This award winning podcast will touch on issues ranging from clinical to politics of anesthesiology and take a balanced, realistic approach based on the evidence.
- Dr. Joe Rodriguez testifies against title protection bill in WisconsinIn an attempt to control the freedom of what other professions call themselves and limit titles in Wisconsin, the medical society introduced SB 143. On May 24, Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists President Jenna Palzkill—as well as Dr. Joe Rodriguez, who was representing the AANA—helped inform and educate the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Health on why proposed SB 143 does NOT help Wisconsinites. If passed, this bill would preclude the use of the title Nurse Anesthesiologist in the state. An attempt of one competitor trying to control another. This is the audio of that testimony that ended this attempt.You can learn more about the genesis of Nurse Anesthesiologist here: https://www.nurseanesthesiologistinfo.com/
- Medical Malpractice Policies: What you didn't know, but shouldMeet Julie Nycum, CPCU, RPLU, ARM, the current director of AANA Insurance Services, providing medical malpractice to CRNAs across the country through Medical Protective (med pro). Julie worked for Medical Protective (med pro), a Berkshire Hathaway Company writing 2 billion in policies a year for 24 years as Vice President of Underwriting. In 2006 she met with AANA insurance services on behalf of med pro to develop the medical malpractice services AANA uses today. On this podcast we talk about:Occurrence vs Claims made and how important it is to know the difference related to YOUR risk and why over time claims made is MORE expensiveBuying claims made "tail" isn't as simple as it sounds. Or as good.Time does not start until discovery starts. Might be past your claims-made policy and then YOU are on the hook.Consent to Settle & Hammer Clauses (Scary Stuff)You can be named (and need coverage) for NON-Anesthesia issuesPolicies may cover a lot more than you are aware of like lost wages etc.What does "1 million per occurrence and 3 million aggregate" coverage mean?Why 1/3 mil vs 250/500K per claim/aggregates are different in different states? Should you get a 1/3 policy anyway?What happens if a claim went OVER the max/occurrence (1 million) policy? You pay that is what happens. Why does Admitted vs Non-Admitted matter? The Oceanus StoryDoes AM Best matter to providers or facilities?How the size of an insurance company impacts the lawyers you get access toIf you own an anesthesia company should you have special insurance for your contractors for vicarious liability?If you are covered by a groups policy should you also have your own to protect your interest?Does a settlement result in you being reported to the national practitioner databank? Is there any increased cost for med mal for an independent CRNA to the CRNA?Is there extra cost for the facility or surgeon working with an independent CRNA?Is there decreased cost for the CRNA or facility when working in an Anesthesia Care Team with a physician anesthesiologist? "liability shield"If you do ketamine clinics, medical aesthetics, IV infusion work does your CRNA medical malpractice cover these things?Medical Malpractice rates have not increased for CRNAs at Med Pro for 14 years. N
- The CRNA Scientist: Dr. Rhea Temmerand Designing Drugs with Spider VenomAnesthesia Deconstructed host Joe Rodriguez talks to a rare professional: Dr. Rhea Temmerand, CRNA who is a pharmacology PhD and actively involved in bench research while maintaining a clinical practice. We talk about everything from what it is like to be known as a Scientist and as a CRNA, and why CRNAs often do little bench research.
- Non-Competes and Restrictive Language!Simon Willman, JD, former in-house counsel for CORE Orthopedics and Current owner of McDowell Mountain Law, speaks about non-competes and their impact on Anesthesiology Professionals, which touches every practicing provider, 1099 or W2. The bad information out there on this topic is rampant – Simon lends his expertise as a healthcare business and contract lawyer to give us a brief introduction. Send us your questions so we can discuss them with Simon again in the future!
