• NorthStar Anesthesia, EyeSouth Partners expand ASC partnership

    NorthStar Anesthesia has expanded its partnership with EyeSouth Partners to add anesthesia services at five additional ASCs across the U.S. 
  • Anesthesiologist salaries vs. inflation since 2020

    Anesthesiologists earned a mean annual wage of $339,470 in 2023, an increase of more than $35,000 from the average annual wage the profession earned in 2022, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Virtual reality just as effective for training future anesthesiologists: Study

    Virtual reality may be just as effective as traditional one-on-one guidance for teaching ultrasound-guided needling skills in regional anesthesia, according to a June study published in the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia.
  • The QZ modifier: Guidelines for anesthesia providers

    Editor's note: This article was edited to add clarification from the American Sociey of Anesthesiologists. The QZ modifier for anesthesia providers has become increasingly complicated as the policy for certified registered nurse anesthetists shifts in many markets, according to a June 10 blog post from Coronis Health 
  • 5 highest-paid anesthesiologists in Austin

    The highest-paid anesthesiologist in Austin, Texas, earns $660,500 per year, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $339,470 anesthesiologists make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Anesthesia reimbursements declines: 10 notes

    ASCs and other healthcare providers have been facing major obstacles to secure anesthesia coverage as reimbursements continue to sink. 
  • US Anesthesia Partners launches nonprofit

    Management services provider U.S. Anesthesia Partners has launched its own nonprofit to support employees in need. 
  • Pain physician to pay $1.2M to settle false claims allegations

    A Missouri pain management physician will pay $1.2 million to resolve allegations that he and his company knowingly submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid. 
  • Cities with the lowest number of anesthesiologists

    In the Weirton-Steubenville, W.V.-Ohio, Syracuse, N.Y., Greeley, Colo., and Bangor, Maine, metropolitan areas, there are 30 employed anesthesiologists, the fewest of any metropolitan area in the U.S., according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.
  • 10 cities with the highest number of anesthesiologists

    There are 2,100 employed anesthesiologists in the New York City-Newark, N.J.-Jersey City, N.J., metropolitan area, the most of any area in the U.S., according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.
  • 21% of anesthesiologists worth over $5M

    Approximately 21% of anesthesiologists have a net worth of over $5 million in 2024, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Wealth and Debt Report," published June 12. 
  • 7 CRNA updates in 2024

    From substantial salary increases to newly launched education programs, here are seven updates on certified registered nurse anesthetists for ASCs to know in 2024:  
  • Anesthesiologists in the headlines: 3 updates

    Here are three anesthesiologists who have made headlines in the last two weeks:
  • Hospital cited for 'immediate jeopardy' for CRNA use in sedations 

    Modesto, Calif.-based Doctors Medical Center has been cited for immediate jeopardy by CMS for using certified registered nurse anesthetists to sedate and monitor surgical patients.
  • CRNA pay is skyrocketing. Here's why

    Certified registered nurse anesthetist compensation is rising across the country as anesthesia provider shortages plague hospitals and ASCs, VMG Health said in a May 22 blog post. 
  • Anesthesiologist pay in the worst states to practice medicine

    Anesthesiologists in West Virginia, which was named the worst state to practice medicine by Medscape, earn an average of $248,690 each year, according to data from the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.
  • Anesthesiologist pay in the best states to practice medicine

    Anesthesiologists in Wisconsin, which was named the best state to practice medicine by Medscape, earn an average of $248,690 each year, according to data from the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.
  • UIC to launch nurse anesthetist program

    The University of Illinois Chicago plans to launch a nurse anesthesia program with the help of a $10 million donation. 
  • Massachusetts, DC loosen CRNA supervision requirements

    Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., have both made moves to allow certified registered nurse anesthetists to practice without physician supervision. 
  • 100+ stats on anesthesiologist pay 

    Here are more than 100 statistics on anesthesiologist pay from Medscape's 2024 "Anesthesiologist Compensation Report," data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and a report from healthcare consulting firm Veralon. 

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