If you own an anesthesia practice, you are likely interested in learning more about QBI and how it can save you money. We’re here to help explain.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made its final base unit value decisions for anesthesia codes for 2018.
Changes in healthcare billing, reporting, and documentation that have been implemented recently are well-known now among clinicians and revenue cycle management…
As patient deductibles increase and value-based reimbursement programs become more prevalent, it is important to understand the complexities behind the cost of anesthesia services.
If you are a healthcare provider and have not yet familiarized yourself with the meaning of these acronyms, this article will provide a basic overview and also give direction on how to implement these systems in 2017.
For many years, the defined start and end times an anesthesia provider can bill for have been set, yet many anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists still experience confusion on this important aspect of billing. Granted, the rules are not exactly black and white, but…
Becker’s Hospital Review published a comprehensive review of the correct procedures for billing and coding for post-operative pain management techniques in anesthesia, and we find their article incredibly informative. The author clearly outlines the essential considerations in proper coding for most third party payers, and we hope you’ll give it a read.
Whether your department is staffed with an anesthesiologist, only CRNAs, or a combination of the two, you should first understand what drives anesthesia costs in order to reduce costs. The major driver is the cost of the anesthesia provider, and while this may seem easy enough to reduce, it’s not that simple.