Anesthesia Professional Coding for McKesson Anesthesia Care™
Anesthesia Professional Coding for McKesson Anesthesia Care™Benefits While surgeons focus exclusively on co-morbidities brings in $7,301.081.1 the surgical procedure at hand, Failure to charge patients for– Maximize revenue with anesthesiologists are charged with increased levels of severity and accurate comorbid condition assembling a detailed portrait of changes to their diagnostic documentation the patients’ overall health. As they related group stature is create each patient’s anesthesia plan effectively giving away care —– Support documentation of of care from pre-op to post-op, a proposition healthcare procedures and diagnoses anesthesiologists are uniquely organizations can’t afford. positioned to recoup the– Increase revenue by improving considerable revenue routinely lost professional fee capture to limited comorbid documentation. Improved Professional Fee Capture– Save labor hours spent doing McKesson’s Anesthesia Professional time-consuming medical By permitting the start of Coding module is a sophisticated continuous and discontinuous record coding coding tool that assists with the anesthesia time in pre-op and anesthesiologist’s documentation of sign-off in PACU, the McKesson– Improve anesthesiologists’ a patient’s medical history, including financial health and Anesthesia Care™ application pre-existing physiologic conditions. provides an accurate record of an satisfaction with healthcare Anesthesia Professional Coding organization anesthesiologist’s beginning and utilizes five-digit codes to specify end time. The Anesthesia comorbid conditions requiring a Professional Coding module– Save time spent dealing higher level of care — such as with rejected claims prevents the routine loss of billable hypertension, atrial fibrillation, time on the front and back end of congestive heart failure and gastric every case, increasing the anesthesia reflux disease. The resulting provider’s reimbursement as well as digital documentation provides the employing hospital’s revenue. a more accurate and thorough Electronic data transfer of charge capture for quality professional fee billing information professional care. dramatically reduces the time spent transcribing data and cuts the costs of paper storage and transmittal. Accurate Comorbid Documentation Inadequately documented comorbid Increased Labor Savings conditions cost hospitals more than Accurate billing always begins three times the dollars, per surgical at the point of care. Anesthesia case, lost to medication errors. Professional Coding improves For any given surgery, the financial the speed of the collection cycle disparity between an event with by sending outbound charge documented comorbidities and an capture directly to the healthcare event without is significant. For organization’s billing system at example, an appendectomy with case closure. Without digital documented comorbidities might documentation, certified coders result in a hospital reimbursement in Medical Records spend of $13,556.57, while the same approximately three hours appendectomy without documented interpreting each chart.