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Anesthesia Payment Options for Non-Covered Services

As payer policies evolve, once-covered services often become non-covered services. The two most common examples of this are colonoscopy (depending on the patient’s physical status) and anesthesia for Chronic Pain Injections (such as epidural steroid injections, facet injections and transforaminal epidural steroid injections). A number of notable insurance plans have stopped paying for anesthesia in […]

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Determining A Fair Compensation Package for Anesthesia Providers

While general surveys of anesthesia practice compensation may have some value, it is more important to assess what would cause a provider to want to join your group or to leave your group. Those potential causes are analyzed in today’s alert. One of the most perplexing challenges in the current anesthesia market is determining what […]

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Operating Room Utilization: What Anesthesia Providers Need to Know

Anesthesia groups must master the matrix of issues that contribute to the maintenance of a successful and profitable practice. This includes performing a drill-down of OR utilization and understanding its impact on overall revenue. Many years ago, Mark Rogers, MD, the anesthesia chairman at Johns Hopkins, asked Robert Donham, MD, the assistant chairman, to make […]

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New Patterns in E/M Coding: Chronic Pain Practices Take Notice

In 2021, Medicare instituted a new methodology for calculating the appropriate code level for office and outpatient patient visits. The question is: how has this change affected the typical pain practice’s E/M bell curve? Today’s alert takes a look. On the plains of Salisbury, England lies a strange mystery. Since the 1970s, farmers and townsfolk […]

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Anesthesia and Hospital Administrators: The Importance of Communication

While there is always risk associated with any business model, potential perils to an anesthesia practice can be minimized through effective communication with the facility administration. This includes understanding how administrators think and educating them with sound data. Anesthesia providers and hospital administrators look at the world through very different lenses. One might say the […]

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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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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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