Correctly Code ER Visits with 99140
Working with physicians to specify what constitutes as an emergency, and correctly coding emergency room visits with +99140 Anesthesia complicated by emergency conditions (specify) (List separately in addition to code for primary anesthesia procedure) is enough to frazzle any coder’s nerves.
Anesthesia & Pain Management Coding Alert (Vol. 10, No. 10) takes a closer look at 99140, and clarifies how you should (or shouldn’t) use it with qualifying circumstances (QC).