Tag Archives: CRNA

Colorado Approves Direct Medicare Payment to CRNA’s

Medicare Regulations allows CRNA’s to administer anesthesia without physician supervision if the state governor opts out of the regular physician supervision requirement. Governor Ritter of Colorado opted out in 2010, and his action was challenged by the Colorado Medical Society and the Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists.  That challenge was dismissed by Colorado trial courts, which … Continue Reading

Significant Issues in the 2013Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

The 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule was posted by CMS today. 27% SGR Reduction The most significant issue, of course, will be the proposed 27% Medicare physician fee schedule reduction which will be statutorily imposed because of the sustainable growth rate formula. I am sure everybody is familiar with the annual debacle over the last decade … Continue Reading