2018 Anesthesia Coding Updates

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

Insights on the 2018 Anesthesia Coding Updates from an Expert!


CPT® code changes for FY 2018 will be effective from January 2018. It is the time of year to update you and your staff’s anesthesia coding knowledge. There will be 11 CPT® coding updates for anesthesia in 2018, including new, revised and deleted codes. You need to ensure that your practice is up–to-date with the “anesthesia specific” CPT® coding updates to guide your office through 2018 and ensure maximum reimbursement in 2018.

Anesthesia coding and billing staff are usually too busy working to research changes that may occur in anesthesia coding from year-to-year. Instead of spending hours digging for information, spend an hour and let expert speaker Kelly Dennis, MBA, ACS-AN, CANPC, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I, steer your practice in the right direction for the upcoming year.

In this session Kelly will discuss the changes that will impact reimbursement for anesthesia practices in 2018. She will cover new and revised CPT® codes for anesthesia coding in FY2018, as well as the CPT® codes that will no longer be in use. You will get tips and strategies to avoid denials and get maximum reimbursement from Medicare as well as private insurance companies. This session will include applicable anesthesia-related coding changes, areas where anesthesia practices are most at risk, and include information your practice will need to prepare for upcoming changes.

Session Highlights

  • Discuss anesthesia coding changes for 2018
  • Review anesthesia-related quality measures
  • Explain changes to CMS quality programs
  • Describe current OIG work plan risk areas
  • Discuss updates on hot topics and risk areas for anesthesia

Session Objectives

You will be able to:

  • Accurately bill services for screening colonoscopy and EGD procedure using the new anesthesia codes
  • Protect your practice from receiving negative payment adjustments based on quality of care
  • Understand the importance of documentation and how the OIG work plan affects your anesthesia practice
  • Discuss anesthesia-related risk areas and ways to improve your practice’s documentation
  • Get insights on new, revised and deleted CPT® codes for 2018
    • 5 codes added
    • 5 codes deleted
    • 1 code revised
  • Understand documentation and modifier use issues and other issues resulting in denials

Who Should Attend

The ideas and strategies discussed in this webinar will be relevant to:

  • Anesthesia coders and billers
  • Physicians
  • CRNAs
  • Anesthesia assistants
  • Administrators
  • Managers

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About Our Speaker

Kelly Dennis - Anesthesia Coding Expert

Kelly Dennis, MBA, ACS-AN, CANPC, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I, has over 34 years’ experience in anesthesia coding and billing and speaks about anesthesia issues nationally. She has a master’s degree in business administration, is a certified coder, with special certification in anesthesia coding, and a certified instructor through the American Academy of Professional Coders, is an Advanced Coding Specialist for the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and serves as...   More Info
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