Corporate Compliance

Anesthesia audits call for prior research

Strategies for Health Care Compliance, May 1, 2009

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With sets of complex codes for anesthesia services from the AMA?s 2009 CPT manual and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), coupled with a need for detailed documentation, anesthesia audits require serious planning. Anesthesia auditors almost need to be specialists in the field. At the very least, they need to understand the intricacies of anesthesia, says Kelly Dennis, MBA, ACS-AN, CAN-PC, CPC, CPC-I, president of Perfect Office Solutions, Inc., in Leesburg, FL.

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