In Coding
Aug 28th, 2017
When reporting anesthesia services, there are several “qualifying circumstances” that may be submitted to the insurance company, when those services are reasonable and necessary. These qualifying circumstances are all add-on codes (meaning that they cannot be billed, alone), and include: +99100 Anesthesia for patient of extreme age, younger than 1 year and older than 70 ...
Quality reporting has been a challenge for all providers, with specific concerns for anesthesia practices. On the bright side, the past 10 years of quality reporting has served well as a primer for what lies ahead. A brief review of quality reporting, then and now, will provide some clarity and prepare you for the future ...
By Jeremy Wale, JD, ProAssurance Risk Resource Advisor Nearly every hospital in the United States provides anesthesia services to patients. Most offer surgical services with general anesthesia, providing for safe operative care of patients. Such services bring risk exposures, many of which you can proactively mitigate. General anesthesia demands a patient’s airway be protected, and ...
In Coding
Jul 25th, 2016
Question: May we report CPT® 23700 Manipulation under anesthesia, shoulder joint, including application of fixation apparatus (dislocation excluded) if no fixation device is used? Does “under anesthesia” mean general anesthesia? Answer: Yes, and Yes. Per CPT Assistant: May 2009; Volume 19: Issue 5 Question: Is it appropriate to report CPT code 23700 for manipulation of ...
In Coding
Apr 4th, 2016
There are different types of anesthesia. Local anesthesia is used for minor surgeries. For local anesthesia, the services are included in the CPT® code for the surgical encounter. There are three types of anesthesia performed and billed by anesthesia providers. They are MAC, regional, and general. 1. MAC is monitored anesthesia care. For MAC, the ...