Anesthesia 101: Get Coders, Billers, and Clinicians Up to Speed on the Rules They Need to Know to Get Paid

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Quick Overview

Quickly train new staff on the unique and challenging rules associated with anesthesia coding and billing.

Price: $199.00

Anesthesia 101: Get Coders, Billers, and Clinicians Up to Speed on the Rules They Need to Know to Get Paid

Anesthesia 101: Get Coders, Billers, and Clinicians Up to Speed on the Rules They Need to Know to Get Paid

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Presented on:
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Presented by:
Vicki Myckowiak, Esq.
Devona Slater, CHA, CMCP, CHC

Level of Program:

Anesthesia isn’t like other medical services; it sports a separate and confusing set of terms, plus its own billing and coding rules. These rules pose a challenge for billers and coders, even those who have years of experience reporting other medical services. To make matters worse, anesthesia claims are on the radar of the HHS Office of Inspector General and prosecutors, so overpayments caused by innocent errors can result in audits, investigations, and hefty settlements.

Anesthesia practices and companies that bill for anesthesia services need a way to quickly train new staff that doesn’t take more experienced employees away from their work. This presentation was designed to do just that. It’s tailored for people who have less than five years of experience working with anesthesia claims, including new clinicians.

This webinar is a great precursor to prepare new staff who will attend the Anesthesia track of DecisionHealth’s Advanced Specialty Coding, Compliance & Reimbursement Symposium in October.

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

  • Apply the special rules for anesthesia reimbursement, including:
    • The concepts of medical direction and supervision
    • The correct way to calculate time
    • How physical status and qualifying circumstances can influence payment
  • Understand how and when to use the six modifiers required to report the services of anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists
  • Understand separately billed services such as invasive lines, monitoring, and postop pain procedures
  • Identify the various rules for labor epidurals, including the various billing methods
  • Check anesthesia documentation for completeness


  • The terms used in anesthesia billing
  • The building blocks for anesthesia billing
  • The building blocks for anesthesia coding

Who Should Listen?

Anyone who is new to anesthesia billing and coding (with less than five years of experience), including:

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Practice managers
  • Compliance officers
  • Anesthesia providers

Continuing Education

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 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 credits for this webcast expires on: 08/07/2019

Your Expert Presenter:

Devona Slater, CHA, CMCP, CHCDevona 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.

Vicki Myckowiak, Esq.Vicki Myckowiak, Esq., focuses her practice on representing medical groups regarding issues such as compliance programs, fraud and abuse investigations, reimbursement, third-party payer audits, coverage issues, and contracts. She has helped implement compliance programs for dozens of practices and medical billing companies across the country. She is a popular speaker at events such as DecisionHealth’s Specialty Coding, Compliance, and Reimbursement Symposium.


Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar 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. 

No problem. The On-Demand version is also 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! 

Participation in the webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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