Coding Services

Anesthesia Coding Services

Whether your practice or hospital needs stand-alone anesthesia coding support or comprehensive anesthesia coding and billing services, the AdvantEdge team of skilled, certified coders is ready to work for you today.

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AdvantEdge professional anesthesia coders are:

  • AAPC (American Association of Professional Coders), AHIMA, and/or RCC certified
  • Highly experienced, with over 10 years of coding experience on average
  • Trained and knowledgeable about all government and insurance regulatory requirements
  • Experienced with payor specific coding requirements

Anesthesia coding solutions include:

  • Coding staff augmentation
  • Comprehensive coding workflow
  • Coding audits
  • Compliance training
  • Coding Education

Anesthesia coding is one of the most important pieces of the billing process. Coding professionals must understand complex regulatory requirements and the clinical work being performed in great detail. AdvantEdge hires and trains highly experienced and certified coders with the skills to perform this task at a high level of proficiency every day. Our “standards of ethical coding” highlight the “decision-making” dimensions of coding and outline the company’s expectations for making ethical decisions. All coding work is audited by quality assurance experts to ensure the highest accuracy.

AdvantEdge Anesthesia Coders

  • Apply deep knowledge of current coding and classification systems and official resources to select the most appropriate diagnostic, procedural, and supply codes, including applicable modifiers, and other codes (as required, including substances, equipment, supplies, or other items used in the provision of healthcare services).
  • Apply accurate, complete and consistent coding practices.
  • Assign and report only the codes that are clearly and consistently supported by the coding documentation. This documentation can include forms, records and other electronic and/or scanned images of clinical procedures and other medical services.
  • Adhere to ICD coding conventions and the official coding guidelines approved by the Cooperating Parties (the American Health Information Management Association, American Hospital Association, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and National Center for Health Statistics).
  • Follow CPT rules established by the American Medical Association, and any other official coding rules and guidelines established by the industry.
  • Seek clarification and proper documentation from the provider prior to assigning codes when documentation is conflicting, incomplete or ambiguous.
  • When needed to more accurately reflect the acuity, severity, and the occurrence of events, work with AdvantEdge Client Managers to assist and educate physicians and other clinicians in proper documentation practices.
  • Protect the confidentiality of health information at all times and refuse to access it if not required for coding related activities.
  • Are credentialed through AHIMA, AAPC or other accredited professional coding organizations and follow all procedures necessary to maintain these credentials.
  • Maintain and continually enhance their coding competency through educational programs, reading official coding publications, and other applicable continuing educational resources in order to stay abreast of changes in codes, coding guidelines, regulatory and other requirements.