Hospital Administrators

Decrease Your Anesthesia Service Operating Costs and Subsidy with Efficiency-Driven Anesthesia Modeling

“The Efficiency Driven Anesthesia Model (EDAM) identifies the optimal distribution of anesthesia providers while maintaining quality and increasing patient access. The model engages both CRNAs and physician anesthesiologists practicing to their full scope of practice, education, and licensure while supporting flexibility to match local demand and financial capacity. This limits duplication of services, improves effectiveness, increases access, and reduces costs.” 1

Massachusetts CRNAs are independent practitioners with full practice authority. They practice in the Commonwealth either independently or in collaboration with physicians. CRNAs can partner with healthcare leaders to address anesthesia staffing and service challenges at the facility level and in the greater healthcare landscape on issues of cost-effectiveness, reimbursement, and workforce development.

In the following sections, you will find valuable insights tailored for hospital and facility administrators regarding opportunities to implement anesthesia practice models that prioritize safety, cost-effectiveness and value. Massachusetts facilities are encouraged to explore innovative anesthesia practice models to bolster the recruitment and retention of anesthesia practitioners committed to delivering safe, efficient, and value-driven care.

For more information about safe, quality, and cost-efficient anesthesia practice models contact 407-774-7880 or email [email protected].


Anesthesia Subsidies – Restraining Hospitals’
Economic Viability


AANA Statement on the Most Cost-Effective
and Safe Anesthesia Practice Models


AANA Statement on Efficiency Driven 
Anesthesia Modeling


Consultative/Collaborative Model


Providers Who Maximize Value


Versatile and Cost-Effective Anesthesia Providers


Anesthesia Facts


Estimated Cost Effectiveness for Anesthesia Services


Surgeon Liability for Nurse Anesthetists:
Fact or Fiction?


Surgeon Liability


Quality, Costs, and Policy


Opposition to AA Introduction


First organized in 1940, the Massachusetts Association of Nurse Anesthetists is the state professional association representing over 900 CRNAs and critical care registered nurses who are enrolled in the nurse anesthesiology programs at Northeastern University and Boston College.

1 AANA Statement on Efficiency-Driven Anesthesia Modeling