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New Anesthesia GI Codes: Get Up to Speed and Protect Your Revenue

Product Code: YMPDA022218D

Quick Overview

On January 1st, gastrointestinal endoscopy anesthesia codes 00740 and 00810 were deleted and replaced with five new codes. The roll out of these new codes will create a great deal of confusion for practices and payers. Guidance for how to document and code these services is scarce and has created denials and missed revenue opportunities.

Price: $199.00

New Anesthesia GI Codes: Get Up to Speed and Protect Your Revenue

New Anesthesia GI Codes: Get Up to Speed and Protect Your Revenue

Now available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Presented by:
Devona Slater, CHA, CMCP, CHC

Level of Program:
Intermediate

On January 1st, gastrointestinal endoscopy anesthesia codes 00740 and 00810 were deleted and replaced with five new codes. The roll out of these new codes will create a great deal of confusion for practices and payers. Guidance for how to document and code these services is scarce and has created denials and missed revenue opportunities.

Join expert speaker Devona Slater, CHA, CMCP, CHC, and get up to speed on the new anesthesia codes for upper, lower, and combined GI endoscopy services. Learn the answers to common coding and billing problems and get the latest guidance from organizations such as the AMA, the ASA, private payers, and Medicare.

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

  • Incorporate the latest guidance from the AMA, the ASA, private payers, and Medicare into their documentation, coding, and billing
  • Code combined upper GI endoscopy and screening colonoscopy services
  • Use modifiers 33 and PT with the new codes
  • Avoid common payment snarls and effectively appeal denials
  • Train anesthesia providers to document the intent of the procedure to speed coding

Agenda:

  • The five new anesthesia codes for gastrointestinal endoscopy services:
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy services
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Lower gastrointestinal endoscopy services
  • Screening colonoscopies
  • Combined upper and lower services
  • Crosswalk guidance from the American Society for Anesthesiologists
  • Diagnosis coding
  • Documentation requirements

Who Should Listen?

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Compliance officers
  • Anesthesia practices
  • Gastroenterology practices

Continuing Education

1 CEU Approved

AHIMA
This live program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

AAPC
This live 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.

Your Expert Presenter:

Devona SlaterDevona 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. (ACE), 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.