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2018 ARANA Fall Meeting

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hilton Garden Inn, 10914 Kanis Road, West Little Rock, AR 72211

Classes begin at 9 am (breakfast on your own)


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(6 Class A CE Credits)

9:00 – 10:00 am                The Business of Anesthesia; What Every CRNA Should Know (Larry Hornsby, BSN, CRNA)
10:00 – 12:00 pm              Anesthesia Reimbursement and Compliance (Juan Quintana, CRNA, DNP, MHS)
12:00 – 1:00 pm                Lunch and Membership Meeting
1:00 – 3:00 pm                  The History of Supervision and Opt Out; An Insiders Point of View (Larry Hornsby, BSN, CRNA)
3:00 – 4:00 pm                  Evidence Based Studies for Strategic Discussions (Juan Quintana, CRNA, DNP, MHS)

Speaker Information

Dr. Juan Quintana CRNA, DNP, MHS 

Dr. Quintana is the CEO of Sleepy Anesthesia Associates, founded in 1999, his anesthesia practice provides essential services to several hospitals and ASC’s in Texas. He is co-owner of ABC Consultants LLC, an anesthesia billing company and International Anesthesia Seminars educating nurse anesthesia students on the business of anesthesia.

He is a former President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). In addition, Juan served 6 years on board of the Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetist culminating in his Presidency in 2006.

Juan has been practicing anesthesia since 1997, he graduated with a DNP from Texas Christian University in 2009, he is a leader in the area of education and evaluation of cost-effectiveness and efficiency in anesthesia practice.

In 2010, Dr. Quintana became the first CRNA to serve on the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Council (MEDCAC). He currently serves on the CMS Acumen Technical Expert Panel Medicare, Co-Chairs the Musculoskeletal Non-spine sub-committee establishing cost and risk adjustment to Medicare claims and the CMS Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation CORE Technical Expert panel.

Dr. Quintana, acts as an adjunct faculty to Texas Christian University’s, Texas Wesleyan University, Middle Tennessee State and Georgetown University’s Nurse Anesthesia Programs.

Larry Hornsby, BSN, CRNA

Larry G. Hornsby, CRNA currently works as the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Diversified Professionals, Inc. DPI is a CRNA owned business located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana providing anesthesia services to rural hospitals, ASCs, and office-based practices. Mr. Hornsby along with Juan Quintana, DNP, CRNA co-own International Anesthesia Seminars, teaching online courses on the business of anesthesia directly to University based SRNAs and via AANA Learn to CRNAs across the country.  In 1991, he formed Anesthesia Professionals, Inc., one of the first CRNA-owned anesthesia management groups in Alabama which grew to provide anesthesia management services in 26 states and employed over 900 employees.  He also serves as President for Lower Alabama Continuing Education Seminars, Inc., (LACES), a continuing education seminar service exclusively for CRNAs offering three seminars each year at the beaches in Gulf Shores Alabama and one at the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center located in Huntsville, Alabama.

As the first President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists of the 21st century, Hornsby led nurse anesthetists into the new millennium by focusing on the quality, skills, and safety records of his colleagues. In 2001, this led to a change in the federal physician supervision rule that allowed state governors to opt out of the supervision requirement. His 30-year career in nurse anesthesia has made him an expert in the business of anesthesia. Because of this, Mr. Hornsby serves as a mentor for many CRNAs and students and as a fundraiser for the CRNA Political Action Committee and the AANA Foundation. He lectures frequently on topics relating to the business of anesthesia for anesthesia schools, state association meetings, and continuing education seminars across the country. In 2013, Mr. Hornsby was selected to receive the Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the highest honor bestowed by the organization.


October 6, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


CHI St. Vincent Infirmary (Terrace Room)
2 St. Vincent Cir
Little Rock, AR 72205 United States
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