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BCBS Rescinds Endoscopy Edit Enforcement in Massachusetts

We have just received breaking news from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) that it has just rescinded its recently announced enforcement action connected with anesthesia for endoscopy cases.  The January 24 announcement on the payer’s website states that it has decided to postpone the claim edits that enforce medical policy 154 until further […]

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Extraordinary Advanced Anesthesia Technology

Coronis Health is the national leader in anesthesia billing services and anesthesia accounts receivable services to anesthesiologists, CRNAs and facilities that employ anesthesia providers via its proprietary F1RSTAnesthesia system. F1RSTAnesthesia is the Oracle-based proprietary software platform that best distinguishes our unique approach to accounts receivable management. F1RSTAnesthesia is designed to allow our staff to interface with providers, patients and their […]

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Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions: The Year in Review

Financial activity within the hospital sector started showing new signs of life beginning in 2022 with the waning of the pandemic across much of the United States. That activity became more palpable in 2023 as the public health emergency (PHE) came to an official end. This is the assessment reached by researchers at Kaufman Hall […]

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Coronis Health to Attend ASA® ADVANCE 2024Coronis Health to Attend

Coronis Health, a trusted name in anesthesia billing and practice management, is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at ASA® ADVANCE 24, hosted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA). ASA ADVANCE 2024: The Anesthesiology Business Event is being held January 26-28 at the Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. Per the ASA, ASA […]

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The Latest NSA News: Updating the Anesthesia Community

federal No Surprises Act (NSA), it sure seems as if there is something new every month or so—whether that involves a federal court ruling, a process pause or a revised regulation.

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An Ounce of Prevention: The Increasing Priority of Compliance Programs

Among the maxims we Americans have heard and repeated over the decades is one that lauds a common-sense approach to preparedness and self-preservation: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The old chestnut is actually profound for those who opt to ponder its ultimate meaning. “If only I had let the faucet […]

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The Strategic Impact of Medicare on Anesthesia Practices

Summary For anesthesia groups wishing to remain independent, strategic planning is a must. As part of these planning sessions, practices must take into account the impact of an increasingly depressed Medicare reimbursement landscape. Today’s article looks at the relevant trends and strategies groups will want to consider.  Declining Medicare payment rates for anesthesia are probably […]

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Something’s Brewing: New Challenge to Web Tracking Rule

There’s trouble in Paradise . . . again. The federal government has created a rule that has upset many in the hospital community, resulting in legal action taken by the American Hospital Association (AHA), among other entities. The rule at issue involves the prevention of hospitals from utilizing third-party technologies in connection with hospitals’ webpages. […]

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2024 PFS Final Rule: A Deeper Dive on Drugs

Summary The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2024 contains several provisions concerning drugs and biologicals that will have an impact on pain practices. This alert provides a summary of those provisions.    We have provided three alerts in the past few weeks devoted to provisions within the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule applicable […]

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