MAA Anesthesia FAQs
Do you participate with major insurance carriers?
As a large anesthesia group, Milford Anesthesia has contracted with all major insurances carriers as well as some of the smaller insurance providers. This ensures fewer hassles for both the patients and our clients.
What assurances does our facility have that there will be no lapse in anesthesia coverage?
Milford Anesthesia has a deep bench of knowledgeable clinicians with a reputation for being highly efficient, reliable and on-time. MAA’s practice is to credential the right amount of staff at your facility so they have intimate knowledge of your policies and procedures. Our goal is to compliment your facility, not alter the dynamic already in place.
Where has your staff trained?
Our providers have trained all over the United States and the World. A full list can be provided upon request. Our physicians are fully licensed and either board certified or board active in the application process. With over 60 full time physicians and 30 full time CRNAs, the spectrum of training spans from General Anesthesia to Pain Management to Pediatric Anesthesia. Depending on your facilities needs, Milford Anesthesia will credential the appropriate staff to cover all essential services.
What is Milford Anesthesia’s malpractice claim history?
Milford Anesthesia has a 25 year history of clinical excellence and in that time we have had just a single large malpractice claim. Our ability to recruit and hire clinically outstanding physicians, further solidifies our ability to avoid costly claims. Our exceptional claim history has also enabled us to self insure our malpractice policy, which is a further testament to the confidence we have in our provider’s abilities and clinical excellence.
Why am I being billed for two anesthesia providers when I only had one in the room with me?
One provider was the Anesthesiologist the other was a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Because both the Anesthesiologist and CRNA shared in caring for the patient, we are allowed to bill for their services.
Why is my insurance participating with the facility but not with the Anesthesiologist?
Milford Anesthesia bills separately from the facility. You may file an appeal with your insurance carrier for additional payments on your account.
Why did it take so long for me to receive a bill after my procedure?
Milford Anesthesia does not bill the patient until the claim has been fully processed by their insurance company.
Why did my insurance not pay more on the claim?
That is something that you would have to discuss with your insurance company. We are billing what the insurance company has advised based on your insurance policy guidelines.
Why can’t I eat before surgery?
The evening before your surgery, you may eat a normal dinner, but you cannot eat or drink anything, including drinking water, after midnight. This is essential to prevent vomiting during and after anesthesia. If you were to violate these guidelines, your surgery may be postponed or even cancelled.
What are some of the problems patients experience coming out of general anesthesia?
After general anesthesia, the most common complication is nausea and vomiting. This occurs more frequently in children, those who have experienced nausea with previous anesthetics, and those who are susceptible to motion sickness. This problem can be prevented or treated if it occurs. Minor complications such as sore throat, headache, hoarseness, drowsiness, muscle aches, and fatigue are common for the first several days following surgery. At the end of the operation you may feel pain in the operated area. Anesthesiologists have developed their treatment so that it is possible to avoid severe pain in most circumstances, particularly after surgery.
When will I meet my anesthesiologist?
With the advent of outpatient surgery, you will probably not meet your anesthesiologist until just prior to your surgery. At that time, you will be questioned about your medical and surgical history, medication allergies, medications you are taking as well as any prior problems with anesthesia you or close blood relatives have had. Please remember that medications include not just prescription drugs, but also any over the counter, herbal supplements, vitamins, and weight loss pills that you take on a regular basis.