Allied Anesthesiology secured 5 surgery center partners in 2018 — Here's its strategy for 2019

Allied Anesthesia expanded its clinical team, completed about 111,000 cases and formed five new surgery center partnerships in 2018.

The Orange, Calif.-based group now provides anesthesia services at 32 locations, and in the year ahead, it aims to provide "exceptional care" for adult and pediatric patients.

Allied Anesthesia gave an overview of its other goals for 2019:

1. Work with the authors of Assembly Bill 72, which seeks to eliminate a practice known as "surprise billing," to create a solution that benefits medical providers.

As it's written now, the legislation "gives large insurance companies with lots of resources even more leeway to take advantage of small, specialty practices like Allied Anesthesia," the practice said.

2. Form new partnerships and continue collaborating with existing partners, including Hoag, CHOC Children's, St. Jude and St. Joseph's.

3. Hire six to 10 more physicians.

4. Use multimodal therapies to minimize cancellations and improve operating room efficiency.

5. Limit opioid prescribing by using intraoperative nerve blocks and other modalities.

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