Value Added Benefits
Patient safety at AABP is of paramount importance. Through numerous quality initiatives including a comprehensive Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program, AABP tracks data on every procedure that we do in the hospital operating rooms and every procedure that is performed in Pain Management offices, ambulatory surgery centers or office-based areas. Our CQI committee reviews data from cases across our practice, discovering trends, applying the latest medical research in an effort to improve patient outcomes, and educating all AABP providers and partners on best practices.
We strive to continually improve the anesthesia experience for all patients. Our patients come from diverse ethnic backgrounds and religions with different needs and beliefs. These specific needs may make the way we perform our anesthetics more challenging, but we must meet the needs of our diverse community. Our excellently trained physicians understand those needs by attending meetings, conferences and through AABP’s numerous quality initiatives.
At AABP, we strive to work as safely and as efficiently as possible. We have recently upgraded to the latest in Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology so that we may streamline record keeping, coding and billing. We collaborate with various administrators in our hospitals, ASUs and offices to standardize processes and ensure seamless communication with our surgeons and proceduralists.
We have initiated clearly defined patient optimization procedures to avoid case cancellations and wasted valuable resources. To help ensure perioperative efficiency, we have instituted strict preoperative testing protocols, a variety of progressive operating room efficiencies and a perioperative narcotic sparing pain management program. Narcotic reduction is often achieved through our cutting edge regional pain block protocols, aiming for safer and earlier PACU discharge. Through the above initiatives, AABP has achieved great success in eliminating wasted resources, improving perioperative efficiencies and boosting cost controls.
Our partners are well cared for and can participate in all of the efficiencies that we bring to the medical practice. By partnering with AABP, you will also have a dedicated team focused on reviewing data, indentifying opportunities and creating strategies to capitalize on them.
We only will partner with the highest quality physicians. Aside from be expertly trained and credentialed from some of the best training programs available, our physicians must meet certain criteria. They must be:
- An expert in a subspecialty
- Committed to success
Our physicians must meet rigorous quality standards and must be the ultimate team players. We believe this is one of the keys to success and future growth. Working in a healthy congenial environment where anesthesia and surgical colleagues communicate regularly leads to close relationships and improved patient care. AABP will only partner with the best physicians who are willing to meet the aforementioned standards.
AABP has partnered with other medical experts to set up and run multiple ASCs. We have been successful negotiating the difficult regulatory laws to establish some of the finest ASCs in the New York metropolitan area. Our experience has become invaluable to our partners in helping to maintain successful ASC ventures. We offer a unique combination of experience, insight and creativity to provide solutions for improving operational efficiencies, meeting key performance indicators and strategizing for future success.
In addition, we provide anesthesia services for a network of office-based surgery practices throughout the area and continue to stretch our boundaries to partner with many of the finest physicians. We cover a wide range of office-based procedures including gastroenterology, plastic surgery, hand surgery, dermatology, urology and pain management. Our experience in this area is well known and we are sought out to help many of the areas surgeons with their office-based practices. Our anesthesiologists are very experienced in this setting and we provide the safest and most efficient anesthetics for patients in all of these disciplines.
The leadership at AABP has worked diligently to negotiate the best healthcare insurance contracts for ourselves and for our partners. We participate with virtually all major insurance providers which allow us to maximize revenue while making it easier for our surgical colleagues to bring their patients to our facilities. We minimize the problems many surgeons and proceduralists have with phone calls about anesthesia participation to provide seamless interaction and better patient experiences.
Our anesthesiologists provide the most advanced techniques in acute pain management to offer patients the best and safest experiences in perioperative pain care. We work closely with surgical, medical and ICU services to provide comprehensive acute pain care utilizing a full range of interventional techniques and medication management. Comprehensive, acute pain management, however, requires specific skill sets possessed by anesthesiologists, such as epidural and peripheral nerve catheter management and placement. We incorporate the latest ultrasound guided and nerve stimulation technology for placing and managing a wide range of peripheral nerve blocks and peripheral nerve catheters.
Chronic Pain Management
AABP has developed a rapidly expanding multi-disciplinary comprehensive pain management program comprised of full time board certified pain management specialists. We service a diverse community with a variety of complex pain syndromes in a very challenging urban environment. We utilize a multi-disciplinary team of anesthesiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, surgeons and physical therapists to treat, but not limited to, the following conditions:
- Accident pain
- Back, neck, abdominal, pelvic, hip, leg muscle and head pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome, Type I and II (RSD & causalgia)
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Facet pain
- Myofascial pain
- Post laminectomy / failed back surgery syndrome
- Spinal stenosis
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Vertebral compression fractures
AABP leadership has developed the finest practice facilities in both our new modern office setting as well as a new ASC located in Brooklyn, NY. Referrals come from a wide range of areas throughout the metropolitan area. We maximize our reimbursements through intense and complex negotiations while decreasing costs to improve our profits. Partnering with AABP can benefit your practice by utilizing our contracts to maximize your bottom line as well as ours in this ever changing healthcare and regulatory environment.