Suppose you want the correct PQRS code (Measure #193) for cataract surgery using MAC anesthesia that you report with code 00142. Do you know what to report?
The reality is that you’ll need at least two codes on the claim whenever you report measure 193, except when the case is less than one hour. The first code, known as the numerator, is a Category II code that represents the measure. The second, or denominator, is the applicable anesthesia code. The numerator options include:
Note: Code 4256F (Duration of general or neuraxial anesthesia less than 60 minutes, as documented in the anesthesia record. [CRIT] [Peri2]) used to be another numerator option, but is no longer valid as of Jan. 1, 2015, according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
This session on Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) coding by expert speaker Kelly D. Dennis, MBA, ACS-AN, CANPC, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I, will help your practice understand how to report PQRS for anesthesia services, including the documentation required to support PQRS information.
Whether your practice has delayed implementing PQRS or needs to confirm anesthesia-related information, this one-hour session will point your practice in the right direction. Plus, you’ll walk away with reference and resource documents and tools to help your practice keep up-to-date on an annual basis.
Kelly will also cover:
Who should attend?
Anesthesia billing and coding staff, Anesthesia Administrators, Anesthesiologists, CRNAs, Anesthesia Assistants, Anesthesia billing companies
Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.
Kelly Dennis has over 34 years of experience in anesthesia coding and billing and speaks about anesthesia issues nationally. She has a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration, is a certified coder and instructor through the American Academy of Professional Coders. Kelly is an Advanced Coding Specialist through the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and served as lead advisor for their anesthesia board. She is also a certified health...
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