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...

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