Articles  |   November 2017
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT™ 2018: ‘Navigating for Success’
Author Affiliations
  • Joseph Szokol, M.D., J.D., M.B.A., FASA
    Committee on Practice Management
    Chair
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Practice Management / Articles
Articles   |   November 2017
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT™ 2018: ‘Navigating for Success’
ASA Monitor 11 2017, Vol.81, 38-41.
ASA Monitor 11 2017, Vol.81, 38-41.
Anesthesia practices, large and small, are facing immense challenges and opportunities in today’s constantly shifting economic landscape. The causes for these challenges are multifactorial: declining reimbursement from governmental payers, shifting of payer mix, hospital takeover of physician practices, buyout of physician groups by private equity firms, imposition created by electronic medical records, at-risk contracts, new payment models with bundled payments and accountable care organizations. This is a pivotal time for anesthesia practices, whether academic or private, large or small, and we need new tools and ideas on how to navigate for success in turbulent times.
The ASA PRACTICE MANAGEMENT conference is the largest of its kind devoted and designed to help physician anesthesiologists meet the increasingly complex economic environment head on. PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2018 (PM 2018) will take place at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, January 26-28, 2018, with the theme of “Navigating for Success” and with specific emphasis on the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH), working collaboratively with other physicians, regulatory updates, the latest on MACRA, issues relating to O.R. and quality metrics, and ending on how to deal with the challenging work environment created by all the stressors that exist. The Committee on Practice Management has added some new learning opportunities and continues to provide occasion to interact more extensively with ASA leadership, which was begun at the 2016 conference. PM 2018 offers attendees a chance to hear and ask questions of a “who’s who” of national experts on anesthesia practice management topics
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