Billing, collection and practice management for anesthesia and pain management groups.

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Billing, collection and practice management for anesthesia and pain management groups.

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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.

  • Postoperative Pain Management Billing Conventions
    Nov. 15, 2019 – Although Medicare considers the management of postoperative pain to be the responsibility of the surgeon and includes it in the surgeon’s global fee, there are instances in which it is billable for anesthesia providers.  If the postoperative pain management requires the skill of an anesthesia provider, and the surgeon requests it, it can be billed and reimbursed successfully observing a few billing conventions. 

  • Perioperative Pain Management: Billing for New Procedures
    Oct. 15, 2019 – Advances in perioperative pain management can mean more efficient, safer postoperative pain management for patients, but new procedures can pose billing challenges for providers.  

  • Calendar Year 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule: What You Need to Know
    Sep. 13, 2019 – There are a few key points which could affect anesthesia practices, some of them significantly, in the coming year.  The anesthesia conversion factor and RBRVS conversion factors are ever so slightly increased, new pain codes are approved for use, the work RVUs on somatic nerve injections are decreased and there are several changes to the MIPS program.  

  • Foundation Principals for Anesthesia Teaching Cases  
    Aug. 2, 2019 – The key to compliance victory and proper reimbursement of Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist and Resident cases begins with understanding some foundational medical direction principals. 

  • Labor Epidural End Time:  What is The Proper Billing Method?
    Feb. 1, 2019 – Time of delivery? Time of delivery of placenta? Time the epidural catheter is removed (full time)? Face-to-face time only? Even subjective times, such as 20 minutes post-delivery time? 

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