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In this issue, we start by providing documentation suggestions to deal with the October changes to ICD-10: more codes and more specificity. We have updates on bundled payments, ASA quality reporting, perioperative surgical homes, ACOs and Price Transparency. Plus we have an introduction to MIPS that is important for every physician and CRNA . Enjoy!

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Documentation Updates for ICD-10 Specificity

In order to minimize ICD-10 related denials after October 1, AdvantEdge is issuing updated ICD-10 guidance which highlights the most common situations where more specificity is required in anesthesia documentation.

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2016 ASA Quality Reporting Options

2016 ASA Quality Reporting Options include Qualified Registry (QR) and Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR). ASA is working to improve the QCDR technical submission process to reduce previous complexity.

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Bundled Payments Arrive

Bundled payment initiatives are becoming more common due to their potential to enhance care coordination and lower costs. Anesthesia is in the Medicare bundled payment for knee and hip replacements. And some commercial payers are trying to bundle anesthesia with common gastro procedures.

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