Anesthesiology Coding

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Anesthesiology coding is a unique specialty within the world of medical coding, and it requires a special skill-set and mastery of both the CPT coding paradigm and the ASA coding system. They must know surgical and obstetric coding rules in addition to the anesthesiology regulations. Add to that the expertise needed to code pain management procedures which encompasses E&M services, radiology, and surgical coding, and you have a very esoteric job description requiring advanced anesthesia coding training, mentoring, hands-on experience, and continuous updating and supervision.

Anesthesiology and Pain Management Coding Background

  • Managed by nationally recognized anesthesiology coding and pain management coding expert.
  • Decades of anesthesiology coding and pain management coding experience in academic and private practices.
  • Team of highly experienced Certified Coders specializing in anesthesiology and pain management..

The Anesthesiology and Pain Management Coding Need

  • Well trained anesthesiology coding experts are difficult to find, expensive to recruit, and costly to maintain.
  • Anesthesiology coding is complex and the regulations change frequently, making accuracy and compliance daily challenges.
  • There are no “practice runs” when submitting your claims; they must be accurate the first time. The legal and financial risks of upcoding or undervaluation errors are enormous.
  • Few anesthesiology and pain management coders are Certified, a symbol of quality coding.
  • There is a national shortage of coders with extensive anesthesiology coding experience.
  • Coder turnover creates cash flow peaks and valleys.

The Coding Network’s Anesthesiology and Pain Management Coding Solution

  • TCN ‘s anesthesiology coding and pain management coding services relieve our clients of the headache of recruiting, hiring, managing, and training coders, who may or may-not know what they are doing.
  • 2-to-3 business day coding turnaround via overnight courier, fax, or the Internet. We can dial into your hospitals’ or practices’ electronic medical records or information systems.
  • Our per-case pricing model is inexpensive and our team of coders stabilizes cash flow. Only pay for what you need. Never worry about revenue cycle “whiplash” caused by vacations, family leaves, etc.
  • Identification and feedback of documentation deficiencies at no extra charge.
  • A practical and cost-effective solution for your anesthesiology coding needs.
  • No monthly minimums makes us ideal for backlog resolution or new hospital contracts.
  • Volume-driven pricing makes us an ideal permanent coding solution.

Anesthesiology Coding Services

  • Ongoing anesthesiology coding and pain management coding services.
  • Temporary anesthesiology coding and pain management coding coverage.
  • Backlog resolution for anesthesiology and pain management coding.
  • Quarterly, semiannual, annual coding compliance reviews.
  • Physician anesthesiology and pain management documentation training.
  • Coding “helpline” services.
  • OIG and RAC audit defense.

Latest Blog Posts:

Anesthesia Place in Traverse City Will Now Pay $600K For Falsifying Claims to Medicare

October 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Anesthesia Place in Traverse City Will Now Pay $600K For Falsifying Claims to Medicare

According to the United States DOJ, Traverse Anesthesia Associates, along with several anesthesiologists are paying over $600K to resolve allegations that they consciously incorrectly submitted certain anesthesia claims to Medicare. Investigators mentioned that TAA and [...]

Doctor’s Practice to Pay Nearly $180K to Resolve False Claims Act Liability Regarding “P-Stim” Devices

September 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Doctor’s Practice to Pay Nearly $180K to Resolve False Claims Act Liability Regarding “P-Stim” Devices

First Assistant U.S. Lawyer Jennifer Arbittier Williams proclaimed that Richard P. Frey, D.O., and Physicians Alliance Ltd. (“PAL”) have agreed to pay nearly $180,000 to resolve liability underneath the False Claims Act for the alleged [...]

Announcements from the OIG (September 2019)

September 20th, 2019|Comments Off on Announcements from the OIG (September 2019)

Alabama Ambulance Provider Settles Case Involving False Claims On June 28, 2019, Samaritan EMS, Inc. (Samaritan), Union Grove, Alabama, entered into a $942,373.67 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Samaritan submitted basic [...]