AANA/IAS Business of Anesthesia Seminars Course

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Thank you for your interest in the Business of Anesthesia Seminars Course. Unfortunately, all seats have been filled for the 2018 Summer Cohort, and we will not be excepting anymore registrations.


If you would like to be placed on the 2018 Fall Cohort wait list, please email online-education@aana.com.


Please note: Dates for the 2018 Fall Cohort are still pending.




Learn the business skills to kickstart your own anesthesia practice! AANA and International Anesthesia Seminars have partnered to offer an 8-week, online course on the business of anesthesia basics. 


Course Start Date: July 9, 2018


8 Week, Blended - Learning Curriculum


16 Class A CE Credits

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Business of Anesthesia Seminars Course - REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

Thank you for your interest in the Business of Anesthesia Seminars Course. Unfortunately, all seats have been filled for the 2018 Summer Cohort, and we will not be excepting anymore registrations.

 

If you would like to be placed on the 2018 Fall Cohort wait list, please email online-education@aana.com.

 

Please note: Dates for the 2018 Fall Cohort are still pending.

 


Course Dates: July 9, 2018 through Sepember 3, 2018

Overview of Course

AANA and International Anesthesia Seminars have partnered to offer an 8-week, online course on the business of anesthesia basics. 

The course will provide a blended learning experience that will develop the knowledge and skills of the CRNA in a business setting through lecture modules, discussion forums, a collaborative group project, and interactive webinars. After completing the course, CRNAs can successfully navigate the business aspects of anesthesia to succeed as individual anesthesia providers. 

16 Class A CE Credits

 


Course Components

Each week, students are required to complete the following:

  1. Watch video(s) related to that week’s topic
  2. Participate in Discussion Forum, submitting posts in response to question prompts posted by instructors throughout the week
  3. Complete short Learning Outcomes Evaluation for the topics of that week

Students are also required to participate in the following webinar components:

  1. Week 1 – Course Introduction Webinar
    1. Overview of course and what to expect throughout the 8-week course
  2. Week 5 – Request for Proposal Q and A
    1. Students are encouraged to ask questions about the RFP process to prepare them for the final group project
  3. Week 8 – Group Presentations

Students are required to participate in a final group project:

  1. Each group will receive a Request for Proposal and will work as a team to create a proposal to submit to the instructors. For the final presentation, each group will present their proposal, explaining why they should be chosen for the RFP (more instructions to follow).

WEEK 1

Part I: Course Introduction Webinar

Part II: Introduction to Business of Anesthesia Online Lecture (1 CE)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the difference between the different types of employment classifications and the benefits that accompany those types of classifications.
  2. Understand the basic concepts of anesthesia provider contracts and the billing processes that follow them.
  3. Understand the current trends that impact anesthesia provider compensation.

Part III: Going into Business: Anesthesia Business Models Online Lecture (1.5 CE)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Calculate the productivity of anesthesia services rendered to optimize reimbursement.
  2. Understand how the productivity of a CRNA compares to that of other anesthesia practice models.
  3. Understand what a stipend is and how to calculate it.

WEEK 2

Part I: Reimbursement and Productivity (2.5 CE)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the basic and complex components of billing for anesthesia services.

WEEK 3

Part I: The Art and Science of Negotiations Online Lecture (1.5 CE)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the different types of negotiation.
  2. Develop a negotiation strategy through the proper preparations.
  3. Be prepared for the contract negotiation with the employer.

Part II: Cost Effectiveness of Anesthesia Providers Online Lecture (1 CE)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand how the cost effectiveness of the different anesthesia practice models are calculated and how they compare to each other.
  2. Understand how utilizing CRNAs is more cost effective than other anesthesia practice models.

 WEEK 4

Part I: Contracts Online Lecture (1.5 CE)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the basic aspects of contracts of employment.
  2. Understand the financial aspects to take into consideration when creating a contract.

Part II: Request for Proposal Online Lecture (2 CE)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the basic aspects of requests for proposal for anesthesia services.

 WEEK 5

Part I: Request for Proposal Q & A Webinar

Part II: Value vs. Value Online Lecture (1.5 CE)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the basic and complex components of billing and payment for anesthesia services.

 WEEK 6

Part I: Revenue Cycle Management Online Lecture (1.15 CE)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand how the revenue cycle system manages claims processing and payment as well as revenue generation.

Part II: Rules, Rules, and more Rules Online Lecture (1 CE)

Learning Outcomes


 WEEK 7

Part I: Business at the 30k Level Online Lecture (1.15 CE)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand how industry trends affect anesthesia salaries and reimbursement for services rendered.
  2. Understand the different components that effect cost management when preparing service proposals.

 WEEK 8

Request for Proposal Project Presentations Webinar


Completion of the entire curriculum is approved for 16 Class A CE credits.



Accreditation Statement

This course has been prior approved by the AANA for 16 Class A CE credits; AANA Code Number: 1036304.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.