Trends in CRNA Compensations in Future

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    With the changes in the financial aspects of healthcare that Obama is instigating, what will the trends be in CRNA salaries? Will hospitals and anesthesia groups seek to employ more CRNA's vs MD's as the cost is less?
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    I sure hope so, in theory it makes sense...but the AMA and ASA are a strong group- so I don't think its clear whats going to happen at this point- stay tuned
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    It is my understanding that CRNA's currently have a starting salary that was recently reported as being greater than starting salary for a General Practitioner (MD). With that being said, I don't believe a GP qualifies to administer anesthesia any more than a CRNA qualifies to practice as a GP.

    Perhaps you're referring to a Nurse Practitioner (NP) instead?

    In my readings of the changes, all is geared at insurance and coverage related issues related to patients themselves. Nothing is mentioned related to Health Care Provider Salaries... Perhaps this is something that will be addressed later.

    I do seem to remember a big fake stink being made by Right-Wingers over something like excessive litigation of Physicians. But I could be wrong.
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    Quote from BluWaterz
    It is my understanding that CRNA's currently have a starting salary that was recently reported as being greater than starting salary for a General Practitioner (MD). With that being said, I don't believe a GP qualifies to administer anesthesia any more than a CRNA qualifies to practice as a GP.

    Perhaps you're referring to a Nurse Practitioner (NP) instead?

    In my readings of the changes, all is geared at insurance and coverage related issues related to patients themselves. Nothing is mentioned related to Health Care Provider Salaries... Perhaps this is something that will be addressed later.

    I do seem to remember a big fake stink being made by Right-Wingers over something like excessive litigation of Physicians. But I could be wrong.

    Pretty sure they're referring to CRNA vs anesthesiologists, if it helps.

    I've also been curious about whether or not various nursing salaries will change. I don't know if anyone really knows for sure how things will be affected just yet though.
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    Bluewaterz--I think he was referring to CRNAs vs. Anesthesiologists--not GPs.
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    I haven't been able to find anything in the final version of the bill (because I can't find the final version of the bill yet), but here is an article from last year:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...875211014.html

    "Incredibly, Congress's proposed health-care reform plan risks skimping on anesthesia. According to one of the health-care bills in Congress, H.R. 3200, the public option would reduce reimbursement for anesthesia by over 50%." - Ronald Dworkin, Anesthesiologist

    If someone can find this in the bill, please let me know. If it's there, it is phrased in a way that avoids common word searches.

    Regards,
    Ken
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    "I do seem to remember a big fake stink being made by Right-Wingers..."

    Sounds like a liberal who's still in school. Right?
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    CMS (medicare and medicaid) has cut CRNA reimbursements by about 40%. Either the hospital will eat the cost or the nurses will get paid less, unless someone changes the law.
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    Quote from classicdame
    CMS (medicare and medicaid) has cut CRNA reimbursements by about 40%. Either the hospital will eat the cost or the nurses will get paid less, unless someone changes the law.
    makes sense, no reason for a nurse with a master degree (what most crna's are) to start at $125,000 (that's the avg starting salary).
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    So you actually WANT your current/future income to be reduced because there just isn't a reason to have to make that much money?!


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