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Anesthesia Business Consultants’ Winter 2018 Issue of Communiqué—Current News for the Anesthesia Specialty—Available Now

Anesthesia Business Consultants
Posted on: 23 Jan 18

Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC), a leading provider in billing and practice management for the anesthesia and pain management specialty, is pleased to announce that the Winter 2018 issue of its quarterly newsletter, Communiqué, is now available.

Communiqué is a publication dedicated to bringing practical and tangible articles and advice, specific to the anesthesia and pain management community. Communiqué features articles focusing on the latest hot topics for anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, pain management specialists and anesthesia practice administrators. ABC offers Communiqué electronically as well as in hard copy, both on a complimentary basis.

Tony Mira, President & CEO explains, “We believe the Communiqué offers valuable information that helps you manage your practice more efficiently. The current climate of lingering uncertainty makes it even more important for anesthesia practices to do everything that they can do to stay focused, strong and compliant with the law.”

First-time authors for the Communiqué, Frank Carsonie, JD, and Nathan Sargent, JD, both with Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, reveal, through a hypothetical example, why hospitals and hospital-based physician groups, anesthesia groups included, must carefully consider the unique facts and circumstances of each contractual arrangement into which they enter in Conflicts and Kickbacks: Risks for Hospital-Based Physician Groups.

In How (Others’) Stupid Compliance Mistakes Can Save Your Life, frequent author Mark F. Weiss, JD, offers several examples of compliance errors made by others and how you can use these unfortunate mistakes to guide and inform your own learning and reduce your risk.

We live in the age of data, but data overload can be as much of an obstacle as a lack of data. ABC’s own Jody Locke, MA, Vice President of Anesthesia and Pain Practice Management Services, extols the importance of accurate, timely and relevant data in keeping your practice on track in his timely What Is the Value of Data and What Data Has Value?Today’s Anesthesia Management Challenge.

For these and past Communiqué articles, please log on to ABC’s website at and click the link to view the electronic version of Communiqué online. To be put on the automated email notification list, please send your email address to We look forward to providing you with in-depth articles on important trends in compliance, coding and practice management through Communiqué.

About Anesthesia Business Consultants

Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC), established in 1979, is the nation’s largest billing and practice management company dedicated to the complex and intricate specialty of anesthesia and pain management. Let us help guide you through CMS’s MACRA program by utilizing MACRA MadeEasy, our complete solution for MIPS compliance including our certified Qualified Clinical Data Registry that meets the Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 3,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their performance through the MiraMed certified QCDR program. The heart of our perioperative suite of products is ABC’s proprietary practice management software F1RSTAnesthesia. F1RSTClient, the premier client portal, allows clients’ secure and seamless access to ABC’s applications. F1RSTAnalytics, our powerful suite of dashboards and reports, provides “Insight at Your Fingertips” offering real-time data prowess and providing the data to aid in operating your anesthesia practice as an effective clinical organization and successful business. Our solutions provide accurate, prompt and complete billing and revenue cycle management. Our exclusive focus improves your cash flow and profitability. Visit ABC at:

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Last updated on: 23/01/2018

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