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 that the Spring 2018 issue of its quarterly newsletter, Communiqué, is now available.
Communiqué is a publication dedicated to bringing practical and tangible articles and advice, specific to the anesthesia and pain management community. Communiqué features articles focusing on the latest hot topics for anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, pain management specialists and anesthesia practice administrators. ABC offers Communiqué electronically as well as in hard copy, both on a complimentary basis.
Tony Mira, President and CEO, explains, “In the current era of increased federal and state governmental scrutiny, anesthesia practices must do all they can to avoid the appearance of impropriety. This issue addresses this and other timely topics.”
Returning authors Frank Carsonie, JD, and Nathan Sargent, JD, explore an important area of potential risk for anesthesia practices in their lead article, What’s the Problem? Providers’ Waivers of Patient Copays or Deductibles. “It is an understatement to say the consequences of inappropriate waiver practices are significant,” write Mr. Carsonie, JD, and Mr. Sargent, JD, Chair and Associate, respectively, with the Health Care & Life Sciences Practice Group at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP.
Also, returning author Robert Johnson, MBA, of Enhance Healthcare Consulting looks at call responsibility among anesthesiologists—a subject about which very little is really known. Mr. Johnson reviews the findings of a recent survey and outlines his firm’s plans for future research in this area in his article How Much Call is Too Much?
For these and past Communiqué articles, please log on to ABC’s website at www.anesthesiallc.com and click the link to view the electronic version of 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 Communiqué.
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