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Billing Anesthesia Medical Direction

By CCI Anesthesia

Medical direction is a common staffing model for anesthesia departments, but is your department in compliance when billing under this model? Although, in essence, medical direction simply means that an anesthesiologist is directing the delivery of anesthesia care from up to four CRNAs, there are actually several stipulations that must be met to ensure compliance.…

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Benefits of Outsourcing Billing to a Service that Specializes Only in Anesthesia

By CCI Anesthesia

If you have ever outsourced a service line at your facility, you know how convenient it is. Rather than trying to manage that service line in-house, leave it to the experts who can devote the time and attention it deserves. Today, many healthcare management companies are touting themselves as being a one-stop-shop for managing multiple…

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Avoiding Anesthesia Billing Fraud

By CCI Anesthesia

The clinical work of anesthetizing patients for surgery is merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to anesthesia management. In the evolving healthcare environment in which we live, anesthesiologists and CRNAs must be knowledgeable about the business of anesthesia as well. As a facility administrator, you should be able to trust that your…

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How Medical Direction Impacts Anesthesiologist and CRNA Reimbursement

By CCI Anesthesia

Medical direction is a billing term from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) which pertains to an anesthesiologist directing the delivery of anesthesia care from up to four CRNAs. These CRNAs can provide anesthesia care for four different cases concurrently; however, the anesthesiologist must meet seven billing requirements in order for medical direction…

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