This code, depicting the "age criteria", is a qualifying circumstance CPT. This is an add–on code, used along with a primary anesthesia procedure code, and is applied only in cases when the patient's age is less than 1 year or more than 70 years. At the time of billing for any anesthesia service provided to a patient, checking the patient's age becomes an important criterion. Documentation of the patient's age in the medical record by the physician is absolutely necessary for using this code.
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