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American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Letter for Support for ASA PSH (pdf)

American Urological Association (AUA) Letter of Support for ASA PSH (pdf)

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Jamaica Hospital Receives Stroke Center Designation

November 15, 2019 | MediSys Pulse Newsletter

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is proud to announce that its Emergency Department recently received Clinical Ultrasound Accreditation by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

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Group Shares ERAS Experience Across 8 Surgical Services

April 14, 2019 | General Surgery News

Expanding enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols to surgical service lines beyond colorectal surgery can have a positive impact on patient outcomes, hospital length of stay and the hospital’s bottom line, according to an evaluation of one center’s rapid expansion to multiple surgical service lines

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Using Anesthesiologists as Peri-op Hospitalists Improves Outcomes

April 3, 2019 | General Surgery News

A pilot project has concluded that using anesthesiologists as perioperative hospitalists may offer both financial and patient care benefits for institutions. The study found that using anesthesiologists in this role decreased patients’ length of stay (LOS) after urologic surgery while reducing complication rates and total direct patient costs.

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PSH Scholarship Program participants celebrate first-ever ASA scholarships, share successes and challenges

October 16, 2018 | American Society of Anesthesiologists

ASA President James D. Grant, M.D., M.B.A., FASA, kicked off the PSH Scholarship Program Event on Monday morning by briefly tracing the Perioperative Surgical Home’s (PSH’s) rapid growth since its inception in 2014.  Read more

American Society of Anesthesiologists announces Perioperative Surgical Home scholarship recipients

October 11, 2018 | American Society of Anesthesiologists

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced the recipients of its Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Scholarship in which awardees will receive funding to participate in the PSH Learning Collaborative 2020 to support the implementation of a PSH pilot at their institution.  Read more

Top four reasons to join a larger anesthesia practice

July 19, 2018 | Becker's Healthcare

Joining a collaborative partnership can provide smaller anesthesia providers with the tools and strategies they need to succeed, such as more autonomy, profit sharing and back-office support, thereby driving value throughout the perioperative continuum and transforming anesthesia from a cost center to profit center for partner organizations.  Read more

Six Years On: The Growing Pains—and Remarkable Growth—of the Perioperative Surgical Home

Spring 2018 | Anesthesia Business Consultants

Having devised and championed the concept of the anesthesia care team in the early 1980s, anesthesiologists have been at the forefront of team-based, collaborative care for decades.  Read more

American Society of Anesthesiologists Joins ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program

April 9, 2018 | American Society of Anesthesiologists

CHICAGO – Board Certified Physicians Can Now Obtain Continuing Certification Credit for Participating in the Perioperative Surgical Home Learning Collaborative  Read more

Finding Value in New Perioperative Surgical Care and Payment Models

February 28, 2018 | Action for Better Healthcare

With the rise of value-based payment models, healthcare providers are leading new efforts to redesign care delivery processes. In perioperative care specifically, a group of physicians are making ground.  Read more

American Society of Anesthesiologists and ASA Industry Supporters Announce Scholarship Program for its PSH Learning Collaborative

February 27, 2018 | Newswise

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is pleased to announce grant funding for institutions interested in participating in the Perioperative Surgical Home Learning Collaborative 2020. Deadline for Scholarship Application is March 21, 2018.  Read more

American Society of Anesthesiologists and Premier, Inc. Launch Next Generation of PSH Learning Collaborative

February 23, 2018 | Newswise

Charlotte & Chicago - Applications being accepted for the next phase of the jointly-led national Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Learning Collaborative. New scholarship opportunities available.  Read more

The Perioperative Surgical Home Initiative: Advances in Team-Based, Coordinated Care

February 16, 2018 | American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) is a patient-centric, team-based model of care that helps meet the demands of a rapidly-changing health care landscape that will emphasize gratified providers, improved population health, reduced care costs, and satisfied patients.  Read more

Perioperative Surgical Home Endorsed by American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

October 12, 2017 | American Society of Anesthesiologists

Chicago - Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care has been endorsed by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), the premier professional association for physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians.  Read more

Orthopedic PSH a prime model for value-based care—Part 2

September 2017 | OR Manager/Vol. 33 No. 9/

In part 1 of this two-part series (OR Manager, August 2017, pp 16-19), we reviewed the value of the orthopedic PSH and initial steps for establishing the model. Here we discuss how to promote success.  Read more

Capitol Anesthesiology Association Partners with Seton Healthcare Family to Open Perioperative Command Center

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The Austin-based surgical home initiative streamlines patient care through the entire perioperative process to ensure quality care and patient satisfaction

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 4, 2017 | PRNewswire/

Capitol Anesthesiology Association, the nation's largest independent practice of anesthesiologists, recently partnered with the Seton Healthcare Family to launch elements of the first community-based Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) in Austin, Texas.  Read more

Perioperative Surgical Home Model Validated by Urological Association, Medicare

August 8, 2017 | www.anesthesiologynews.com/Web-Only/Article/08-17/

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) perioperative surgical home (PSH) model has gained support from the key organization in the urological field and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Read more

Orthopedic PSH a prime model for value-based care—Part 1

August 2017 | OR Manager/Vol. 33 No. 8/

Uncertainties pepper the healthcare landscape, but the shift to value-based care is expected to continue, even though momentum may slow under the current administration.  Read more 

Perioperative Surgical Home Support by Urology Group, Acceptance by CMS as 2018 MIPS Improvement Activity, Validate Model of Care

July 31, 2017 | American Society of Anesthesiologists

CHICAGO – ASA’s PSH model of care’s ability to significantly improve patient care, quality and reduce costs, is being further supported by the recent actions of two organizations.  Read more

What are the Benefits of the Perioperative Surgical Home?