- Mark Silberman JD - Former General Legal Counsel for the AANAMeet Mr. Silberman JD from the BENESCH law firm! We talk about the New Hampshire ruling and Nurse Anesthesiologist, Qui Tam lawsuits and anti-trust, The risk of medicare fraud with medical direction and TEFRA, if Extubation is part of emergence as it related to TEFRA based on the Donegan v. Anesthesia Associates of Kansas City, PC, Liability of surgeons with CRNAs in the ACT or independently and MUCH more! A little about Mark:Mark is an experienced trial lawyer, health care attorney and litigator. His practice focuses on helping health care professionals and businesses navigate the complex and changing landscape of health care with an emphasis on achieving governmental and regulatory compliance.Mark concentrates on managing internal and external health care investigations, False Claims Act cases, white collar criminal defense, all forms of health care litigation, and all aspects of the Illinois Certificate of Need program.Mark handles audit, compliance, investigations and enforcement actions involving HHS-OIG, the Medicare/Medicaid programs, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board (Certificate of Need). He advises clients regarding managing and avoiding allegations of health care fraud and health care-related criminal conduct, addressing concerns related to the Anti-Kickback Statute, and pharmacy and pharmaceutical related litigation. He provides counsel and litigation services for physicians, facilities and pharmacies engaged with any federal agency, along with handling Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement issues, False Claims Act/Qui Tam defense, and various health care transactional matters. Mark also served as the outside General Counsel to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.More about Mark can be found here
- Interview with A CPA: How to go 1099 to Maximize Career BenefitsIn this episode, you will hear from Mr. James Laubham CPA, owner of Capital Accounting, PC on why Nurse Anesthesiologists and Physician Anesthesiologists are turning to 1099 to maximize their career benefits. He goes through the ins and outs as well as what you need to know when deciding to go 1099. Learn from a CPA who is an expert in anesthesia business accounting!Learn more at the Capital Accounting website https://www.capitalacctpc.com/
- Part 3: Interview with Dr. Randall Moore Chief Anesthetist Officer of Northstar AnesthesiaMeet the former AANA CEO and now Chief Anesthetist Officer of Northstar Anesthesia Dr. Randall Moore DNP, MBA, CRNA. We talk about ALL the things in this 3 part interview! Topics range from anesthesia reimbursement, the impact of the pandemic, the difficulty recruiting, why he left the AANA, culture, what his new role entails at Northstar, and what it takes to build a functional anesthesia team!There is an incredible amount of information packed into this 3 part interview from a leader in one of the leading companies in anesthesia services in the United States.https://northstaranesthesia.com/our-culture/leadership.html
- Part 2: Interview with Dr. Randall Moore Chief Anesthetist Officer of Northstar AnesthesiaMeet the former AANA CEO and now Chief Anesthetist Officer of Northstar Anesthesia Dr. Randall Moore DNP, MBA, CRNA. We talk about ALL the things in this 3 part interview! Topics range from anesthesia reimbursement, the impact of the pandemic, the difficulty recruiting, why he left the AANA, culture, what his new role entails at Northstar, and what it takes to build a functional anesthesia team!There is an incredible amount of information packed into this 3 part interview from a leader in one of the leading companies in anesthesia services in the United States.https://northstaranesthesia.com/our-culture/leadership.html
- Interview with Dr. Randall Moore Chief Anesthetist Officer of Northstar Anesthesia Part 1Meet the former AANA CEO and now Chief Anesthetist Officer of Northstar Anesthesia Dr. Randall Moore DNP, MBA, CRNA. We talk about ALL the things in this 3 part interview! Topics range from anesthesia reimbursement, the impact of the pandemic, the difficulty recruiting, why he left the AANA, culture, what his new role entails at Northstar, and what it takes to build a functional anesthesia team!There is an incredible amount of information packed into this 3 part interview from a leader in one of the leading companies in anesthesia services in the United States.https://northstaranesthesia.com/our-culture/leadership.html
- Interview With A Lobbyist: Kelsey Lundy from Compass Strategies, ArizonaEveryone wonders what a lobbyist is, what they do, and do you NEED one? There is always a lot of demonizing lobbyists and their role in the media but what is the truth? On this episode, we interview Kelsey Lundy, Managing Partner at Compass Strategies in Arizona, and talk about lobbyists, grassroots involvement, Political Action Committees, how politics work, and how a good lobbyist can be critical to your legislative goals. We also discuss how to find and interview a firm as well as how to assess the effectiveness of one you have. There are so many pieces of the puzzle when it comes to getting a bill across the finish line and Kelsey has been critical for more than 20 years in guiding many clients to success!You can learn more about Compass Strategies at https://www.compassstrategiesaz.com/
