Quality reporting has been a challenge for all providers, with specific concerns for anesthesia practices. On the bright side, the past 10 years of quality reporting has served well as a primer for what lies ahead. A brief review of quality reporting, then and now, will provide some clarity and prepare you for the future ...
By Jeremy Wale, JD, ProAssurance Risk Resource Advisor Nearly every hospital in the United States provides anesthesia services to patients. Most offer surgical services with general anesthesia, providing for safe operative care of patients. Such services bring risk exposures, many of which you can proactively mitigate. General anesthesia demands a patient’s airway be protected, and ...
In Coding
Jul 25th, 2016
Question: May we report CPT® 23700 Manipulation under anesthesia, shoulder joint, including application of fixation apparatus (dislocation excluded) if no fixation device is used? Does “under anesthesia” mean general anesthesia? Answer: Yes, and Yes. Per CPT Assistant: May 2009; Volume 19: Issue 5 Question: Is it appropriate to report CPT code 23700 for manipulation of ...
In Coding
Apr 4th, 2016
There are different types of anesthesia. Local anesthesia is used for minor surgeries. For local anesthesia, the services are included in the CPT® code for the surgical encounter. There are three types of anesthesia performed and billed by anesthesia providers. They are MAC, regional, and general. 1. MAC is monitored anesthesia care. For MAC, the ...
Put these OIG compliance efforts on a high priority focus list for your provider. The Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) annual work plan for 2016 outlines significant new areas, as well as ongoing target areas, on which the federal agency will focus its reviews and audits of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ...