2016 Anesthesia Coding Updates

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Get an Overview of Anesthesia-Related Coding Changes — CPT® and ASA® For 2016


Time to update you and your staff’s Anesthesia Coding knowledge again. Your coding and billing staff are usually too busy working to keep up with the changes that occur in anesthesia coding every year. To make coding easier for you without spending long hours digging for information, this session will steer your practice in the right direction for 2016 in just 60 minutes.

Get all the updated information that you need for coding in 2016. This session by expert speaker Kelly Dennis, MBA, ACS-AN, CANPA, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I will include applicable anesthesia-related coding changes and ensure that your practice is aware of the changes to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).

Along with ASA® and CPT® changes and updates in 2016 to Anesthesia coding, Kelly will discuss federal register and NCCI changes, the Physician Quality Reporting Program, the National Anesthesia Conversion Factor, and the OIG Work Plan for 2016 in this session.


Session Highlights:

  • 2016 Coding changes
  • Review anesthesia-related PQRS measures
  • Explain changes to CMS Incentive Programs
  • The 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
  • Describe OIG work plan risk areas
  • The National Anesthesia Conversion Factor
  • Links to valuable anesthesia resources
  • Overview of anesthesia-related coding changes — CPT® and ASA® for 2016
  • RVG® - Summary of Changes
  • Discuss impact of ICD-10
  • Federal Register & National Correct Coding Initiative 
  • Medicare Fee Schedule for anesthesia
  • Explore anesthesia hot topics and risk areas

Kelly will also discuss:

  • New and Deleted Procedure Codes for 2016
  • Modifier 59 and “X” Modifiers
  • Harvard Pilgrim example
  • 2016 Crosswalk Codes
  • One Lung Vent Documentation
  • Local Coverage Determination - 93355
  • Federal Register – Proposed Rule 7/15/2015 and Final Rule 10/30/2015
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Final Rule – CJR, Effective 4/1/16
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Anesthesia Eligible Professionals (EP)
  • Actions for Groups with 2+ EPs and Solo Practitioner in 2016 for 2018 VM
  • Timeline for Phasing in the VM
  • PQRS Criteria: Claims and Registry-Based Reporting for Individual EPs
  • Cross Cutting Measures (Related to face-to-face encounters)
  • 2015 QCDR Deadlines
  • CY 2018 Payment Adjustments
  • 2016 Anesthesia Conversion Factors
  • Office of Inspector General Work Plan – Anesthesia Specific
  • Anesthesia Risk Areas and Coding Resources
  • Screening Colonoscopy – Common Diagnosis Codes
  • CPT® Examples of Non PQRS Codes – Anesthesia Specific

Who should attend?

  • Anesthesia coders and billers
  • Physicians
  • CRNAs
  • Anesthesia assistants
  • Office managers or administrators

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About Our Speaker

Kelly Dennis - Anesthesia Coding Expert

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...   More Info
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