Tomorrow Starts Now

Tomorrow Starts Now

Value based healthcare is upon us.  For years there has been industry speculation on the merit and feasibility of this model.  The time for speculation has diminished and your anesthesia service must be in a state of preparation to ensure they understand the implications of compliance.  Historically, healthcare has thrived in a fee-for-service environment (payment per procedure, thus incentivizing multiple procedures).  Today we find ourselves evolving more towards a bundled payment structure that encourages those who can provide evidence-based quality outcomes in a risk-share agreement.


MAK Anesthesia has committed extensive resources to develop an innovative approach to meet the challenges of healthcare.  To ensure we are near the forefront of the industry our emphasis includes:

  • Successful implementation of PQRS reporting requirements for 2015, and mindful development for AQI participation
  • Partnership with ambulatory centers to enhance post-operative questionnaires
  • Established governance structure centered around Quality and Safety with committee chairs for both our hospital and ambulatory division 
  • Engaged pioneers to develop a Perioperative Surgical Home model that improves quality of care and supports Population Health   

NSQIP Meritorious Award: Evidence of our commitment to quality outcomes is the recent meritorious award WellStar Cobb Hospital received by the American College of Surgeons Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP).   Cobb Hospital is one of only 37 facilities worldwide that received this award.  MAK Anesthesia's alignment with WellStar's quality enhancement initiatives was pivotal in achieving this recognition.  We are proud to serve WellStar Cobb Hospital as their anesthesia provider of choice.

As the world of anesthesia evolves we too must evolve.  We continue to exam our value to patients not only intra-operatively, but pre and post-operatively as well.  There is compelling data that supports improved quality outcomes with an enhanced strategy of anesthesia involvement.  Because of our patient-centric approach to providing anesthesia services, we take ownership of our contribution to ensuring quality outcomes are top of mind. 

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