Quote from jwk
Total straw man argument - like they say, if you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with BS. Nothing to do with the anti-competitive actions of CRNA's. You CANNOT criticize anesthesiologists and organized medicine for what you perceive as limiting your right to practice and then turn around and try to limit AA practice and not be a TOTAL hypocrite. An elementary school child could understand this simple concept.
Really? Where did you get this false tidbit? I have done countless regionals, central lines, and Swans over the years - far more than you'll ever do in your lifetime. Once again - you're only able to repeat the claims of others who also don't know what they're talking about because you have zero first-hand knowledge about AA's.
Okay, how do AAs help bring costs down? How do AAs help provide an alternative to ACT or MDA only practices?
What AA school or accreditation agency requires AAs to learn regional or CVLs? Who were all those regionals and CVLs that you did actually billed under?
Unless you are in specialized practice I doubt you do more regional than the average military CRNA.
When have you ever pulled call as the sole anesthesia provider? When have you ever worked as the only anesthesia provider for a rural hospital? When is the last time you were the sole anesthesia provider for military MFST in another country whose sole purpose was to support the special operation teams? I have done all those and many other things that as an AA you will never be able to do.
Again, there is absolutely no reason for the FTC to support AAs, because AAs do nothing to diversify anesthesia practices. The AAs profession sole purpose is to help support the ASAs efforts to monopolize anesthesia practices.
Yes, I have no first hand knowledge of working with AAs, and that is my choice. You have no first knowledge of working as an independent provider, because AAs are the political/economic pawns of the ASA. I can work in any type of anesthesia practice where as an AA you will always be limited to working under MDA.