Proven Financial Benefits
Payers have started to more actively embrace the office-based setting for surgical procedures. The last few years have seen increased incentives to shift procedures from hospitals or ASCs to the office. New procedures are added to the incentive list regularly, including the most recent additions of cardiovascular stents, urolifts, myomectomy and fibroid removal, and ear tubes. Incentive amounts have also increased. For example, in 2021, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois increased reimbursements for gastroenterology and some musculoskeletal procedures by 15% if performed in office.
With reimbursements and types of procedures that can be performed in-office on the rise, it is essential that your procedure days are as efficient as possible. At Mobile Anesthesiologists, our goal is to maximize patient flow by providing, at our own cost, a critical-care trained, ACLS-certified nurse to provide all pre, intra, and postoperative care. Our nurse conducts pre-operative screening assessments, including COVID screenings, on all scheduled patients prior to the procedure day to ensure appropriate patient selection and reduce procedure day cancellations. Our anesthesiologist’s customized anesthesia technique reduces instances of PONV, optimizes turnover, and minimizes “sedation hangover,” which results in shorter recovery times. As a result, our physician partners report that with Mobile, they are performing 20-30% more cases in the same block of time they were doing procedures in previously.
Mobile’s model ensures our physician partners do not bear the costs of any start-up or ongoing costs related to anesthesia. Each procedure day, Mobile provides all of the anesthesia-related supplies, medications, equipment, and emergency resources (e.g., emergency airway supplies and equipment, crash cart, Dantrolene) needed, at our own expense. While each specialty varies, our physician partners experience savings upwards of $200K per year for both nursing and anesthesia-related items.
Whether you’re a physician practice or a patient, every dollar counts, especially when it goes right back into your pocket. Mobile is a patient advocate and we can proudly say that 99% of our claims are processed in-network, which means no surprise billing for your patients. In addition, 65% of patients pay $0 for office-based anesthesia and 85% pay less than $100.
Mobile has been and will continue to be a reliable service provider to all of our physician partners, as evidenced by our 99% client retention rate. Our model alleviates the unnecessary headaches associated with anesthesiologist and pre/post-op nurse staffing and the costs associated with providing the related medications, supplies, equipment, and clinical support staff. We look forward to helping you increase your bottom line and drive down patient costs. We can be better together! #25YearsStrong!