Stipend Analysis

In today’s low reimbursement environment almost all anesthesia departments are unable to meet their employees’ expenses. Financial shortages requires either a stipend or employment of the staff by the hospital. Whether you have an existing anesthesia stipend arrangement in place, or if you are contemplating a re-assessment of the amount now paid, Medical Billing Associates can help evaluate the variables which determine the final figure. In our experience, productivity, billing operation performance, payer mix, OR utilization, fair market value compensation, call obligation, and paid time off must all be considered when designing a reasonable solution that is acceptable to both the hospital and the anesthesia group.