JACKSON, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC), a leading provider in billing and practice management for the anesthesia and pain management specialty, is pleased to announce the release of the fall issue of its quarterly newsletter, The Communiqué.
The Communiqué is dedicated to publishing articles and advice, specific to the anesthesia and pain management community that are practical and tangible. The Communiqué is complimentary. It features articles focusing on the latest hot topics for anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, pain management specialists, anesthesia practice administrators and especially C-Suite executives in health systems where anesthesia is an important factor.
ABC is pleased to provide The Communiqué electronically as well as in hard-copy versions.
Tony Mira, President & CEO of ABC, explains, “The fall 2015 issue features articles designed to help readers navigate the changes in the world of anesthesia.” The Perioperative Surgical Home: “Right for our Group?” by Rick Bushnell, MD, MBA, a private practice anesthesiologist in Southern California, is a shining example of the response that the proponents of the PSH hoped to bring about. And in continuing our theme of change, readers who serve on their groups’ Boards of Directors will probably recognize some of the behaviors that can undermine performance in the newest article by Will Latham, MBA, CPA, of Latham Consulting Group: Improving Board Performance. The future is not what it used to be in the realm of anesthesia practice management, either, ABC Vice President Jody Locke reminds us in Anesthesia Informatics: The Future is Upon Us. Whether we like it or not, a whole new set of high-tech tools is becoming necessary to successfully operate in the anesthesia and pain management arena today.
From a practical viewpoint, understanding the basic principles of the complicated Stark law is important, and the 10-point primer offered by Kathryn Hickner, JD of Ulmer & Berne, LLP (Stark 101 for Anesthesiologists) will help groups focus on what they need to know. A less familiar legal risk for anesthesia groups that offer retirement programs including 401(k) plans is the responsibility of the plan fiduciary, learn more in Managing the “L” Word in Your Practice’s Retirement Plan (Liability, That Is) from Patrick Runyen, CPA, CFP of Independence Advisors. All these, and more, are available in this issue of The Communiqué.
Please log on to ABC’s web site at www.anesthesiallc.com to view the electronic version of The Communiqué online. To be put on the automated email notification list, please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to providing you with compliance, coding and practice management news through The Communiqué.
Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC), established in 1979, is the nation’s largest billing and practice management company dedicated to the complex and intricate specialty of anesthesia and pain management. The heart of our perioperative suite of products is ABC’s proprietary practice management software F1RSTAnesthesia. Our newest tool is F1RSTClient, the premier client portal that allows clients’ secure and seamless access to ABC’s applications. F1RSTAnalytics, our powerful suite of dashboards and reports, provides “Insight at Your Fingertips” offering real-time data prowess and providing the data to aid in operating your anesthesia practice as an effective clinical organization and successful business. Our solutions provide accurate, prompt and complete billing and revenue cycle management. Our exclusive focus improves your cash flow and profitability. Visit ABC at: www.anesthesiallc.com.