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Many Medicaid programs require a completed and signed consent form prior to sterilization or hysterectomy being performed.  It makes sense that the surgeon’s services would be denied without these, but did you know that anesthesia providers will also not be paid? 

If billing and reimbursement for endoscopies wasn’t already frustrating for anesthesia professionals, this year brings a multitude of changes!   The old ASA codes for endoscopy (00740 and 00810) have been deleted and replaced with several new codes (00731, 00732, 00811, 00812, 00813).

The permanent image recording as well as the written report are an integral part of this service.  Without them, you cannot bill it.

It may seem like a small thing, but correctly documenting  anesthesia relief time (when one provider comes into the OR to relieve another) can significantly reduce your compliance risk, while saving you and your billing office a great deal of time and energy.

Anesthesiology Smoking Abstinence is very frequently documented incorrectly on PQRS forms by providers.  However, knowing a few key pieces of information will help you determine the correct way to document these. 

The information presented herein reflects general information that is current as of the date it was first published. Please check with your individual legal and/or compliance advisor(s) prior to taking any significant actions based upon the information and advice presented.

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