North American Partners in Anesthesia to Discuss Anesthesia’s Impact on Hospital Financials During HFMA Interactive Webinar

Melville, NY – August 22, 2012 – North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), the largest single specialty anesthesia management company in the United States, is proud to announce its educational HFMA sponsored webinar, “ Aligning Perioperative Care with Hospital Priorities in the Age of Health Care Reform” . The event, which will be held on September 13, at 2:00pm CST, provides a better understanding on the broader implications an anesthesia practice, as the hospital’s perioperative leader, can have on your hospital's quantitative and qualitative results in order to fulfill today’s healthcare mandates.

This session will outline anesthesia's impact on a hospital's revenue, cost, and market perception given Medicare reimbursement policies, quality reporting requirements, and incentive programs authorized through the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act. Additionally, this webinar will address those metrics your anesthesia group should monitor to improve results and demonstrate value, anesthesia's role as it relates to outcome metrics, which affect hospital reimbursement, and how the metrics apply to an Accountable Care Organization. 

Speakers include Michael Simon, M.D., Director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia at Vassar Brothers Medical Center and North American Partners in Anesthesia, and Joane Goodroe, RN, BSN, MBA, Independent Consultant at Joane Goodroe Healthcare Services, LLC. In her role, Joane assists hospitals and physicians with new models of care and integration.

WHO:                    CEOs, CFOs, chief medical officers, and operating room executive leadership.   

WHAT:                  Aligning Perioperative Care with Hospital Priorities in the Age of Health Care Reform

WHEN:                  Wednesday, September 13, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST

WHERE:                To register for the webinar, please click here .

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) recently awarded NAPA the “Peer Reviewed by HFMA®” designation for their Anesthesia Department Management Services, which are provided to hospitals, health systems and other healthcare facilities throughout the country. For more information on “The Short List” and the Peer Review Process, visit HFMA’s Peer Review site .

About North American Partners in Anesthesia

Founded in 1986, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is the leading single specialty anesthesia management company in the United States. NAPA is comprised of the most respected clinical staff, providing thousands of patients with superior and attentive care. The company is known for partnering with hospitals and other health care facilities across the nation to provide anesthesia services and perioperative leadership that maximize operating room performance, enhance revenue, and demonstrate consistent patient and surgeon satisfaction ratings. For more information, please visit .

About HFMA  
The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) provides the resources healthcare organizations need to achieve sound fiscal health in order to provide excellent patient care. With more than 38,000 members, HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization of healthcare finance executives and leaders. HFMA helps its members achieve results by providing education, analysis, and guidance, and creating practical tools and solutions that optimize financial management. The organization is a respected and innovative thought leader on top trends and challenges facing the healthcare finance industry. From addressing capital access to improved patient care to technology advancement, HFMA is an indispensable resource on healthcare finance issues.

Press inquiries should be directed to:
Jill Aaronson, Marketing Coordinator
North American Partners in Anesthesia
(516) 945-3030