AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 12 (December)

Obstetrical Anesthesia Procedures (December 2001)

December 2001 page 3 Coding Update Obstetrical Anesthesia Procedures For CPT 2002, code 00850, Anesthesia for intraperitoneal procedures in lower abdomen, including laparoscopy; cesarean section, has been deleted. This is now reported with 01961, Anesthesia for; cesarean delivery only. The type of anesthesia care rendered is not a factor. It could be general, epidural, or spinal. While code 01961 may be used to report a woman who presents to the OB suite with a prolonged labor, failure to progress, and who does not receive neuraxial analgesia for labor, code 01961 would also be appropriate to use in the case...

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