June 2017 | Clinical/clinical03/

The perioperative surgical home (PSH) is a patient-centered, physician-led, team-based model of care coordination created by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).  Read more 

Group Angles for More Value-Based Payment Efforts

January 2017 | medpagetoday.com

Stanley Stead, MD, MBA, vice-president for professional affairs at the ASA, said the association has developed a perioperative surgical home model.  Read more

The Effect of Implementation of Preoperative and Postoperative Care Elements of a Perioperative Surgical Home Model on Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Hip Arthroplasty or Knee Arthroplasty

2016 | anesthesia-analgesia.org

The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) is a para-digm shift that seeks to remedy the currently highly fragmented and expensive perioperative care in the United States. The PSH is a patient-centered approach to the surgical patient, with a strong emphasis on process stan-dardization, evidence-based clinical care pathways, as well as robust coordination and integration of care.  Read more

A Time of Opportunity: Patient Safety and the Perioperative Surgical Home

December 2016 | anesthesia-analgesia.org | Vol. 123, 6, 1348-1350

The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH), as defined by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, strives to achieve the triple aim of a better patient experience, better health care, and reduced expenditures for all patients undergoing surgery and invasive procedures. The PSH is a patient-centered, physician-led, interdisciplinary, team-based system.  Read more

Development of a Preoperative Patient Clearance and Consultation Screening Questionnaire

December 2016 | anesthesia-analgesia.org | Vol. 123, 6, 1453-1457

According to the 2012 American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Practice Advisory for Preanesthesia Evaluation, an anesthesiologist is responsible for medically assessing and optimizing a surgical patient.  Read more

The Perioperative Surgical Home Cui Bono?

November 2016 | JAMA Surgery | Vol. 151, 11, 1003-1004

In recent years, attention has been directed to the concept of the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH). The origin of this concept can be attributed to the introduction of ambulatory surgery and the rise of preadmission testing centers, which led to improvements in the preoperative recognition and management of risk factors and a reduction in the use of preoperative screening services and tests that provided no clear benefits.  Read more

Perioperative Surgical Home in Pediatric Settings: Preliminary Results

November 2016 | anesthesia-analgesia.org

(PSH) model has been proposed to improve the value of surgical care by increasing quality of care and patient experience while controlling or decreasing cost of care. To date, several studies have validated improved outcomes seen with application of the PSH model for specific orthopedic and general surgical procedures in adults.  Read more

The Perioperative Surgical Home: More Than Smoke and Mirrors?

September 2016 | anesthesia-analgesia.org

The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model seeks to remedy currently highly fragmented and overly expensive perioperative care in the United States.  Read more

Practice and Outcomes of the Perioperative Surgical Home in a California Integrated Delivery System

September 2016 | anesthesia-analgesia.org

Changes in the American health care system and continuing implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act are currently reshaping the landscape of the health care industry.  Read more

Association Spotlight Shines on 2016 ASAE Power of A Gold Award Winners’ Efforts to Advance Patient Outcomes

American Society of Anesthesiologists – Collaborating to Coordinate Care
American Society of Anesthesiologists earned a 2016 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Perioperative Surgical Home Learning Collaborative, a national learning collaborative to develop, pilot and evaluate the Perioperative Surgical Home model – a patient-centric, team-based system of coordinated care that guides patients through the entire surgical experience, from the decision to undergo surgery to discharge and beyond.  Read more

Society initiatives win 2016 ASAE ‘Power of A’ Gold and Silver awards

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has awarded a Power of A Gold award to the Perioperative Surgical Home Learning Collaborative and a Silver award for the Opioid Overdose Resuscitation Card. ASAE presents Power of A awards to organizations that “solve problems, advance industry/professional performance, kickstart innovation and improve world conditions.”  Read more

Orthopaedic Surgeons announce involvement in ASA's Perioperative Surgical Home care model

Chicago - June 22, 2016 - The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the world's largest association of musculoskeletal specialists, is participating in the development of the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care together with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).  Read more

Bundled Payments and the Perioperative Surgical Home

Published in the May 2016 online edition of the Journal of Healthcare Contracting.  Read more

A Long Look at Surgery - an Executive Interview with Michael Schweitzer, M.D.

Published in the February issue of the Journal of Healthcare Contracting on pages 8 - 12.  Read more

AAOS: Perioperative Surgical Home Model Moves Forward

ASA-developed initiative shows positive results; plans expansion  Read more

First-of-its-kind perioperative surgical home initiative demonstrates measurable impact on quality and costs

American Society of Anesthesiologists and Premier, Inc. announce results from first phase of Perioperative Surgical Home learning collaborative

CHARLOTTE & CHICAGO – Feb. 9, 2016 – The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading health care improvement company, have announced the results of the first iteration of the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) learning collaborative.  Learn more

American Society of Anesthesiologists and Premier, Inc. launch second Perioperative Surgical Home Learning Collaborative

First-of-its-kind initiative designed to improve inpatient and outpatient care for surgical patients

CHARLOTTE & SAN DIEGO – October 26, 2015 – The American Society of Anesthesiologists
(ASA) and Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, will extend their national learning collaborative to improve perioperative care for an additional two years.  Learn more