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Surprise Billing, Medicare for All: What’s at Stake for Anesthesiologists

Two issues at the center of the U.S.’s ongoing health debate have drawn the attention of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA): surprise billing and Medicare for All. In both cases, the ASA sees big problems with proposals that tie new policies with existing Medicare payment rates, which for anesthesiologists typically run about a third of what commercial payers pay. READ MORE

Anthem to Implement Post-Pay Reviews for ED Level 5 Claims in Some States; Indiana Currently Excluded

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield recently announced a new policy of post payment reviews of professional ER claims billed with level 5 E/M codes. The new policy is being implemented to “ensure documentation meets or exceeds the components necessary to support its billing,” according to Anthem, and will begin August 1. Indiana and a few other states currently are excluded. READ MORE

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