Focus on Business of Anesthesia at this Year’s Congress

The popular Business of Anesthesia workshop, historically its own event, has been rolled into this year’s Annual Congress. This means that attendees will be able to take advantage of even more diverse programming. The Business of Anesthesia and Practice Management educational track has been designed so that CRNAs at all levels—from those casually interested in owning a business to current business leaders—will be able to receive training on a wide range of management-related topics. Sessions are labeled “novice” to “advanced” and cover topics from reimbursement issues to negotiating employee contracts to developments at the federal level. Business of Anesthesia sessions will be held at Sheraton Seattle Hotel (1400 – 6th Ave.) with the exception of the sessions on Tuesday afternoon that are ERAS AND BOA.

Transitions in the Healthcare Environment-Novice Session
Saturday, Sept. 9, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Attendees will recognize the key federal decision-makers and their agendas in 2017 that will impact health care and identify ways that health professionals can engage and participate in shaping their own professional and organizational destinies.

What’s Your Value to your Employer-Novice Session
Saturday, Sept. 9, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

This session will teach attendees how to recognize anesthesia groups’ and hospital administrators’ perceptions with regards to the value of anesthesia services and how to describe services administrators’ value in their facilities.

Reimbursement 101- Novice Session
Saturday, Sept. 9, 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Here, learners will outline the elements specific to their practice for complete and accurate documentation for compliant reporting of anesthesia services to government and third party payers.

Negotiating Employment Contracts-Novice Session
Saturday, Sept. 9, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

After this session, attendees will be able to identify the primary issues driving employer decisions when it comes to negotiating an employment contract and recognize the basic tools to approach an employment negotiation.

How to Build a Business-Intermediate
Sunday, Sept. 10, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Intermediate business professionals will learn how to identify themselves as business entities and outline business opportunities in an anesthesia practice.

Measuring Quality Today and Tomorrow-Intermediate
Sunday, Sept. 10, 8:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Attendees will be able to define the various methods for reporting quality measures in anesthesia and then identify key quality measures that CRNAs can use in their individual practice settings.

OR Management: Optimizing Processes-Advanced
Monday, Sept. 11, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

This advanced session will include a discussion of techniques used to assess case and staff scheduling to identify opportunities for improved surgery or procedure room and staff utilization.

The Clinical and Business Aspects of Revenue Cycle Management-Advanced
Monday, Sept. 11, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

This session will teach attendees how to identify clinical revenue building concepts and how to describe a business revenue cycle.

Compliance and Risk Mitigation- Advanced
Monday, Sept. 11, 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Learners will be able to outline insurance compliance regulations and identify risk mitigation in billing for anesthesia services.

Accreditation Success: Staff and Facility Excellence
Monday, Sept. 11, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This panel will discuss approaches to continuous survey readiness for staff, leaders, and facility.

State, Federal Regulatory Update-Advanced
Monday, Sept. 11, 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Here, learn how to recognize how CRNA scope of practice is regulated on the state level and understand legislative and regulatory issues that CRNAs are facing on the state level.

Meet the Experts from the BOA and Fundamentals of Practice Management Track-Roundtable Discussion
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Get an opportunity to clarify or enhance practice management knowledge and/or skills through dialogue with attendees and presenters.

Engaging Others in an Enhanced Recovery Program: Practice Management Resources
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Overlapping with the ERAS track, this session will outline considerations to develop an enhanced recovery business plan and describe implementation skills for a successful enhanced recove