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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.

  • 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? 

  • Provider Enrollment and Its Importance
    Dec. 18, 2018 – Although proper enrollment with payers may not be the first thing on a provider’s mind, its importance should not be underestimated.  It is a meticulous process which requires absolute accuracy and timeliness.  Without it, providers cannot hope to be reimbursed for their services.  

  • Documenting Fractures: A Monumental Task?
    Sep. 5, 2018 – There are 17,045 diagnosis codes that relate to fractures, of which 10,582 diagnosis codes distinguish right versus left, so details are everything. With all these new codes you will need to collect more information to insure proper billing.

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