Quality Measures: Get the Lowdown on Reporting for Anesthesia

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Transitioning Your Anesthesia Practice from PQRS to MIPS – What You Need to Know!

Quality measure reporting is not going away any time soon! If your anesthesia practice has delayed reporting quality measures, it may not be too late. You can still make amends and work on a few things that will help you meet the 2017 requirements of the Merit-Based Payment Incentive System (MIPS).

This session by expert speaker Kelly Dennis, MBA, ACS-AN, CANPC, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I, will point your practice in the right direction to avoid penalties in 2019. Kelly will discuss quality reporting for anesthesia that will help your practice understand the transition from PQRS to the MIPS. You will also learn the steps that your practice needs to take to ensure inclusion in the quality program.

Session Highlights

  • The history of anesthesia specific quality measures
  • The two-year look back period and applicable reporting for the appropriate time-frame
  • Current reporting mechanisms
  • Review of 2017 quality measures
  • How not reporting will negatively impact your anesthesia practice

Session Agenda

  • Brief PQRS history
  • Federal Register/Vol. 81, No. 214
  • 2017 - Merit-Based Incentive Payment
    • Eligible clinicians
    • Performance categories
    • Performance category scoring
  • Anesthesia eligible professionals
  • Advancing care information
  • Alternative Payment Models
  • 2017 QCDR List updated
  • Clinical improvement activities
  • Documentation specifications

Who should attend

  • Anesthesia coding and billing staff
  • Administrators
  • Anesthesiologists
  • CRNAs
  • Anesthesia Assistants
  • Anesthesia billing companies

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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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