Quality Measures for Anesthesia Services

Event Information
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Product Format
Live Audio Conference
Presenter(s)
Kelly Dennis, MBA, ACS-AN, CANPC, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
Length
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

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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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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