- Dr. Jeff Gadsden MD Discusses Regional Anesthesia & Nerve InjuryDr. Jeff Gadsden is a Physician Anesthesiologist who did a large portion of his residency with Dr. Admir Hadzic at the New York School of Regional Anesthesia (NYSORA) where his love of regional anesthesia was born. He has since brought that passion and expertise to Duke University where he currently serves as the Chief, Division of Orthopedic, Plastic & Regional Anesthesia. Dr. Gadsden is not only an expert at regional anesthesia but passionate about it which comes across in every video he does, to every trainee he mentors and in this podcast!We talk about everything regional anesthesia from the movement away from epidurals, new blocks, the utility of the nerve stimulation, new drugs, adjuncts in nerve blocks to nerve injury, and the evidence! If you love regional anesthesia you do not want to miss this one!You can see his phenomenal regional anesthesia videos on his youtube channel titled "Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine" located here https://tinyurl.com/y8zt37odYou can also follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jeffgadsden and with the hashtag #DukeRAP
- The Butterfly IQ+ Ultrasound With Butterfly Network CMO Dr. John MartinOn this episode we talk to John Martin, MD the Chief Medical Operator at Butterfly Network, Inc. about the utility, future and applications of the powerful Butterfly IQ+ portable ultrasound probe. We discuss the butterfly iQ+ built in educational videos teaching point of care ultrasound (POCUS) and how it is all three probes in one right on your hip. Will this be the replacement of the stethoscope and be on everyone's hip? Listen and find out! Learn more at https://www.butterflynetwork.com/iq
- From Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA) to Nurse Anesthesiologist (CRNA)In this episode we talk to Lee Austin, a former Anesthesiologist Assistant who went back to school to become a CRNA. Lee explains how different the educational programs were, how different the focus is on training between the independent practice trained CRNA to the assistant role of the AA and how that difference really resulted in professional fulfillment for her. We also discuss the Texas Christian University AA to CRNA bridge program and how Lee feels every AA should consider it!This is a great insight from someone who has been through both programs and worked as both types of provider. Listeners can learn more about the TCU AA to CRNA bridge program HERE !
- The Title "Nurse Anesthesiologist"On this podcast we talk about the title 'Nurse Anesthesiologist' it's genesis, the movement within the CRNA community that pushed it into the spotlight, why it is important to CRNAs and patients, some of the misconceptions related to it and the controversy surrounding it. This is the inaugural episode with Dr. Joseph Rodriguez as a co-host talking about this topic.As a special addendum we add some clarifying information about the ASA President's letter to the ASA members on the topic which came out after this recording.
- Rural Surgeon Talks About Surgery and CRNA Only PracticeMeet rural surgeon Dr. Nathaniel M. Wolkenfeld a general surgeon who has worked in both rural and urban practices. On this episode he talks about the difference between rural and urban general surgery as well as the resources, challenges and benefits of practicing in a rural area. We also get his thoughts on independent CRNA practice after having the opportunity to work for 7 years with them.This is a rare view into the world of rural medicine and CRNAs from a surgeon who has actually been there and seen it! Do not miss this one!
- Chronic Pain Management & CRNAsMeet Nurse Anesthesiologist Scott Rigdon DNAP, CRNA who owns a full time chronic pain practice and trains other CRNAs to do so as well.On this podcast we talk to Dr. Rigdon about what it is like to be a chronic pain practitioner. What the training is like and how to get it as well as what he does day to day in his clinic. We learn about the process of attaining competence in chronic pain and how different it is from clinical anesthesiology.
- The Federal Trade Commission, Medicine, APRNs & Anti-TrustMeet Daniel Gilman Phd JD an Attorney Advisor in the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, where he works on competition issues in health care and technology, and on the impact of regulation. He has received the He co-authored the FTC staff policy paper, Competition and the Regulation of Advanced Practice Nurses, helped draft the FTC Staff Report, Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy, and has published in journals such as the Georgetown Law Journal, Health Matrix, Oregon Law Review, American Journal of Law & Medicine, the Journal of Health Care Law & Policy, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.On this episode we discuss the role of the FTC, the FTC staff report on competition and regulation of APRNs and some of the interesting cases Dr. Gilman has been apart of!