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Anesthesia

2022 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What Anesthesiologists Need to Know

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently published the proposed draft of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2022. In addition to the annual conversion factor updates, including the anesthesia conversion factor, the proposed rule includes several payment policy updates. We’ve highlighted a few of the biggest changes for anesthesiologists. READ MORE

Surprise Billing Interim Final Rule: What You Should Know

Earlier this month, healthcare providers and insurance plans got a more detailed look at how the No Surprises Act (NSA) will be implemented when the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury released a 411-page interim final rule that will go into effect on January 1, 2022. READ MORE

Pre-Anesthesia Evaluation, Pre-Surgery History & Physical, and Separately Reported E/M Services: Know the Difference

While recent changes to office or other outpatient evaluation and management coding and billing guidelines may not affect anesthesiologists most of the time, there are instances when knowing the new rules will come in handy, especially with patients who have complex medical co-morbidities. READ MORE

2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: What Anesthesiologists Need to Know

Earlier this month, CMS published the final rule of the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. After legislatively mandated adjustments, the 2021 conversion factor is $32.41, and the 2021 anesthesia conversion factor is $20.05, each down about 10 percent from 2020. In addition to changing the payment rates for 2021, the Final Rule also makes changes to several payment policies. We’ve highlighted a few of the biggest changes that will impact anesthesiologists. READ MORE

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