AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 4 (April)

Anesthesia Services Codes 00100-01999 FAQs (April 2008)

April 2008 pages 3-4 Coding Communication:Anesthesia Services Codes 00100-01999 FAQs Question: How does the reporting method for the codes in the anesthesia section differ from reporting codes in other sections of the CPT codebook? Answer: Anesthesia services are reported by the use of the anesthesia code (00100-01999). The anesthesia codes differ from other codes in CPT because: a) they require the reporting of time units; b) unlike a surgeon who may report multiple procedures, the anesthesiologist reports only one primary service per surgical encounter; and c) anesthesia services have a unique modifier set - the physical status modifiers. Question:...

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