Study Flags Anesthesiologists’ Role in ASC Surprise Billing

An April 15 study published in Health Affairs found surprise billing occurred in 8% of procedures at ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), and the average balance of each bill increased by 81% between 2014 and 2017. According to the study, bills for anesthesia administered either by physicians or certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) comprised 69% of the studied surprise bills.

Experts tell AIS Health that a very small number of anesthesiology practitioners drive most of the surprise billing and price distortion in ASCs, and only legislation can solve the problem.

0 Comments
© 2021 MMIT

Peter Johnson

Peter has been a reporter for nearly a decade. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered a wide variety of topics in his hometown of Seattle, where he continues to live. Peter’s work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic and The Stranger. Peter attended Colby College.

Related Posts

https://www.mmitnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/WordPress-Featured_AdobeStock_321525828.jpg
November 24

‘Long COVID’ Presents Big Challenges for Health Plans, Patients

READ MORE
https://www.mmitnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/WordPress-Featured-Image-Pathway-or-Perish-The-Two-Pronged-Hurdle-to-Ensuring-Access-in-Oncology.jpg
November 24

Insurers Applaud New CMMI Push for Risk-Based Contracting

READ MORE
https://www.mmitnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/WordPress-Featured_AdobeStock_176559451.jpg
November 24

Non-Emergent 911 Calls Offer Intervention Opportunity

READ MORE

GAIN THERAPEUTIC AREA-SPECIFIC INTEL TO DRIVE ACCESS FOR YOUR BRAND

Sign up for publications to get unmatched business intelligence delivered to your inbox.

subscribe today