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 Anesco North Broward Receives “Better Performing Practice” Award

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Elfriede Lynch-Willson, 954-566-7590
ewillson@drivinghp.com 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, September 13, 2011 – Anesco North Broward LLC was recently recognized by the MGMA logoMedical Group Management Association (MGMA) as a top-ranked “Better-Performing Practice” in the 2011 Performance and Practices of Successful Medical Groups Report. This report, due out in December 2011, honors Anesco in the performance category of Productivity, Capacity and Staffing. Anesco was found to exhibit exceptional efficiency per physician in providing anesthesia care relative to other physician practices.

MGMA surveys nearly 3,000 organizations representing more than 100,000 providers in more than 100 specialties and subspecialties each year to develop its reports. Its annual Performance and Practices of Successful Medical Groups Report compares key indicators from its Cost Survey to measure the financial and operational success of medical groups nationwide. This Report provides the industry with benchmarking data on better-performing medical groups and identifies the business practices and behaviors these groups employ to achieve success. MGMA defines “Best practices” as proven services, functions or processes that produce superior outcomes or results that meet or set a new standard. The Association evaluates practice performance in four specific categories: Profitability and cost management, Accounts receivable and collections, Productivity, capacity and staffing, and How to improve patient satisfaction. The 2011 report is based on 2010 data.

“We are very pleased with this recognition from MGMA,” says Dr. Richard Meli, Anesco’s Chief Executive Officer. “For the last two years, our team has worked very hard integrating business efficiency protocols into our quality clinical operations. Our doctors and nurses should be very proud of this achievement; we’ve raised the bar for how practices can perform.”

In 2010, Anesco and its affiliates (operating under Healthcare Performance Companies) acquired Healthcare Performance Strategies (“HPS”). HPS serves hospitals by providing anesthesia and operating room (OR) consulting services. Healthcare Performance Companies has set as its long-term mission to help hospitals improve revenues, profits and efficiencies throughout all their operations.

About Anesco North Broward LLC

Anesco North Broward, LLC (ANB) is the exclusive provider of anesthesia and pain management services to Broward Health, one of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation. With 41 MD anesthesiologists, 52 CRNAs, and 23 SRNAs covering 52 surgical suites, including cardiac, liver transplant, trauma, OB/GYN, pediatric and burn ORs, Anesco North Broward currently services more than 55,000 operating room procedures annually. Anesco North Broward is a division of Healthcare Performance Companies. For more information, visit Anesco’s website at http://www.anesco.net.

About Healthcare Performance Companies 

Healthcare Performance Companies is a leading provider of clinical and financial solutions for hospitals and health systems.  Physician led and managed for nearly 15 years, Healthcare Performance Companies fuses nationally accepted best practices with its extensive business and medical skills. The company’s team of clinical and business experts has many years of experience managing medical practices and supporting hospital success strategies.  Healthcare Performance Companies works with hospital and outpatient centers in running more efficiently, increasing their successful patient interactions and improving revenues and profits. Services include Anesthesiology & O.R. Consulting, Anesthesia Practice Management, Sleep Center Management Services, and related Billing & Collections. For more information, visit Healthcare Performance Companies’ website at http://www.drivinghp.com.

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