AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 1 (January)

Musculoskeletal System Manipulation, 22505, 23700 (Q&A) (January 1999)

January 1999 page 11b Coding Consultation Musculoskeletal System Manipulation, 22505, 23700 (Q&A) Question What type of anesthesia must be used to report CPT codes 22505 and 23700? The code descriptors do not state the type of anesthesia that must be given. AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, codes having the descriptor "requiring anesthesia" mean requiring general anesthesia. Therefore, CPT codes 22505, Manipulation of spine requiring anesthesia, any region, and 23700, Manipulation under anesthesia, shoulder joint, including application of fixation apparatus (dislocation excluded) are both intended to report these services performed under general anesthesia. Musculoskeletal System Manipulation, 22505...

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