CPT® 99140, Under Qualifying Circumstances for Anesthesia

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 99140 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Qualifying Circumstances for Anesthesia.

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Summary

This code, describing emergency conditions, is a qualifying circumstance CPT code. This add–on code, used along with a primary anesthesia procedure code, is applied only in cases when application of anesthesia becomes complex due to some emergency condition of the patient. Documentation of the emergency condition and the reason for emergency at the time of providing anesthesia service in the medical record by the physician is necessary for using this code.

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