WHAT WE OFFER
SAS works in various office-based surgical practices throughout the region. We provide anesthesia coverage and consultation as well as clinical expertise with an emphasis on quality and safety. We are clinicians, educators, and leaders. Our contracted providers professionally and seamlessly provide anesthesia solutions to a wide range of surgical specialties. Our anesthesia providers have exceptional expertise for any outpatient or office setting.
Our experience as directors, managers and providers in every setting, from large tertiary care facilities to ambulatory surgery centers, gives SAS notable advantage on their competitors. Having successfully navigated the requirements of numerous accrediting organizations, our collective knowledge and experience has earned high praise in partnering with ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and individual surgeon offices. We achieve measurable results and clinical excellence by working with each site individually. Improving case volume, handling logistics, managing revenue and ensuring reliable professional anesthesia coverage is the foundation that SAS is built. We have guided individual office-based surgery start-ups and existing surgical facilities in growing to record levels while providing safe, secure anesthesia and improved operating room efficiency. Our local administrative team is available to address all business aspects for anesthesia or surgical flow for any setting. Our internal team and infrastructure handles:
- Equipment and Supplies: We offer expert consultation and liaison with local, regional, national and international resources. Our commitment to value and efficiency begins immediately as our working relationship is one of resource sharing and value. Any one of our dedicated anesthesia providers is always available to visit your facility to assess your equipment and medical needs. We then offer a detailed proposal for procuring any or all necessary equipment, medications and supplies, including emergency preparedness equipment. As your anesthesia services provider, SAS takes a collaborative and partnership role in establishing a system in your practice that reduces risk, eliminates inefficiencies, and optimizes value by streamlining processes.
- Recruitment & Credentialing: We maintain our own database of anesthesia providers and can readily provide clinicians who are a good “fit” for your facility. We ensure compliance and complete a comprehensive credentialing process to ensure each provider possesses active current licensure and appropriate training and experience.
- Scheduling: Our Scheduling remains individual to each center. We utilize sophisticated software to manage daily and monthly staffing availability, including back-up and vacation staffing.
- Revenue Management: Our management group can help you capture additional third-party revenue for your facility. Our billing and collections contracted group proactively explores all applicable anesthesia revenue streams and optimizes contracting and billing of third-party payers.
Anesthesia and Perioperative Consulting
The anesthesia management experience of the SAS team can give you a fresh look at your current utilization patterns and provide valuable insight into potential for cost savings and increased efficiency.
Clinical Quality Excellence
SAS values a structured process and clinical measurements. We evaluate patient outcomes with review of national clinical quality indicators on every patient’s anesthetic experience. Our QAQI program is a corner stone to our vision and core values. All SAS providers strictly follow the guidelines of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). In addition, our team will provide your center 100% compliance with anesthesia indicators of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Measurable, quality driven results are synonymous with the providers of SAS. Anesthesia outcomes data is collected routinely and compared to national benchmarks. We actively solicit satisfaction input from patients, surgeons and other clinicians.
When partnering with Sunbelt Anesthesia Services, we plan for rapidly evolving changes to our healthcare system, while simultaneously ensuring the highest quality patient care, optimum productivity, surgeon satisfaction, and maximization of profit.