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Anesthesia Billing Guidelines  ACO Resource List
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Medicare Learning Network is offering several resources for providers looking for information on accountable care organizations and the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

Anesthesia Billing Guidelines  Getting Paid for Post-Op Pain Blocks

Anesthesia Billing Guidelines Be Prepared for the CPT Code and Billing Changes 
Preparation is essential so your coding is current, effective and compliant. CPT code changes for 2011 encompass approximately 416 changes (208 new codes, 110 code revisions and 98 code deletions). Unless otherwise specified, new does and Medicare changes are effective for services performed on or after January 1, 2011.

Anesthesia Billing Guidelines Medicare fee schedule analysis by MGMA
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the proposed 2011 Medicare fee schedule for physician services in the Federal Register on July 13. The proposed regulation discusses polices that, if included in the 2011 Medicare final physician fee schedule, would affect Part B payment policies for services furnished on or after Jan.1, 2011.

Anesthesia Billing GuidelinesInterpretive Guidelines for Anesthesia Services Template

Anesthesia Billing GuidelinesCMS Changes Conditions of Participation for Anesthesia ServicesMississippi Headlines, MS Chapter HFMA, November 2010 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently revised the Conditions of Participation (CoP) for anesthesia services which is outlined in Transmittal 59 dated May 21, 2010. This article outlines the major compliance challenges associated with the new CoP and solutions to help hospitals assess vulnerabilities in anesthesia and sedation services.

Anesthesia Billing GuidelinesGA Scroll ‘Reducing Anesthesia Subsidy’
Most hospital administrators readily acknowledge that their facility couldn’t survive without a high quality anesthesia service, since the operating revenues account for as much as 40% of the overall facility revenues. However, the high cost of anesthesia care is beginning to get some renewed attention as it impacts the hospital bottom line.

Anesthesia Billing GuidelinesImprove Income with Reimbursement Audit
Small to medium sized anesthesia practices can thrive in a down economy by developing a strategic plan focused on three (3) areas; Income improvement, Cost reduction and Quality monitoring.

Anesthesia Billing GuidelinesUltrasound Equipment Purchase; a Feasibility Study
A group of anesthesiologists perform post operative pain management nerve blocks in a holding room adjacent to the OR, on a routine basis. Some of the younger partners want to use ultrasound guidance to assist with the placement of these nerve blocks. The group wants to investigate the opportunity to increase practice revenue for the procedure. Should the anesthesia group purchase the ultrasound equipment and bill for the ultrasound guidance or should the hospital purchase the ultrasound equipment and charge for the technical component for diagnostic ultrasound services?

Anesthesia Billing GuidelinesAnesthesiologist Assistants (AA) and Nurse Anesthetists (NAs)
The question for decades: Do differences in the education and practice of anesthesiologist assistants (AA) and nurse anesthetists (NAs) indicate the superiority of one profession over the other in either ability or capability? Nearly four decades of experience have proven the safety of the ACT with either an NA or AA as the non-physician anesthetist. However, certain differences do exist between AAs and NAs.

Anesthesia Billing GuidelinesOutsourcing the Billing Process in a Private Practice Setting