Quality Measures for Anesthesia Services

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

Learn to Report Anesthesia-Specific Quality Measures under MIPS

Transitioning from the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) can be challenging.  Whether your practice has delayed implementing and reporting quality measures or just needs to confirm its current anesthesia-related information, you have to seek some assistance that can point your practice in the right direction.

Join this session with expert speaker Kelly Dennis, MBA, ACS-AN, CANPC, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I, who will help your practice understand how to report quality measures for anesthesia services under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), including documentation required to support quality measures. Kelly will also provide reference and resource documents and tools to help your practice stay up-to-date on an annual basis.

Session Highlights

With this session, you will learn to:

  • Understand MIPS reporting methods
  • Review anesthesia-specific quality measures
  • Understand how bonus payment and penalties are assessed
  • Learn documentation necessary to support quality measurement codes
  • Review steps to take for reviewing quality information

Session Agenda

This session will cover:

  • A brief history of the quality measures
  • 2017 performance data under MIPS
  • Enterprise identity management (EIDM)
  • Reporting mechanisms for MIPS transition
  • 2018 exemptions
  • Quality payment program– Added options for small practices
  • Nine listed anesthesia measures
  • MIPS performance scoring and period
  • Anesthesia quality as per CMS
  • Examples of claims and registry
  • Risk adjustment variables included in calculation of cost
  • Improvement activities as per CMS
  • Advancing care information (ACI) per CMS
  • 2018 Final Rule included new “X” modifiers
    • X3 - Episodic broad
    • X4 - Episodic focused
    • X5 - Only as ordered by another clinician
  • Episode-based cost measures
  • 2015 anesthesia-specific PQRS–Measures and category II codes
  • 2016 QRUR and 2018 value modifier
  • 2017 anesthesia-specific PQRS –MIPS year one
  • What to expect in 2018 from CMS

Who Should Attend

  • Anesthesia billing and coding staff
  • Anesthesia 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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