2017 Coding Updates for Anesthesia

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Kelly Dennis, MBA, ACS-AN, CANPC, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I
Length
60 minutes
Product Description

Anesthesia Coding Updates for 2017--CPT®, ICD-10, ASA® and RVG®


It is the time of the year to update you and your staff’s Anesthesia Coding knowledge. Anesthesia coding and billing staff are usually too busy working to research changes that might occur in anesthesia coding from year-to-year. Instead of spending hours digging for information, spend an hour and let and steer your practice in the right direction for 2017.

Practices should be ready with up-to-date coding information and start implementing the changes now. This session by expert speaker Kelly Dennis will cover applicable anesthesia-related coding changes in 2017 and help you implement the new coding changes, as well as prepare your practice for upcoming changes to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).

Session Highlights

  • 2017 CPT® Codes Additions –
    • 99151 - Moderate sedation services provided by the same physician or other qualified health care professional performing the diagnostic or therapeutic service that the sedation supports, requiring the presence of an independent trained observer to assist in the monitoring of the patient’s level of consciousness and physiological status; initial 15 minutes of intraservice time, patient younger than 5 years of age
    • 99152 - Moderate sedation services provided by the same physician or other qualified health care professional performing the diagnostic or therapeutic service that the sedation supports, requiring the presence of an independent trained observer to assist in the monitoring of the patient’s level of consciousness and physiological status; initial 15 minutes of intraservice time, patient age 5 years or older
    • 99153 - Moderate sedation services provided by the same physician or other qualified health care professional performing the diagnostic or therapeutic service that the sedation supports, requiring the presence of an independent trained observer to assist in the monitoring of the patient’s level of consciousness and physiological status; each additional 15 minutes intraservice time (List separately in addition to code for primary service)
  • 2017 CPT® Codes Deletions –
    • 99143 - Moderate sedation services (other than those services described by codes 00100-01999) provided by the same physician or other qualified health care professional performing the diagnostic or therapeutic service that the sedation supports, requiring the presence of an independent trained observer to assist in the monitoring of the patient’s level of consciousness and physiological status; younger than 5 years of age, first 30 minutes intra-service time
    • 99144 - Moderate sedation services (other than those services described by codes 00100-01999) provided by the same physician or other qualified health care professional performing the diagnostic or therapeutic service that the sedation supports, requiring the presence of an independent trained observer to assist in the monitoring of the patient’s level of consciousness and physiological status; age 5 years or older, first 30 minutes intra-service time
    • 99145 - Moderate sedation services (other than those services described by codes 00100-01999) provided by the same physician or other qualified health care professional performing the diagnostic or therapeutic service that the sedation supports, requiring the presence of an independent trained observer to assist in the monitoring of the patient’s level of consciousness and physiological status; younger than 5 years of age, each additional 15 minutes intra-service time (List separately in addition to code for primary service)
  • Overview of anesthesia-related coding changes — CPT® and ASA® for 2017
  • RVG® - Summary of changes
  • ICD-10 - anesthesia-related changes
  • Understand anesthesia related PQRS measures and MIPS
  • Review available OIG work plan
  • Federal Register & National Correct Coding Initiative
  • Medicare Fee Schedule for anesthesia
  • Explore anesthesia hot topics and risk areas
  • Understand claims- and registry-based reporting and transition to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
  • Describe OIG work plan risk areas
  • Updates on hot topics for anesthesia
  • Links to valuable anesthesia resources

Session Agenda:

  • 2017 Anesthesia coding updates
  • Quality Payment Program
  • Anesthesia hot topics for 2017
  • 2017 Procedure codes
  • Daily Hospital Management
  • 59 and “X” modifiers
  • RVG – Comment changes
  • Updates from Final Rule 10/2016
  • January 1, 2017 NCCI Anesthesia
  • Incorporating new codes
  • 2017 ICD-10 coding changes
  • Transitioning from PQRS to MIPS
  • Final Rule information “non-patient facing”
  • 2017 Anesthesia conversion factors
  • 2017 OIG Work Plan
  • Anesthesia risk areas

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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