Go Back   AAPC Medical Coding & Billing Forums > Medical Coding > Anesthesia
Forum Rules FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-02-2013, 10:03 AM
Melissa1987 Melissa1987 is offline
Networker
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Richmond, IN
Posts: 60
Melissa1987 is on a distinguished road
Question General Anesthesia for a spinal injection

Hello,
My provider gave general anesthesia (prone) to a patient for a spinal injection (62311).
The injection was performed by another physician.
There is no crosswalk code mentioned for 62311.
I am wondering if this may be billable as:
01992 with modifier 23 "Unusual Anesthesia" submitted with the anesthesia record.

Is there any information out there regarding this issue?
Please let me know what you think!
(Texas case)

Thank you!

~Melissa, CPC

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-03-2013, 09:20 PM
dwaldman dwaldman is offline
True Blue
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,090
dwaldman is on a distinguished road
Default

I would just report 01992 AA
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-16-2013, 12:42 PM
enancy79 enancy79 is offline
Networker
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 27
enancy79 is on a distinguished road
Default

01992 would be appropriate for that scenario. Use your correct modifiers, QZ or AA depending on your providers credentials. No "unusual anesthesia" was performed.
__________________
IBA_Anes_Billing_(NER*CPC)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-17-2013, 03:10 AM
aftab.alam620@gmail.com aftab.alam620@gmail.com is offline
New
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 3
aftab.alam620@gmail.com is on a distinguished road
Default

I would go with "enancy", correct code would be 01992 for prone position with AA/QZ
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-26-2013, 07:33 AM
lydianhernandez lydianhernandez is offline
New
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1
lydianhernandez is on a distinguished road
Default

I would like to know the answer to this as well.
I bill lumbar procedure for lumbar steroid injection. I've billed 00630 for lumbar procedure with appropriate modifier but insurance will still not pay.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-27-2013, 11:24 PM
capricew capricew is offline
Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 214
capricew is on a distinguished road
Default

i would have to disagree, cpt 62311 is not normally performed under general anesthesia so the the unusual anesthesia would be reported with records that document why the general anesthesia was needed

just my opinion.....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




Disclaimer: Although AAPC staff members will monitor these forums periodically, we cannot be responsible for the information posted herein, nor guarantee its accuracy. Our members may discuss various subjects related to medical coding, but none of the information should replace the independent judgment of a physician for any given health issue. Please note that the opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of AAPC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:09 PM.

AAPC - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2014, AAPC