Manage episode 307837168 series 2475903
Money drives many of the decisions industries have to make and healthcare is no exception. As things become more expensive and less efficient, people are looking for ways to improve the quality and cost of care. Ian Hewer, PhD, CRNA, is an assistant professor at Western Carolina University and has turned much of his focus to healthcare economics and QZ team billing. Today he’ll tell us more about this team approach, how it’s impacting cost, and why it’s a good thing for CRNAs.
Get the CE certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf
Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift to the AANA: https://www.aana.com/docs/default-source/foundation-aana-com-web-documents-(all)/memorial-and-tribute-gift-summary.pdf?sfvrsn=de8545b1_0
What we discuss in this episode:
4:34 – Introducing today’s guest and topic
6:53 – The anesthesia care team model
11:24 – Background on QZ billing
14:15 – Supervision
16:45 – How will affect the future of anesthesia?
22:48 – What does the average anesthetist make?
26:03 – Outcomes vs amount spent
30:57 – Solutions for the future
35:49 – What patients think of their care
37:02 – Problems with employer-based insurance system
38:34 – Two options we face
42:46 – CRNAs in good position
44:10 – Lightning Round