About Us

Anesthesia & Pain Answers got its start from the combined content of the Anesthesia Answer Book, and the Pain Management Billing & Coding Answer Book which for more than a decade served as the bookshelf go-to reference guides for savvy anesthesia and pain management coders and billers to solve their toughest anesthesia and pain coding, billing, and compliance questions. Now, in its easier-to-reference online format, our mission remains the same:

  1. To make it easier for office revenue staff to stay on top of code changes by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the American Medical Association, and the World Health Organization.
  2. To improve claims filing productivity by providing a single-source for hundreds of different billing and coverage source documents scattered across various federal and private payer organizations.
  3. To offer easy-to-understand interpretation of how anesthesia- and pain-related codes are to be used, what it takes to get consistent reimbursement, and the best practices for properly documenting services on a claim to lessen a provider’s denial risk.

Our team of healthcare journalists monitor practice revenue cycle effectiveness on a daily basis, finding solutions to fulfill the distinct needs of billing and coding professionals. When a new coding convention, code description, code number, or coding/billing rule takes effect, the respective Anesthesia & Pain Answers topical library gets updated. You NEVER RISK being out of date, nor do you have to take a single action to ensure you’ve got the latest information on hand, at the ready.

Each of the libraries on Anesthesia & Pain Answers details different types of anesthesia and pain management services, and includes extensive background information such as anatomical descriptions, typical techniques used to address specific scenarios, interchangeable procedure names, common coding and billing issues surrounding different procedures and documentation requirements.

DecisionHealth produces Anesthesia & Pain Answers and is a privately owned, independent multimedia publisher. For more than 20 years, DecisionHealth® has served as the industry’s leading source for healthcare provider news, analysis and instructional guidance. It’s unique blend of award-winning on-staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives, providers and their administrative staff results in business management advice and operationally-focused editorial content that has captured the attention of nearly 100,000 professionals working in Home Health Care Agencies, Multi-Specialty Medical Offices and the full range of Specialty Medical Office Practices. DecisionHealth offers more than 50 independent newsletters, magazines, books, web sites and reference services that help readers make the best business decisions on issues affecting healthcare business operations.

At DecisionHealth, the only person we work for is you, the provider. We are not affiliated with any special interest groups, nor owned by any entity with a conflicting stake in the healthcare industry. Since 1986, we’ve been independently watching out for the financial health of healthcare providers, and we’ll be there for you and your peers for the next 25 years.