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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.

  • Endoscopy Billing Just Got More Complicated
    Jan. 9, 2018 – 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).

  • Ultrasound Guidance – Requirements for Compliant Billing
    Oct. 4, 2017 – The permanent image recording, as well as the written report, are an integral part of this service.  Without them, you cannot bill it.

  • Documenting Relief Times for Anesthesia Providers
    Aug. 14, 2017 – 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.

  • MIPS/PQRS Anesthesia Measures: Part II – Anesthesiology Smoking Abstinence
    Jun. 20, 2017 – 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. 

  • MIPS/PQRS Anesthesia Measures:  Part I – Perioperative Temperature Management
    May. 23, 2017 – 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:

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