AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 2 (February)

Anesthesia: Coding for Procedural Services (February 1997)

February 1997 pages 4-5 Coding Communication Anesthesia: Coding for Procedural Services (See also follow-up article "Anesthesia and Postoperative Pain Management") Coding for administration of anesthesia and any additional procedural services provided by an anesthesiologist may appear to be straightforward; however, widely varying payor reporting requirements can add complexity to coding and preparation for both categories of services. In particular, claims for separate procedural services may be denied, bundled into anesthesia administration, require special payor-specific modifiers, or may be misinterpreted by those who are not familiar with anesthesia services. To understand how to code additional procedural services, it is important...

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