Financial Data: Basics for the Anesthesiologist

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Member price: $11.00
Non-member price: $14.00

Course Description

THIS IS AN ONLINE ACTIVITY. Hard copies are not available.

Member Price: $11         Non-Member Price: $14

Whether you are a novice in the realm of finance and billing operations or you have a more general understanding, this course will present concepts and tools to provide a basic foundation for the anesthesiologist.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Use medical billing operations terminology and financial terms
  • Identify the types and elements of financial data: billing, production and payroll/accounts payable
  • Examine the specific data to review on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Discuss how benchmarks can be used to measure operational performance and/or track trends
  • Define the financial education needed for the practice group

Faculty & Credentials:

Author: Genie Blough, MBA  has indicated that she has financial relationships with industry to disclose: G Blough Associates, LLC‐Ownership.

ASA Staff: Employees involved in planning have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Resolutions of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the American Society of Anesthesiologists will implement mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.


The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Target Audience:

This course provides anesthesiologists a starting point for understanding finances for managing a practice.

CME Credit:

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

1.00 Non-physician Credit

Non-physicians may receive a Certificate of Completion stating that this activity was designated for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Watch the educational module, take the exam, print the CME certificate.

Required Hardware / Software:

Internet connection, Web browser version must have been released within the last three years, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Flash player. Download the latest Flash Player here:

Activity Release Date:

01/23/2013 (All day)

Activity Expiration Date:

01/22/2016 (All day)

Estimated Time to Complete:

60 minutes