AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 12 (December)

Anesthesia (December 2000)

December 2000 page 15a Coding Consultation Anesthesia, 00850, 00857, 00946, 00955, 62310, 62311, 62318, 62319 (Q&A) Question Is the insertion of the epidural 62310, 62311, 62318-62319 included in codes 00850, 00857, 00946, 00955? AMA Comment Yes, the epidural catheter insertion is considered an inclusive component of codes 00850, 00857, 00946, and 00955. Therefore, it is not appropriate to additionally report codes 62310, 62311, 62318-62319. Anesthesia, 00850, 00857, 00946, 00955, 62310, 62311, 62318, 62319 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2000; December 2000 page 15a ...

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