How a regional anesthesia program drives ASC growth and enhances patient safety


A standardized regional anesthesia (RA) program at a multispecialty ASC enabled a 100% increase in daily procedures, substantially decreased costs to payers, eliminated inpatient stays and associated costs, and improved pain management with little or no opioids.

Read this case study to learn:

  • How an ASC’s exceptional experience with standardized regional anesthesia protocols for total joint and breast procedures prompted its affiliated hospital to move many complex procedures across multiple service lines to the outpatient environment, with excellent quality, efficiency, and satisfaction results for patients, physicians, and payers. 
  • How providing long-acting nerve blocks with minimal or no opiates provides effective pain management with fewer opioid-related perioperative complications, allowing surgical patients to go home the same day without pain, and eliminating costs associated with inpatient length of stay that average $2,500 per patient day.
  • How leadership and expertise that enabled one ASC to move to a cutting edge regional anesthesia program has been transformative, by expanding its capabilities, expediting operating room throughput, and achieving patient and surgeon satisfaction scores consistently in the high 90s.  
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