Benchmarking Strategies and Challenges for Anesthesia Practices

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Review Your Anesthesia Practice Benchmarks Using Acceptable National Standards

Often practices put off benchmarking because it can seem to be a complex or expensive process. During this session, coding expert Kelly Dennis will discuss how your practice can easily review your anesthesia benchmarks and explain which important factors need to be reviewed for your anesthesia practice.

You will be able to understand the basics of benchmarking and how to break down and understand the information listed on monthly reports, specifically for anesthesia. You will be able to review your own practice’s benchmarks as compared to other anesthesia practices using nationally acceptable standards that are followed by hospitals.

Session Highlights

This session will help you:

  • Understand how benchmarking is related to anesthesia billing
  • Explore how and when benchmarking is used
  • Review the areas of benchmarking important to anesthesia practices
  • Learn how to use spreadsheets to analyze your practice
  • Get to know the acceptable national standards for reviewing anesthesia benchmarks

 Session Agenda

  • CMS benchmarking
    • Data
    • Users
    • Refining
  • Focus
    • Accounts receivable benchmarking
  • Different types of benchmarking
  • MGMA cost survey options
  • How to calculate bad debt
  • How to better your practice
  • Bonus
    • Survey participation
    • Online resources

Who Should Attend

  • Anesthesiologists
  • CRNAs
  • Anesthesia assistants
  • Anesthesia administrators
  • Office managers or supervisors
  • Coding personnel who want to expand their knowledge

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Kelly Dennis - Anesthesia Coding Expert

Kelly Dennis has over 34 years of experience in anesthesia coding and billing and speaks about anesthesia issues nationally. She has a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration, is a certified coder and instructor through the American Academy of Professional Coders. Kelly is an Advanced Coding Specialist through the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and served as lead advisor for their anesthesia board. She is also a certified health...   More Info
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