Discover the challenges faced by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in Missouri and their impact on anesthesia delivery and patient access. This video highlights the restrictive regulations that hinder CRNAs’ ability to practice to the full extent of their training, exacerbating the state’s healthcare access disparities. Learn why advocating for full-practice authority is crucial to improving healthcare outcomes statewide.

Gain insights into the findings from the 2019 QZ-Anesthesia Commercial Payer Survey, which establishes commercial rate benchmarks for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) billing with the QZ modifier. This presentation reveals disparities between commercial payers and the non-discrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act, impacting CRNA cost-efficiency simulations. Supported by a grant from the AANA, this video is essential for CRNAs seeking to understand anesthesia billing fundamentals and contracting.