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Anesthesia and Fee Calculation

Anesthesia Billing

I. Code Sets

Anesthesia CPT Codes

CPT codes for Anesthesia

II. Find-A-Code's Tools & Resources

ASA Crosswalks

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.

Click-A-Dex

For quick drill-down and easy code selection.

Build-A-Code

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

Injection Therapies

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

Anesthesiologists Center

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

Reimbursement Policy

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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UCR Anesthesia Fee Calculations and Base Units - Now Available!

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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 ...

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How To Properly Report Prolonged Services Using 99417 or G2212

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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 ...

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New Codes for Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS)

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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.

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Modifier 50 — Four "Must Know" Tips For Getting Paid

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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...

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Are NCCI Edits and Modifiers Just for Medicare?

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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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