing for anesthesia services. You get one chance, and you have to get it right. Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, as they say. The cost of incorrect documentation can be high - both in lost reimbursement and in non-compliance. You also can’t rely on someone […]

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What’s New in Anesthesia? An Interview with Soneaqua Flanagan

Soneaqua Flanagan joined the Medical Business Management team in November of 2000. Before this, she had several years of experience working in hospitals and other medical billing companies. With over 30 years of experience in healthcare management and 22 years at MBM, she is nothing short of an expert.  Soneaqua is a Certified Professional Coder […]

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New Year, New Fee Schedule: Important Changes for 2022

It’s that time again. Much like taxes or jury duty, there is a certain inevitability to the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services updating their Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). Calendar year 2022 is no different, and the update contains both good and bad news. All the CMS’ efforts in updating the MPFS are “to […]

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When in Doubt, List it Out: Personal and Professional Things to Remember When Considering a Job Change

The unknown can be scary, but don’t let it keep you in a position where you aren’t fully satisfied. Changing jobs can be an emotional process. Whether the change is positively motivated or otherwise, it’s a decision that can alter the course of your career. It’s important not to leave this big decision up to […]

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The Future of Anesthesiology: How Anesthesiologist and CRNA Shortages Are Making an Impact

Anesthesiologists and CRNAs are among the most sought-after specialties in the medical field. As healthcare demands are increasing and the supply of qualified physicians decreases, the future of anesthesiology is fraught with discussions surrounding the direction of the industry. As with many other healthcare professionals, the pandemic of 2020 has also provided another degree of […]

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New COVID-19 Relief Package

On Monday, December 21, Congress passed legislation that included another COVID-19 relief package worth $900 billion. On Sunday, December 27, President Trump signed this legislation into law.  Among its many provisions, the package includes payments up to $600 per adult and child to qualifying Americans, an increase in weekly unemployment benefits and funds for small-business […]

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A Day in the Life of an Anesthesia Provider During a Global Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on just about everyone. However, healthcare professionals have experienced some of the most acute effects on their physical and emotional health, and even on their financial wellbeing.  We reached out to anesthesia providers to better understand what the day-to-day looked like for them during these times and learn […]

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CARES Act Relief Fund Updates: Application for Additional Financial Relief Payments Now Available as Part of Phase 2.

The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) is a $2.2 trillion economic relief package intended to mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Signed into law in March 2020, this federal program provides direct financial assistance to workers, families, and small businesses, including healthcare and anesthesia providers. Spending areas for this relief […]

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