Anesthesia|Pain Management Articles and Resources
I. Code Sets
Anesthesia CPT Codes
CPT codes for Anesthesia
II. Find-A-Code's Tools & Resources
Crosswalk from CPT Anesthesia Codes to Surgery and Procedure Codes.
ASA Crosswalks Tutorial
Tutorial Video for ASA Crosswalk Add-on
Anesthesia Fee Calculation
Fees for anesthesia services are not calculated the same as for other types of procedures...
NCCI Edits Validator
Validate using NCCI edits for errors in code selection.
WK Drug Database
Search by keywords or codes, click on an index letter to see drugs by name, or drill down through the GPI hierarchy.
For quick drill-down and easy code selection.
Step-by-step coding from all major code sets.
Pro Fee Calculator
Verify Medicare Reimbursement and UCR Fees for Professional Services
Physical Status Modifiers
Using Physical Status Modifiers with Anesthesia Codes
III. Additional Links and Resources
Anesthesia CPT Guidelines
Official CPT Section Guidelines
ASA Standards and Guidelines
American Society of Anesthesiologists Standards and Guidelines
Chronic Pain Assignment
Pain Management Programs
Pain Management Injection Therapies for Low Back Pain
Pain Management Critical Elements
Stage 2 Critical Elements for Pain Recognition and Management
Pain Management Options
HHS.Gov: Pain Management Options
CMS Anesthesiologists Center
Noridian: Anesthesia Resources
Noridian JE Part B Anesthesia and Pain Management Resources
Medicare Provider Website
Find the latest Medicare news.
Drugs and Biologicals Pub-100 Ch 17
Drugs and Biologicals Pub-100 Ch 17
Oxford's reimbursement policy for anesthesia services
Billing Requirements for OPPS
Billing Requirements for OPPS Providers with Multiple Service Locations
Radio Frequency (RF)
Pain Management - Reimbursement
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June 23rd, 2021
UCR Anesthesia Fee Calculations and Base Units - Now Available!
Published June 23rd, 2021|
As per customer request, Find-A-Code now offers UCR Anesthesia Fee Calculations along with CMS and ASA. The anesthesia fee calculations can be found under the Fees section of the code and under the Anesthesia Fee Information. Time units are computed by dividing the reported anesthesia time by 15 minutes (17 minutes / 15 minutes = 1.13 units). NOTE: Always ...
February 3rd, 2021
How To Properly Report Prolonged Services Using 99417 or G2212
Published February 3rd, 2021|
Prolonged Evaluation & Management codes underwent big changes in 2021, including the creation of a new prolonged code (99417), reportable only with codes 99205 or 99215. While Medicare has agreed to accept the AMA's CPT E/M coding changes, they have formulated an opinion contrary to how CPT calculates time specific ...
October 1st, 2020
New Codes for Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS)
Published October 1st, 2020 - Last Review/Update October 6th, 2020|
New codes for Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS) are effective October 1, 2020 based on the grade/severity of the symptoms. This article covers the new grading scales.
August 10th, 2020
Modifier 50 — Four "Must Know" Tips For Getting Paid
Published August 10th, 2020|
Modifiers added to an HCPCS or CPT© code alters the code description, providing clarity about the service for proper claim processing and reimbursement. Here are four things you must know about modifier 50 to ensure proper payment. - Modifiers are either informational or payment related. Informational modifiers provide additional...
July 14th, 2020
Are NCCI Edits and Modifiers Just for Medicare?
Published July 14th, 2020|
The National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits were developed by CMS to help promote proper coding and control improper coding that leads to incorrect payments with part B claims. It is important to understand that NCCI edits do not include every possible code combination or every type of un-bundling combination. With that ...
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