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25 Apr

A Stategy of Action vs. A Strategy of Hope

2017-03-31T14:30:52+00:00

Now that you’ve had a chance to digest the 16th Annual Spring Anesthesia Conference for 2016 and all the information provided by some fantastic speakers, Allegheny Anesthetists is here to provide what a good sponsor should: Opportunity. […]

A Stategy of Action vs. A Strategy of Hope 2017-03-31T14:30:52+00:00
5 Feb

Taxes: Make the filing process as smooth as possible

2016-02-05T21:39:25+00:00

About the Author Drew Cruse is the Chief Financial Officer of Allegheny Anesthetist. Drew is married with three children and four grandchildren. In his off hours, he enjoys reading and spending time with his growing family. With tax season set to start in January, there are a number of important tax changes that taxpayers and preparers [...]

Taxes: Make the filing process as smooth as possible 2016-02-05T21:39:25+00:00
12 Jan

Malignant Hyperthermia – Are we getting warmer?

2016-01-12T16:32:31+00:00

Paul Liszewski, CRNA, DNP So what’s the deal with Malignant Hyperthermia (MH)? Sounds like the start of a Seinfeld routine, but there’s nothing funny about results of the latest statistics we have about this pharmacogenetic disease. A group of researchers using an MH registry found that the rate of dying from an MH crisis has actually increased [...]

Malignant Hyperthermia – Are we getting warmer? 2016-01-12T16:32:31+00:00
18 May

What the IRS is doing to help you

2015-05-18T16:09:16+00:00

About the Author Drew Cruse is the CFO and Chief Financial Officer of Allegheny Anesthetist. Drew is married with three children and three grandchildren. In his off hours, he enjoys reading and spending time with his growing family. The IRS helping me?  Now that’s a good joke, right.  But the IRS is working to help [...]

What the IRS is doing to help you 2015-05-18T16:09:16+00:00
6 Mar

The Cat and the Fox; how fight or flight affects critical thinking patterns

2017-03-31T14:41:28+00:00

Richard E. Haas, PhD, CRNA, PHRN Aesop’s fables are not as well-known as they once were, so some of you may not have heard this story before.  A cat and a fox were chatting in the forest. The fox was boasting of all the clever ways he learned to evade pursuing dogs, while the cat [...]

The Cat and the Fox; how fight or flight affects critical thinking patterns 2017-03-31T14:41:28+00:00
17 Feb

Are You Following a “Tax-smart” Investment Strategy?

2017-03-31T14:43:45+00:00

William Caughey, Financial Advisor We’re getting closer to April 15: Tax Filing Day. And while there may not be much you can do to change your results for the 2014 tax year, you can certainly look closely at your tax returns to find areas you might be able to improve next year — and one such [...]

Are You Following a “Tax-smart” Investment Strategy? 2017-03-31T14:43:45+00:00
20 Jan

Proud To Be A CRNA – The 2014 AANA Annual Congress

2015-01-20T02:42:08+00:00

Paul Liszewski, CRNA, DNP I hadn’t attended the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ Annual Congress for more than 10 years. Back then it was called the AANA National meeting and I was a relatively new CRNA, wide-eyed and happy to be in Orlando for a week. This time around, I went as a presenter in the New [...]

Proud To Be A CRNA – The 2014 AANA Annual Congress 2015-01-20T02:42:08+00:00
15 Dec

What To Do About Medical Claim Denials

2017-03-31T14:43:38+00:00

Dealing with Denials In the ideal world, all claims for medical services would be paid without question. But we work in a less than ideal world, and claim denials are a part of our daily work. Handling those denials effectively is our highest priority. Success with those denials is contingent on the situation and the [...]

What To Do About Medical Claim Denials 2017-03-31T14:43:38+00:00
21 Nov

Simulation: More than just an expensive CPR mannequin.

2017-03-31T14:43:31+00:00

Richard E. Haas, PhD, CRNA, PHRN Simulation has become more frequently used in the education of student nurse anesthetists, as well as the education of other health professionals. Though no longer in its infancy, the use of simulation as part of clinical education is still widely misunderstood, particularly by those who either a) have not [...]

Simulation: More than just an expensive CPR mannequin. 2017-03-31T14:43:31+00:00