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 22-26 has been set aside to show appreciation for CRNAs and to raise awareness for the important work that they do.
CRNAs and Patients
CRNAs represent the personal side of anesthesiology. They are the ones that stay with the patient from start to finish during a medical procedure. They are likely to be the last face that you see when a procedure begins and the first face that you see as you regain consciousness. CRNAs are known for their personal touch. Many were drawn to this career because they enjoy the relationship with the patient and the role that they play in monitoring and maintaining each individuals wellbeing.
During a complicated medical procedure, there are a number of doctors and nurses involved in different aspects of your care. While many of these individuals are focused on specific tasks, the CRNA keeps a big picture perspective to ensure your overall well-being. This perspective can play a vital role in coordinating patient care and ensuring the best possible outcome. So as patients, we are happy to say, “Thank you CRNAs!”
Challenges Ahead for CRNAs
CRNAs in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee are facing new challenges. The migration from Cahaba GBA to Palmetto GBA has created a climate of uncertainty related to CRNAs and their status compared to anesthesiologists. Medical Business Management values our relationship with CRNAs nationwide, and we are committed to helping our clients navigate these uncertain times. Even if policies change, the expertise that we bring to practice management, coding, reimbursement, and billing will ensure that you are compensated fairly and in a timely manner.
Do you have questions about the work that we do CRNAs? Contact us today for more information.