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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. 

Over the past several years, we have found that certain measures which apply to anesthesia can be confusing and misleading to providers.  To simplify the process, most billing companies develop PQRS forms (similar to superbills) for providers to mark.  The measures most commonly documented/marked in error are:

Fractures - Fracture coding is one area which will require a great deal more specificity in documentation for ICD-10 than for ICD-9.   


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