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Anesthesia for GI Endoscopy: Don’t Let the Five New Codes Swallow Your Bottom Line

Product Code: YMPDA110917A

Quick Overview

Anesthesia practices will soon say goodbye to the gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy codes that have been in place for almost 30 years (00740 and 00810). This change will pose a big challenge for coders. They will need to learn about the new codes and the detailed documentation that will be necessary to process claims—and they won’t have long, because the new codes take effect on January 1, 2018. For a practice that isn’t ready, revenue for these high-volume claims will take a hit and could dry up altogether.

Price: $199.00

Anesthesia for GI Endoscopy: Don’t Let the Five New Codes Swallow Your Bottom Line

Anesthesia for GI Endoscopy: Don’t Let the Five New Codes Swallow Your Bottom Line

Presented on:
Thursday, November 9, 2017
1:00-2:15 p.m. Eastern

Presented by:
Devona Slater, CHA, CMCP, CHC

Level of Program:
Intermediate

Anesthesia practices will soon say goodbye to the gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy codes that have been in place for almost 30 years (00740 and 00810). This change will pose a big challenge for coders. They will need to learn about the new codes and the detailed documentation that will be necessary to process claims—and they won’t have long, because the new codes take effect on January 1, 2018. For a practice that isn’t ready, revenue for these high-volume claims will take a hit and could dry up altogether.

Join expert speaker Devona Slater, CHA, CMCP, CHC, for a webinar about the new anesthesia codes for upper, lower, and combined GI endoscopy services. Slater will also teach attendees how to recognize and prevent billing and coding errors. Finally, she will explain the new documentation requirements and provide examples of procedures associated with the new codes.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the five new codes to prepare for 2018
  • Identify examples of the procedures associated with the new codes to prevent claims-processing slowdowns next year
  • Train anesthesia providers to document the intent of the procedure to speed up coding
  • Spot and avoid billing and coding errors that could create costly under- or overpayments

Agenda

  • The five codes that will replace CPT® codes 00740 (anesthesia for upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, endoscope introduced proximal to duodenum) and 00810 (anesthesia for lower intestinal endoscopic procedures, endoscope introduced distal to duodenum)
  • New base unit values and their impact on revenue
  • Documentation requirements for the new codes
  • Live Q&A

Who Should Listen?

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Compliance officers

Your Expert Presenter

Devona SlaterDevona Slater, CHA, CMCP, CHC
President, Auditing for Compliance & Education, Inc.

Devona Slater, CHA, CMCP, CHC, is a nationally recognized consultant, speaker, and author. As president and senior compliance auditor of Auditing for Compliance and Education, Inc. she helps anesthesia and pain management practices improve compliance efforts, billing processes, and productivity. Her areas of expertise include anesthesia and pain management billing, coding, compliance, and operations assessment. With more than 25 years of experience in healthcare management, Slater’s breadth and scope of knowledge has made her a strong ally to physicians and the personnel that support them. Her consulting career has taken her to 49 states to help numerous anesthesia and pain professionals with billing, coding, and compliance issues.

How the Webinar Works

  • Add this webinar to your shopping cart or call toll-free 1-855-CALL-DH1 (1-855-225-5341).
  • In advance of the webinar you will receive a toll free telephone number with dialing instructions and a link to download the course materials. Listen in and follow along live on the web or stream the training On Demand after the live date. Note: On Demand viewers are eligible for CEUs.
  • There is no limit to the number of staff from your office who can listen to the webinar live via speakerphone* or view On Demand. Access to the On Demand version and its accompanying materials is guaranteed for 90 days from the date of purchase.
  • When prompted, you will have an opportunity to ask your questions during the live webinar only.

Webinar system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webcast experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended)
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.

CAN'T LISTEN LIVE?
No problem. The On-Demand version is now available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value!
*One phone line per registration fee. Additional connections subject to additional registration fees.