Features  |   January 2019
Small Group Independence: How to Improve Your Group’s Odds
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Features   |   January 2019
Small Group Independence: How to Improve Your Group’s Odds
ASA Monitor 1 2019, Vol.83, 16-18.
ASA Monitor 1 2019, Vol.83, 16-18.
With a significant trend toward anesthesia group consolidations, mergers and acquisitions, many small to medium-sized groups have shown interest in maintaining independence. It is estimated that nearly 50 percent of physician anesthesiologists in anesthesia-related practices have fewer than 50 anesthesiologists.
The platform has changed from volume to value, and groups are questioning what can be done to prevent the loss of their small practice. Is it possible to remain independent? The answer is more complex than space permits, but there are areas in which each group can assess and improve. Consider these “hacks” and a working to-do list.
At the very least, anesthesia groups must have in their arsenal:
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