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

Product Code: YMPDA110917D

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.
Publication Date Nov 9, 2017

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

Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Thursday, November 9, 2017

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 on-demand 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

Who Should Listen?

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Compliance officers

Continuing Education

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor. (Ability to claim CEU’s for this webinar expires on: 11/8/18)

1 CEU ApprovedBMSC
(Live + On Demand) - Attendance for the entire webinar, sponsored by Decision Health, is required to earn the continuing education unit. Upon the completion of the webinar, attendees will receive 1 HCS-D CEU from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance. (Ability to claim CEU for this webinar expires on:11/08/18)

AAPC
(Live + On Demand) -This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. (Ability to claim CEH’s for this webinar expires on: 11/08/18)

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.