Office-based surgical procedures are on the rise. The American Society of Anesthesiologists attributes this increase to several factors including advances in medical technology that have made it possible for physicians to perform more complex procedures in-office. Another contributing factor is the convenience of having a procedure done in a more comfortable setting and with a quick return home.
There are also financial benefits associated with performing procedures in-office. In addition to higher reimbursement rates, the cost to perform procedures in an office-based setting is typically less than half the cost of doing them in a hospital. As a result of this increase, office-based anesthesia is also seeing significant growth.
When considering anesthesia options, more physician offices are choosing to partner because of the competitive benefits associated with outsourcing.
From a financial perspective a turn-key outsourced partner assists in direct cost savings along with reduced clinical and administrative resources. Mobile Anesthesiologist’s model eliminates the need to recruit for any anesthesia staff and pay for ACLS-certified pre-op and recover nurses. Furthermore, the anesthesia-related supplies, equipment, and medications are provided by Mobile which means that everything you would need to purchase for other anesthesia groups or to handle the anesthesia yourself is taken care of. That helps not only your bottom line but is less to worry about in this age of healthcare where every minute and resource counts. All of this along with emergency preparedness and items such as a crash cart and defibrillator makes this a seamless and financially beneficial solution that you will realize you cannot do office procedures without, which is why our clients never leave. Mobile Anesthesiologists scales easily with a practice’s needs due to its size and experience offering flexibility with procedures and schedules to minimize your headaches and costs and maximize your patient experience and profitability.
Beyond the financial benefits, there are other reasons outsourcing anesthesia makes sense. From a patient perspective office-based procedures are often deemed a more pleasant experience in comparison to hospitals and surgery centers. Patients are familiar with the surroundings and there is lower rate of infection in comparison to a hospital setting. A practice’s choice of anesthesia provider can greatly impact the patient experience as well; consider the following.
Office-based procedures require special techniques and perioperative care so patients can go home as quickly as possible. Mobile Anesthesiologists’ experience solely working in this environment for over twenty years ensures patients receive the optimal anesthesia plan and medications throughout the surgical procedure for their well-being short and long-term. As a result patients fall asleep, wake up, and recover more quickly— without complications like post-op pain, memory loss, and nausea which contributes to a more positive experience.
Mobile Anesthesiologists brings the gold standard of quality care and emergency preparedness to physician ofﬁces. With no medical malpractice settlements in more than 12 years and 300,000 cases, and a client retention rate of greater than 95 percent, Mobile Anesthesiologists has a proven track record of safety and success.