Anesthesia Industry and Market News: eAlerts
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April 18, 2011
This Alert is for readers who need a basic familiarity with the 5010, in time for the compliance deadline, i.e., January 1, 2012.
April 11, 2011
It is no surprise that on March 31, 2011 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the Medicare Shared Savings Program (the Shared Savings Program) and ACOs
April 4, 2011
On Thursday, March 31, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided the health care community with some much needed guidance by publishing its Proposed Rule regarding the Medicare Shared Savings Program and its Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
March 28, 2011
To those readers who have not yet attended an AAA conference, we highly recommend that you place it on your agenda for 2012.
March 21, 2011
What Should Anesthesiologists Know About the RACs?
March 14, 2011
Getting Paid for Post-Anesthesia Visits
March 7, 2011
When Patients Are Responsible for a Large Portion of Their Anesthesia Bill
February 28, 2011
Balance Billing Anesthesia Patients Who Go Out of Network
February 21, 2011
Did Medicare Underpay Your Anesthesia Practice in 2010?
February 14, 2011
Three Significant Changes to the Interpretive Guidelines for Anesthesia Services
February 7, 2011
Constitutionality of Healthcare Reform; Significance for Anesthesiologists
January 31, 2011
Anesthesia and E&M Services and the RACs
January 24, 2011
Medicare Value-Based Purchasing Program for Hospitals: Anesthesia Departments Can Help
January 17, 2011
Reporting Fluoroscopy Together With Pain Injections—CPT Assistant Issues A Correction Notice
January 10, 2011
Registering for the Medicare EHR Incentive
January 3, 2011
Medicare Anesthesia Conversion Factors, 2010 and 2011
December 27, 2010
Anesthesiologists and Other Physicians Exempt from Complying with the Red Flag Rule
December 20, 2010
Clarifying issues such as quality measurement, patient attribution and payment models in ACOs
December 13, 2010
Congress agreed last week to freeze Medicare physician payments at current levels through December 31, 2011.
December 6, 2010
...a summary of the data will help inform the debates we are inevitably going to be having with family members and friends during the holiday festivities.
November 29, 2010
...the 2011 Physician Quality Reporting System (“PQRS,” the new name for the Physician Quality Reporting System [PQRI], as announced in the Federal Register notice containing the final Fee Schedule rule) does not contain any new anesthesia measures. Next year, anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists who perform the measures will...