American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Lewin contact: Paul Hogan
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), educated with specialized training, skill, and expertise in pain management, provide chronic pain management in rural areas, underserved by physicians and healthcare facilities. CRNA services are often the sole source of chronic pain management services in these areas. If the patients are not able to access care from the local CRNAS, the alternatives are to travel great distances for care from physicians, to have expensive and invasive surgery, or to be institutionalized as a result of untreated pain.
The report discusses four case studies about four Medicare beneficiaries who are currently receiving pain treatment from their local (rural) CRNA. Each case discusses the costs – medical and indirect (non-medical and opportunity cost) – of the current treatment pathway, and alternative pathways
Nurse anesthetists have been providing anesthesia care to patients in the United States for 150 years.
The credential CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) came into existence in 1956. CRNAs are anesthesia professionals who safely administer more than 33 million anesthetics to patients each year in
The final weekend of the Medicare agency public comment period on a proposed rule restoring reimbursement for CRNA pain management services is here; please submit your comments so that we can close out strong. Every
A bill introduced by Rep. Michael Burgess, MD (R-TX), gives Congress a quick-and-dirty option for averting a 27% cut in Medicare pay for physicians in January by — in lawmaker parlance — kicking the can down the road for another year.
Of the 3 bills floated so far this year to deal with the Medicare reimbursement crisis, the
On August 22, 2011, as a result of a directive from President Obama, the US Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued its Plan for Retrospective Review of Existing Rules (“Plan”). The Plan includes a review from all HHS operating and staff divisions (e.g., the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”)) that establish, administer and/or
Medicare would reduce reimbursement for many types of specialists to fund sizable raises for primary care physicians in 2013, according to a proposed fee schedule that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released today.
Japanese investigators have concluded that Yoshitaka Fujii, an expert in postoperative nausea and vomiting whose findings drew scrutiny in 2000 but who continued to publish prolifically for a decade after, fabricated his results in at least 172 published studies.
That number nearly doubles that of the current unofficial retraction record holder, Joachim Boldt.
An inquiry by the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists (JSA) has determined that Fujii, who was fired in February from his post at Toho University, falsified data in 172 of 212 papers published between 1993 and 2011. Investigators said they found no evidence of fraud in three of the papers, but could not determine whether the results
1) Insurance companies can no longer impose lifetime coverage limits on your insurance. Never again will you face the risk of getting really sick and then, a few months in, having your insurer tell you, "Sorry, you've 'run out' of coverage." Almost everyone I've met knows someone who had insurance
As reported by the Coalition of Patients Rights, the FTC assures CPR that it continues to closely monitor state legislation and regulations that could inhibit competition among health care providers
Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media , June 12, 2012
It feels like I've been talking about the issues facing advanced practice nurses a lot lately. But I'm not the only one. Issues surrounding advanced practice registered nurses seem to be on everyone's mind as nurses become more educated, and take on greater responsibility.
In a politically driven move the New York Society of Anesthesiologist and the American Society of Anesthesiologists have moved forward with their plans to push Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA) practice in more states. This action makes no sense when there is no shortage and therefore need for more anesthesia providers in New York State.
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