Inspiration at Becker’s ASC 21st Annual Meeting

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abeo will be at Booth #12 for the Becker’s ASC 21st Annual Meeting. What an exciting schedule they have lined up!

This years keynote speakers at Becker’s ASC 21st Annual Meeting include Olympian Gold Medalist Lolo Jones, Entrepreneur William Taylor, & Hall of Fame Quarterback Terry Bradshaw. Prepare to be inspired!

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Wheel Of Fortune Has Nothing on OR Excellence!

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October 14 – 17, 2014 is OR Excellence, and abeo is excited to be a part of all the excitement. Through a mix of breakout sessions and presentations, all attendees will have the opportunity to share ideas and have new information to take home with them.

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ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 In The Big Easy

abeo will be in New Orleans for the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting. This year the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 Annual Meeting will be offering over 500 sessions and expecting over 15,000 attendees from all over the world.  Take some time to visit the Big Easy for lectures, hands-on workshops, networking and panel discussions. While you are in NOLA you can also enjoy the jazz, history and fine Cajun food the city has to offer.

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A Hole In One for abeo!

abeo is thrilled to be apart of the North Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists 2014 Annual Meeting in Pinehurst, NC. This year’s meeting will be held at the Pinehurst Resort, which has hosted some of the most prestigious golf tournaments in history. Having an annual meeting at a golf course sounds like a “hole in one” to us!

We at abeo are eager to introduce ourselves to North Carolina through our recent acquisition of MedOasis.  Look for abeo at Booth #25 in the Pinehurst Resort Exhibit Hall.

Details:
September 19 – 21, 2014
Location: Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC
Annual Meeting Website: http://www.ncsoa.com

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Extending the Role of Anesthesiologists in the Perioperative Surgical Home

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The decision to launch the Perioperative Surgical Home model of comprehensive surgical patient care began when the American Society of Anesthesiologists realized that medically trained and licensed anesthesiologists are uniquely qualified to lead these PSH teams. This program serves as a national initiative, designed to improve the entire range of every surgical patient’s inpatient or out-patient experience.

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3 Ways Anesthesiologist Groups Can Help With Billing Solutions

Think tank groups are very effective ways for professionals to take steps toward workable solutions in their fields, especially when held at least once per month. Establishing a regular think tank promotes trust and a stable rapport between sharers. It is recommended that specialized groups meet at least once per month with sectioned off topics to be addressed, then save the last 10-15 minutes for general topics.

To establish the dynamic of your professional group meetings right away, set a key topic that will draw all available anesthesiologists, such as ways to help with billing solutions that will increase and generate more income.

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4 New Modifiers to Define Subsets of the -59 Modifier

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CMS is establishing 4 new modifiers to define the subsets of the -59 modifier (Distinct Procedural Service).  The effective date is January 5, 2015.  It’s believed that it may be abusing the system in incorrectly bypassing NCCI edits. CMS will continue to recognize the -59 modifier but may selectively require a more specific modifier for billing certain codes at high risk for incorrect billing. [Read more...]

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Using Multiple Entities in Your Corporate Asset Protection Planning

Written By: David B. Mandell, JD, MBA and Jason M. O’Dell, MS, CWM

In prior articles, we have described the potential tax benefits of using a multi-entity corporate structure – by using both an “S” and “C” corporation simultaneously.   For many ASCs, however, the strategy of using multiple entities goes beyond the tax and financial benefits of “S” and “C” corporations, as you will see here. In this article, we will explain additional multiple entity asset protection concepts that can help you better shield practice assets from lawsuits and other liabilities.

You may understand that it is a significant liability risk to put all of an ASC’s “eggs” into one basket. But what’s the solution? For your ASC it may be as simple as using multiple baskets. In fact, using multiple entities to run a business is quite common in many types of business outside of ASCs. Consider:

  • Most restaurant businesses use different entities if they expand beyond one location.
  • Most real estate developers or investors use multiple entities for different pieces of property.
  • Many owners of taxicabs use one entity to own each taxicab.

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The War on Bacteria: Physicians and Nurses Close Ranks to Fight

According to Science Daily, a Yale University study found that one person in a room adds 37 million new bacteria hourly. So, a facility with many rooms most likely has billions of bacteria doing whatever bacteria do.

Fortunately, most of these bacteria are friendly and do not harm patients – perhaps they subscribe to the adage, First, do no harm.” A fraction of these billions of bacteria are unfriendly to humans, some very much so. You would not think this was the case; these evil intentioned bacteria need the bodies of people to host them. Humans are such good hosts too, we feed them and shelter them, free. In turn they make us sick, sometimes very sick and even kill us.

One of the easiest places for patients to get an infection is in a health care facility. Infected people are in and out all day. They often are unaware of basic protection for others, such as hand washing and sneezing into their elbow. We imagine that staff are better than visitors in protecting patients, but they are busy, stressed and only human, so they are sometimes at fault too. [Read more...]

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What Does The American Revolutionary War and Practice Governance Have In Common?

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Good anesthesia practice management includes proper governance.  Practice governance must act to help an anesthesia practice succeed as a business and succeed clinically.  This post offers some perspective on when it is time to self-assess your governing body and why you should take these triggers seriously.

What are some triggers for self-assessment?

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