Updates from November 2022 affecting the anesthesia industry that you don’t want to miss:
These news articles from November 2022 relating to the anesthesia industry and practice leadership.
6 Numbers Anesthesiologists Should Know:
From open first-year residency spots to average incentive bonuses, here are six numbers anesthesiologists should know:
PROVIDERS FAVORED IN SOME STATES’ NO SURPRISES ACT RESOLUTION PROCESS
State systems that are friendlier to providers have inflationary potential by driving up awards and health costs.
Expert Alert: Anesthesiologists Can Discuss Implications of New CDC Opioid Guidelines
Vendor Hack Tied to 20 Anesthesiology Practice Breaches
Tufts Medical Center Anesthesiologist Charged with Attempted Child Sex Trafficking
Speak Up for Safety in Health Care
In the medical setting, speaking up indicates raising concerns about patient safety when an actual or potential risk is present. Rather than being an attempt to place blame on a health care provider, it is intended to refocus attention on the patient and their wellbeing.
Physician Leaders Balk at Medicare 4.48% Physician Fee Cut
Physicians have voiced their frustration at Medicare’s physician fee schedule final rule, released Nov. 1, which will reduce the conversion factor by 4.48 percent to $33.06 and potentially decrease access to care for the Medicare population.
Nine physician leaders react to the CMS final rule:
CMS bumps ASC payments to 3.8 percent in final rule
CMS updated ASC payment rates to 3.8 percent in its 2023 “Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Proposed Rule.”
Here are three more takeaways from the final rule, published Oct. 31 and Nov. 1:
How personal productivity impacts physician compensation
Over half of all physicians are paid, at least in part, based on their personal productivity, according to the American Medical Association’s latest “Physician Practice Benchmark Survey.”
The latest survey, which was released in October, surveyed physicians and tracked changes in practices, salary and more between 2012 and 2020.
Determining factors of yearly pay rate for physicians: